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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

January 24, 2019 - 4:30pm

Free Webinar Presented in Partnership with inquirED

  • Overview: Unpacking C3 Social Studies Framework and the changes required to teach Social Studies inquiry
  • Who Should Attend: Administrators and Teachers looking to better understand new inquiry standards
  • Including a Special Q&A Session: A discussion with NCSS president India Meissel about inquiry and its impact on social studies curriculum and instruction across the country

 

 

 

 

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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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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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February 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, an African American man, took the field as a member of the major-league baseball team, the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson received death threats, was isolated and segregated and was the most scrutinized player in the United States at the time. Despite all of this, Robinson successfully broke the color barrier for baseball and other sports. 

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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 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm

 

Time : 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Regisration 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! 

This webinar will provide you with the following tools and resources.

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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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