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    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • History Colorado Center
    Register

    If you are interested in exhibiting please read the information below and then send your name, company name and information about your company to Scott Van Tatenhoven at svantate@psdschools.org you will then receive the code to complete the registration process. 


    EXHIBIT DATE AND TIME

                Exhibit hours are scheduled from 7 a. m. – 12:30 p.m. on Friday March 13, 2020. There will be exclusive viewing time scheduled from 10:30 to 11:10 a.m.  Set-up time takes place early the morning of the conference. Exhibiting will take in the main hall of the museum, where the large Colorado map is displayed in the floor.

    LOCATION

                The conference will be held at the History Colorado Center. Information about shipments of materials prior to the conference will be shared in the follow up.

    EXHIBIT FEES

                Table space is $350.  If you are a non-profit organization exhibit will cost $175. Exhibit area includes a 6’x 30” table with skirting.  Electrical hookups, 110 volts, are available.

    EXHIBIT SPACE RESERVATION

                After receiving the exhibit code from Scott Van Tatenhoven, please complete the registration form. Make sure you include company name and representative names (who will man the table) for the conference program on the form. Pay online or send a check payable to Colorado Council for the Social Studies and mail to PO Box 2623, Colorado Springs CO 80901.  All exhibit reservations and payments should be submitted no later than February 1, 2020.  Space is VERY limited. 

    QUESTIONS ABOUT EXHIBITING

    Please contact Scott VanTatenhoven at svantate@psdschools.org

    CONFERENCE PROGRAM ADVERTISING

    The conference program will be electronic this year and will provide an excellent opportunity for you to receive added exposure and to update a key audience of preK-16 educators on your newest and most important products and services.  The program will guide participants through the conference with listings of concurrent sessions, maps, meals, and, of course, exhibitor information.

    Interested Conference Sponsors please contact Chris Elnicki at chriselnicki@gmail.com

    Please pay online or make checks payable to the Colorado Council for the Social Studies and mail to PO Box 2623, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. 


    • 22 Feb 2020
    • Washington, DC

    The American Revolution Institute Master Teachers Seminar is a week-long residential program for teachers focusing on the events and legacy of the American Revolution. The Master Teachers Seminar is held each summer at Anderson House, the headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati located in Washington, D.C. The seminar includes a series of morning lectures and discussions about teaching the Revolution, followed by afternoon sessions working with the rich resources in the Institute’s library and museum collections to develop lesson plans on specific aspects of the American Revolution. The best of those lessons—credited to their authors—will be published on the Institute website. Teachers chosen to participate in the seminar will receive a stipend for travel to and from Washington, D.C., and be treated to meals and lodging at Anderson House. Additionally, each participant will receive a letter documenting sixty hours of professional development.

    Each year the seminar has a dedicated theme, such as the American Revolution as a global event; in 2019, our seminar’s focus was the topic of independence.

    The 2020 Master Teachers Seminar, to be held from July 13-17, will focus on the American republic—one of the four major achievements of the American Revolution and a central concept of the American Revolution Institute Curriculum. 

    https://www.americanrevolutioninstitute.org/professional-development/master-teachers-seminar/


    • 01 Mar 2020
    • Chicago Architecture Center

     The CAC is proud to offer “The American Skyscraper: Transforming Chicago and the Nation” workshop for teachers this upcoming summer, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Landmarks of American History and Culture. This FREE workshop is open to K-12 educators throughout the nation, and I am hoping you could share this within your network.

     

    During this week long workshop, participants will investigate the skyscraper as a physical and cultural construct. Skyscrapers will serve as a lens for studying innovation; urbanization; segregation; labor; gender; and civic identity. We will address how the rise of the skyscraper stimulated and reflected changes in American life, and how these buildings continue to evolve and shape the urban experience in cities around the world.

     

    Location: Chicago Architecture Center

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    Dates: 2 Sessions; July 12 - July 18, 2020; July 26 - August 1, 2020

    Length: 1 Week

    Click here to apply!

     

    Educators will receive a $1200 NEH stipend at the end of the program to defray expenses used to participate in the workshop. If you are interested in applying or know someone who is, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!


