January 11, 2014

Learning From the Past: Celebrating African-American History

Attend a workshop for teachers of grades 3-5 on January 11, 2014 from 8:30-12:30pm at the Maryland Historical Society. Snow date will be January 18th)

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Presentations using lessons and hands on activities complete with CD containing lessons, activities. primary sources, and books.

Continental Breakfast, Box Lunch to go and FREE on site parking


Please RSVP by DECEMBER 16, 2013 to Debbie Batchelor, MCEE

dbatchelor@towson.edu or by FAX: 410-704-3313

Start: January 11, 2014 8:30 am
End: January 11, 2014 12:30 pm
Venue: Maryland Historical Society
Phone: 410-685-3750
201 W. Monument St., Baltimore, MD, 21201, United States
Cost: Free

January 8, 2014

Banner Moments: The National Anthem in American Life NEH Summer K-12 Teacher Institute

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Banner Moments: The National Anthem in American Life 

June 30–July 25, 2014 *** University of Maryland, College Park

Information and application: http://music.umich.edu/ami/bannermoments/index.htm

With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Star-Spangled Music Foundation, the University of Michigan’s American Music Institute will hold a four-week-long Summer Institute from June 30th to July 25th, 2014, at the University of Maryland, College Park. Thirty schoolteachers will explore topics in American history and culture through the lens of our national anthem and related American music.


Start: January 8, 2014 8:00 am
End: January 8, 2014 5:00 pm

January 3, 2014

“A Continuing Conversation about Making History Relevant to All Americans”

 On Friday, January 3, 2014, you are invited to a special open forum next month organized by the History Relevance Campaign, an informal group seeking to create a national, broad-based strategy to assert the relevance of history.  The conversation will take place during the American Historical Association’s (AHA) annual meeting in space that the AHA has generously provided in its main conference hotel.  This email is going out to individuals in the DC/MD/VA area who are involved in public history, public humanities, historic preservation, and related fields. Registration for the AHA conference is not required to attend this session.  For full conference access, please visit the AHA conference website: https://www.historians.org/annual-meeting

Our goal for the session is to provide an overview of what the group has done so far, hear your thoughts about what makes history important and useful, and learn from you of examples of historical programs (involving museums, K-12 education, historical sites, higher education, etc.) that excel in communicating/demonstrating the relevance of history. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch

We expect attendance to be strong, and so request that you RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HRCOpenForum at your earliest convenience.

For directions:

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (steps away from the Woodley Park Metro station: http://goo.gl/maps/xdfkU)

Start: January 3, 2014 12:30 pm
End: January 3, 2014 2:15 pm
Venue: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Cost: Free

November 23, 2013

Walters Art Museum-Ancient Art and Archeology

A FREE professional development opportunity for K-12 educators at the Walters on November 23rd sponsored by the American Institute for Oriental Research. It is
ideal for teachers who like ancient art and archaeology. For more details and to register for this workshop, please email schoolprograms@thewalters.org by November 1, 2013.

Start: November 23, 2013 10:00 am
End: November 23, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: Walters Art Museum
Phone: 410-547-9000
600 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD, 21201, United States
Cost: Free

African Studies Association Teachers Conference

Spend the day learning about African cultures and history with national African Studies scholars and educators in a teacher’s professional development course hosted by the African Studies Association (ASA) and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.The cost is FREE. Visit the link below for more information and registration.


Start: November 23, 2013 9:00 am
End: November 23, 2013 2:00 pm
Venue: Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Phone: 443-263-1800
830 Pratt St., Baltimore, 21202, United States
Cost: Free

November 6, 2013

Windows to the Islamic World: Art, Architecture, and Music

Primary Source announces a new online course – Windows to the Islamic World: Art, Architecture, and Music — that will run this fall. This is a 4-week course open to all K-12 educators.Dates: November 6, 2013 – December 10, 2013  PDPs/Credits: 22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit Fee: $225 plus fee for 1 graduate credit ($100) The time for completing each session is approximately 3-4 hours.

More details and registration information can be found at http://primarysource.org/windows-to-the-islamic-world.

Start: November 6, 2013 8:00 am
End: November 6, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: online course
Cost: $325.00

November 2, 2013

Georgetown University Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies

Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies is proud to announce a professional development workshopfor MD-DC-VA area K-12 educators who are interested in expanding their knowledge of Eurasian history, culture and current events. Please copy and paste the following in a word document to view detailed information.

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Start: November 2, 2013 8:30 am
End: November 2, 2013 12:00 pm
Venue: Georgetown University Reynolds-133 Leonard Seminar Room
Phone: 202-687-0100
37th & O Streets N.W., Washington, DC, 20057, United States

October 18, 2013

MDCSS Fall Conference

The annual MDCSS fall conference featuring keynote speakers Cokie Roberts and Taylor Branch will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Annapolis, MD. Please visit mdcss.org for details and registration.

Date: October 18, 2013
Venue: Double Tree by Hilton Annapolis
Phone: 410-224-3150
210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD, 21401, United States

October 12, 2013

FLOW-Professional Development Program for Social Studies and Science teachers

FLOW (Facilitating Learning Through Outdoor Watershed) Education is a comprehensive professional development program for classroom teachers focusing on the history, ecology, and geography of the Chesapeake Bay.  The course utilizes face-to-face workshops, interactive online programs, and field experiences to increase teachers’ content knowledge and provide students with meaningful outdoor experiences on the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.

For complete program details and application information, contact: ccerino@sultanaprojects.org

Start: October 12, 2013 8:00 am
End: October 12, 2013 5:00 pm

October 5, 2013

52nd Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference

(See October 3rd description)

Date: October 5, 2013