2018 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
1990 Institute: Changing Lives in Modern ChinaThe 1990 is hosting a two-day summer workshop on modern China in the San Mateo County Office of Education. Out of state teachers are eligible to receive a $400 stipend. Bay Area teachers are eligible to receive $200 and non-Bay Area teachers can receive a $300 stipend. https://teachers.1990institute.org or to apply go to http://teachers.1990institute.org/2018-applyJuly 27-28, 2018
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/initiatives_awards/summer_institute_for_teachers.htmlJune 24-29, 2018March 2, 2018Catherine Hawkecatherine.Hawke@americanbar.org
AP Summer Institute at University of Wisconsin MadisonAP training for high school teachersgo.wisc.edu/cpqup9June 18-22, 2018Matthew Freidfreid@wisc.edu
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.
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.aspxJune 27-28, 2018April 1, 2018Yvonne HillYHill@apa.org
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 23–25, 2018 Social Studies/History Session: July 26–28, 2018RollingCameron Walpolecwalpole@ushmm.org
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/July 9-13, 2018 or July 23-27, 2018Laura Vlklvlk@billofrightsinstitute.org
Center for the Study of the American Constitution- Foreign Policy in the Early RepublicThis conference will explore the issues facing the United States as a fledgling nation trying to create an identity for itself in the international community. Topics covered will include the foreign policy of President George Washington, the Treaty of Peace with Great Britain, foreign policy under the Articles of Confederation and the Jay Treaty.https://csac.history.wisc.edu/professional-development-for-teachers/March 16-17, 2018RollingTim Mooretdmoore2@wisc.edu
Center for the Study of the American Constitution- The Role of Religion in Early AmericaReligion played a critical role in Americans’ lives during the colonial and early national periods. In addition to laying the religious groundwork for the American Founding era, this two-day conference will highlight the varied ways that religion influenced the Founding generation, both personally and in its quest to establish a new frame of government for a growing population. Among other topics, scholars will explore religion during the debates over the U.S. Constitution, the religious test clause, slavery and the Founders, and freedom of religion and the Bill of Rights.https://csac.history.wisc.edu/professional-development-for-teachers/April 6-7, 2018RollingTim Mooretdmoore2@wisc.edu
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.
See agenda at http://sccss.org/resources/Centropa/SC%20Seminar%202018%20of%20of%2011.23.pdf. You can register at http://sccss.org/event-2751647%20.February 16-18, 2018Monday, February 12, 2018Lauren Granite
C-SPAN's Free Professional Development Webinars for Social Studies TeachersC-SPAN Classroom is the network’s FREE membership service that works with C-SPAN's programs on public affairs, coverage of Congress, non-fiction books and American history to create free resources for teachers and students to use in their classrooms and projects.

We offer a variety of free content on different topics including short Current Events videos, Lesson Plans and Bell Ringers, On This Day in History Events, Constitution Clips and Classroom Deliberations.

If your department or district is interested in learning how to incorporate these free resources into curriculum, we are hosting free live webinars through Google Hangouts. We can show you how to navigate our website, create personalized folders, bookmark resources as well as create your own content.

Whether it is your staff, your department or a class of up-and-coming student teachers, educators are certain to find content that supports their curriculum and enhances their instruction.
