June 19, 2013
For years, researchers have associated political decision-making with St. Mary’s City and the colonial tobacco plantations with an economic purpose. However, Lord Baltimore, a recusant Catholic, recognized early on that, to get control of the colony, he had to make himself present in the greater Maryland landscape. Archaeology along the Patuxent, Potomac, and Wicomico rivers is revealing how Baltimore used rivers, plantations, and roads to address that most vexing of constitutional questions: Where does political authority come from – from the inherent rights of Englishmen or the authority of the king?
Dr. Julia King, professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, will present a talk on power and authority in Colonial Maryland.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 19th at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Chesapeake Building
41770 Baldridge Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
June 23, 2013 – June 27, 2013
There are limited number of spaces left for the 2013 Ag in the Classroom workshop which will be held at the Westminster Conference Center in Carroll County. This workshop is for elementary teachers, grades K-5. Register now for 3 MSDE credits, field trips, hands-on lessons, and resources galore! A sensational week or learning and fun.
Registration fee after April 1, 2013 is $225. The regular cost of the workshop which is $300 has been reduced through a generous contribution from the Maryland Geographic Alliance.
All registration fees are NON REFUNDABLE. Fee includes four nights lodging, five days of training, tours, and most meals.
For questions or a registration form, contact Jeanne Mueller at email@example.com or 410-848-4745, or visit www.maefonline.com.
June 24, 2013 – June 28, 2013
With the introduction of the Common Core Standards for Literacy, middle and high school history teachers must simultaneously convey content and build literacy while remaining true to their discipline. Fortunately, the historical investigations model offers an ideal vehicle for achieving these goals and also ignites in students a genuine interest in history! Learn how to craft your own historical investigations by writing effective focus questions, identifying and locating appropriate primary sources, scaffolding instruction, and facilitating independent student construction of well-supported arguments. For more information and to register please contact Jennifer Frieman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 24, 2013 – June 28, 2013
The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
and the National Resource Center on the Middle East
APPROACHES TO TEACHING THE MIDDLE EAST
An annual, one-week workshop for secondary school teachers and community college faculty*
June 24-28, 2013; 9 am to 4 pm daily
Intercultural Center, Georgetown University
Description and additional details
*This program offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching about the countries of southwestern Asia and northern Africa. Through their respective disciplines, scholars and experts will explore topics in the history, geography, politics, religions, economics, sociology, anthropology, literature, culture, and arts of the Middle East. There will be readings and hands-on activities, and plenty of opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussions.
* Each teacher participant will receive $100 worth of resources, background information, and teaching materials.
* A light breakfast and a Middle Eastern lunch will be provided daily.
* Educators who have attended this workshop in the past are welcome to apply again, as speakers and topics change every year. Full-time teachers and first-time attendees have priority, but note that we have been able to accommodate most applicants in the past.
* Attendees must be present for all five days of the workshop.
* Deadline for application: May 10, 2013 (but early applications are welcome, especially if you have suggestions for workshop topics!).
How to apply
Please provide typed and complete answers to #1-6 (see below). Your answers can be brief but thoughtful. I would appreciate it if you would provide this information—including your contact information—even if you have attended the workshop before. You can mail, fax, or e-mail your responses (my contact information is below).
1. How will this workshop help you as an educator?
2. What courses do you teach currently, or plan to teach next academic year, that relate to the topic of this workshop? (Please include grade levels.)
3. Describe the institution where you teach and its student population. If you are a pre-service teacher, indicate when you will graduate, your field of specialization, and your employment plans (even if not completely firm at this time).
4. Briefly describe your teaching background (you may attach a resume instead).
5. What issues or areas of inquiry would you like to learn about in this workshop?
6. Please include your name, both home and school addresses, telephone, fax, and preferred e-mail address (your mailing address is important as we may be sending you materials to read before the workshop).
Note: Attendees must be present for all five days of the workshop.
Deadline for application:
May 10, 2013
Director of Educational Outreach
Arab Studies, 241 ICC
Washington, DC 20057-1020
*Although the workshop is geared for secondary school teachers and community college faculty, interested elementary school teachers and school/college administrators are also welcome to apply
June 26, 2013
Understanding Chinese Culture in Three Contexts: Empowering American Public School Teachers to Transform Curriculum in Secondary Schools
Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, Towson University will provide a 5-week immersion experience in Chinese culture for 12 public school teachers in summer 2013. The project will develop educators’ intercultural competence and enhance social studies curriculum and instruction on China in secondary education classrooms. This opportunity is open to secondary classroom teachers (6-12) in history, social studies, economics, political science, geography, and related fields. All major travel expenses, including international airfare, in-country transportation, lodging, and most meals are covered.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013
June 26, 2013 – June 27, 2013
You are invited to attend an Institute for Grades 6-12 Teachers. This will be held at the Crowne Plaza-Timonium on June 26, 2013 8-4pm and June 27, 2013 8:30-11:30. A light breakfast and lunch will be available on Day 1. If you have taken a Personal Finance Institute with the Maryland Council on Economic Education before, you are not eligible for this Institute. You will receive 1 MSDE CPD for attending; Baltimore City teachers receive 1 AU. The cost is FREE, however to receive the MSDE credits, you become ineligible to accept the $50 stipend. Online assignments for this Institute must be completed by July 26, 2013.
QUESTIONS? Please contact Allen Cox (email@example.com) or Dawn Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org) 410-704-2137
For a registration form, contact:
Dawn Baker (email@example.com) Maryland Council on Economic Education, Towson University, 8000 York Rd. Towson, MD 21252. FAX: 410-704-3313
The Maryland Council for Social Studies and Anti-Defamation League are pleased to offer a workshop to assist in teaching middle and high school students about the Holocaust. This workshop, open to middle and high school social studies teachers, will take place on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The location will be Huntingtown High School (4125 N. Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639) and a light breakfast will be served. Please see the attached flyer for more information. This is a FREE professional development opportunity. TO REGISTER, PLEASE CONTACT: Barbara White at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 20, 2013. Registration is limited to 30 participants.
July 1, 2013
An NEH Summer Institute for K-12 Teachers. The institute will provide a multifaceted exploration of the long histories, rich cultures, and contemporary societies of China and India, with a focus on comparisons, contrasts, and interactions. In addition to engaging lectures and discussion, participants will enjoy Indian and Chinese movies, performances, and recreational activities. Participants will receive a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during the institute. For more information: http://www.asianstudies.buffalo.edu/nehsummerinstitute/index.shtml.
July 7, 2013 – July 13, 2013
This one-week NEH Landmarks of History and Culture Workshop for k-12 teachers will be held in Albany, New York. This workshop examines the history, culture and legacy of the Shakers. Participants will engage in interactive seminars with scholars; investigate Shaker artifacts and primary documents and tour three historic Shaker sites: Hancock Shaker Village, Watervliet Shaker Historic District and Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon. Throughout the workshop participants will brainstorm on how to apply their discoveries to curriculum and bring the fascinating history of the Shakers to life for contemporary students. Applications are due March 4. For full program description and application procedures visit: www.siena.edu/shakerworkshop.
July 8, 2013
Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Capitalism, Democracy, and Progessivism, 1877 to 1920
This National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute is presented by the Chicago Metro History Education Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola University Chicago. NEH Summer Scholars will spend four weeks in Chicago, a center of Progressive Era reform, engaging in vigorous discussions about this critical time period in American history and creating materials to use in their classrooms. More information at http://www.gildedandprogressive.org/.