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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.

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  1. Great list of PD. Thanks for putting this together. I teach ancient history and there is more of a focus on world history at international schools. Much of the PD here seems focused on American history. Nice list though. Thanks!

    February 25, 2016
    • glennw #

      I also noticed an abundance of non-US stuff. Hopefully you can find something you can use! (Liked your post on air pollution in Asia – will be sharing the map with my study group.)


      February 26, 2016
  2. This social studies teacher will be seeing you at #podstock16 🙂

    February 25, 2016

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