https://www.c-span.org/classroom/opportunities/These free webinars are offered now at times that are mutually agreed upon based on schedules.Pam McGorryeducate@c-span.org
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/July 2018 - Dates will be posted in early 2018.Application will be posted in early 2018. Pam McGorryeducate@c-span.org
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/Summer 2018Application will be posted in fall 2017.Pam McGorryeducate@c-span.org
Choices ProgramThe Choices Program out of Brown University is offering severeal workshops throughout the summer of 2018. Workshops include: Implementing the Choices Program Materials to Meet Curriculum Frameworks, African Perspectives in World History, Exploring the Middle East: Question for U.S. Policy Unit, and more.www.choices.edu/pdVarious
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/index.aspVariousJune 1, 2018Cheryl Potthast
Civil War Trust ConferenceThrough the generosity of our donors, the Civil War Trust is pleased to offer eleven (11) full scholarships to attend the 2018 Annual Conference in Newport News, VA on May 30 – June 3, 2018. There will be six (6) STUDENT scholarships. These are available to COLLEGE students that are studying, and have an interest in the American wars. In addition, there will be five (5) TEACHER scholarships available. These are available to current teachers who are enthusiastic about teaching about the American Wars in their classrooms. These full conference scholarships include registration fees, travel expenses and hotel accommodations for the duration of the conference, as well as meals.https://www.civilwar.org/events/annual-conference/scholarshipsMay 30-June 3, 2018March 15, 2018Bonnie Repasibrepasi@civilwar.org
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.civilwar.org/events/national-teacher-instituteJuly 12-15, 2018
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/July 8 - 13, 2018April 2, 2018Jake Flackjflack@fords.org
Colonial Williamsburg Teacher InstituteDuring immersive, five-day sessions and NEW three-day themed seminars on location in Williamsburg, 25 participants and a Master Teacher engage in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social studies with American history as the focus. Teachers have the opportunity to exchange ideas with historians, meet character interpreters and become part of the story in The Revolutionary City. Throughout each day, teachers work collaboratively with Colonial Williamsburg staff and Master Teachers to examine interactive teaching techniques and develop instructional materials that bring history to life in the classroom.http://www.history.org/history/teaching/tchsti.cfmVariousDecember 15, 2017Registrarteacherdevelopment@cwf.orghttp://www.history.org/history/teaching/tchstipc.cfm
Czechoslovakia from Invasion to RevolutionThis three-day workshop introduces educators to the causes and legacies of Czechoslovakia’s culture of dissent. Educators will hear from expert speakers on topics including the 1968 Prague Spring uprising and its aftermath, the Charter 77 movement, and the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Participants will explore primary sources and classroom-ready activities through interactive modules, and they will work with museum staff and a curriculum development specialist on incorporating the workshop content into their lesson plans. Note: Only open to Iowa and Wisconsin educators.https://creeca.wisc.edu/outreach/for-educators/68-77-89/July 11-13, 2018outreach@creeca.wisc.edu
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 8-21, 2018April 15, 2018InstituteDirector(at)daralislam.org
Dimensions of the Middle EastJoin us for a five-day workshop this summer designed to introduce teachers to different dimensions of the Middle East. From social movements to geopolitics to cultures and more, teachers will deepen their understanding of both the historic and modern Middle East. Participants will learn from scholars and community experts, engage with authentic texts, and participate in experiential learning activities. Throughout the institute, teachers will think about how to bring these themes into their classrooms and will work in groups or individually to develop curriculum or materials for classroom use.https://www.qfi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/QFI-Duke-SI-Program-Announcement-1.pdfJune 24-29, 2018March 25, 2018Emma Harverharver@email.unc.edu
European Studies Center- Brussels Study TourThis study tour is being put on by the European Studies Center. Travel scholarships are available. http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/content/brussels/study-tour
Foreign Policy Research Institute Japan Study TourFPRI and CEAS are excited to announce that we will once again be bringing 20 American educators to Japan for a two week immersion experience that will focus on three themes in Japan’s history and culture: Political and Social Stability, Maintaining Cultural Values While Seeking Change, and Cultural Borrowing.https://www.fpri.org/education/2018-fpri-ceas-japan-study-tour-application/June 21-July 5, 2018March 5, 2018
