2019 Summer Professional Development Opportunities in Social Studies
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Title of Professional DevelopmentDescriptionLink to Organization Website for Additional Information and/or Application MaterialsDate(s) of Professional DevelopmentApplication DeadlineContact Name for QuestionsEmail Contact for QuestionsAdditional Information
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1990 Institute: Changing Lives in Modern Chinahttps://teachers.1990institute.org July 26-27 2019
workshop@1990institute.org
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American Bar Association Designed especially for teachers of U.S. History, Government, Civics, and Law, the Federal Trials and Great Debates Summer Institute deepens participants’ knowledge of the federal judiciary and of the role the federal courts have played in key public controversies that have defined our constitutional and other legal rights.https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/Programs/summer_institute_for_teachers/June 23-28, 2019Catherine Hawkecatherine.Hawke@americanbar.org
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American Revolution Institute of the Society of the CincinnatiThe American Revolution Institute Master Teachers Seminar is a week-long residential program for middle and high school teachers focusing on the American Revolution. Teachers selected to participate will receive a travel stipend and be treated to meals and lodging at Anderson House in Washington D.C. www.americanrevolutioninstitute.org/professional-development/master-teachers-seminarJuly 8-12, 2019February 22, 2019Stacia Smithssmith@societyofthecincinnati.org
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AP Summer Institute at University of Wisconsin MadisonAP training for high school teachersgo.wisc.edu/cpqup9June 18-21, 2019, June 24-27, 2019Matthew Freidfreid@wisc.edu
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AP Summer InstitutesThe College Board is offering scholarships for its AP Summer Institutes that will be held next summer. The programs offered are the following:
· AP Fellows for teachers with a majority of underrepresented and/or low-income students;
· AP Rural Fellows for teachers at rural schools;
· AP Redesign for teachers to teach the redesigned subject AP U.S. Government and Politics next fall;
· AP Capstone for teachers who are planning to attend the AP Capstone summer professional development event.
https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/professional-development/workshops/summer-institute-scholarships?ep_mid=11422600&ep_rid=1935428892019 dates not posted at this time
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APA Psychology Summit for High School TeachersThe APA/Clark University Workshop for High School Teachers has become one of the most sought-after professional development experiences available to high school psychology teachers. The workshop gives attendees an opportunity to share peer-to-peer creative ideas and learn new concepts to further enhance teaching skills.http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/topss/clark-university-workshop.aspx2019 dates not posted at this timeYvonne HillYHill@apa.org
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Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for EducatorsFunded by a grant from the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Foundation, this conference is designed for pre-service teachers, middle and high school educators, and community college faculty. This three-day conference introduces participants to the Museum's pedagogical approach to teaching about the Holocaust, as well as Museum resources.

While the conference is designed for teachers who have less than five years experience teaching about the Holocaust, we welcome all educators who have not yet received training at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. For those teachers who have more than five years experience teaching about the Holocaust and have already attended the Belfer Conference, you are encouraged to apply for the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program.

At the conference, Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for teaching about the Holocaust. Participants have the opportunity to tour the Museum’s exhibitions and to explore the Museum’s full range of resources. Those who complete the conference receive a set of educational materials from the Museum.

The 2018 conference will be held in two sessions: the first is designed for English language arts educators; the second is for social studies educators. Those who teach a subject outside these disciplines may select the session that better suits them. The Museum also encourages teachers of related disciplines to register.

There is no charge for the conference, but participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations. Scholarships are available.
https://www.ushmm.org/educators/professional-events-and-resources/belfer-educators-conferenceEnglish Language Arts Session: July 22–24, 2019
Social Studies/History Session: July 25–27, 2019
Rolling with a final deadline of June 15, 2019.belferconference@ushmm.org
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Bill of Rights InstituteParticipants engage in deep discussions on critical issues, interact with scholars and experts, visit places of historical significance, and much more! Our 2018 programs feature two engaging weeks of fun in Washington, D.C., for you to choose from.http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/educate/educator-programs-events/foundersfellowship/2019 dates not posted at this time. Laura Vlklvlk@billofrightsinstitute.org
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C3 Summer Institutewww.c3teachers.orgJuly 22-23, 2019
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Canadahttps://wp.wwu.edu/k12canada/study-canada-workshop-summer-2019/July 24-28, 2019k12outreach@wwu.edu
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Centropa Seminar 20th Century European History, Holocaust and Civil Society in the Global Classroom. This two and a half day seminar will provide participants with an expanded knowledge of 20th century European History, the Holocaust, and Civil Society in the global classroom, and instructional strategies to teach these topics. Participants will attend Friday evening services at a Columbia, SC synagogue; learn how to use personal stories and photographs to teach history, civics, storytelling, global perspective, innovation, and critical thinking; discover the story of a Jewish family in Berlin, how they lived in the 1920, how they fled, where they survived and how they lived afterwards; investigate the parallels between Jim Crow and Nuremberg Laws; examine how people of different religious faiths can come together to form a better community; learn how to integrate a board game about the Cold War into the curriculum; and incorporate oral history from the 1930s detailing the rise of antisemitism to combat bullying today.

