Eva Carlston Academic Director Selected To Develop Nationwide Curriculum
Eva Carlston Academy Academic Director Kristin Hilman, M.Ed. was one of only 100 teachers in the nation chosen to participate in a training and curriculum development event for the Bill of Rights Institute.
The Bill of Rights Institute (BRI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to provide middle and high school history teachers with a free, quality curriculum for the many aspects of American History. From grants and generous donors, BRI is able to treat educators as the professionals they are and with the respect, they deserve by providing in-depth seminars around the country, a variety of online courses, often covering the cost of meals, hotel rooms, travel, etc. — in addition to the thousands of pages of well-planned curriculum that is available both digitally and in hard copies. BRI has a network of thousands of teachers nationwide, with about 10% of each state’s middle and high school teachers involved.
In March, Kristin attended a 3-day Mastermind event in Washington, D.C. with 9 other educators from across the country, all with advanced degrees in History or Education. There, they planned the general framework for three online courses geared toward current History teachers for professional development purposes. The end result will be that the teachers who complete the courses will come away with deeper knowledge of the topics of “Thinking Historically,” “Appreciating Multiple Points of View,” and “Evaluating Sources” as well as practical tools and deliverables they can use in their classrooms.
Kristin’s particpation in the event was a rare professional development opportunity that not only increased her expertise, but as the Academic Director, she will also be bringing back a wealth of information to further the development of Eva Carlston’s academic curriculum. Eva Carlston Academy is dedicated to providing the highest standard of academics available to their students and Kristin’s recognition and participation at a national level is representative of this commitment.
About Eva Carlston Academy
Eva Carlston Academy (UT) is a state-licensed residential treatment center located near the urban center of Salt Lake City. The program serves young women between the ages of 12 and 18 in a clinically intense, family-style program which focuses upon creating opportunities for students to explore the arts while working toward continued growth and healing.