Teaching History with Technology - June 28-29- Boston,Ma


 The Teaching History with Technology Workshop is an intensive hands-on environment for History and Social Studies educators. During this intensive workshop, participants will explore practical, dynamic, and creative ways to use technology in the classroom to enhance their curricula and provide students with unique opportunities to create original content to demonstrate their understanding.

The workshop examines innovative ideas, effective techniques and thoughtful approaches for incorporating web tools, mobile devices, apps and emerging technologies into History and Social Studies curricula. In addition to exploring examples and content applicable to World History, United States History, and Civics at the middle school, high school and college level, this workshop emphasizes the use of technology to provide students with the ability to create digital stories, screencasts, collaborative documents and presentations, interactive maps, Virtual field trips, and timelines. Other topics include social networking, evaluating sources, and emerging technologies. The projects, concepts, and tools addressed in this workshop apply to the 4Cs - Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity - as defined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills


June 28-29- Boston,Ma at Boston University Academy

Go to ettsummer.org for more information

2018 AP Economics Conference

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Conference Dates: 

4 p.m.  | Tuesday, July 10 – Pre-conference workshop: Orientation to AP Economics and Dinner

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Wednesday, July 11
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Thursday, July 12
7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Friday, July 13

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
Broadway and Locust Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63102 (map it)

Draft Agenda (pdf)

Conference Speakers and Bios tba

Are you a seasoned AP economics instructor, new to teaching the AP econ courses, or simply contemplating teaching them? If so, join us as Federal Reserve economists, AP economics exam readers, exam developers and instructors, and economic education staff from the St. Louis Fed and Marginal Revolution University present a program packed with the information you need to be successful.

New teachers or those who are exploring the possibility of teaching AP economics will enjoy the pre-conference workshop and dinner that will include information on the basics, such as designing the syllabus and choosing a textbook. Of course, experienced teachers are welcome to join in the pre-conference workshop and dinner to offer strategies for a successful launch.

The conference will feature:

  • 18 hours of professional development credit;
  • Certificates of completion;
  • $200 travel stipend; and
  • Continental breakfast, lunch and a Wednesday evening reception.

There is no fee, but you must register by July 1, 2018. Parking is complimentary.

For more information, please contact Barbara Flowers at barbara.flowers@stls.frb.org.

Hotel Accommodations

Marginal Revolution University will award a $200 travel stipend to all qualified registrants. Apply for the stipend online.

The Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch is holding rooms for conference attendees. The room rate is $125 plus tax. Rates include free hot breakfast, evening drinks and snacks, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, soft drinks and popcorn from 3 to 10 p.m., and access to a business center, fitness center and pool. Overnight parking is $20 per day. The group number is 2322705.

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch 
2 S. Fourth St. 
St. Louis, MO 63102

Note: Please make your reservations by Monday, June 18, 2018, to receive the group rate. Reservations after this date will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.

Bill of Rights Institute Teacher Council

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We seek applicants for a brand new Institute initiative – The Bill of Rights Institute Teacher Council.

Our Teacher Council will be comprised of a diverse group of educators from around the country and will support and assist the Institute in carrying out its mission in the following ways:

  • Advising the Institute on strategic initiatives by providing feedback on classroom resources and best practices in student learning
  • Assisting the Institute with monthly curriculum-related projects, including but not limited to, writing projects, editing projects, and resource renewal projects

What is the term of the commitment? The Teacher Council commitment will be a one-year term that will run from August 1, 2018-July 31, 2019. The intended workload of the council is between 3-5 hours a month. Teachers may serve up to two consecutive terms on the Council.

What is the compensation? The Teacher Council will be compensated at a rate of $150 per month for their work for a total of $1,800 over the course of the term of the Teacher Council. Payment is contingent upon successful completion of all monthly tasks agreed to in the Letter of Agreement that will be provided to accepted Council members.

What are the requirements to serve on the Council? Teachers must have at least one year of classroom experience at any level K-12. Teachers must be teaching in a social studies role at the 7-12 grade level during the time they serve on the Council.

The application will be open until May 18, 2018, and consists of profile information and short answer responses. It also requires a submission of an original lesson plan along with a letter of recommendation from an administrator or department head. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the council on or before June 1, 2018.

