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Professional Development

July 11, 2017 to July 13, 2017

Join us at the NCSS Summer Legislative Leadership Institute to ...

* Learn about the Federal legislative landscape that will impact social studies education in the coming year.
* Build and sustain relationships with Members of Congress and State Legislators.
* Develop advocacy resources to support social studies education in your state and district.

$199 per person (NCSS members) $279 per person (non-members)

Discovery Education World Headquarters
One Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
March 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

UArts created a guide to studying photographs, meant for use in the classroom or as inspiration for teachings. It helps users build visual literacy skills - making meaning of images through analysis and interpretation, and using images effectively. Using the TPS Analysis Tool, we will analyze a portrait, a street scene and a recreational image.

Complimentary for NCSS Members

May 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

This webinar will share key details and teaching resources on the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the rise of ISIS. Hear from the Director of, Andrew Beiter, on the current situation on the ground, how to approach this topic with your students, and how your students can take action.

Complimentary for NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

May 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Teach students how to DO history through project-based learning that engages students in inquiry-based research and evaluation using primary sources--either online or in local libraries/archives--while learning history and contributing to data being compiled by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

April 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to April 25, 2017 - 8:00pm

Effective student writing is a goal of many history and social studies educators, but many are unaware of free and intuitive Google tools than can assist them and their students. Discover some of the best new Apps, Add-Ons, and Extensions for middle school and high school classrooms and learn strategies that promote more effective teacher feedback and guidance.

Complimentary for NCSS Comprehensive members / $30 NCSS members / $75 NCSS nonmembers

(2-part webinar series: Tuesday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 25 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT)

April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn how design thinking can help social studies educators create a student-centered learning environment and promote the C3 Framework through lesson planning and curriculum building.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

March 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to March 30, 2017 - 8:00pm

Building upon theory & research from multiple fields including social studies, African American studies & African Diaspora studies, this 2-part series outlines pedagogical & curricular considerations for teaching Black history across the Diaspora. Learn how Black history education can be used to effectively engage in anti-racism and racial literacy in the social studies classroom; and be introduced to digital resources available for teaching Black history for both in-service and preservice social studies educators.

$30 NCSS members / $75 NCSS nonmembers

(2-part webinar series: Tuesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT)

March 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Engaging learners in meaningful ways can make or break learning experiences. It is essential to get the attention of learners through provocations, get them to ask questions, have deep discussions and keep them wanting to learn more.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

March 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Students develop their literacy skills while extracting the necessary historical content from text. Learn how to create an engaging and beneficial curriculum around the concept of narrative and connections, in which students can bridge together the short excerpts, aka "dots", provided to read intently in class in order to see and understand the bigger picture.

$30 NCSS members / $60 NCSS nonmembers

(2-part webinar series: Tuesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 9 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST)



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