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

March 8, 2014

Multiple Perspectives on the Civil War

Grade 8 teachers are invited to attend a workshop in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. It is an encore presentation from 2012/13 and it will be held at the MD Historical Society. Registration is on a first come, first served basis for 35 eighth grade teachers. Teachers will receive free materials, a light breakfast and box lunch. There is free, on-site parking.

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

February 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: February 25, 2014 7:00 pm
End: February 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

January 21, 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: January 21, 2014 7:00 pm
End: January 21, 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

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

PRIZES!!

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
Address:
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

Star Spangled Banner

 

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.

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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
Address:
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.

http://www.africanstudies.org/annual-meetings/annual-meeting-forms/teacher-s-workshop-registration

Start: November 23, 2013 9:00 am
End: November 23, 2013 2:00 pm
Venue: Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Phone: 443-263-1800
Address:
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