NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
June 9, 2015 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
C.J. Morris teachers to explore America’s beginnings
WALNUT, CA--Two Walnut Valley educators will soon experience an exciting week of learning at the world’s largest living history museum.
C.J. Morris Elementary fifth grade teachers Tara Noelte and Jennifer Veneracion have been invited to attend the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute in Virginia.
They are among 50 teachers, selected from over 300 Los Angeles County applicants, who will study and experience Colonial times.
The teachers will meet character interpreters of 18th-century people and become immersed in early American History through hands-on activities and reenactments of historic events.
Participants will visit nearby Jamestown, the site of the first permanent English colony in America, and spend a day at Yorktown visiting the battlefields where the Continental Army forced the British to surrender.
The professional development opportunity is slated for July 28-August 3.
Educators will bring back a new depth of knowledge and teaching strategies to show students that history is vibrant and alive!
C.J. Morris Elementary teachers Jennifer Veneracion and Tara Noelte will explore America’s beginnings at the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute in Virginia this summer.