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Puerto Rico: 101 Years Later

On July 25, 1898, during the Spanish–American War, the U.S. invaded Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans gained U.S. citizenship in 1917. 101 years later, the debate over Puerto Rico's political status continues. 

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.

Deadline: 
6/22/2018
While Cycle 1 for the 2018 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-term Program application has closed, two opportunities in Brazil and Spain are still accepting applications in Cycle 2! 
If you are a U.S. . . .
  • Primary and/or secondary classroom teacher
• Guidance counselor
• Curriculum specialist
• Curriculum head
• Talented and Gifted coordinator
• Special Education coordinator
• Media specialist/librarian
• Other types of educators eligible
Deadline: 
5/30/2018
April 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to May 1, 2018 - 8:00pm

This series is designed for those who currently use, or interested in learning about integrating music in their classroom studies. Over the course of four (4) webinars, examine how popular music reflects and impacts society; analyze topics and themes of significant events through the lens of song; and discuss ideas and strategies educators have found effective when using music to engage and inform their students.

Presenter: Stephen Armstrong, NCSS Past President and Social Studies Consultant, Connecticut Department of Education, Hartford, CT, has lead workshops on popular music and social studies at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at the original location of the Woodstock Music Festival. 

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August 7, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

Join us in a one day, hands-on training, in which you will:

  • Investigate the history of Greek trireme technology and its impact on society, culture, politics and economics, as well as explore the influence these same factors had on the technology itself.
  • Learn about ancient naval warfare from a professional Historian, gain access to free IDM resources including primary and secondary source materials, and participate in a hands-on activity with guidance and insight from a world history teacher.
  • Leave with an action plan in hand, which will empower you to incorporate the history of technology, and its social context, in your classroom.
Stevens Institute of Technology
1 Castle Point Terrace
Bissinger Room
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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March 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join this webinar to learn more about the Sikh-American community.  Sikhism is the fifth largest World Religion with 25 million followers and Sikhs have been in America for over 130 years.  Find out about their religion, culture, identity and values.  Discover NCSS endorsed resources about Sikhism which you can use in your classroom!

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March 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Educators will be guided through an interactive activity using Newsela current events and Google Maps. Participants will walk away with a lesson plan for immediate classroom applications.

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