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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 Deadline is May 15, 2017.

Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year
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. 
National History Day is looking for Judges for the National Contest 2017. About 500 judges are needed to evaluate the projects.
National History Day (NHD) is a yearlong program that engages students in grades 6-12 in rigorous historical research about a topic of their choice. The result is a host of interesting projects that are evaluated at competitions beginning with the local level. Students who advance to state/affiliate contests and are successful there move on to the National Contest, which is held in June at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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.
Teachers are invited to submit either a 300-500 word essay or 1-2 minute video on the following prompt:
"The Internet provides students a vast resource for research and learning. Yet, navigating the beneficial and dangerous places online has been an ever-evolving battle. What have you as a teacher and your classes learned when it comes to cyber safety?"
This grant is for $1,000 and open to school teachers and college professors. More information about this opportunity can be found at:
The Foreign Policy Association seeks high school teachers with demonstrated commitment to international education to take part in its annual Great Decisions Teacher Training Institute. Teachers chosen will reflect geographically and demographically diverse high schools from around the continent and will be chosen on a competitive basis. There will be four days of:
* Strengthening skills in teaching global affairs
* Exploring ways to expand international studies in the classroom
* Building professional support networks
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