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NCSS would like to alert all it members about this large and useful listing of professional development events (webinars, seminars, summer workshops, etc.).
Deadline: 
1/17/2017
Population Education has opened registration for its spring 2017 online professional development course for science and social studies educators (grades 6-12). The course runs from March 13 - May 12, 2017. Discover student-centered learning strategies that use contemporary issues and real-world data to examine the social and environmental impacts of human population growth.
 
Deadline: 
3/10/2017
“Keeping the Spirit of Democracy Alive Across the Nation” is the theme of this year’s American Lawyers Alliance (ALA) Law-Related Education Teacher of the Year Contest.
For over 50 years, ALA has recognized the vital role that teachers play in Civics Education.  One Middle School and Two High School teachers will be chosen as the ALA LRE 2017 Teachers of the Year.  Each winner will receive a $1,500 cash award at the ALA Annual Meeting in New York City in early August 2017.  
Deadline: 
3/15/2017
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The National World War II Museum in New Orleans is now accepting applications for its second annual Summer Teacher Institute. The 2017 institute will be led by renowned WWII scholar and New York Times bestselling author Donald L. Miller. It will focus on the European Theater of Operations during the war. The institute takes place in three phases, starting with an intensive week-long seminar in New Orleans (July 16-22, 2017), utilizing the vast resources of the Museum, including the expertise of educators, curators, and historians, to explore strategies for teaching about the war in Europe.
Deadline: 
2/01/2017
Here is an opportunities abroad for U.S. K-12 educators. The 2017 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program Online Application for U.S. K-12 educators has been posted.
Are you a United States:
• Primary and/or secondary classroom teacher?
• Guidance counselor?
• Curriculum specialist?
• Gifted and Talented or Special Education coordinator?
• Media specialist/librarian?
• Other type of K-12 educator that spends at least 50% of your time working with students?
Deadline: 
2/15/2017
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants support professional development programs in the humanities for school teachers and college and university faculty. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as one week or as long as four weeks. Read about all of them at https://www.neh.gov/grants/education/summer-seminars-and-institutes.
Deadline for applying is March 1, 2017.

Here are examples of just a few (of many) NEH Summer Seminar:

Deadline: 
3/01/2017
The 12th annual Summer Institute for Teachers, “Federal Trials and Great Debates in U.S. History,” sponsored by the American Bar Association in partnership with the Federal Judicial Center, is scheduled for June 25-30, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Designed especially for teachers of U.S. History, Government, Civics, and Law, the “Federal Trials and Great Debates” Summer Institute deepens participants’ knowledge of the federal judiciary and of the role the federal courts have played in key public controversies that have defined our constitutional and other legal rights.
Deadline: 
3/01/2017
Five years ago TNTP launched the Fishman Prize as way to celebrate great teachers. Since then, the prize has recognized nearly 500 teachers who build strong relationships with their students, ignite passion for their subject matter, and push students to reach their highest aspirations.  The application for the 2017 Fishman Prize is now open. Visit http://tntp.org/fishman-prize/how-to-apply.  
Deadline: 
1/10/2017
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Population Education's World of 7 Billion student video contest is still accepting entries! This year's topics - Climate Change, Ocean Health, and Rapid Urbanization - encourage participants to consider the urgency of increasing cooperation and creativity in resolving the innumerable issues associated with increasing world population.  In an effort to assist contest participants, several supplemental readings are available that students may want to consider while preparing their video submissions.
Deadline: 
2/23/2017
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Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society will sponsor two sessions of the annual Supreme Court Summer Institute, June 15-20 and June 22-27, 2017. The Institute is open to secondary level social studies teachers and supervisors, who will spend six stimulating days on Capitol Hill and inside the Supreme Court learning about the Court, its past and current cases, and how to teach about them from top Supreme Court litigators and educators. 

Deadline: 
3/13/2017
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