Participants will receive free educational materials and recertification points.
http://www.centropa.org/2019 dates have not been posted at this time2019 dates have not been posted at this timeLauren Granitegranite@centropa.org
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C-SPAN's Summer Educators' ConferenceEach summer, C-SPAN hosts two teacher conferences in Washington, DC. The day-and-a-half long conferences are held at C-SPAN's headquarters in the heart of Washington, DC. Airfare to and from Washington, two nights' hotel stay, and meals during the conference are all provided by C-SPAN. At these conferences, middle and high school educators (grades 6-12) from around the country gather to learn more about C-SPAN and how to effectively integrate C-SPAN's online resources into their classrooms.https://www.c-span.org/classroom/opportunities/Middle School: July 22-23, 2019, High School: July 25-26, 2019Application will be posted in early 2019. Pam McGorryeducate@c-span.org
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C-SPAN's Teacher Fellowship ProgramC-SPAN’s Fellowship program is for educators who have experience using C-SPAN’s programming in the classroom and can demonstrate innovative methods of integrating those programs into educational experiences.

For four weeks in July, Fellowship recipients will collaborate with C-SPAN’s Education department to develop new teaching materials using C-SPAN resources in order to better serve our Classroom members nationwide. The Fellowship takes place at C-SPAN’s offices in Washington, DC. Each Fellow receives a stipend of $7,000 to cover housing, travel, and living expenses. Fellows will also participate in C-SPAN’s Summer Educators’ Conferences where they share their ideas and experiences using C-SPAN’s programs with conference attendees.
https://www.c-span.org/classroom/opportunities/July 1-26, 2019March 1, 2019Pam McGorryeducate@c-span.org
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Choices ProgramThe Choices Program out of Brown University offers several workshops throughout the summer.www.choices.edu/pd2019 dates not yet posted at this time2019 dates are not posted at this timechoices@brown.edu
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Christopher Newport UniversityIf you're an educator, you won’t want to miss two hands-on, multi-day workshops designed just for you. Offered by Christopher Newport University’s Center for American Studies, each workshop will share innovative ways to incorporate history into your pedagogy as you help students embrace their role as 21st-century citizens. Jamestowne to the 21st Century will examine how “We the People” has shaped and crafted our legislative institutions into the system we know today.
And with the help of historians, scholars and other educators, African-American History will help you shape your classroom lessons and curriculum. http://cnu.edu/cas/events/teacher-workshops/african-american/index.asp
http://cnu.edu/cas/events/teacher-workshops/jamestowne/index.asp
African American History: 1619 to the 21st Century July 18-20, 2019, American Representative Government: Jamestowne to the 21st Century July 20-23, 2019, The American Civil War in Tidewater Virginia, July 25-29, 2019Bill Whitebill@wmwhite.com
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Civil War Trust ConferenceNext summer, join the American Battlefield Trust members and staff — along with some of the nation's elite historians — for four days of camaraderie and touring in Lexington, Kentucky! Confirmed Historians and Speakers: Garry Adelman, Kent Masterson Brown, A. Wilson Greene, Christopher Kolakowski, Lawrence Peterson, Darryl Smith, Kristopher White. Battlefield Tours to include: Munfordville, Perryville, Richmond, Tebb's Bend, Camp Wildcat, Camp Nelson and more!https://www.battlefields.org/events/annual-conferenceMay 29- June 2, 2019March 15, 2019 for early bird registrationBonnie Repasibrepasi@civilwar.org
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Civil War Trust Teacher InstituteOur 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 and engaging learning environment, where they will be able to network with other educators, learn new and innovative teaching methods, and network with like minded professionals.https://www.battlefields.org/events/national-teacher-institute-2019July 11-14, 2019teacherinstitute@civilwar.org
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Civil War WashingtonExplore the nation’s capital as President Lincoln would have known it during the Civil War, in this week-long summer teacher program for 3rd- through 12th-grade teachers.https://www.fords.org/for-teachers/programs/civil-war-washington/Local participants: June 23 – 28, 2019, National participants: July 7-12, 2019April 2, 2019Jake Flackjflack@fords.org
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Climate Change InstituteJoin us for this professional development conference to engage with teachers from across the country dedicated to bringing climate change education into the Humanities classroom. Content will be focused on grades 6-12 Social Studies, ELA, Political Science, and Environmental studies educators. Registration $150. Scholarships available.https://www.climategen.org/take-action/teach-climate-change/professional-development/summer-institute/August 5-7, 2019
