Announcements and Opportunities
Travel and Learn in July 2018 with your NCSS colleagues and regional experts. Visit www.socialstudies.org/events
to learn about these NCSS/EF Educational Tours.
TOUR--EDUCATION IN CHINA: July 9 to July 18, 2018
TOUR--SERVICE LEARNING IN PERU: July 19 to July 28, 2018
July 12, 2018 - 1:30pm EDT to July 15, 2018 - 1:30pm EDT
The Civil War Trust's annual National Teacher Institute brings together educators from all over the world. This four-day event includes workshops, lectures, and tours from some of the leading experts in the history and education fields. Educators will be immersed in a friendly, fun, and engaging learning environment, where they will be able to network with other educators while learning new and innovative teaching methods. Read more
June 18, 2018 - 9:30am EDT to July 21, 2018 - 1:30pm EDT
The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., this professional development opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge. Read more
February 20, 2018 - 5:00pm EST
The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards emphasizes high quality social studies education. To continue to refine outreach efforts, feedback was collected from teachers late in 2017 and will be published in a white paper with the full results. A webinar will be held on Wednesday February 20, 2018, from 5-6pm ET to share the information gathered from educators who participated in the survey. To join the webinar, which is free, visit https://zoom.us/j/312551675
. Read more
June 11, 2018 - 8:15am EDT to June 12, 2018 - 4:15pm EDT
You can serve as a judge for the upcoming National Contest, the conclusion of the annual National History Day program. Judging will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park, on Monday, June 11, 2018 for the Junior Division (grades 6-8) and Tuesday, June 12 for the Senior Division (grades 9-12).
Over months, grade 6-12 students have been conducting extensive research on topics related to an annual theme and present their findings in historical papers, exhibits, documentaries, performances, and websites. This year the theme is "Conflict and Compromise in History." Read more
NEH’s (National Endowment for the Humanity's) 2018 Summer Programs are now accepting applications from K-12 teachers who wish to participate in one- to four-week summer study and professional development programs -- that are happening not far from you and are free. NEH grants will support 32 programs across the United States on a wide range of subjects including: Alabama’s civil rights legacy; the impact of the 1918 Spanish Flu on U.S. and world history; Appalachian culture and storytelling; and Roman Daily Life.
Summer Seminars and Institutes are listed here:
July 24, 2018 - 9:00am EDT to July 28, 2018 - 9:00am EDT
The application for the 3rd Annual Friends of the National World War II Memorial Teachers Conference,“Struggle for National Unity in World War II: Perspectives and Lessons”, is now online.
The conference will feature presentations by fellow educators and other experts in the area of World War II history, a panel discussion with WWII veterans, tours of sites of significance, and a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial. Each participant who takes part in the full conference will receive a certificate for 26 continuing education hours. Read more
July 9, 2018 - 1:00pm EDT to July 13, 2018 - 1:00pm EDT
Be inspired this summer! Attend one of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's week-long institutes in Washington, D.C. Join educators from across the country for an exciting exploration of the connections among American art, social studies, history, and English/language arts. Museum professionals lead participants in interactive content sessions, gallery talks, and hands-on activities that use American art to make interdisciplinary connections and foster critical thinking skills. Read more
November 4, 2018 - 12:00pm EST to November 9, 2018 - 12:00pm EST
Registration is open for Close Up's Election Week Programs! Critical to shaping politics and policy for years to come, the midterm elections are one of the most thrilling events in our nation's capital. Join other school groups from around the nation the week of November 4, 2018, and give your students a once-in-a lifetime experience. Read more
The James Madison Fellowship transforms outstanding educators into Constitutional scholars by providing up to $24,000 to earn an MA with an emphasis on Constitutional studies. Apply today at www.jamesmadison.gov
. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2018.