Become a part of the team that puts together some of the best conferences in the state.
A five week NEH Summer Seminar For School Teachers--The Dutch Republic and Britain: The Making of Modern Society and a European World Economy--will be offered by Professor Gerard M. Koot, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in London, England, and Leiden, The Netherlands, from 28 June to July 31, 2015. NEH will provide a $3,900 stipend for expenses. The application deadline is March 2, 2015. For more information, see http://www1.umassd.edu/euro/ or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEAR, HERE, WI
Council for the Social Studies is collaborating with UW-L's
history department and Continuing Education and Extension to offer a unique
opportunity to teachers. Participate in an engaging and innovative approach to
teaching public history through two courses offered in fall 2014 and spring
2015. For details and complete registration information: http://www.uwlax.edu/conted/educatorpd/hearhere.html
Dear WI Social Studies Teacher:
The WCSS is pleased to offer many awards recognizing teachers, leaders and organizations that help support the goals of WCSS. One of these goals is to improve social studies teaching, develop the professional interests of social studies instructors, and cooperate with other organizations working for a better social understanding in the state, nation, and world. While the WCSS shares your passion for teaching and your interest in working with outside groups to improve Social Studies instruction, we also hope to focus on another important stakeholder: our students.
This new award, the WCSS Student Recognition Award, was founded based on a simple concept; our students are capable, and are doing amazing things promoting social studies in our communities, state and around the world. The award was originally suggested and agreed on based on a student in western WI who held several fundraisers, raised awareness, and ultimately sent enough money to provide a new well for school aged students in Uganda. Students who recognize a need and a desire to help people are deserving of our respect and our recognition.
We would like to ask you to consider nominating deserving students for this award. The criteria of the award are based on the same criteria of the Global Citizenship Award:
*Exhibits responsibility and community activism,
*Demonstrates uncommon courage or valor,
*Promotes justice and peace,
*Aids the oppressed,
*Protects the environment,
*Builds a grassroots initiative and/or effectively navigates the political system to promote positive change.
If you have a student who deserves to be recognized by the WCSS for his or her hard work, please submit the attached form and submit electronically from the WCSS website, http://www.wcss-wi.org. A great community is built by caring students, teachers and the community working together. Please help us recognize those carrying out this great work.
Be inspired this summer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as you join colleagues from across the country for an exciting exploration of the connections among American art, technology, and your curricula. Attend one of our week-long institutes in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. Stay connected with your newfound colleagues and Museum staff throughout the year.
Core subject teachers for grades 6-12 may apply as individuals or as part of a team. Priority will be given to social studies and English/language arts teachers.
Applications are due Monday, March 31, 2014
Registration Fee: $200 per participant
For more information and the application please visit: http://americanart.si.edu/education/dev/institutes/
Graduate credits, scholarships, and low-cost housing accommodations are available. For more information, please contact us atAmericanArtInstitutes@si.edu
Congratulations to our own Rhonda Watton who is the 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Middle Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)