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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 Institutes. 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.

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Upcoming Webinars and Institutes

February 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

This webinar will introduce middle school social studies educators to several frameworks drawn from history and the social sciences, such as settler colonialism, physical and cultural genocide, and human rights, for teaching about the mass violence perpetrated against Indigenous peoples in the United States in the nineteenth century. Through the use of primary source documents, participants will learn about the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War and its aftermath, as a case study for teaching and learning about specific examples, as well as the broader history, of such mass violence.

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February 21, 2019 - 4:30pm

Free Webinar with inquirED

Join us as we unpack the C3 Framework and the changes required to teach Social Studies inquiry. A special Q&A session will be held with NCSS president, India Meissel.

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February 21, 2019 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Registration Cost: FREE

Join us for this webinar hosted by staff from the European Union (EU) featuring educators who have successfully incorporated EU topics into their U.S. courses. You will learn about curriculum resources available for teaching the EU, and tips to implement these learning tools in your classroom! 

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February 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

This webinar will introduce participants to theory, research, and practice related to developing curriculum and instructional practices that respond to the social context in which they work, and will cover principles and approaches to building a professional identity as a cultural responsive educator.

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March 3, 2019

Enroll in a four to eight week online professional development course that tackles the deep divisions in American society using compelling questions.
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March 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

Registration: FREE for NCSS Members

Join author Kenneth C. Davis as he talks with teachers about the vital role of social studies in safeguarding democracy. Like the patriots who gathered at Lexington and Concord, the “honored dead” at Gettysburg, or the soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy, social studies teachers are the shock-troops who stand as the first line of defense insuring that American democracy is preserved and protected.

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March 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
March 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

Geo-Inquiry is an exciting new integrated, project-based process that connects students to real-world questions. Participants will explore how to apply video and photography tips in telling a compelling story, use a geographic question generator tool to create deeper questions, and discuss case studies for use in the classroom and implications of GIS/Mapping in the classroom.

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February 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
March 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

During this webinar series participants will analyze the vast political, social, and cultural changes that took place in the United States beginning in the 1950s and lasting through the 1960s. We will discuss the vast divisions that developed in American society during this era, and ways that those divisions continue today. We will analyze how new voices emerged on the political scene during this period, and how and why some "radicals" distanced themselves from any form of politics.

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March 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
March 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

Geo-Inquiry is an exciting new integrated, project-based process that connects students to real-world questions. Participants will explore how to apply video and photography tips in telling a compelling story, use a geographic question generator tool to create deeper questions, and discuss case studies for use in the classroom and implications of GIS/Mapping in the classroom.

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February 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
March 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

During this webinar series participants will analyze the vast political, social, and cultural changes that took place in the United States beginning in the 1950s and lasting through the 1960s. We will discuss the vast divisions that developed in American society during this era, and ways that those divisions continue today. We will analyze how new voices emerged on the political scene during this period, and how and why some "radicals" distanced themselves from any form of politics.

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