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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.

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
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
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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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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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February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Analyze how historical events, population and demographics, land use, natural hazards, and economics have effected local and global changes using free,web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping tools.

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Daniel Ellsberg: Danger of Nuclear War (NPR/Democracy Now)

On the closing day of the 97th NCSS Annual Conference, Daniel Ellsberg was slated to address the plenary gathering, but he was ill that day, and co-speaker Peter J. Kuznick adeptly filled the hour (as will be reported in the next TSSP newsletter). Ellsberg was soon back on his feet, giving a 59-minute radio interview, a few weeks later. Teachers who wonder what Ellsberg might have said could do worse than check out the podcast and

Diplomacy Simulations (U.S. Dept. of State)

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program team at the Institute of International Education announces a free teaching resource: the U.S. Diplomacy Center's Diplomacy Simulations Program, "designed to expose students to the world of foreign affairs and help them develop the 21st century skill set they will need to be competitive in today's global economy."

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