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Upcoming Conferences, Workshops & Webinars

Integrating Map Tools in the Social Studies Classroom

April 22, 2014

Webinar: Integrating Map Tools in the Social Studies Classroom Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT This presentation will focus on the utilization of online map tools to engage students and enhance professional practice for teachers. Tools covered will be Google Earth, Google Maps, David Rumsey Historical Maps, Animaps, History Pin, Scribble Maps and StrataLogica. All of these tools will be presented with tips and tricks for getting the most out of them as well as lesson ideas and resources. Instructor: Ron Peck, online social studies facilitator for Edutopia of the George Lucas Foundation; Social Studies teacher, and former assistant principal, and athletic director. Fee: $25 members/$35 non-members

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Civic Action Project-Using the Common Core to Create Effective Citizens

April 29, 2014

Civic Action Project-Using the Common Core to Create Effective Citizens Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST Civic Action Project (CAP) is a free, national, web based supplemental government curriculum, where students from around the nation engage with one another and learn how to be effective citizens through policy analysis and civic actions. In this session, participants will learn how CAP supports twenty-first century skills, C3, Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects and the promising approaches for civic education; to provide students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and actions necessary to be effective citizens. Instructors: Laura Wesley and Gregorio Medina with the Constitutional Rights Foundation. Fee: members - $25/non-members - $35.

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Using Primary Source Documents to Engage Your Students

May 6, 2014

Webinar: Using Primary Source Documents to Engage Your Students Tuesday, May 6, 2014 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT This presentation is designed to show teachers how to access online primary source documents and use them to challenge their students to think critically as well as improve their writing and analytical skills. Lesson plans and ideas will be presented with a follow up resource page for participants to access later. Instructor: Ron Peck, online social studies facilitator for Edutopia of the George Lucas Foundation; Social Studies teacher, and former assistant principal, and athletic director. Fee: $25 members/$35 non-members

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Engaging Social Studies Strategies for Achieving Excellence in the Common Core

May 13, 2014

Engaging Social Studies Strategies for Achieving Excellence in the Common Core In this webinar, teachers will learn three teaching practical strategies for helping them help their student achieve common core strategies in reading and writing. We will cover: * A quick overview of Common Core Standards for Social Studies teachers; * The Mystery Strategy; * The Reading for Meaning Strategy; and * The Compare and Contrast Strategy. Instructor: Michael M. Yell, former NCSS president and National Board Certified middle school social studies teacher.

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Flipping the Social Studies Classroom

June 3, 2014

Webinar: Flipping the Social Studies Classroom Tuesday, April 1, 2014 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT This course is designed to instruct teachers on the benefits of flipping their classroom for increased student engagement and learning. Topics covered include the tools used to flip your classroom as well as expectations and responsibilities for the teacher and student. Teachers can expect to get tips on classroom setup, discussion and debate outcomes, examples of flipped lessons and ways to curate flipped lessons. Instructor: Ron Peck, online social studies facilitator for Edutopia of the George Lucas Foundation; Social Studies teacher, and former assistant principal, and athletic director. Fee: $25 members/$35 non-members

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94th NCSS Annual Conference-Boston 2014

November 21, 2014 – November 23, 2014
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center,  Boston,  MA

Boston's rich history and vibrant neighborhoods will come alive at the 94th NCSS Annual Conference, November 21-23, 2014. Join NCSS in its first return to New England in more than 30 years for the world's largest and most comprehensive social studies professional development conference.

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