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April 12, 2017 - 12:30pm EDT
Three "America in Class" webinars will explore the history of government's role in shaping technology and promoting innovation. Explore one, two, or all three webinars. This series will be led by W. Bernard Carlson of the University of Virginia.

The U.S. in Space: Tensions and Paradoxes (April 12, 2017)
The Machine and The Republic: The Dynamic Interplay of Technology and Political Value (April 20, 2017)
The Army and the Technology of Warfare (July 24, 2017)

Deadline: 
4/12/2017
April 14, 2017 - 11:30am EDT
Harvard University is launching a free online course called “American Government” through their HarvardX program. Free and open to all, “American Government” by Thomas E. Patterson -- Harvard Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press in the Kennedy School of Government -- launches on April 24. Offering a comprehensive introduction to American government and politics, this course is ideal for:
      Teachers looking to explain the American political system to their students.
      AP high school students looking for an introduction to American government

Deadline: 
4/14/2017
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"
April 6, 2017 to April 9, 2017

A Conference for Educators
Washington, D.C.

July 10, 2017 - 9:00am EDT to July 14, 2017 - 3:00pm EDT
Be inspired this summer! Attend one of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's week-long summer institutes in Washington, D.C., July 10–14 or July 24–28, 2017. Join educators from
August 2, 2017 - 9:15am EDT to August 2, 2018 - 9:15am EDT
NCSS would like to alert all its members about this large and useful listing (updated for May & June 2017 !) of professional development events (webinars, seminars, summer
October 25, 2016 - 4:00pm EDT to October 26, 2016 - 8:00pm EDT
As the new school year gets into full swing, the Library of Congress will bring teachers and education experts from across the nation together in its second annual online conference for educators. This free two-day event, “Discover and Explore with Library of Congress Primary Sources,” will be held October 25-26, 2016, from 4-8 p.m. EDT and will be open to K-12 educators from across all teaching disciplines. Last year’s event brought together more than 1,500 participants for the sessions.
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.
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September 29, 2016 - 5:00pm EDT to November 3, 2016 - 9:45am EDT
“Designing C3 Inquiries with Library of Congress Political Cartoons” is a free, interactive online experience and a chance to earn 24 CEU hours. It will be held Thursdays September 29 through November 3. 2016, 5:00pm – 7:00pm ET.
Deadline: 
9/28/2016
August 25, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Earn professional development hours or university credit with Population Education, which is offering its first online professional development course for social studies and science educators of grades 6-12, to be held October 17, 2016 – December 16, 2016.
Deadline: 
10/17/2016

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