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Colonial Williamsburg Teacher InstituteDuring immersive six-day sessions (Elementary School (1607–1780) or Secondary School (1765–1865)) and three-day themed seminars (Women/Primary Sources, African-Americans, or Trades in Daily Life/STEM) on location in Williamsburg, participants engage in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social studies with American history as the focus. Teachers have the opportunity to exchange ideas with historians, interact with character interpreters, participate in simulations and demonstrations and work collaboratively with Colonial Williamsburg staff and Master Teachers to explore primary sources, interactive teaching techniques, and instructional approaches to bring history to life in the classroomhttp://www.history.org/cwtiVariousJanuary 15, 2019Registrarteacherdevelopment@cwf.orghttp://www.history.org/history/teaching/tchstipc.cfm
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Dar al IslamTopics include: fundamental principles of Islam as contained in foundational texts, the history of how Muslim conquests occurred, the history of how the religion spread,
the diversity of Muslims in the Americas, the Europe and the rest of the world, etc.
http://daralislam.org/programs/education/teachers-institutes.aspxJuly 7-20, 2019Priority given to those submitted before April 15, 2019. InstituteDirector(at)daralislam.org
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East Asia Resource Center Summer Institutehttps://jsis.washington.edu/earc/category/programs/summer-institutes/2019 dates have not yet been announcedearc@uw.edu
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Economics for LeadersThe Economics for Leaders Program provides teachers with an invigorating professional development opportunitiy. Participants leave the program with lesson plans of simulations and activities, and in-depth economics content instruction. Participants receive lodging, most meals, and program materials. www.fte.org/teachersJune 24-30, 2019 (Berkeley, CA), July 8-14, 2019 (Winstom-Salem, NC), July 8-14, 2019 (Dallas, TX), July 15-21, 2019 (Atlanta, GA), July 15-21, 2019 (St. Louis, MO), July 22-28, 2019 (Cleveland, OH)
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Ford's Theatre The Seat of War and Peace Learn about the Lincoln assassination and the roots of Reconstruction in the nation’s capital, in this week-long summer teacher program for 3rd- through 12th grade teachers.https://www.fords.org/for-teachers/programs/the-seat-of-war-and-peace/July 21-26, 2019April 2, 2019Jake Flackjflack@fords.org
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Ford's Theatre Civil War Washington Teacher FellowsLearn about Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Washington City during the Civil War as you spend a day at each of these fascinating sites: Ford's Theatre, Tudor Place Historic House and Gardens, Lincoln's Cottage, and Cedar Hill. www.fords.org/for-teachers/July 7-12, 2019April 2, 2019education@fords.org
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Fort Ticonderoga InstituteTwelve teachers will spend a week at Ticonderoga, using the museum’s object and archival collections to explore the American Revolution from the point of view of often overlooked participants, including African Americans, Native Americans, Loyalists, and women. The week includes discussions with visiting history scholars along with practical methodologies for incorporating content into the classroom.https://www.fortticonderoga.org/education/educators/teacher-instituteJuly 21-26, 2019April 15, 2019Rich Strumrstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org
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Freedoms Foundation Summer InstitutesThe Freedoms Foundation offers several summer institutes on topics ranging from the American Revolution to immigration. Scholarships are available for teachers in all 50 states. Each seminar/workshop also includes one free graduate credit.https://www.freedomsfoundation.org/teachers/all-programs/2019-programs/VariousNotification will begin in January 2019grad@ffvf.org
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Friends of the National World War II Memorial Teachers ConferenceThe conference will feature presentations by fellow educators and other experts in the area of WWII history, a panel discussion with WWII veterans, tours of sites of WWII significance, and a remembrance ceremony at the WWII Memorial. Each participant who participates in the full conference will receive a certificate for 26 continuing education hours. http://www.wwiimemorialfriends.org/teachers-conference/July 16-20, 2019Applications will be available in January 2019.Brianna Jordanbjordan@wwiimemorialfriends.org
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Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad ProgramThe program provides short-term study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Information is not yet posted for 2019, but educators are encouraged to subscribe to the newsletter at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USED/subscriber/new?topic_id=USED_61 to receive updates. https://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/index.html2019 dates are not yet availbleMaria Changmaria.chang@ed.gov
