The following opportunities are available to Students, Teachers and Administrators who are interested in expanding their knowledge of Social Studies/Civics.
ArcGIS Great News! The New Hampshire Department of Education has just signed a state-wide license agreement with Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) for unlimited educational and administrative use of the complete suite of ArcGIS software for K-12 public and private schools, after school programs, and youth groups.
Interested? To find out more about the state license agreement, how to get the software, and upcoming training opportunities, visit http://www.nhedgis.org. Or email Bob Woolner, Ina Ahern, Lara Bryant, Judy Tumosa and Stan Freeda at our combined email address of email@example.com and we will be in touch again soon!
Social Studies and the Common Core
A Three-day Training for District Leaders
April 8-10, 2015
Brown University, Providence, RI
More Information and Application
From 8:30 a.m. ET, Saturday, October 25, 2014
2:45 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 26, 2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2014
Announcing the launch of the 2015-2016 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DA) Program Online Application for K-12 teachers!
Are you a U.S.:
• Primary and/or secondary classroom teacher?
• Guidance counselor?
• Curriculum specialist?
• Curriculum head?
• Talented and Gifted coordinator?
• Special Education coordinator?
• Media specialist/librarian?
You may be eligible to participate in a unique international professional development opportunity for 3-6 months through the Fulbright Program!
By conducting educational research abroad, U.S. teachers gain new skills, learn new instructional methods and assessment methodologies and share best practices with international colleagues and students. Teachers also have the opportunity to expand their understanding of other cultures and international education systems that will enrich their U.S. schools and local communities with global perspectives.
Teachers may travel to: Botswana, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, Palestinian Territories, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.
*Additional countries are still pending and will be added to the website in the coming weeks.
START YOUR APPLICATION TODAY: https://dafulbrightteachers.org/
Application deadline: November 5, 2014.
Eligibility Requirements: www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org.
Application Info: http://www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org/application-tp2.
This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education.
New Museum Program for Self-Guided Groups
Words and Deeds: Examining John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address
This spring, the Kennedy Library is launching a new Museum program for high school self-guided groups which focuses on the pledges John F. Kennedy made in his inaugural address. By critically examining the events of the early 1960s, students will evaluate the extent to which President Kennedy followed through on his pledges.
Contact the docent coordinator for more information and reservations, or go to the School Visits page to learn more about our guided programs.
5:30 TO 6:30PM
SEPT. 10 – OCT. 15, 2014
Effective September 1, 2012, the McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program allows New Hampshire students of all ages in public and private school, as well as those who are home schooled, to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston free of charge.
To request a school group visit, please complete our request form and indicate that you are visiting from a school in New Hampshire
NCSS is pleased this year to offer a limited number of conference registration scholarships to teachers who have never been able to attend its annual meetings in the past for lack of financial support. All teachers from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont who meet the qualifications are eligible to apply.
All scholarship applications must be submitted online to NCSS by September 28, 2014.
Be part of a historical legacy!
Founded in 1897, the NEHTA is the nation’s oldest association of history and social studies
Build your networking community!
The NEHTA draws its membership from a wide variety of professionals across the country –
private and public, undergraduate and graduate, educators and students, museums, authors.
Stay informed in the field!
The NEHTA Newsletter and Forum is published biannually with articles on pedagogy and content.
E-mail updates keep members regularly informed about professional opportunities.
Know the current scholarship!
The NEHTA publishes a peer-reviewed academic journal, The New England Journal of History,
welcoming member submissions of articles and reviews.
Gain insight and skills from experienced colleagues!
The NEHTA sponsors an annual conference each fall. The fall 2013 conference on Teaching
the Vietnam War featured university experts on wide range of topics and took place at the Dodd
Center at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.
Get free resources!
The NEHTA also cosponsors the Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies in the
spring. As a new professional, you will never walk away empty-handed from this conference.
Take advantage of award opportunities!
The NEHTA presents several recognition awards to educators who demonstrate excellence in
teaching, research and writing, and service to the profession.
For more information, contact the New England History Teachers Association
On the web at www.nehta.org
By e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual membership fees are just $25! Discounted rates available for students.
Middlesex Community College and University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell Federal Building
25 October 2014
Please submit proposals as a Word document to NERWHAProg@gmail.com
Deadline: 1 August 2014
The New England Regional World History Association invites proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables related to the theme of “Industrialization and World History.”
Proposals can be interdisciplinary, research-based, or have a pedagogical framework. Preference will be given to submissions based on the symposium’s theme, but we also welcome submissions on all aspects of world history scholarship and pedagogy.
Submissions relating to the theme could include, but are not limited to, any of the following consequences of industrial development in any era of the human past: urbanization and social change; environmental challenges; social-economic stratification and daily life; migration and challenges to identity and culture; leisure time and social change; new paradigms for regulations and power relationships; imperialism and responses to colonialism; modern ideologies; labor and political responses; and challenges to Eurocentric models of development.
NERWHA invites participation and attendance from the entire academic community and wishes to foster connections and build a network for sharing scholarship and best pedagogical practices across the spectrum of public and private education: K-12, higher education, independent scholarship, and public history.
