There’s still time to plan your summer PD
Great social studies teachers are always on the lookout for ways to hone their skills. The problem? Where to start looking for possible options. Use the online lists below to help you find just the right place to spend part of your summer.
Start with the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute.
Then head over to the fantastic list of summer professional development opportunities for teachers assembled by the Council of State Social Studies Specialists (CS4). Check out the list from New Visions. The Minnesota Council for the Social Studies also maintains a great list of summer professional development choices.
You may already know about some of these workshops – such as National Endowment for the Humanities – but there are other interesting workshops that will probably be new to you. Many of the deadlines for these opportunities are rapidly approaching so you’ll need jump on this. And after you’ve had a chance to review the lists, be sure to share them with your colleagues.