The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART), in partnership with the National Archives at New York City (NARA-NYC), announces the third annual K-12 Archives Education Institute (AEI). The event will be hosted by the National Archives at their new home, the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, a National Historic Landmark located at 1 Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan. The event will take place Saturday, October 13th, 2012, from 10am-4pm, as the culminating event for New York Archives Week.

The program is intended to bring together 35 local K-12 educators and archivists to discuss strategies for teaching primary source materials on the topic of transportation and its pivotal role in metropolitan New York. The AEI will include a panel moderated by Christopher Zarr, Education Specialist at the National Archives, examining a spectrum of teachable documents and addressing Common Core State Standards. Lunch will then be provided to all participants.

Following lunch, archivists will have an opportunity to present selected items from their collections, which will be incorporated into a collaborative exercise to create K-12 curriculum.

At the conclusion of the event, certificates will be awarded to participants, which are eligible for Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) for members of the Academy of Certified Archivists, and professional development hours for teachers and educators.  Note:  This workshop has been pre-approved for Diocesan workshop credit.  Catholic elementary school teachers in the Diocese of Brooklyn may use the hours they accrue from attending this institute to apply for professional development credit.  

The AEI is a free program with enrollment open to all K-12 teachers and area archivists working in metropolitan New York. ART recognizes MetLife for their generous support of the AEI.Online applications are available at:

All applications are due September 18th.