Endowment for the Humanities (CEH)
Established in 1974, the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities sponsors and provides support for humanities programming throughout the state.
Ashley N. Kasprzak is the Director of Programs at the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities. She has coordinated educational programs for more than five years and has coordinated The Paradox of Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark: The Journey and its Legacy teacher institutes in 1997 and 1998.
Margaret A. Coval is Executive Director of the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities. She has over fifteen years of experience in program development and administration. She directed several summer teacher institutes and the highly successful History Trunk program for Colorado schools. Ms. Coval has participated in the development of the proposed project and will serve as overall project director.
Evaluation procedures for CEH programs are well established. Participating teachers will be asked to complete short questionnaries after each session throughout the institute. On the final day, a session will be reserved for a formal evaluation with the participants. CEH will also review the institute with a follow-up questionnaire mailed to participants six months after the institute.
of CEH Teacher Institutes
Since 1984 CEH has worked to enhance K-12 humanities education in Colorado by developing humanities institutes for teachers. Our experience with a variety of formats and the responses from humanities faculty and participants have convinced us of the value of content-based, interdisciplinary forums that bring together contemporary scholarship of the academy and challenges of the classroom. CEH has gained a reputation for developing and implementing humanities institutes for teachers, discussions on education policy, the traveling history trunk program for Colorado's schools, and the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Education.