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NCSS Institutes and Webinars

NCSS brings some of the best educational programming available to the social studies professional in the NCSS Spring Webinar Series and NCSS Summer Workshops. Please check back often for updates to our listing of professional learning opportunities below.

If you are interested in sharing your knowledge with your colleagues, we are currently accepting proposals for this year's summer workshops. In submitting a proposal, it not only shows your commitment to leadership in the field of social studies that benefits others in our profession, but would also be an experience that will satisfy your professional goals of research and provide professional development that is meaningful.

Click Here to Learn More & Submit a Summer Workshop Proposal


Upcoming Webinars and Workshops

July 23, 2018 to July 24, 2018

Sponsored by C3 Teachers and National Council for the Social Studies, the IDM Summer Institute features hands-on opportunities for teachers to develop inquiry materials for use in their classrooms. The institute will focus on introducing IDM and crafting inquiries, combination of whole group and small group work with classroom teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists/coaches. We will provide the tools and connections educational leaders need to deliver an IDM workshop in their schools or school systems and to scale up the IDM approach. 
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016
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July 25, 2018 - 1:00pm

This webinar is designed for faculty or program coordinators charged with preparing NCSS/CAEP SPA Reports for national recognition and program approval.  This training will be especially beneficial to individuals who are responsible for teaching social studies methods courses, supervising social studies interns in the field, developing and administering assessments, and analyzing and interpreting data for social studies programs.

Participants will:

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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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September 9, 2018 to October 21, 2018

In this course you will:

  • Design four compelling questions to help address divisions in American society;
  • Apply disciplinary tools to analyze those questions;
  • Evaluate and select sources relevant to the questions;
  • Craft four lessons to engage students in open dialogue to understand and take informed action when differences may arise.
  • Reflect upon the value of teacher/student questions and the challenges and possibilities of students taking informed action to improve society.
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