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George Washington Teacher Institute Mount VernonThe George Washington Teacher Institute Residential Programs are highly competitive educational experiences which bring teachers to Mount Vernon for an intensive course of study. Participants immerse themselves in the study and discussion of important themes in American history and the remarkable role George Washington played in the founding of our nation. Programs are offered annually in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.www.mountvernon.org/residentialprogramsMarch 21-24, June 11-15, June 18-22, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 30-August 3, August 6-10, November 7-10October 31 (Spring); End of January (Summer); End of April (Fall)Education Staffgwti@mountvernon.org
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Gilder Lehrman Summer InstitutesThe Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers high value Teacher Seminars for K-12 educators. Held at colleges and historic sites across the US and abroad, these weeklong seminars offer teachers daily programs with America’s leading historians, visits to local historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources.https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/teacher-seminarsVarious throughout the summer of 2019.February 18, 2019Katherine Abrahamabraham@gilderlehrman.org
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Global Explorations for EducatorsEducation is at the heart of our society and teachers with greater global perspectives provide richer experiences for those they lead in the classroom. Founded in 2007, Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has sent over 2000 teachers abroad on adventurous travel programs. GEEO's trips are 7 to 23 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators, administrators, retired educators, as well as educators’ guests.https://geeo.org/Varioustravel@geeo.org
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Grosvenor Teacher Fellow ProgramThe Grosvenor Teacher Fellow (GTF) Program sends educators aboard Lindblad Expeditions ships for a professional development experience of a lifetime. All applicants must have completed National Geographic Educator Certification, which is a free professional development program for educators committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, conservationists, and changemakers. Open to pre-K–12 and informal educators in the 50 U.S. States, Canada, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Department of Defense Activity Schools, the GTF Program is made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society. Through the GTF program, 45 educators will have the opportunity to embark on a Lindblad Expeditions voyage for a life-changing, field-based experience in destinations such as the Galápagos Islands, Antarctica, Southeast Alaska, the Arctic, and more. The program is named in honor of Gilbert M. Grosvenor, Chairman Emeritus of the National Geographic Society, in recognition of his decades-long work supporting Pre-K–12 teachers and promoting geography education.
Grosvenor Teacher Fellows are an integral part of the National Geographic community. They work to further students’ understanding of the planet and empower them to generate solutions for a healthier and more sustainable future.
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/programs/grosvenor-teacher-fellowsVaries1/3/2019 Note: If an educator wishes to apply for the 2019 program year they must sign up for the certification course by October 21, 2018.JT HardinGTFprogram@ngs.org
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Fulbright Teachers for Global ClassroomsThe Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC) is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers to develop skills for preparing students for a competitive global economy. Fulbright TGC equips teachers to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration. The Fulbright TGC Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.www.irex.org/tgcApplication opens in Decemberfulbrighttgc@irex.org
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Keizai Koho Japan Study TourKeizai Koho Center (KKC), in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS), will offer "KKC Study Tour to Japan 2019" for U.S. and Canadian social studies teachers.www.us-japan.org/programs/kkcJune 24-July 1, 2019February 1, 2019Katsuko Shellhammerkkcfellowship@us-japan.org
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Korean War Legacy Foundation Teacher ConferenceJoin educators and Korean War historians to learn more about the Korean War and its legacy. Particpants will hear from experts and learn how to bring veterans and their stories into the classroom. This workshop takes place in Charleston, South Carolina. Costs are mostly covered www.kwdhproject.org/teacher-conference2019 dates are not yet available2019 dates are not yet available
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Library of Congress Summer Teacher InstituteThe 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.http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/?rssloc=eanft2019 dates are not yet available2019 dates are not yet availableteachinglcsummer@loc.gov.
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Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) degree program - TeachingAmericanHistory.org / Ashland UniversityThere are many hybrid and online master's degree programs available, but how many can combine the rich interaction of a brick-and-mortar classroom with the convenience of learning from home? Ashland University's Master of Arts programs in American History and Government take online learning to the next level. At Ashland, you'll learn from leading scholars from universities around the nation in a dynamic, live online classroom.

