Congratulations to MDCSS’s own Ryan Kaiser for being selected the Baltimore City Teacher of the Year!
World History Institute
The Alliance for Learning in World History
|The World History Institute will provide comprehensive professional development for the teaching of world history. Topics include conceptualization, student learning skills, pedagogy, content, and identifying available resources. The Common Core State Standards will be addressed by linking Institute curriculum to designated historical thinking skills. The Institute gives special attention to research, with an emphasis on showing teachers how they can integrate new ideas into the classroom with hands-on activities.|
July 13-19, 2015
University of Pittsburgh
$1500 for Tuition, Room & Board
– Tim Keirn, California State Long Beach
– Linda Black, Stephen F. Austin State University
– Deborah Smith Johnston, Concordia International School – Shanghai
– Linda Cargile, Bancroft Middle School, Long Beach Unified School District
– Patrick Manning and Katie Jones (University of Pittsburgh)
April 24, 2015
|About the Alliance:
The Alliance for Learning in World History is a collaboration of educators and history scholars organized to advance the teaching and learning of world history in classrooms-in the U.S. and in every part of the world. The Alliance is anchored at the University of Pittsburgh, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).
On Saturday, April 4, 2015 the Treaty of Paris Center is proud to announce a presentation by Peter Hanson Michael, a descendant of President John Hanson (one of the 14 Presidents before George Washington). Peter will discuss his book, Remembering John Hanson, the definitive biography of the man who became President of Congress after a special election following the ratification of the Articles of Confederation. Remembering John Hanson is his sixth book. The presentation will take place in the Treaty of Paris Restaurant from 2:30pm – 3:30pm following the end of lunch. Admission is free.
In addition to Peter Hanson Michael speaking at 2:30pm you can:
· View the “America’s 14 Forgotten Presidents of Congress Before George Washington” exhibit
· Walk the two-hour Treaty of Paris Trail!
· Take a shorter Founding Fathers walking tour to follow in their Annapolis footsteps!
· Go on the Treaty of Paris Pub Crawl!
· Experience the Spirits of Mann’s Tavern Ghost Tour!
· Watch one of our 11 films!
· Browse our souvenirs!
For a complete schedule for April 4, please go to: www.treatyofpariscenter.org
The Program for Teaching East Asia, the NCTA National Coordinating Site at the University of Colorado, is accepting applications on rolling-admission basis for its 2015 summer institute on Korea. Korea’s Journey into the 21st Century: Historical Contexts, Contemporary Issues. July 13-17, 2015. Rolling admissions’ application deadline: April 30, 2015. In this four-day residential summer institute on the University of Colorado Campus, secondary teachers will consider modern and contemporary South Korea’s distinct history, geography, intra-peninsular and international relations, and transnational cultural transmissions (e.g., K-pop, film, and design). Participants will work with specialists to learn about the Korean peninsula beyond the media coverage, drawing on Korean narratives and texts to enrich their teaching about contemporary South Korea in the classroom. Participants will receive travel allowance, room and board, materials, and stipend.
Partners in Education:
Working Together to Enhance the Teaching of Latin America,
July 5 – August 16, 2015
Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program, Towson University will provide an immersion experience in Peru for six weeks this summer for fifteen in-service educators. The goal of the project is to enhance educators’ Spanish language competence and to develop intercultural competence and knowledge of Latin American culture. The project has the added purpose of helping teachers create units of study for use in their classrooms and schools, and to share in their communities and to disseminate widely. Towson University faculty and selected teachers from across the nation will work together to achieve these goals.
The program includes pre- and post-departure activities and a six-week immersion experience in Cusco, Peru. The pre-departure communication, planning and orientation will take place online in May 2015. The post-immersion activities will be completed by Spring 2016. For the immersion experience in Cusco from July 5 to August 16, fifteen educators led by two Towson University faculty, Dr. Colleen Ebacher, Spanish, and Dr. Ronn Pineo, History, will participate in language study, lectures, interviews, home stays, excursions, workshops and cultural activities as they explore issues central to Latin America. They will learn firsthand about the history, literature, art and architecture, indigenous peoples, agriculture, biodiversity of rural Peru, and modern Peru’s economy
Website and Application
The Maryland Holocaust Educators Network gathers teachers from across the region to study the Holocaust and genocide in the context of local issues of civil rights and social justice. Twenty teachers from all disciplines, middle school through university level, will be accepted through a competitive application process. This is a free seminar. We anticipate CPED and graduate credit to be available. See attached flyer for more details.
To apply, please visit http://tinyurl.com/MDHEN
Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation is again partnering with the Maryland Geographic Alliance to provide a week-long workshop for elementary teachers the week of June 21-25. In addition to 3 MSDE credits, the workshop provides 20 hands-on lessons with resources relating to science and social studies as well as field trips. We are emphasizing the scientific method, STEM sessions and environmental literacy lessons.
I am very excited to share this new resource, just published, free and available to the public:
The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Implications for HISTORY EDUCATION!
Archived Webcast at
Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D., Consultant III, History-Social Science, Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services, Los Angeles County Office of Education Herczog_Michelle@lacoe.edu<mailto:Herczog_Michelle@lacoe.edu>
• Fritz Fischer, Professor of History and Director of History Education at the University of Northern Colorado and Past Chair, National Council for History Education
• Chauncey Monte-Sano, Associate Professor, School of Education at the University of Michigan.
The goal of social studies education is to develop responsible, informed, and engaged citizens to foster civic, global, historical, geographic, and economic literacy. The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, released by the National Council for the Social Studies in 2013 was purposefully designed to meet this goal by providing guidance to states and local school districts to enhance the rigor of K-12 civics, economics, geography, and history.
This webcast features a lively discussion about the instructional pedagogy of the C3 Framework and how it impacts the teaching of history in the social studies classroom. Viewers are invited to use all or any part of this webcast for students or professional development. More resources to support implementation of the C3 Framework can be found at socialstudies.org/c3<http://socialstudies.org/c3>.