In 2007, Larry H. Miller had a conversation with American author and historian, David McCullough, about their passion for history and a shared concern over how to foster better teaching and greater learning in the classroom. That inspired dialogue would ultimately lead Larry H. Miller to develop a program to help teachers improve the way history is taught in our schools.
The Driven 2 Teach program takes teachers out of the classroom and to the very places where history happened – they travel there so they can teach it here. Those experiences then elevate and enhance history for their students.
The goal of Driven 2 Teach is to make American history come alive in the classroom by taking Utah public school teachers to important historical sites. The hands-on seminars are designed to inform, inspire, and support excellent classroom teaching.
Open to Utah educators, grades 5-12, who specialize in American History or historical literature, the Driven 2 Teach program gives teachers an extended, hands-on learning experience unlike any other—at no cost to the teachers or the schools.
The Driven2Teach Founding Principles trip was an experience of a lifetime. It was an invaluable experience to learn more about our Founding Fathers and their vision for the United States. I am looking forward to implementing what I have learned in my classroom. I am from Switzerland and so enjoyed learning more about the Founding Fathers. I have a better knowledge and appreciation for that time in history.
This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about our Founding Fathers and our history. I loved being in the places I teach my students about.
This trip was the most epic adventure that will not only make us better educators, it renewed our hope. It renewed our hope that we can make a difference, that history can be fun, that we live in the greatest country in the world and that as tired as we are… we will make the time to bring the experiences we had here with two of the best professors, to change our classrooms. That we will re-endeavor to make our classrooms echo what we learned here and never stop striving to make a difference for our young students! Thank you is just not enough for what you gave us!
I’m grateful for the opportunity of this learning adventure. I’ve already started planning to implement the lessons I’ve learned from the Civil War to Civil Rights. What a great opportunity to learn from our experts Haydn Call, Jay Buckley, and Libby Robertson. I was impressed with the quality of teachers we have teaching history in Utah. We need more teachers as passionate as this group. As a widowed mother, on a teacher’s salary, I wouldn’t have been able to afford this learning adventure on my own. My children are grown now, but because I was on my own for so long, I don’t have much in the bank for things like this. I’m grateful for the vision of Mr. Miller to put this together. I’m grateful to Mrs. Miller for keeping Driven 2 Teach each year. I’ve been blessed beyond measure being a participant. My students benefit because my passion for history is so strong.