Whether you are looking for an American history, US government, social studies education, or American studies program offered in a fully-online, hybrid online/on-campus, or an intensive summer residential program, Ashland's MA programs in history and government combine the high-quality instruction you want with the flexibility you need. No other online masters in history or government can deliver a traditional graduate school experience in a convenient format that fits your personal and professional needs.

Focused on the study of original historical documents and offered on a schedule convenient for working professionals, TeachingAmericanHistory.org (in conjunction with Ashland University) offers a Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) degree program, designed for teachers, community college faculty, K-12 curriculum planners, and others with a professional or personal interest in the history and government of the United States.
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/mahg/2019 dates are not yet availableChris Pascarellacpascarella@ashbrook.org
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Mikva ChallengeMikva Challenge will host a two-day summer institute in Chicago. https://mikvaactioncivicsnetwork.org/mikva-action-civics-summer-instituteJuly 18-19, 2019
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Monticello Teacher Institute and Barringer Research FellowshipA summer fellowship open to all K-12 classroom teachers, the teacher institute is an immersive week-long professional development program providing the opportunity to learn from scholars, do independent reserach, and create new classroom resources. www.monticello.org/barringerTwo Sessions: July 13 – 19, 2019 and July 26 - August 2, 2019March 1, 2019education@moniticello.org
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Mount Vernon Teacher FellowshipThe Life Guard Teacher Fellowship Program began in 2013 to support the creation of classroom materials and teacher resources about the life, legacy, and leadership of George Washington. The Reese Fellowship Program began in 2017 to support increasing student engagement with 18th-century sources by connecting high school students with print and handwritten primary sources. Fellows work closely with the staff at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington as they research and produce work to be distributed to a national audience.https://www.mountvernon.org/education/for-teachers/teaching-institutes-professional-development/teacher-fellowship-program/June - August, 2019February 28, 2019Zerah Jakubzjakub@mountvernon.org
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National Constitution CenterJoin teachers from across the country and constitutional scholars from across the philosophical spectrum for a weeklong teacher institute at the National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia in July 2019. During the Institute educators work with content experts to deepen their knowledge of the history and modern understandings of Separation of Powers through interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. With master teachers and the education teams from the NCC and the Jack Miller Center, participants discover and develop innovative, nonpartisan ways to make the content relevant to their students. The Institute capitalizes on the NCC’s wealth of historical, constitutional, and cultural resources to demonstrate the ways Separations of Powers have defined and continue to define America’s constitutional identity. Educators will leave with new content knowledge, teaching tools, classroom-ready resources, and new skills for improving constitutional literacy.https://constitutioncenter.org/learn/professional-development/summer-teacher-institutesSession One: July 7-12, 2019, Session Two: July 14-19, 2019December 7, 2018education@constitutioncenter.org
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National History Day Normandy InstituteThe Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom® Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute takes students and teachers on the journey of a lifetime to explore WWII history through the life of a Silent Hero who is memorialized in the Normandy American Cemetery. This program is made possible through the generous support of Mr. Albert H. Small.https://www.nhd.org/normandy-sacrifice-freedom2019 dates not yet available2019 dates not yet available
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National Portrait Gallery's Learning to Look Summer Teacher InstituteIntegrating portraiture into the classroom provides exciting opportunities to connect students with history, biography, visual art, and many other subjects. The National Portrait Gallery collection presents the wonderful diversity of individuals who have left—and are leaving—their mark on our country and our culture. The museum portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story.

