June 23, 2014 – June 27, 2014

Smithsonian Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art

Secondary Educators! Be inspired this summer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as you join colleagues from across the country for an exciting exploration of the connections among American art, technology, and your curricula. Attend one of our week-long institutes in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Stay connected with your new found colleagues and Museum staff throughout the year.

Core subject teachers for grades 6-12 may apply as individuals or as part of a team. Priority will be given to social studies and English/language arts teachers.

Applications are due Monday, March 31, 2014 Registration Fee: $200 per participant

June 23–June 27, 2014

OR

July 28–August 1, 2014

For more information and the application please visit: http://americanart.si.edu/education/dev/institutes/

Graduate credits, scholarships, and low-cost housing accommodations are available. For more information, please contact us at AmericanArtInstitutes@si.edu

Start: June 23, 2014
End: June 27, 2014
Venue: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Address:
Washington, DC, United States
Cost: $200

June 22, 2014 – June 26, 2014

Teaching About Asia: 2014 Residential Summer Institutes

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) at the University of Colorado invite applications for two 2014 residential summer institutes: one for elementary teachers on Japan and one for secondary teachers on China.

Elementary:Texts and Contexts: Teaching Japan through Children’s Literature, June 22-26, 2014. Application deadline: March 14, 2014. Using children’s literature, elementary teachers can guide students in explorations of other cultures while helping them develop literacy skills and knowledge of their world. This institute for K-5 teachers will introduce several exemplary works of children’s literature as building blocks for teaching an integrated unit on Japan. Participants will have a unique opportunity to work with scholars of Japanese culture and children’s literature. See complete details and application at http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/ncta/downloads/TCJPSI2014appfillable.pdf.

Secondary: Citizens, Society & the State: Adaptation and Transformation in Contemporary China, July 7-11, 2014. Application deadline: March 21, 2014. This four-day residential program will examine the rapidly changing social and political dynamics of contemporary China, with special attention to the emerging roles of citizens, including ways in which individuals and groups respond to and enable social and political change through protests, political participation, and self-organization. See complete details and application at http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/ncta/downloads/China_SI14_online_app.pdf.

 

Start: June 22, 2014
End: June 26, 2014
Venue: University of Colorado
Address:
595 UCB, Boulder, CO, 80309, United States

April 26, 2014

Multicultural Education Conference

The Maryland Multicultural Coalition and co-sponsor Caroline County Public Schools will host the annual statewide multicultural education conference on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the North Caroline High School. The theme is: Excellence and Equity: A State of Urgency.

Date: April 26, 2014
Venue: North Caroline High School
Address:
10990 River Rd, Ridgely, MD, 21660, United States

April 5, 2014

Civil Rights Movement

This course will focus on Maryland Civil Rights leaders and Civil Rights activities that occurred throughout the state. Educators will receive content lectures by scholars, and participate in curriculum lessons connected to the topics. To register, contact Terry Taylor at Taylor@maamc.org or 443-263-1829. March 22, March 29 and April 5th 2014.

MSDE Credit Earned: 1 credit hour.                                                                                                                Reginald F. Lewis Museum                                                                                                                                             830 East Pratt Street                                                                                                                                             Baltimore, MD 21202                                                                                                                                     443-263-1800

www.RFLewisMuseum.org

Start: April 5, 2014 9:00 am
End: April 5, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Phone: 443-263-1800
Address:
830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202, United States

Environmental Literacy Workshop

Looking for an educational opportunity complete with resources to take back to your classroom? Join the Maryland Geographic Alliance & Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation on April 5th for an Environmental Literacy Workshop at the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia Maryland.

Registration is limited to 25 fourth grade teachers and 25 fifth grade teachers.

For registration, questions and further information,  contact Jeanne Mueller jmueller@maefonline.com  410-848-4745, Sari Bennett sbennett@umbc.edu   or  Pat Robeson ronnpatr@aol.com

Date: April 5, 2014
Venue: Robinson Nature Center
Phone: 410-313-0400
Address:
6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD, 21044, United States

March 29, 2014

Civil Rights Movement

This course will focus on Maryland Civil Rights leaders and Civil Rights activities that occurred throughout the state. Educators will receive content lectures by scholars, and participate in curriculum lessons connected to the topics. To register, contact Terry Taylor at Taylor@maamc.org or 443-263-1829. March 22, March 29 and April 5th 2014.