Proposals should consist of a brief abstract (maximum 250 words), a one-page CV for each participant, and indicate any A/V needs. The Program Committee urges presenters to prepare their presentations with an eye toward engagement and discussion. Full details regarding the symposium, registration materials, accommodations, directions to Lowell, MA, and a map of the area will be available at the NERWHA website at <nerwha.org> in the late summer or early fall.
Phenology, the study of seasonal changes, is the perfect opportunity for students to study nature around them, collect data and be citizen scientists. In this workshop, learn to track seasonal changes with your students and con-tribute their observations to on-going scientific studies. Join staff from NH Sea Grant/UNH Cooperative Extension and New Hampshire Audubon to learn how to start a phenology study at your site. For details visit: http://tinyurl.com/pca92ea
Environmental Heroes - Out of the Past and Into the Present
August 6 & 13 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m. McLane Audubon Center
Educators of grades 5-12
$75 members/$85 non-members *
Participants will experience re-enactments by actors portraying Lucy Audubon and Henry David Thoreau, and discuss with them character and plot development. Teachers will choose a historical figure to research and gain skills for presenting their character. Everyone will go away with ideas for how to engage their students in meaningful “living history” opportunities. For details visit: http://tinyurl.com/pca92ea
The Arts as Inspiration! for Learning * Teaching * Making * Living: NH Arts Education Conference focuses on “Inclusion and Creativity Learning in and through the Arts”
The N.H. State Council on the Arts invites all educators, parents, teaching artists, and creative youth development leaders to the New Hampshire 2014 Fall Arts Education Partnership Conference, October 31st – November 2nd at the Barbara Harris Conference Center in Greenfield, NH. Features include Friday keynote speaker, Christine Reich, Director of Exhibit Development and Conservation, Museum of Science, Boston; and Warren Seelig, National Craft Fellow, Textile Artist and Educator, plus guest teaching artists, David Fichter and Jessica Wyatt. A special visit to Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center with workshops on Inclusion, Universal Design, Adaptive Dance, Music Assisted Technologies and Photography; workshops on integrated arts, and in all arts disciplines; panels; and opportunities to network and share “Spotlighted Arts Learning Projects” with a focus on creativity, inclusion and innovation. For more information contact Catherine O’Brian, Arts Education Coordinator, NH State Council on the Arts, email@example.com, (603) 271-0795 or visit: www.nh.gov/nharts.
Calling All TPS Project Leaders!
TPS Professional Development Providers Institute (PDPI) will help you plan, customize, and deliver high-quality professional development that prepares teachers and librarians to use the Library of Congress digital archives effectively.
• TPS focuses on supporting students in developing critical analysis thinking skills
• PDPI supports TPS project leaders in bringing TPS to a variety of educators
As a final project, participants design a professional development plan to share TPS with local educators.
This is an advanced TPS course. If you have not yet completed an introductory TPS course, you will be asked to complete TPS BASICS, including 12 asynchronous hours of professional development, before October 6th, in advance of PDPI. Further information provided upon registration.
Register now to participate!
Wednesday mornings, 7:30 to 8:30 am Oct. 15 – Nov. 19, 2014
Questions? Sue Wise firstname.lastname@example.org 724-852-3377
This opportunity provided as a service of the Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region, coordinated by Waynesburg University. http://tps.waynesburg.edu/tpseasternregion
We tend to have mixed feelings about money. Money provides a near universal common denominator that allows people on opposite sides of the world to exchange things of value with great efficiency. Money drives so much of our thinking and it motivates us, for better or for worse, to do things we wouldn't otherwise do. For some, money is the most valuable possession of all.
The conference is free. Classroom preparation materials, including suggested readings and films, will be made available to teachers well ahead of time. Teachers interested in bringing groups of students to the conference should contact Kathy Mathis at 224-4071 or by e-mail
2014 Civic Leadership project sponsored by the Cohen Center and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. This program is designed to explore the impact of extremism and prejudice while examining the roles and responsibilities of civic leaders in a democratic society.
The Cohen Center Civic Leadership Program is designed for 20-25 participants to travel to Washington DC from October 7-9, 2014 to tour the permanent exhibit of the USHMM, and discuss the legacies and lessons of the Holocaust with staff from the Museum and representatives of the Cohen Center.
The USS Constitution Museum is pleased to announce that Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance will sponsor all public school visits to the museum from Sept. 2012 to June 2015, thus allowing for free field trips for students of all ages, in and outside of Massachusetts. Public schools that participate in the Liberty Mutual Insurance-sponsored field trips will have access to a range of fun and educational experiences, using the historic naval vessel, USS Constitution and its crew as a lens for understanding the War of 1812. Through programs geared toward various grade levels-from pre-school through 12th grade-students can explore the excitement of "shipboard life" and the concept that ordinary people, working together towards a common goal, can have a direct and powerful impact on the nation's future. To learn more about the USS Constitution Museum and its field trip activities, please visit www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/. Please note that field trips must be scheduled in advance, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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