The Summer Teacher Institute will take a broad look at the Portrait Gallery's collection. During the institute, the museum's curators and historians will provide in-gallery content lectures, introducing the collection. Utilizing an interactive approach, NPG educators will model a variety of "learning to look" strategies—unique ways to hook and engage students when they look closely at portraits. Participants will learn how to "read" portraiture and use the artworks as a springboard into a more in-depth discussion about biography and history. Teachers in grades kindergarten-12 may apply as individuals or as part of a team. Priority will be given to social studies, English/language arts, and visual arts teachers.
http://npg.si.edu/teacher-workshops/learning-look-summer-teacher-institute2019 dates not posted yet2019 dates not posted yetBriana Zavadil Whitewhitebz@si.edu
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NCHE Technology in American History WorkshopsFunded by a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program, NCHE offers colloquia and webinars that explore the use of primary sources related to technological innovation over time. The workshop being offered is NASA and Flight Technology.http://www.nche.net/tiahcolloquiaJanuary 18-20, 2019Justin Jakovacjustin@nche.net
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Religious Freedom Center at the Newseum The Religious Freedom Center recently launched our new professional development website, Constitution2Classroom.org. C2C includes over forty hours of free, online PD on issues related to religious liberty, religious literacy, and civil dialogue. Each module is designed to take one hour and includes a reading, a video, an interactive game, and reflection questions. We invite you to share this resource with colleagues who are interested in teaching about religion in private or public primary and secondary schools. http://www.religiousfreedomcenter.org/programs/educators/edu-course-catalog/VariousBen Marcusbmarcus@newseum.org
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NCTA Residential seminars and summer institutes are intensive professional development courses that take place over a short period of time, often during the summer. They may provide an overview of East Asian history and culture or focus on a specific theme.http://nctasia.org/find-a-course/by-course-type/residential-seminars-summer-institutes/2019 dates not yet posted2019 dates not yet postedLynn Kalinauskaslynn.kalinauskas@nctasia.org
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NCTA East Asia in the Early Modern WorldWhat do sources from and about merchants, pirates, diplomats, missonaries, soldiers, and artists tell us about early modern East Asia? Examining various transborder voyagers, institutions, and practices that contributed to the formation of the interconnected East Asian world, this institue offers secondary teachers an opportunity to work with scholars and specialists to consider East Asia as a system that included but transcended the collective national historires of China, Japan, and Korea. Teachers selected to participate will receive a travel stipend, lodging, a meal package, and institute resource materials. www.colorado.edu/ptea July 7-12, 2019 (tentative)Catherine Ishidaishida@colorado.edu
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NCTA Teaching East Asian Literature WorkshopThe six-day workshop kicks off on Sunday, June 7th. Each morning, history professors lead lectures and discussions on specific facets of China, Japan, and Korea that are pertinent to the literary works covered. Topics discussed include history, religion, culture, family, gender, and language. Participation includes a set of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literary works, free housing and some meals, certificate of completion, and option to purchase three graduate credits. www.indiana.edu/~easc July 7-12, 2019eascout@indiana.edu
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NEH Summer Seminar on Muslim American History and LifeWhat does it mean to be both Muslim and American? You are invited to explore this fascinating and important question this coming summer. For three weeks in Indianapolis, you will read compelling texts and conduct engaging field trips as you study the diverse facets of Muslim American identity, both as grounded in the past and as experienced in the present. As an NEH Summer Scholar, you will reflect on and discuss thirty primary source documents and two major academic monographs; visit two mosques; and make a final presentation about how you will integrate teaching about Muslim Americans into your classroom.muslimamericanseminar.wordpress.comJuly 8-26, 2019March 1, 2019Prof. Edward Curtisecurtis4@iupui.edu
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NEH Summer Seminars & InstitutesThe National Endowment for the Humanities offers summer seminars and institutes on a variety of humanities topics. They range from one to four weeks in duration, and all offer stipends to help defray travel and living expenses. https://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programsJune - August, 2019March 1, 2019sem-inst@neh.gov
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Olga Lengel Holocaust InstituteOur 11-day summer seminar is open to Holocaust educators from across the United States and will take place from June 16 – 27, 2019 in NYC. Led by Sondra Perl and Jennifer Lemberg along with their colleague Alice Braziller, the seminar encourages teachers to think creatively and collaboratively about how they teach the Holocaust, genocide, and social justice. Participants become adept at dealing with difficult material and discover how writing, dialogue, and inquiry can help motivate students toward social action. Prior experience teaching the Holocaust or focusing on social injustice in the classroom is required. Applicants should have at least five years’ classroom experience and need to be at least five years from retirement. https://www.toli.us/sponsored-programs/summer-seminar/June 16-27, 2019February 15, 2019Jennifer Lembergjlemberg@holocausteducators.org
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SPICE- Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural EducationIn an effort to infuse Asian studies in the social studies and language arts curricula, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), in cooperation with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), is offering a professional development summer institute for middle school teachers at Stanford University. Over the course of three days, this summer institute will highlight the geography, cultures, religions, history, literature, and arts of East Asia, with a focus on ancient Chinese dynasties, feudal Japan, and the Silk Road.SPICE/NCTA East Asia Summer Institute for Middle School Teachers: https://spice.fsi.stanford.edu/fellowships/ncta_for_middle_school_teachers
SPICE/NCTA East Asia Summer Institute for High School Teachers: https://spice.fsi.stanford.edu/fellowships/ncta_for_high_school_teachers
June and July 2019Jonas Edmanjcedman@stanford.edu
