2022 Carl A. Bimson Humanities Seminar Program Award
CSU Associate Professor and Director of Public Speaking Thomas R. Dunn was recently granted the 2022 Carl A. Bimson Humanities Seminar Award from the College of Liberal Arts for his work with the Queer Memory Project of Northern Colorado. This competitive award provides $15,000 to support a College of Liberal Arts faculty member in planning and conducting a collaborative summer seminar for K-12 educators in 2022.
Summer seminar open to all K-12 educators in Colorado & southern Wyoming
Dunn’s seminar is “Teaching Northern Colorado’s LGBTQ+ Past in the K-12 Classroom“ and will focus on helping educators research northern Colorado’s LGBTQ+ past and incorporate stories learned from that experience in their K-12 lesson plans.
The seminar will take place on the CSU campus from June 19-24, 2022. Each accepted educator will receive a stipend of $250 for their participation, as well as program materials, lunch/snacks, research support, and a letter of completion. The seminar is social studies focused, but open to K-12 educators in all subject areas!
Applications to the seminar are now open to K-12 educators in Colorado and southern Wyoming. The priority application deadline is March 20, 2022. Educators can find out more and apply at https://qmpnoco.org/seminar/
Seminar topics will include:
- People, places, organizations, and events in northern Colorado’s LGBTQ+ history
- Guidance on how to include these figures in lessons plans and curriculums—and time and research support to do so!
- The history of efforts to build LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculums
- How LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculums benefit all students
- Opportunities/challenges in implementing inclusive curriculums
The Queer Memory Project of Northern Colorado
The Queer Memory Project of Northern Colorado is a CSU research project to discover and preserve the region’s LGBTQ+ past. Learn more at https://qmpnoco.org/