Sounds of American History Impact Survey

Our TAH sponsored Sounds of American History workshop has two Summer institutes scheduled in the coming months and we have some great guest speakers lined up, as well as a number of field trips exploring historical sites and themes throughout the region.  Sounds is in its third and final year and, judging from teacher feedback as well as quantitative data, the workshop has been a great success.  Yesterday, we did a quick survey to gauge the program’s impact thus far on the teachers’ perceived skills and on their professional and collegial activities.  The results so far support what we’ve learned from observation as well as evaluation: Sounds teachers are taking the skills and information they gain in workshops applying them in the classroom, sharing them informally among their colleagues, and becoming training leaders in their departments, schools, and districts.