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Stanford Professional Learninghttps://cset.stanford.edu/pd/content-deepening-courses
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Street Law Supreme Court Summer InstituteThe Supreme Court Summer Institute is a six-day teacher professional development open to secondary level social studies teachers and supervisors. Educators learn about the Supreme Court, its past and current cases, and interactive teaching methods from top Supreme Court litigators and experts. Participants of the Supreme Court Summer Institute will also hear the Justices announce some of the final decisions of the term, one of which might be a case studied during the Institute.https://www.streetlaw.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?eventId=25&url=2019-Supreme-Court-Summer-Institute-for-Teachers#registrationInfoSession 1: June 13 – 18, 2019 Session 2: June 20 – 25, 2019March 11, 2019Erica Wangewang@streetlaw.org
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Study Canada“STUDY CANADA” is a renowned 6-day professional development program that provides American teachers with an excellent foundation for teaching about our northern neighbor and our important relationship. For almost 40 years, educators from across the U.S. have participated in the workshop to learn about core social studies topics related to Canada—such as geography, history, government, and economics—from university faculty and other experts. Cultural components include a series of unique learning experiences that reflect the ties that bind the U.S. and Canada as cultural cousins, political neighbors, environmental stewards of the continent, and as trade partners with strong ties to Pacific Rim nations. Important outcomes include development of curricula that meets Common Core and state-based standards, gaining global perspectives of civic issues, and receiving numerous resources for classroom use.https://k12studycanada.org/scsi/2019 dates have not yet been posted
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Teachers for Global ClassroomsThe Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) program is another fully funded U.S. government-funded program. Chosen teachers do an online international education program in the fall, attend a seminar with international teachers in winter, and then go overseas for 2 weeks (to a developing country of your choice, at a time of your choice). https://www.irex.org/project/fulbright-teachers-global-classrooms-program-fulbright-tgcVariousApplications open in December 2018fulbrighttgc@irex.org
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Teaching the Humanities through Art (Smithsonian American Art Museum)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, 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. Participants will become confident in their ability to integrate art into their curriculum, share lesson ideas, and leave with a tool kit of resources they can put to use in the classroom. Priority will be given to social studies and English teachers for grades 6-12. Graduate credits, scholarships, and low-cost housing accommodations are available.https://americanart.si.edu/education/k-12/professional-development/summer-institutesJuly 8-12, 2019, July 22-26, 2019 March 1, 2019Phoebe HillemannAmericanArtInstitutes@si.edu
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Tools for Tolerance for EducatorsProfessional Development for pre-k - 12th grade educators www.museumoftolerance.com/FREEPDNow - June 30, 2019NoneGabriela Bohmeducators@museumoftolerance.com
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Transatlantic Outreach ProgramEach summer, the Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) takes around 100 social studies and STEM educators to Germany on two-week, fully funded group study tours. During the tours, groups examine topics such as the German school system, German and EU politics, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility, as well as culture, history, and geography.www.goethe.de/topstudytours June- July 2019January 28, 2019Jenny Windell, Program Managerjenny.windell@goethe.de
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Uberoi Foundation FellowshipTeach about India? This institute will focus on resources and content support in teaching about India. The workshop will be held at Bridgewater University. Particiapnts are eligible to receive a $500 stipend or 3 graduate credits. http://www.umassd.edu/indic/uberoi/Check out this flyer. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByWXE-nUoLV-ckF5ZGQtZm1lZE9USGZQcDQ3ZjBKbjFIS1lzJuly 8-12, 2019May 1, 2019hjones@inads.org
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Upstander Academy- Using Human Rights and Genocide Education to Encourage UpstandersThe Upstander Project and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut are proud to present the Upstander Academy, an inquiry-based professional development opportunity for secondary educators with a focus on genocide and human rights education to foster upstanding and address complex historical and current issues. The Academy is six days and is based at the University of Connecticut-Storrs.https://upstanderproject.org/academy/2019 dates not yet available, will be posted in fall 2018doddcenter@uconn.edu
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellowship ProgramThe Museum Teacher Fellowship Program seeks to train leaders in the field of Holocaust education. The Fellows are a national corps of skilled educators who assist the Museum's efforts to promote quality Holocaust education that is rooted in accurate history and responsible pedagogy. The Museum's teacher training programs ensure that learning how and why the Holocaust happened is an important component of education in America and that it strengthens students' critical thinking about their roles in society. Held in Washington DC at the USHMM.https://www.ushmm.org/educators/professional-events-and-resources/museum-teacher-fellowship-programJuly 8-12, 2019February 15, 2019Kim Blevins-Rellevakblevinsrelleva@ushmm.org
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USS Midway Museum Institute for TeachersThe USS Midway Museum offers two seminars for teachers this coming summer. There's a one-week seminar on WWII in the Pacific and a two-week seminar on The Cold War, Korea, and Vietnam. There is a $500 stipend for the one-week seminar and a $1,000 stipend for the two-week seminar. www.midway.org/midway-institute-teachersThe Cold War: June 30-July 13, 2019, WWI and the Pacific: June 23-29, 2019, Vietnam, the Cold War, and 1968 (for California Teachers Only)March 4, 2019John Burnsburns@midway.org
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Victims of Communism National Seminar for High School EducatorsThe Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation will host its highly reviewed three-day seminars in Washington, DC. These seminars are intended for active middle school and high school educators interested in teaching the history of communism and its collectivist legacy in their classroom—educators like you!