Foreign Policy Research Institute Understanding the Many Missions of the American MilitaryIn 2018, our 13th annual military history weekend for teachers at the First Division Museum will focus on “Understanding the Many Missions of the American Military, Post-Vietnam.” This institute will be the first to be held in the First Division Museum since the addition of a new wing devoted to the post-Vietnam era. The First Division Museum tells the story of a historic military unit that has participated in all of America’s conflicts since WWI. The new wing is organized around the variety of the first Division’s roles in this era. Corresponding to the new wing, our history weekend will explore these military missions: Deterrence, Battle, Peacekeeping, Counterinsurgency/Counterterrorism, and Military Assistance.https://www.fpri.org/conference/understanding-many-missions-american-military-post-vietnam/March 24-25, 2018January 30, 2018history@fpri.org
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 22-27, 2018April 15, 2018rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org
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.http://www.freedomsfoundation.org/Graduate-ClassesVarious
Friends of the National World War II Memorial Teachers ConferenceAn annual national teacher institute held in Washington, DC with a focus on community service.http://www.wwiimemorialfriends.orgJuly 24-28, 2018March 2018Brianna Jordanbjordan@wwiimemorialfriends.org
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.https://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/index.htmlSummer 2018TBDMaria Changmaria.chang@ed.gov
George Washington Fall Residential ProgramThe George Washington Teacher Institute Fall Residential Program is a 4-day immersive professional development experience designed to support K-12 educators who teach about the life, leadership, and legacy of George Washington and the 18th-century world in which he lived. This year, the Fall Residential Program theme is Leadership and Legacy: Lessons from George Washington.http://www.mountvernon.org/education/for-teachers/teaching-institutes-professional-development/residential-programs/fall-residential-programs/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=George+Washington+s+Mount+Vernon+Education+Update+-+April+2018&utm_campaign=EDU_Newsletter4_17_18November 8-11, 2018May 14, 2018
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 15 - 18; June 12-16; June 19-23; July 10 - 14; July 17-21; July 31 - August 4; August 7 - 11; November 8-11October 31 (Spring); End of January (Summer); End of April (Fall)Jackie Jechagwti@mountvernon.org
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/programs-exhibitions/teacher-seminarsJune-August 2017 (various sites)February 15, 2018Katherine Abrahamabraham@gilderlehrman.org
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/Various
Grosvenor Teacher Fellow ProgramThe Grosvenor Teacher Fellow (GTF) Program is a professional development opportunity for Pre-K-12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society. An annual competitive application process is used to select educators and host them aboard Lindblad Expeditions’ voyages for a life-changing, field-based experience.

These exemplary educators complete a series of deliverables that enable them to transfer their onboard experience into new ways to teach students and engage colleagues. Through this experience, they bring new geographic awareness into their learning environments and communities.

Fellows also take on a two-year leadership commitment to support educators with National Geographic. Throughout their commitment, Fellows may be asked to conduct webinars, participate in meetups, and serve as a mentor to other educators.

The program is named in honor of Gilbert M. Grosvenor, Chairman Emeritus National Geographic Society in recognition of his decades-long work supporting Pre-K-12 teachers and promoting geography education across the U.S. and Canada.
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/programs/grosvenor-teacher-fellowsvariesJanuary 5, 2018JT HardinGTFprogram@ngs.org
IREX Teachers for Global ClassroomsThe teachers for a global classroom program is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle and high school teachers to develop leadership in global education.www.irex.org/tgctgc@irex.org
Keizai Koho Japan Study TourThe Keizai Koho Center, in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies will offer the KKC Study Tour to Japan 2018 for U.S. and Canadian social studies teachers. The travel will primarily take place in Tokyo with visits to Japanese schools, scholars and experts and visits to major Japanese companieswww.us-japan.org/programs/kkcEnd June- early July, 2018February 1, 2018Katsuko Shellhammerkkcfellowship@us-japan.org
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-conferenceJune 24-27, 2018
Korean War Legacy Foundation Research Triphttp://koreanwarlegacy.org/2018-korean-research-trip/April 16, 2018
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=eanftGeneral Focus: June 18-22, June 25-June 29, or July 30-August 3 WWI Focus: July 9-July 13, STEM Focus: July 16-20March 21, 2018teachinglcsummer@loc.gov.
