October 18, 2013
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.
October 12, 2013
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: email@example.com
October 5, 2013
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Teacher Open House at the Newseum!
Free Admission for Educators
Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Newseum is pleased to host its fourth annual Teacher Open House on Saturday, Oct. 5. As registered attendees, teachers will be able to sample our on-site education programs as well as resources available through our Digital Classroom. Throughout the day, educators will experience the Newseum’s seven floors of interactive galleries, chat with museum educators and enjoy refreshments overlooking a fabulous view of Pennsylvania Avenue and the U.S. Capitol dome.
In addition, teachers who RSVP will be entered into a drawing for dinner for two at The Source, Wolfgang Puck’s famous restaurant adjacent to the Newseum.Educators interested in attending should RSVP online. We hope to see you there! Verification of hours will be provided.
*Valid teacher ID required to receive free admission and to participate in programs. Must be a current teacher, principal, counselor, librarian, school district level staff or college professor. Valid forms of ID include: school identification, pay stub, letter from the principal on school letterhead, insurance card, union card, or letter of intent to home school issued by a government agency or school district.
For more information visit: www.newseum.org/education/teacher-resources/teacher-open-house/
October 4, 2013
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October 3, 2013
The Council for Economic Education’s Conference is a nationwide annual gathering of educators including K-12 teachers, college and university professors and Federal Reserve partners held this year right here in Maryland at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront October 3-5, 2013. This national conference features a diverse selection of presentations, workshops and events to enable classroom teachers, administrators and central office supervisors to raise the levels of economic and financial literacy knowledge among K-12 students. It also features the latest in curriculum development, instructional materials, teaching strategies, new programs and best practices; outstanding speakers on current economic and financial topics; hands-on technology education sessions; networking opportunities; and teacher roundtables to discuss shared issues, accomplishments, challenges and opportunities.
Conference information is available at: http://www.councilforeconed.org/ . Locally, contact Debbie Batchelor at the Maryland Council on Economic Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 410-704-2137.
September 28, 2013
National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) Professional Development Seminar for K-14 Teachers
This Fall/ Winter, Georgetown University’s East Asia National Resource Center will be hosting a NCTA professional development seminar, “Asia Days 2013 – 2014,” for K-14 teachers interested in expanding their knowledge and educational resources on East Asia. Seminar sessions will be held every other Saturday from 9AM – 12PM on Georgetown’s main campus in Washington, D.C. starting September 28, 2013 and ending February 15, 2014
Application Deadline: September 13, 2013
Space is limited.
For more information, contact Kat Harrington, Assistant Director of Asian Studies, or visit our website: http://eastasianrc.org
September 21, 2013
You are invited to join the U.S. Census Bureau Philadelphia Regional Office this month for a webinar designed to help you understand and access Census Bureau statistics. During the 3-hour Saturday, September 21 webinar: “Watch Your Community Change, Watch Your Students Grow: A Guide to Accessing Census Bureau Statistics,” you will learn about the primary programs that collect household and housing data about our nation, including the American Community Survey, which provides detailed demographic and socioeconomic statistics every year. You will also learn how to access data from these programs through American FactFinder, the primary Census Bureau data-access tool. The webinar will feature demonstrations of the census.gov website, followed by hands-on exercises so that you can ensure you are able to get the data you need. To register, go to: https://census.webex.com and click on monthly meetings and go to September 21.
September 14, 2013
Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2013 National Consortium for Teaching About Asia K-12 Seminar Program, “East Asia: Ancient Cultures & Global Economies.” The seminars will be held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Catonsville, MD on eight Saturday mornings from September 14 – December 21, 2013. The deadline for applications is 9/6/13. Enrollment in this no-cost program is capped at 20, so interested teachers are encouraged to apply early. Benefits for teachers include a stipend, texts, and a mini-grant to purchase resources for their schools.
Apply online: http://www.umbc.edu/che/ncta/apply.php
More information: http://www.umbc.edu/che/ncta/nctafall2013.php
September 12, 2013
StudentCam is C-SPAN’s annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. This year they have doubled the number of student prizes from 75 to 150 awards, and increased the teacher advisor prizes to 53 awards, all up totaling $100,000 in cash prizes!
Students are asked to create a short (5-7 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme: “A Message to the U.S. Congress” : What’s the most important issue the U.S. Congress should consider in 2014? Students may submit their entry from and documentary beginning November 1, 2013 through to the competition deadline on Monday, January 20, 2014. For competition rules and entry form visit: www.studentcam.org