    • 01 Mar 2020
    • Duke University

    This NEH summer institute was designed by a collaborative team of scholars, veterans, and educators from Duke, the SNCC Legacy Project, and Teaching for Change.

    Participants (classroom teachers in grades 5-12) will learn the bottom-up history of the Civil Rights Movement and receive resources and strategies to bring it home to their students. They will have the unique opportunity to learn from the people who made the civil rights movement happen, and from the leading scholars of the era.

    The following narratives will serve as the focus of the institute.

    1) The Civil Rights Movement was a primary force for the expansion of                       democracy for all.

    2) The Movement was based on the work of thousands of local                                  “ordinary” people who both organized and sustained it.

    3) Women and youth were a fundamental part of the leadership and the  troops of the Movement.

    4) The tradition of protest grew out of a long history of activism and resistance in the Black community.

    5) And more.

    Dates: July 6 – 24, 2020 (3 weeks)
    Location: Duke University, Durham, NC
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2020 (notification date: March 27, 2020)
    Stipend: $2,700


    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • History Colorado Center
    Register

    Voices for All in Social Studies: Breaking through Bias

    Social studies teachers of all disciplines face the challenge of discerning the increasing volume of and sources of information. To build a relevant classroom for students and future citizens, teachers are constantly developing their own information and media literacy as they vet sources and tailor curriculum to fit their students' needs. Additionally, students need these tools so that they may adapt to an ever-changing globalized environment.

    At the conference, teachers will interact with people representing multiple perspectives in the social studies. Working with a variety of methods for interpreting news media and social studies literacy, teachers will be ready to equip their students with increased understanding of the various voices that are or should be heard in a democracy, the ability to exercise their own voices effectively,  as well as the ability to break through the bias of information to analyze a source’s value, limitations, and narrative.  Participants will thus develop an expanded language and toolbox with which to extend student abilities to break through bias to develop a broader understanding of the world around them.





    • 21 Jun 2020
    • 26 Jun 2020
    • Philedelphia, PA

    The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is offering a one-week NEH Summer Institute June 21-26, 2020 entitled Becoming U.S.:  The Immigrant Experience through Primary Sources.  Thirty educators will be introduced to archival research and provided strategies for using primary source materials to build lesson plans within their social studies and civics education curriculum around the theme of immigration. In partnership with the Heinz History Center of Pittsburgh and the National Museum of American Jewish History, the institute will examine complexities of immigration experiences throughout American history, placing lessons about the past within historical and contemporary contexts.

    The institute will simultaneously engage the teachers with HSP’s renowned archival collections that document the stories of our nation’s past immigrant groups and their experiences while delving into how to use these stories and collections to make social studies curriculum more effective. Specifically, we will introduce a teaching model that encourages students to pair historical research with family and community history, making the topic of immigration resonant with the students on a personal level. Immigration has played a critical role in the development of our country as we know it today, and almost all students can relate in some way to the stories of past immigrants and how it plays into the definition of what it means to “be American.”

     


    • 26 Jul 2020
    • 31 Jul 2020
    • Philadelphia, PA

    Especially for Pennsylvania teachers, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is offering a one-week summer Institute July 26-31, 2020 entitled Becoming U.S.: Teaching Historic Immigration in Current Times.  Forty educators will be introduced to archival research and provided strategies for teaching immigration today through use of primary source materials and innovative classroom strategies. The institute will simultaneously engage the teachers with HSP’s renowned archival collections that document the stories of past immigrant groups and their experiences while delving into how to use these stories and collections to make social studies curriculum more effective.

    Immigration has played a critical role in the development of our country as we know it today, and almost all students can relate in some way to the stories of past immigrants and how it plays into the definition of what it means to “be American.” In partnership with the Heinz History Center of Pittsburgh and the National Museum of American Jewish History, the institute will examine complexities of immigration experiences in Pennsylvania and throughout American history, placing lessons about the past within historical and contemporary contexts.