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/June 24-July 27 (on campus), May 7-August 10 (online) Chris Pascarellacpascarella@ashbrook.org
Mexican American Studies Academy at the University of Texas at San AntonioMexican American Studies Program at UTSA sponsors a MAS Social Studies Teachers’ Academy annually during the summer months for secondary teachers in the South Texas region to learn how to integrate the Mexican American experience for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in social studies, as well as meet the specific content area for Mexican American Studies as a special topics course. The Academy engages teachers in intellectually oriented readings, workshops, and discussions to increase content knowledge and pedagogical skills regarding Mexican American Studies. The Academy will include a special tour of the ITC to explore classroom resources inspired by ITC’s newest exhibit Los Tejanos. The MAS Social Studies Teachers’ Academy provides professional development hours/credit.http://education.utsa.edu/mas/social_studies_teachers_academy/June 25-29, 2018
Mikva ChallengeMikva Challenge will host a two-day summer institute in Chicago. www.mikvaactioncivicsnetwork.orgJuly 19-20, 2018
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/barringerJuly 14-20 or July 28-August 3, 2018March 25, 2018education@moniticello.org
Montpelier Center for the Constitution Montpelier is offering three summer seminars designed for teachers. These include Constitutional Conventions, The Evolution of Rights and Liberties, and The Mere Distinction of Color. https://www.montpelier.org/learn/seminarsVariousEmily Vossevoss@montpelier.org
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 2018. During the institute—through demonstration, discussion, and historic site visitation—educators work with content experts to deepen their knowledge of the history and modern understandings of the Rule of Law and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. With master teachers and the education teams from the Center and Street Law, participants discover and develop innovative, nonpartisan ways to make the content relevant to their students. The institute capitalizes on the Center’s wealth of historical, constitutional, and cultural resources to demonstrate the ways understandings of Rule of Law have been a constant presence in U.S. history and in America’s constitutional identity. Educators will leave with new content knowledge, teaching tools, classroom-ready resources, and new skills for improving constitutional literacy through a Rule of Law framework.https://constitutioncenter.org/learn/professional-development/educator-workshops
Session One: July 8-13, 2018
April 6, 2018education@constitutioncenter.org
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-freedom
Session Two: July 22-27, 2018
November 27, 2017
National Park Service Civil Rights InstituteThe 2018 Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Civil Rights Educator Institute is a design laboratory for social engagement that provides a space for pedagogical experimentation, and inquiry into issues related to human rights and education for liberation. This institute brings together educators, community workers, and cultural activists from around the country to exchange knowledge and experiences, and to learn with and from each other in an intensive week-long learning community.https://www.nps.gov/chsc/learn/education/summer-teacher-institute.htmJuly 22-27, 2018Review starts January 15th and ends when seats are filled.jodi_morris@nps.gov
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-institutehttp://npg.si.edu/teacher-workshops/learning-look-summer-teacher-instituteJune 25-29, 2018; July 9-13, 2018April 13, 2018Briana Zavadil Whitewhitebz@si.edu
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 three workshops being offered are NASA and Flight Technology, Technological Innovation and Patents, and The Army and the Technology of Warfarewww.nche.net/tiahmainpage VariousJustin Jakovacjustin@nche.net
NCSS- Religious Freedom Center Religious Studies Summer InstituteBroaden your professional competence with the disciplinary concepts and tools of religious studies as an academic discipline. Increase your confidence in teaching about religion in constitutionally appropriate ways that engage your students and and meet your instructional goals. Develop working relationships with leading religious studies subject matter experts and curricular resource providers.https://www.socialstudies.org/workshops/2018-religious-studies-instituteJuly 10-12, 2018Ben Marcus
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/VariousLynn Kalinauskaslynn.kalinauskas@nctasia.org
