New Mexico Grantees

Below are descriptions and information for all grants awarded in the state of New Mexico. 

University of New Mexico

Contact: Dr. Cheryl Torrez – ‌Associate ProfessorUniversity of New Mexico
Email: catorrez@unm.edu
Website: https://www.unm.edu/

Grant awarded August 8, 2016

The University of New Mexico (UNM) has worked closely with the Zuni Public School District (ZPSD) to integrate the Zuni language, culture, and history into the PK-12 curriculum. For the past three years, the UNM School of Education has made a concerted effort to increase the number of Zuni teachers by enrolling eligible candidates in their educational degree programs. The rurality of the Zuni Pueblo makes it nearly impossible for students, educators, and community members to access commonplace and museum based primary sources. This TPS regional grant will provide equity of access to the digital primary sources available in the Library of Congress. Of particular importance to the Pueblo communities are various art forms that are embedded with Indigenous information, knowledge, and meaning. As part of their professional development, participants will develop primary source-based lesson plans which will be translated into Zuni and shared within the ZPSD, Zuni Public Library, and the Zuni Museum and Heritage Center. The TPS Western Region welcomes the opportunity to work directly with UNM and the Zuni Pueblo to promote the integration of primary sources and the revitalization of Zuni language, culture, and history.   


University of New Mexico

Contact: Dr. Jonathan Brinkerhoff - Department of Teacher EducationUniversity of New Mexico
Email: jbrink@unm.edu
Website: http://coe.unm.edu

 

Grant awarded September 18, 2009 and December 3, 2009

The funding from the initial grant was used to organize and implement a two-day workshop for methods instructors, teachers, and technology coordinators in New Mexico. Seventeen educators and technology coordinators were trained by Peggy O'Neill-Jones on October 15-16, 2009. A second grant was awarded to supplement the first by providing a second TPS workshop in February, 2010. The scope was broadened to include more content area teachers and social studies methods instructors, and a greater level of coordination with the state-wide social studies network and other UNM faculty. A total of 44 educators were trained on February 4-5, 2010 by Peggy O'Neill-Jones and Mary Johnson, LOC American Memory Fellow and TPS-Colorado Alumnus.


Useful Links

LOC Button TPS Button
Network Button TPS Connect Button

 


Connect With Us‌


Facebook Twitter YouTube