Announcements and Opportunities
Seeing the world with GEEO, educators can earn professional development credits and optional graduate credit. GEEO's trips are 7 to 21 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. Many of the programs are accompanied by university faculty that are experts on the destination. GEEO also provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators, administrators, retired educators, as well as educators’ guests. Read more
The Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Teacher of the Year Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) in recognition of the contributions made by precollegiate teachers to improve history education within the field of American history. The award, to be given for activities which enhance the intellectual development of other history teachers and/or students, memorializes the career of Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau, University of Louisville, for her pathbreaking efforts to build bridges between university and K-12 history teachers. Read more
The National Humanities Center’s (NHC’s) work in education and outreach aims to lbuild a deeper understanding of best practices in teaching and learning in the K-16 classroom.
Each week starting in October, the America in Class webinar series with will introduce a leading scholar to discuss and share insights on a compelling topic in the humanities. Supported with text recommendations and primary source collections, each session also identifies inquiry-based strategies for introducing these concepts to younger students. Read more
The American Psychological Association (APA) is pleased to announce the first-ever APA Summit on High School Psychology Education, which will take place July 9-14, 2017, at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the value, delivery, assessment, and reach of psychological science through the teaching of high school psychology. In a high school psychology course, students gain an understanding of the complexities and diversity of human thought and behavior. Enrollment numbers in high school psychology courses are strong and growing. Read more
SaveOnEnergy.com is offering its 2nd annual $500 Teacher Grant opportunity. Help your students learn about energy in science and society. Teachers are invited to submit lesson plans that vary in scope and topic, and you're welcome to cite any helpful information you find on the SaveOnEnergy.com Learning Center. All lessons must check off these requirements on the list below to be considered: Read more
The National Center for Policy Analysis and its partner, Debate Central, have announced the 2016-2017 Young Patriots Essay Contest, sponsored by Copart. Entrants have the opportunity to showcase their writing skills and compete for $9,000 in scholarship money.
To date, the Young Patriots Essay Contest has awarded $49,000 in scholarships to students around the nation. Read more
July 28, 2016 - 2:45pm EDT to June 1, 2017 - 12:45pm EDT
Plan ahead, and apply now. In July 2017, a select group of 18 educators will follow in the footsteps of history as they visit World War II historic sites and American cemeteries in San Francisco, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Manila, The Philippines.
A partnership -- National History Day, American Battle Monuments Commission, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs -- hopes to reinvigorate the teaching of World War II in middle and high school by helping teachers understand the sacrifice of fallen American heroes of that era. Read more
A "dear colleague" letter from the U.S. Department of Education helps state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs), schools, and their partners understand ways that Federal formula grant funds may support humanities-based educational strategies in the 2016–2017 school year under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA; aka NCLB), as amended on December 10, 2015. Read more
July 27, 2016 - 1:30pm EDT to September 19, 2016 - 1:30pm EDT
The National Humanities Center will be hosting a hands-on training in the use of GIS technology in the middle and secondary classroom. Mapping the American Experience is a collaboration between the National Humanities Center and central North Carolina school districts to create professional development training for educators on the use of GIS technology in K-12 teaching and scholarship.