NCTA China Study TourThe USC U.S.-China Institute and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia invite qualified teachers to apply for our 2018 study tour to China and Taiwan.http://china.usc.edu/seminars/2018-ncta-summer-study-tour-china-and-taiwanJune 27-July 13, 2018March 15, 2018asiak12@usc.edu
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 8-27, 2018March 1, 2018Prof. Edward Curtisecurtis4@iupui.edu
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, 2018March 1, 2018Richard Pettitsem-inst@neh.gov
Newseum Summer Institute
July 2018
Olga Lengel Holocaust InstituteOur twelve-day summer seminar is open to Holocaust educators from across the United States and will take place from June 16 – 28, 2018 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 16-28, 2018February 1, 2018jlemberg@holocausteducators.org
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.http://spice.fsi.stanford.edu/fellowships/ncta_for_middle_school_teachersJune 20-22, 2018April 23, 2018Jonas Edmanjcedman@stanford.edu
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, where educators learn about the Supreme Court, its past and current cases, and how to teach about them from top Supreme Court litigators and experts. Participants of the Supreme Court Summer Institute will also hear the Justices announce the final decisions of the term, one of which might be a case we’ll be covering during the Institute.www.streetlaw.org/scsi_apply18JUNE 14–19 & JUNE 21–26, 2018March 12, 2018Anthony Ashfordaashford@streetlaw.org
Street Law New Perspectives Deep Understanding Through DeliberationAre you a teacher searching for ways to help your students grapple with controversial public issues? Are you looking for materials and strategies to help bring students together across their differences? Street Law is proud to announce the 2018-19 New Perspectives Teaching Fellowship. Twenty-five teachers from the Omaha, NE, Denver, CO, and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas will be awarded this fellowship to master the use of deliberative discussion to build positive relationships across differences.http://streetlaw.org/en/newsroom/Article/570/New_Perspectives_Deep_Understanding_Through_DeliberationJuly 17-19, 2018April 9, 2018Jen Wheelerjwheeler@streetlaw.org
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/
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-tgcfulbrighttgc@irex.org
TeachingAmericanHistory.org Buchwald FellowsThe fellowship will cover the full cost of tuition, room, board, and books to participate in a weeklong summer graduate course offered through TAH.org's Master of Arts in American History and Government degree program. The courses are held on the campus of Ashland University (Ashland, OH), located 60 miles south of Cleveland.http://teachingamericanhistory.org/fellows/buchwald-2018/?inf_contact_key=e26c315a949a6a3114bc3630ae0eeabaee706b42cd36b51a3428588f46915172 VariousMarch 1, 2018
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 9-13, 2018 & July 23-27, 2018April 1, 2018Phoebe HillemannAmericanArtInstitutes@si.edu
Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern RegionA free online course for professional development providers and education faculty. PDPI will help you plan, customize, and deliver high-quality professional development that prepares teachers to use the Library of Congress digital archives effectively. The TPS program focuses on supporting students in developing critical analysis skills and thinking like historians. PDPI supports TPS Regional Grant Project leaders and other educational professionals who lead professional development. As a final project, participants design a professional development plan to share TPS with local educators.Registration: https://forms.waynesburg.edu/machform/view.php?id=359970 OR Webinar: Write to the Source Presenters will share strategies for writing instruction in K-8 classrooms focused on developing content area writing through the use of informational texts. Speakers include: Salika Lawrence, associate professor, Medgar Evers College, NY; Marie Donnantuono, school library media specialist, John P. Holland Charter School, NJ; Tiffany Labissiere, literacy coach, NYC Department of Education, NY; and Joselle Fisher, pre-service teacher, Medgar Evers College, NY. Registration: https://forms.waynesburg.edu/machform/view.php?id=927456http://tps.waynesburg.edu/eastern-region-professional-development-eventsFebruary 6-March 13, 2018 and February 15, 2018Sue Wise
The Seat of War and Peace (Ford's Theatre)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 22 - 27, 2018April 2, 2018Jake Flackjflack@fords.org
Tools for Tolerance for EducatorsProfessional Development for pre-k - 12th grade educatorswww.museumoftolerance.com/FREEPDnow - June 30, 2018NoneBeverly Lemayeducators@museumoftolerance.com