Past events

16 May 2019 The Ethics of Gerrymandering
15 Mar 2019 32nd Colorado Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference The Pursuit of Excellence: Setting Standards in a Changing World
15 Mar 2019 Exhibitor Registration for 32nd Annual CCSS Conference
01 Nov 2018 Exhibitor Registration for 32nd Annual CCSS Conference
04 Oct 2018 Teacher's Law School
29 Sep 2018 Two Koreas: Past and Present.
13 Apr 2018 31st Colorado Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference Bridging the Divides: Civil Discourse in the 21st Century
13 Apr 2018 Exhibitor Registration for 31st Annual CCSS Conference
12 Oct 2017 7th Annual ABOTA Teacher's Law School
08 Jul 2017 Center for Civic Education's NAtional Academy for Civics and Government
08 Jul 2017 Political and Constitutional Theory for Citizens: National Academy for Civics and Government
14 Apr 2017 30TH Colorado Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference Connecting Colorado Students to Their Worlds: Artifacts, Exhibits, and Bridges to the Future.
01 Mar 2017 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop: Following in Ancient Footsteps: The Hopewell in Ohio
15 Jan 2017 30th Annual Conference Program Ad
07 Jan 2017 American Historical Association Meeting
11 Nov 2016 James Otis Lecture Series
28 Oct 2016 Media Images Shaping History
15 Oct 2016 Integrating the Social Studies Across Colorado History
17 Jun 2016 Holocaust Museum Educator Workshop
07 Jun 2016 Educator Seminar: The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy
06 Jun 2016 James Madison Legacy Project: Professional Development for Civics Teachers
08 Apr 2016 29th Annual CCSS Conference
08 Mar 2016 Inspire Colorado Youth Led Candidate Forum
05 Mar 2016 4th Grade Social Studies Workshop
26 Feb 2016 Teacher Librarain Day
25 Feb 2016 Mizel Museum Sip n Paint
23 Feb 2016 History and Resistance of Jewish Partisans
20 Feb 2016 Academic World Quest
19 Feb 2016 Genocide Awareness Breakfast and Auction
04 Feb 2016 Legacy of the Civil War
04 Feb 2016 “Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877 to 1920”
04 Feb 2016 Final Call for NCSS Proposal to Present at national conference
01 Feb 2016 Gilder Leherman Institute Teacher Seminars
28 Jan 2016 How We Live Together: A Community Conversation with Diana Hess
14 Jan 2016 Lecture on Charles Lang Freer and Japanese Ceramics
05 Dec 2015 Ashbrook Center Seminar on the evolution of American freedom in our Democracy
26 Nov 2015 The Great Thanksgiving Listen
21 Nov 2015 Middle East Outreach Council Educators’ Workshop: Dimensions of Diversity in the Middle East
19 Nov 2015 Testimony in the Classroom
15 Nov 2015 Geography Awareness Week 2015
13 Nov 2015 95th NCSS Annual Conference in New Orleans
10 Nov 2015 COLORADO CIVIC HEALTH NETWORK FALL CONVENING
08 Nov 2015 CHURCHILL FOR SCHOOLS Teaching Modern World History Using Churchill Archives
04 Nov 2015 Dinner at the Fed
01 Nov 2015 Colorado Environmental Film Festival Poster Contest Entries Due
28 Oct 2015 "Genocide in the 21st Century: It's Still Happening"
27 Oct 2015 Picturing Modernization: Teaching Late 19th Century Japan in the World with MIT's Visualizing Cultures
23 Oct 2015 Songs of East Asia
23 Oct 2015 Help Facing History Win $100,000
23 Oct 2015 “Watchers of the Sky: Imagining an End to Genocide”
15 Oct 2015 Free Webinars! Meeting Literacy Standards with Facing History
18 Sep 2015 One-Day Seminars: Religion & Reform: Three Episode in American History – Hosted by The Colorado Springs School (Colorado Springs, CO)
03 Aug 2015 Lessons on Local Government
02 Aug 2015 Peace Concert
29 Jul 2015 Democratizing the DBQ
15 Jul 2015 2015 Arthur and Rochelle Belffer National Conference for Educators
13 Jul 2015 Financial Literacy 101
29 Jun 2015 Voices Across Time: Teaching American History Through Song

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