The Mississippi Governor's School Teaching Opportunities

 

MGS 2014 Session: June 1- June 20, 2014

Theme for 2014 Session- Social Responsibility: Ethics and Collaboration in a Time of Crisis

Proposal Deadline: February 8, 2014

Course Proposals and VITA must be received on or Before February 8, 2014.

You will be notified of acceptance on or before March 19, 2014.


The Mississippi Governor's School is a summer residential program designed to provide academic, creative, and leadership experiences for a limited number of rising school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies and who show high intellectual, creative, leadership potential.


Major Courses

Using Humanities, the Arts, Sciences, Mathematics and their interrelatedness as a forum, students will examine the relationship between the application of knowledge and the social, economic, political, environmental, cultural, and educational issues facing a changing world.

Faculty Commitments Dates:

May 30, 2014- Faculty Workshop & Faculty/Staff Meeting (9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
June 1- June 20, 2014 Session

Faculty who are selected will be required to teach a Major Course on their proposal topic from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Monday through Friday for the 3- week program and to participate in faculty/student seminars, recreation, and other scheduled activities.

Remuneration:

$3000.00 (Paid on June 20, 2014) plus room and meals in university facilities for faculty who do not reside within a reasonable commuting distance from the MUW campus. Cost(s) for room and meals for family accompanying faculty member must be paid by the faculty member.

Major Course Proposal:

The Major Courses are relatively in-depth content-based studies and should reflect interdisciplinary relationships. MGS courses should be planned at the freshman or sophomore level, but should not mirror typical college courses. The courses should engage learners in creative and critical thinking processes, involve active learning, and cover material not traditionally covered in university core courses.

Major Course Proposal Format:

The application for proposals is web based. Please create your application electronically before opening the link to apply, as you will not be able to save the information in the form. You will need to create three files to upload with the following information;

File 1

  1. Cover Sheet (Will be removed before submission to the Selection Committee.)
    1. Name, Mailing Address, Telephone Number(s), E-mail Address, Social Security Number
    2. Area of Emphasis of Proposal Course (i.e., Humanities; Arts; Sciences; etc.)
    3. Topic/Suggested Title
  2. Outline (Should not contain any reference to name, position, or school affiliation of person submitting the proposal.)
    1. Area of Emphasis (i.e., Humanities; Arts; Science; etc.)
    2. Topic/Suggested Title
    3. Brief Narrative Description (Will be used as course description in course selection material sent to scholars. Remember this description should "sell" your course to the students. Please limit to no more than 200 words.)
    4. Course Description:
      • Goals and Objectives 
      • Discussion Topics/Activities in Sequence
      • Description of Class Format and Atmosphere
      • Description of how this course relates to the Governor's School theme. (Social Responsibility: Ethics and Collaboration in a Time of Crisis)
      • Relationship to Other Areas (i.e., Humanities; Arts; Sciences; etc.)
      • Estimate materials needed for class. A limited amount of money is available for necessary materials. If your course is accepted, detailed ordering information will be requested at a later date.

File 2

Please attach a current VITA. Delineate any teaching experiences you may have had with young people 15-17 years of age and any teaching experience with gifted and/or talented learners.

File 3

Please provide a brief description of your personal style of teaching and how you engage students in the learning process.

Additional Information

Please provide the name and contact information of a professional reference that we may contact.

Click Here to Submit Major Course Proposals


Interest Area Courses

Interest Area Courses are offered to provide opportunities for MGS scholars to explore new areas, develop new skills, and engage in active and involved learning. Examples of Interest Area Courses that have been offered in the past are photography, comedy improvisation, sports business, skin diving, visual arts, cooking, creative writing, etc.

Faculty Commitments Dates:

May 30, 2014- Faculty Workshop & Faculty/Staff Meeting (9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
June 1- June 20, 2014 Session

Faculty who are selected will be required to teach a, Interest course: 1:15-3:15 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for the 3- week program and to participate in faculty/student seminars, recreation, and other scheduled activities

Remuneration:

$900.00 (Paid on June 20, 2014)

Interest Course Proposal Format:

The application for proposals is web based. Please create your application electronically before opening the link to apply, as you will not be able to save the information in the form. You will need to create two files to upload with the following information;

File 1

  1. 1. Cover Sheet (Will be removed before submission to the Selection Committee.)
    1. Name, Mailing Address, Telephone Number(s), E-mail Address, Social Security Number
    2. Area of Emphasis of Proposal Course (i.e., Humanities; Arts; Sciences; etc.)
  2. 2. Outline (Should not contain any reference to name, position, or school affiliation of person submitting the proposal.)
    1. Area of Emphasis (i.e., Humanities; Arts; Science; etc.)
    2. Topic/Suggested Title
    3. Brief Narrative Description (Will be used as course description in course selection material sent to scholars. Remember this description should "sell" your course to the students. Please limit to no more than 150 words.)
    4. Topics / Activities in approximate order of presentation.
    5. Estimated cost and list materials needed for course. Funding mandates that we keep supply costs to a minimum. If your course is selected, complete ordering information will be requested at a later date.

File 2

Please attach a current VITA. Delineate any teaching experiences you may have had with young people 15-17 years of age and any teaching experience with gifted and/or talented learners.

Additional Information

Please provide the name and contact information of a professional reference that we may contact.

Click Here to Submit Interest Area Course Proposals


Leadership Seminar Facilitators

Leadership and personal development seminars are offered to provide opportunities for MGS scholars to develop a better understanding of themselves, enhance communication and teamwork skills, and explore key principles of leadership. A curriculum is provided for the seminars, and facilitator should be comfortable leading seminar-style meetings with groups of approximately 15 scholars, engaging them in the process and facilitating opportunites for sharing and personal growth.

May 29, 2014 Seminar Training (Time TBA)

May 30, 2014- Faculty Workshop & Faculty/Staff Meeting (9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
June 1- June 20, 2014 Session

Faculty who are selected will be required to teach a, Interest course: 1:15-3:15 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for the 3- week program and to participate in faculty/student seminars, recreation, and other scheduled activities

Remuneration:

$500.00 (Paid on June 20, 2014)

Leadership Proposal Format:

The application for proposals is web based. Please create your application electronically before opening the link to apply, as you will not be able to save the information in the form. You will need to create two files to upload with the following information;

File 1

  1. 1. Personal Information:
    1. Name, Mailing Address, Telephone Number(s), E-mail Address, Social Security Number)
  2. 2. Facilitator Statement (Please answer the following questions)
    1. How do you define leadership and personal growth.
    2. Describe your leadership experience.
    3. What personal traits, skills, and personal qualities do you possess that would make you an effective seminar facilitator?
    4. Why do you want to facilitate a leadership seminar?

File 2

Please attach a current VITA. Delineate any teaching experiences you may have had with young people 15-17 years of age and any teaching experience with gifted and/or talented learners.

Additional Information

Please provide the name and contact information of a professional reference that we may contact.

Click Here to Submit Leadership Seminar Facilitator Application

 

 

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