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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 loc.gov/teachers/newsevents/teacher-in-residence.
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.
Deadline: 
4/17/2017
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April 6, 2017 to April 9, 2017

A Conference for Educators
Washington, D.C.

March 14, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

UArts created a guide to studying photographs, meant for use in the classroom or as inspiration for teachings. It helps users build visual literacy skills - making meaning of images through analysis and interpretation, and using images effectively. Using the TPS Analysis Tool, we will analyze a portrait, a street scene and a recreational image.

Complimentary for NCSS Members

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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.
Deadline: 
7/01/2017
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February 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Get an introduction to the Digital Public Library of America's (DPLA) free, curated, vetted classroom-ready resources and learn techniques and strategies for creative classroom implementation that supports differentiation for diverse learners, cross-curricular learning, and C3-driven inquiry-based analysis.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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February 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn how to use GIS to compliment your existing instruction; map and analyze simple data sets; and to create community based PBL activities. Lesson Plans, free software, and replication tips will be provided.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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Hey, I've Been There!: Using the Familiar to Teach World Geography in Kindergarten

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Putting Social Studies in its Place Using GIS to Enhance the Social Studies Classroom

Putting Social Studies in its Place is a free 5-week online course designed to introduce you to the power of using WebGIS in a Social Studies classroom. This session will model how you can use GIS to: complement your existing instruction; map and analyze simple data sets; and create community based PBL activities. Lesson plans, free software, and replication tips will be provided. Bring your own device.

Back to the Future: Teaching with Digital Historic Maps

Learn exciting new ways to use digital historic maps in your teaching, including interactive online tools that can be used for inquiry-based projects in the classroom.

Implementing Virginia's New Geography SOL Skills into the High School Social Studies Classroom

Concerned about the new re-design of the Va. SOLs? The Virginia Geographic Alliance has put together a vast array of resources, techniques and ready-to-go lessons that align with the new SOL standards while giving you effective strategies for overall social studies education. Lessons are targeted at World Geography along with the new geography strands in World History I and II.

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