RSA Awards Maggie Ray (Ph.D '14) a Secondary School Grant for Innovative Teaching

July 25, 2018

Ray will teach AP Language & Composition students at Bowie High School (Prince George's County, Maryland) about Renaissance Commonplace books so that they may create and maintain their own.

2018.07.25: RSA awards Maggie Ray an Innovative High School Teaching GrantFrom the project description, here:

The Commonplace Book Project
Students in an AP Language and Composition Class will learn about Renaissance Commonplace books in order to prepare for creating and maintaining their own commonplace book as a study guide for the AP Language exam and as an artifact to represent modern usage of diverse rhetorical strategies. The project will give students first-hand experience of Renaissance patterns of learning, reading, and remembering. Commonplace books will be both digital and analog.

The Renaissance Society of America uses its Innovative Teaching awards to support RSA members who teach in secondary schools and to promote the study of the Renaissance among the next generation of students.