I am an established, returning trainer at the local and state level in Missouri. I frequently present professional development sessions to my peers, to teachers across the district, and at annual state teacher conventions. Also, I enjoy a strong relationship with our parent association. My classes have often been featured in local media, including newspaper, radio, television reports and broadcasts, and social media. I am confident that the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute will easily find its way into unique presentations in a variety of formats, as well as in private conversations with community acquaintances outside of education. As the 2021 Missouri History Teacher of the Year, selected by adjuticators at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the opportunities to write articles for organizations like the Missouri Council for the Social Studies and make presentations to an increased number of audiences. The possibilities of creative involvement with the community keep coming to me, and I will continue to search for ways to present what I learn at CWTI for children, parents, and other audiences.
More importantly is the reach of my professional website and blog at hoggatteer.weebly.com. I have maintained the extensive site for several years now, updating the blog daily with reports, reflections, interesting information, and lesson sets. I would invite your attention to the lessons I have developed for our history classes at https://hoggatteer.weebly.com/uniting-the-states.html. Additionally, please consider the reports I have kept for other teacher institute institutes I have been privileged to attend. For Mount Vernon, find https://hoggatteer.weebly.com/george-washington-and-mount-vernon.html, and for Fort Ticonderoga, go to https://hoggatteer.weebly.com/americas-fort.html. Since being accepted for the 2020 teacher institute at Colonial Williamsburg, I also created a page for it: https://hoggatteer.weebly.com/colonial-williamsburg-teacher-institute.html. Thousands of teachers, parents, students, and others peruse and use the site and the materials I openly and freely share. Previous teacher institutes were incredible - probably the most valuable of my career - and changed my teaching; I will definitely add to the Williamsburg page with my experiences there.
How will I share the Colonial Williamsburg experience? I will do so with tremendous excitement, great emotion, and a deep appreciation to the donors who make the teacher institute possible.