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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 Deadline for Application / Nomination is May 15, 2017.

Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year
July 10, 2017 - 9:30am EDT to July 14, 2017 - 1:30pm EDT
Native Knowledge 360°  Summer Educator Institute to Support Effective Education about American Indians
2017 Topic: American Indian Removal
Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, 2017
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian--Washington, D.C.
For middle and high school educators in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
There is no cost to participate in the Institute. Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 14, 2017.

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 joining PDK International for a 9-day tour through Germany in July 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

The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current world history or world geography teachers for a Teacher-in-Residence position within its Educational Outreach division during the 2017-18 school year.
The program description and application details for the position can be found at
The Educational Outreach division develops and delivers teaching materials and programs to make the Library’s unparalleled collections of primary sources visible, accessible and easy for K-12 teachers to integrate into the classroom.
July 13, 2017 - 8:45am EDT to July 16, 2017 - 11:45am EDT
A scholarship opportunity is now open for the Young Women's Leadership Retreat at Randolph-Macon College in historic Ashland, Virginia.
April 6, 2017 to April 9, 2017

A Conference for Educators
Washington, D.C.

June 28, 2017 - 10:30am EDT to June 30, 2017 - 11:30am EDT
Read about several professional development events hosted by the American Psychological Association.
Please note all of the dates and deadlines below:

APA/Clark University Workshop for High School Teachers
The 13th annual APA/Clark University Workshop for High School Teachers will be held June 28-30, 2017, at Clark University in Worcester, MA. All interested high school psychology teachers are invited to apply; the workshop will be open to 25 teachers. 
April 19, 2017 - 4:00pm EDT
Webinar Presenter: Michael Yell, Past President NCSS
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 4-5pm ET
Full title: "Tools & Strategies for Creating Thoughtful, Engaging Social Studies Instruction at the Middle Level"
The National Geographic Society (NGS) is now offering education-focused grants to individual educators! NGS is looking for educators who have new ideas for effective strategies in teaching and learning—at any age level, with any audience, and in any location. NGS aims to support educators in formal and informal settings, in community education and outreach, and educator professional development. Grants will be awarded on a quarterly basis.
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