MSDE Credit Earned: 1 credit hour.                                                                                                                Reginald F. Lewis Museum                                                                                                                                             830 East Pratt Street                                                                                                                                             Baltimore, MD 21202                                                                                                                                     443-263-1800

www.RFLewisMuseum.org

Start: March 29, 2014 9:00 am
End: March 29, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Phone: 443-263-1800
Address:
830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202, United States

March 27, 2014

State/Local Advocacy Webinar

 In an effort to keep you up to date on state level issues and advocacy efforts, and assist you in connecting with colleagues leading those efforts, we are pleased to invite you to join us for our very first State/Local Advocacy Webinar, which we hope will become a state advocacy webinar series running on the fourth Thursday of every month. This new series would run parallel to the federal advocacy webinar series that takes place on the third Wednesday of every month.
So, please join us on Thursday, March 27, 3:00pm East Coast time, for a webinar on Connecticut’s experience in advocating for social studies at the state level.
Presenters David Bosso and John Tully will discuss the steps their council has taken in their legislative efforts to address critical social studies issues in Connecticut.
To register for this free webinar please click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KS8ZJTQ.
You will receive information on accessing the webinar the day prior to the webinar.
We look forward to your participation!
Sincerely,
Ana
Ana Post | Director of External Relations & Council Communications
National Council for the Social Studies
8555 16th Street, Ste. 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Start: March 27, 2014 3:00 pm
End: March 27, 2014 5:00 pm

March 25, 2014

Music at Mount Vernon

Music played an important role at Mount Vernon in the 18th-century, just as it does today. This special three-part series in partnership with the National Symphony Orchestra takes place on the evenings of January 21, February 25 and March 25 and brings several of the region’s most accomplished musicians to the estate for intimate chamber music performances. Each performance is followed by a private Champagne, Scotch, and chocolate reception with the musicians. For more information about individual performances, venue and ticket prices, go to www.mountvernon.org/musicseries

Time: All programs begin at 7 p.m. followed by a dessert reception at 8 p.m.
Location: Robert H. and Clarice Smith auditorium in the Mount Vernon Inn Complex
Cost: $175 per person / $125 for members and supporters*

Start: March 25, 2014 7:00 pm
End: March 25, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium Mount Vernon Inn Complex
Phone: 703-780-2000
Address:
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA, 22309, United States

March 22, 2014

Civil Rights Movement

This course will focus on Maryland Civil Rights leaders and Civil Rights activities that occurred throughout the state. Educators will receive content lectures by scholars, and participate in curriculum lessons connected to the topics. To register, contact Terry Taylor at Taylor@maamc.org or 443-263-1829. March 22, March 29 and April 5th 2014.

MSDE Credit Earned: 1 credit hour.                                                                                                                Reginald F. Lewis Museum                                                                                                                                             830 East Pratt Street                                                                                                                                             Baltimore, MD 21202                                                                                                                                     443-263-1800

www.RFLewisMuseum.org

Start: March 22, 2014 9:00 am
End: March 22, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Reginald F. Lewis
Phone: 443-263-1800
Address:
830 East Pratt Street , Baltimore, MD, 21202, United States

March 22, 2014 – March 23, 2014

Institute in Teaching AP Economics

A Program for Teaching AP Economics in partnership with the Maryland Council on Economic Education and The Calvin K. Kazanjian Foundation

PROGRAM DATES: March 22-23, 2014

 

LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Hotel

2004 Greenspring Drive

Timonium, MD 21093

 

PROGRAM GOAL: This institute targets AP Economics educators who want to enhance their teaching of the content.  It is designed for teachers by teachers and includes both local and national presenters.  Points of emphasis include the AP Economics tests as well as content and  methodology for improving test scores.

 

PROGRAM FORMAT: The institute is a two-day program incorporating content overviews, demonstrations, lectures, simulations and special-topic discussions.

 

PARTICIPANT COSTS: *$200 registration fee

*Round trip transportation to and from meeting site and hotel      accommodations.

 

PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS: MCEE will cover all costs for materials and some meals. A $50 expense stipend will be paid if participant completes the two day program.

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 13, 2014

Dawn Baker
MCEE, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252

Ph: 410-704-2137 // Fax: 410-704-3313 // Email: dbaker@towson.edu

Should you have questions, contact: bldpitt52@gmail.com or dbaker@towson.edu

Start: March 22, 2014 8:00 am
End: March 23, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel
Address:
2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD, 21093, United States
Cost: $200