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Do you know of an excellent social studies educator, program, or dissertation that deserves recognition? NCSS is accepting nominations and applications for the following 2017 awards and grants. Awardees will be recognized at the NCSS Annual Conference, which will be held in San Francisco, November 16-19, 2017. Read more and submit an application at http://www.socialstudies.org/awards/teacherofyear. Deadline for Application / Nomination is May 15, 2017.

Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year
Deadline: 
5/15/2017
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July 10, 2017 - 9:00am EDT to July 14, 2017 - 3:00pm EDT
Be inspired this summer! Attend one of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's week-long summer institutes in Washington, D.C., July 10–14 or July 24–28, 2017. Join educators from
July 3, 2017 - 3:00pm EDT to July 28, 2017 - 3:00pm EDT
Earn professional development hours or university credit with Population Education this July.  
July 20, 2017 - 9:00am EDT to July 23, 2017 - 3:00pm EDT
The Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) and the Buddhist Churches of America Center for Buddhist Education (BCA CBE) are presenting a new educational seminar for K-12 teachers who are interested in learning about
Deadline: 
6/01/2017
July 1, 2017 - 9:15am EDT
PDK will be offering a limited number of $900 scholarships for those that wish to travel this summer. Educators are invited to explore World War II history in Munich and Berlin by
Offer your skills, talents, and expertise -- and learn about your profession and your colleagues. Consider these opportunities:
June 26, 2017 - 8:00am EDT
Join a cohort of trained educators to help prepare your students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century at The Summer Institute for Climate Change Education.
July 27, 2017 - 9:45am EDT to July 29, 2017 - 9:45am EDT
How can we employ the history of American representative government to help students grapple with their role as 21st century citizens?
Deadline: 
6/02/2017
April 12, 2017 - 12:30pm EDT
Three "America in Class" webinars will explore the history of government's role in shaping technology and promoting innovation. Explore one, two, or all three webinars. This series will be led by W. Bernard Carlson of the University of Virginia.

The U.S. in Space: Tensions and Paradoxes (April 12, 2017)
The Machine and The Republic: The Dynamic Interplay of Technology and Political Value (April 20, 2017)
The Army and the Technology of Warfare (July 24, 2017)

Deadline: 
4/12/2017
April 14, 2017 - 11:30am EDT
Harvard University is launching a free online course called “American Government” through their HarvardX program. Free and open to all, “American Government” by Thomas E. Patterson -- Harvard Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press in the Kennedy School of Government -- launches on April 24. Offering a comprehensive introduction to American government and politics, this course is ideal for:
      Teachers looking to explain the American political system to their students.
      AP high school students looking for an introduction to American government

Deadline: 
4/14/2017