Frequently Asked Questions
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What can I expect as a JASP+ teacher fellow?
As a JASP+ teacher fellow, you will be awarded one $250 stipend, intended to cover the cost of one additional night at JASP 2022.
WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS!
Following the symposium, JASP+ teacher fellows will learn together in a series of professional + pedagogical development workshops, where teachers will participate in up to 4 short, practical, discussion-based workshops on how to use this year’s digital tools in your classroom. All workshops are collaborative and discussion-based, centering your needs. Teacher fellows will have unique access to NHC resources, UNC digital media labs and tools, and work closely with JASP+ directors to develop projects tailored to your classroom needs.
JASP+ is a community-conscious, cohort-based program that puts teachers first. It’s important to us that you get the chance to connect with your fellow teachers and have plenty of chances to discuss together, share ideas together, and celebrate together! Our programming prioritizes spaces for discussion, collaboration, and pedagogical innovation.
How do I apply?
JASP+ welcomes applications from all North Carolina public school educators PreK-12 with an interest in incorporating digital humanities projects in their classrooms! JASP+ supports students of all ages and the educators who work with them.
In this inaugural year of the program, JASP+ will select a small cohort of 5 teachers based on applicants’ interest in incorporating digital humanities programs into the humanities classroom. We are looking for teachers who are excited about bringing the digital humanities to their classroom – for any age, at any level, and with any kind of literature.
Space is limited in this inaugural year as we continue to build bigger and better programming. If you're interested in getting involved in JASP+ 2022, please email JASP+ co-directors, Anna Merz and Katherine Stein. In future years, we look forward to welcoming larger cohorts of teacher fellows!
Begin your application now at the link here.
Applications for JASP+ 2022 have closed. We look forward to working with you next year for
What kinds of digital tools can I expect to work with?
JASP+ is all about exploration, access, and love for humanities education! Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with as many of the digital tools listed below as they would like–without the pressure to produce a polished project. JASP+ prioritizes teachers’ professional expertise in their subjects and interest in digital tools. We’re excited to offer collaborative support in the following tools:
Storymap uses a combination of images and slides to take your audience on a visual journey. Users can work with a “Maps” function to geographically locate audiences within relevant literary, artistic, or historical places. You can “tell stories with large photographs, works of art, historic maps, and other image files.” It offers an immersive learning experience that works beautifully for teachers of humanities subjects.
Timeline “enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines.” The collaborative nature of this program would make it easy for students to work in small groups to build narratives about separate events occurring at the same time, or to learn from timelines created by their teacher. This tool supports teaching a rich, layered version of historical narratives. Timeline allows the intricacies, complexities, + interconnectedness of history to shine in a digital format.
Adobe's open-access Express for Education allows you to bring the power of Adobe into your classroom, your pedagogy, and your presentations. Adobe Express is a versatile digital platform that utilizes accessible drag-and-drop technology, enabling users to create dynamic multimedia content in the form of web pages, short videos, and social graphics. Express's tech opens up the potentiality of storytelling and digital narratives in the classroom.