By attending one of the seminars, you will:

Interact with VOC staff, noted historians, pedagogy experts, and master teachers;

Obtain and develop lesson plans for teaching the truth about communism’s ideology, its history in the Soviet Union and Europe, and its enduring legacy in China, North Korea, Cuba, and other contemporary communist states;

Network with your peers from across the country who are also interested in teaching and learning about communism;

Hear firsthand from a dissident from a current or former communist country;

Receive a copy of VOC’s updated curricular supplement—Communism: Its Ideology, Its History, and Its Legacy—which was developed by Dr. Paul Kengor, Dr. Lee Edwards, and Claire McCaffery Griffin, and has been field-tested in more than a dozen Washington, DC area schools;

Receive other teaching resources, including books and videos;

Learn about future opportunities to become a leader in educating American students about communism;

Meals during the program are included. There is no cost to attend the seminars. Participants are responsible for their transportation to and accommodations in Washington, but limited scholarship funds are available to help defray these costs. Please inquire for application.

Registration is open to all educators currently teaching at the middle school or high school levels.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is an educational and human rights nonprofit with the mission to educate Americans about the ideology, history, and legacy of communism. VOC’s creation was authorized by a unanimous act of Congress in 1993, which was signed by President Bill Clinton.
http://victimsofcommunism.orgJuly 14-17, 2019, July 17-20, 2019March 1, 2019Murray Bessettemurray.bessette@victimsofcommunism.org
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White House Historical Association Teacher InstituteDiscover the history behind this iconic building and explore how you can use the stories from the White House to enhance your classroom at the White House History Teacher Institute. This five-day teacher professional development is hosted by the White House Historical Association in Washington, D.C., at the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History. The Institute features discussions with historians, local site visits, inquiry-based learning activities, and more. https://www.whitehousehistory.org/white-house-history-teacher-instituteSession 1: July 8-12, 2019, Session 2: July 22-26, 2019February 1, 2019Joanna Cappsjcapps@whha.org
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World Affairs Councilhttps://www.worldaffairsdc.org/ForEducator_SummerInstitute.aspx
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World War II National Museum Summer InstituteWorld War II was the defining event of the 20th century, and understanding its history is essential to understanding the world we live in today. The Summer Teacher Institute is an immersive 16-month professional development experience for middle and high school teachers focusing on the history and lessons of this transformative era. The program includes both an intensive weeklong seminar at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans and a weeklong excursion to a WWII-related destination. Each year’s institute focuses on a different aspect of the war, employing a rich array of curriculum tools and primary sources to help bring the war to life in the classroom. Participants who complete the program are eligible for up to six hours of graduate credit and will become part of the Museum’s nationwide network of master teachers dedicated to improving the quality of instruction on World War II.https://www.nationalww2museum.org/students-teachers/educator-resources/professional-development/summer-teacher-institutePhase 1: July 28-August 3, 2018, Phase 2: 2019-2020 school year, Phase 3: July 5-11, 2020 in MunichFebruary 1, 2019Kristen BurtonKristen.Burton@nationalww2museum.org
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