Teachers As Scholars
• Summer seminars. Several of the TAS sites, including those at Princeton University and the Maine Humanities Council, offer summer versions of TAS.
— Each summer, Princeton provides two-week TAS sessions, many of which expand on the seminars offered during the academic year. Registration is open to new participants as well as to those who took part in that year’s series.
• Tie-ins to local events. Occasionally TAS sites find opportunities to connect their seminars to upcoming cultural events and performances. For Seattle Arts and Lectures, such tie-ins offer an ongoing approach for Teachers As Scholars sessions. For example, the 2005-06 series included seminars connecting to performances of Shakespeare’s Richard II and Richard III, as well as a session on high art and mass culture to background a Roy Lichtenstein art exhibit and a review of hip-hop culture in connection with an “Experience Music” performance.
• Student visits to campuses. Periodically, teachers who have participated in TAS sessions work with the coordinating faculty and staff at the university to bring their own K–12 students to explore museums and exhibits and attend cultural events on campus.
• Local perspectives and materials. Most of the TAS sites create their own promotional materials.