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    Wassmuth Human Rights Education Fellowship

    Wassmuth Human Rights Education Fellowship: Teaching for Justice and Joy

    The Wassmuth Human Rights Education Fellowship supports preschool through university-level educators to explore how to create just and joyful learning communities. Fellows will convene for a week in the summer and regularly throughout the academic year to collectively deepen their understanding of human rights. Through interactive workshops, guest speakers, and collaborative initiatives, fellows will develop their identity, skill, intellect, criticality, and joy as human rights educators. Each fellowship class will also play a key role in building a strong and ever-growing network of human rights educators who consistently incorporate human rights content and pedagogical practices into their instruction.

    Books, materials, and other resources will be provided to the fellows.  Educators can also register for up to 6 graduate level continuing education credits.

    Applications will open February 1 and close April 1. Next year’s summer institute will take place from June 17 – 21, 2024. Fellows will meet from 4:30 – 6:00 pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from August 2024 through May 2025.

    “My experience with the Wassmuth Center has been incredible.  Attending workshops and taking field trips to the Anne Frank Memorial has increased my knowledge of the Holocaust and human rights. It has also connected me with both new resources to use in my classroom and with many educators throughout Idaho who share the same passion for human rights education. This has had a direct impact in my classroom and on my students.”

    – Devon Barker Hicks, Meadows Valley School District