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.https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/spr/eng/top/top_teachers/top_study_tour.htmlJune-July 2018January 31, 2018
Jenny Windell, Public Relations and Alumni Coordinator
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/July 9-13, 2018April 20, 2018hjones@inads.org
Upstander AcademyThe Upstander Project and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut are proud to present the 2018 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 (Sunday through Friday) and is based at the University of Connecticut-Storrs.https://upstanderproject.org/academy/July 29-August 3, 2018March 18, 2018 for discounted registrationdoddcenter@uconn.edu
USHMM 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 9-13, 2018Feb. 1, 2018Kristin Thompsonkthompson@ushmm.org
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-teachersJune 24-29, 2018 or July 1-13, 2018March 4, 2018
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 on July 16-18 and July 18-20. 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 16-18 and July 18-20March 1, 2018Murray Bessettemurray.bessette@victimsofcommunism.org
White House History 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-instituteJuly 16-20, 2018February 1, 2018Joanna Cappsjcapps@whha.org
"Windows into Other Times and Places: Explore a World of Art and Performance"In a continuation of last summer’s focus on interdisciplinary education (STEM and Social Studies in 2017), we turn this summer to examining the links between social studies and art education. Social studies offers knowledge of human experiences, while art has the power to animate intimate understandings of human experiences. Art, as a way of knowing, presents a comprehension that the facts and abstractions of social studies cannot always reveal. The Institute speakers and activities will address general teaching requirements that encourage the use of rich primary and secondary source material, such as songs and artworks. The Institute speakers and activities will address general teaching requirements that encourage the use of rich primary and secondary source material, such as songs and artworks. The Institute will focus on other standards under the “culture” themes, to examine the relationship that exists between the works of art and the societies in which they are produced; and how artistic expressions also transcend boundaries and convey universal themes.https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/hemispheres/events/46166June 12, 2018
World Affairs Council of Houston- Travel Trip to TanzaniaThis unique trip for educators will allow participants to take a journey through Tanzania's schools, wildlife, cities and historical sites! From beading sessions with Maasai women to a tour of Zanzibar, participants will enjoy a wide variety of educational and cultural opportunities only provided through the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston.http://www.wachouston.org/education/upcoming-events/event/306June 28-July 12, 2018TRAVEL@WACHOUSTON.ORG
World War II Memorial Teachers Network and ConferenceAn annual national teacher institute held in Washington, DC will facilitate the kind of teaching that will inspire lifelong learning and breathe new life into the values that brought freedom to the world. Teachers throughout the country would travel to DC, at no cost to them, and participate in lectures, discussions, and tours led by renowned historians and award-winning educators. Additionally, Friends hopes to provide teachers with tools, resources, and training to connect with and engage their students using digital technology and mobile applications in order to create a rich and multi-layered learning experience filled with sight and sound that brings to life the stories of millions of people who helped the nation during its darkest hours of the 20th century. Conference participants will return to their communities with a purpose and a commitment. Through a thoroughly prepared and well-devised community engagement program, our educators will share what they learned during their time in Washington, DC with their students, fellow teachers, and the community at-large. The result will be countless service-learning initiatives popping up across the nation that promote critical thinking and personal reflection while encouraging a heightened sense of community, civic engagement, and personal responsibility.http://www.wwiimemorialfriends.org/resources/teachers-network-and-conferenceJuly 24-29, 2018hrotondi@wwiimemorialfriends.org
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-instituteVariousFebruary 1, 2018Joshua GoodmanJoshua.Goodman@nationalww2museum.org
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