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December 23, 2018 to January 3, 2019

The Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is collaborating with Qatar Foundation International (QFI) to offer an all expenses paid trip to Qatar and Oman this winter. The first part of the program takes place in Qatar where you will explore the bustling city of Doha, visit the renowned Museum of Islamic Art, explore different ecosystems throughout the country and visit educational institutions to learn more about the country’s education system.

April 13, 2018 - 9:45am EDT to April 16, 2018 - 3:45pm EDT
Join educators and Asia scholars in Las Vegas, Nevada, to learn more about Korean history at a conference hosted by the Korean War Legacy Foundation. Participants will hear from top scholars. ... Thanks to the generous support of the Korea Foundation, there is only a $35 registration fee for conference, single occupancy room, and most
February 20, 2018 - 5:00pm EST
The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards emphasizes high quality social studies education. To continue to refine outreach efforts, feedback was collected from teachers late in 2017 and will be published in a white paper with the full results. A webinar will be held on Wednesday February 20, 2018, from 5-6pm ET to share the information gathered from educators who participated in the survey. To join the webinar, which is free, visit
Integrating portraiture into the classroom provides exciting opportunities to connect students with history, biography, visual art, and many other subjects. The Summer Teacher Institute will take a broad look at the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Participants will learn how to “read” portraiture and use the art as a springboard into a more in-depth discussion about biography and history. Teachers in grades kindergarten–12 may apply as individuals or as part of a team. Priority will be given to social studies, English/language arts, and visual arts teachers.
​In the wake of the American Revolution, political leaders insisted that their new republic could not survive without improved and more comprehensive public education meant to create better informed citizens. But the push for educational reform often ran afoul of local legislators and voters, who balked at the taxes needed to fund expanded systems of education. In his talk for the National Humanities Center, historian Alan Taylor discusses this​ ​intriguing irony—that republican reliance on popular sovereignty complicated efforts by elites to improve voters through education.
The Council of State Social Studies Specialists (CS4) has compiled a list of over 40 summer professional development opportunities for social studies teachers. Most of these opportunities are free or nearly free and many include a stipend and/or graduate credit opportunities. Anybody can view the list, "2018 Summer Professional Development Opportunities in Social Studies," which is a spread sheet on Google Docs, at
Today’s students will be graduating into a world that is ever more interconnected. One in ten Americans is foreign born, and local communities—urban, suburban, and rural—are growing more diverse. Our students will be working with people from different cultures, whether as part of a diverse community here at home or as part of an international team. To take advantage of global market opportunities, companies want employees with the knowledge and skills to work across cultures.
November 13, 2017 - 3:00pm EST
"Learn how to create fun, engaging activities in your classroom to foster youth voice and civic engagement." Dr. Debra Rowe, President of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, will help you teach about green energy and climate change in the classroom and empower students to take actions to protect the environment and create a better society. Rowe will also provide strategies to improve student learning using high impact learning practices.
November 13, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET

With support from the Spencer Foundation, Public Agenda examined existing research on teacher collaboration as it relates to student success and improved teacher happiness and instruction. Three resources were then created as part of the "Teacher Collaboration In-Perspective" project ( How can we strengthen and sustain collaboration in districts, schools, and Classrooms?


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