Americans Who Tell the Truth
Operation Breaking Stereotypes
Middle & High School Educators, including administrative, tech, and classroom ed staff, to a free workshop, where you will spend an afternoon learning how to connect your classroom to exciting and meaningful programs that engage students and address standards.
This event is sponsored by USM LAC´s Arts and Humanities Program
Contact hours are available and participants will receive a certificate of participation.
"Inspiring Citizenship and Student Performance"
(scroll down to see the invitation letter)
When: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Where: Lewiston-Auburn College Atrium Art Gallery
RSVP: Space limited to 25 teachers & administrators! Register Now!
Professional Development Program
3:30 p.m. Exhibit Viewing, Refreshments, Registration on Website
4 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
4:10 p.m. Overview of Americans Who Tell the Truth
- How the project started
- What drives the project
- Portrait Stories as Teaching Tools
4:40 p.m. Words from Natasha Mayers, an Americans Who Tell the Truth Portrait Subject
5 p.m. Teacher Testimonials
- Karen MacDonald -- King Middle School, Portland
- Connie Carter –- Operation Breaking Stereotypes
- Rob Shetterly -- Central High School – Louisville, KY
5:30 Guide to Website
5:45 p.m. Breakout sessions: opportunities to explore materials, website, and
brainstorm with colleagues.
6:15 p.m. Share results/questions/ideas from breakout sessions
6:50 p.m. Next steps, questions, evaluation.
7 p.m. Heading home!
Americans Who Tell the Truth is dedicated to the belief that a profound sense of citizenship is the only safeguard of democracy and the best defense of our social, economic, and environmental rights. Through portraits and stories of exemplary American citizens, both historical and contemporary, AWTT teaches the courage to act for the common good. The original portraits and accompanying resources promote our country´s ideals, illuminage the necessary work of the present, and inspire hope in the future.
Operation Breaking Stereotypes is a non-profit, service-based organization working with schools to help students address ethnic, socio-economic, gender, and racial stereotypes through writing, reading, music, photography, and personal connections.