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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.

Power Play (Authors praise iCivics)

iCivics is featured in a new book exploring how video games are pioneering social change around the world.
POWER PLAY: How Video Games Can Save the World by Asi Burak and Laura Parker devotes a chapter to iCivics’ origin story to illustrate how video games can be a force for good in society.
The chapter narrated how Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was inspired to turn educational video games into the nation’s largest civic engagement project, which is now used by over 5 million students every year.

10 Buildings that Changed America (PBS)

A state capitol that Thomas Jefferson designed to resemble a Roman temple, the home of Henry Ford’s first assembly line, the first indoor regional shopping mall, an airport with a swooping concrete roof that seems to float on air — these are among the buildings surveyed in this cross-country journey to 10 influential works of American architecture.
Meet the daring architects who imagined them and learn the shocking, funny and even sad stories of how they came to be. They changed the way we live, work, worship, learn, shop and play. Geoffrey Baer hosts.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:00pm

Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest Region at Illinois State University

The TPS Midwest Region consist of 17 Midwestern states. The TPS Midwest Region actively promotes the use of the Library of Congress’ resources by providing professional development grants.

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Western Region

Learn about the TPS Western Region, encompassing 16 western states and providing grants of up to $20,000 to promote the effective use of resources from the Library of Congress by K-12 teachers.

TPS Online: What I Learned, You Can Too!

The Eastern Region TPS online training provides educators at all levels with the tools they need to locate and effectively integrate primary sources into their teaching philosophies and practices.

Finding Common Purpose: Building Partnerships to Strengthen History Education

Learn about the strategies and view the materials from the first year of this TPS project in Atlanta, which pilots summer academies for teachers. The project aims to foster pedagogical strategies and deepen content.
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.

Preparing NCSS/CAEP Program Reports

This clinic will prepare participants to review teacher preparation programs in socal studies or related disciplines and to update current reviewers in applying NCSS Standards for the CAEP Program Review Process.  

Fee: $300 for members, $360 for nonmembers



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