Please contact me with additional questions. We hope to receive your application!

Laura Vlk
Manager of Programs and Events
Bill of Rights Institute

Professional Development on the Holocaust

Last Chance to Participate This School Year

Participate in our free three-part online class developed for the busy teacher. Participants can earn up to ten hours of professional development while exploring a range of classroom-ready materials for teaching about the Holocaust. Guided by an experienced facilitator, educators are introduced to sound pedagogy and comprehensive content to support students as they study the Holocaust and its ongoing meaning in the world today.

Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Peace Process with Primary Sources

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Register now for “Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Peace Process with Primary Sources,” a free, three-hour professional development workshop on April 15, 2018, 1:00-4:15 pm, at 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146.  

Participants will:

·         receive a $100 honorarium for attending;

·         experience student activities as you work with colleagues with a variety of primary sources (documents, maps, letters, treaties, agreements, resolutions, and video clips); and

·         leave with classroom-ready, standards-aligned curricular resources that have been developed with the support of Library of Congress' Teaching with Primary Sources program grants.

In the last year, the Institute for Curriculum Services of San Francisco has done presentations at 26 state and national social studies conferences and workshops in school districts and schools of education throughout the country.  This is what teachers have said about our workshops recently…

“I'm grateful for the range of pedagogical approaches in your materials—independent/group doc analysis, Soapstone, etc.”

“Great resources, beautiful maps, graphic organizers...”

“Thanks for the quality of every facet of the program.”

“I really liked having an expert in content deliver these straight forward strategies and this will be easy for me to implement in the classroom.”

“I really enjoyed the workshop. It was well organized and interesting. I am leaving feeling more confident teaching this. The abundance of resources is great.”

Check out our curricular offerings on the Arab-Israeli conflict to see what we offer!   

Click HERE to register for this workshop which includes multimedia presentation, discussion, work with primary sources in small groups, and the space to ask questions and contribute ideas.   

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Andrew Askuvich, Trainer & Educator, Institute for Curriculum Services at andrewaskuvich.ics@gmail.com.

Judges needed for State NHD Contest!


Help Students Explore History through National History Day!

Judge at the State Contest on April 28.


Help students from across the Show-Me State have a great learning experience! Make plans to join us at the National History Day in Missouri state contest on April 28 at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Volunteer judges are vital to students’ contest experience, offering feedback on students’ creative research projects and helping top finishers prepare for the national contest in June.

As a judge, you can expect to spend the day interacting with motivated students in grades six through twelve. NHDMO’s five competitive categories—documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, and website—offer something for everyone.

“It was a great experience to meet so many talented students interested in history.”

—NHDMO judge

To sign up, visit www.nhdmo.org/judges and click Register Now. Your feedback could be the key to a student’s success!

Ready to sign up? Here’s what you need to know:

• Choose your own time commitment! Judges may volunteer for either a half-day or full-day shift on April 28.

• In appreciation, the State Historical Society of Missouri, which sponsors NHDMO, will provide a light breakfast, lunch, and a travel stipend of up to $50 for those whose round trip exceeds 75 miles.

• Roughly 150 volunteers are needed, so bring a friend, and explore the University of Missouri campus after you are finished helping Missouri students.

Thank you in advance for sharing your time and talent! For more details and to sign up, visit nhdmo.org/judges or call 573.882.7083.

HMLC Summer Teacher Institute

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HMLC Summer Teacher Institute

June 17-20, 2018

Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri


The HMLC Summer Teacher Institute will be held June 17-20, 2018 on the Webster University Campus and is designed for middle and high school educators from a variety of disciplines, who currently teach, or are contemplating teaching about the Holocaust. Educators will learn about rationales, guidelines, strategies and approaches to teaching this complex subject. Presenters include Holocaust experts from Washington University in St. Louis, Webster University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In addition, they will have the opportunity to hear survivor testimony and visit the St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center. Registration will be limited to 25 participants to ensure effective community building and collaboration. 

The registration fee is $125 and low cost affordable housing at Webster University will be available for those coming from districts outside of St. Louis.  Graduate credit available through Webster University for an additional fee.  To inquire about the graduate credits and fees associated with them contact Prof. Warren Rosenblum at wrosenbl@webster.edu.

For more information about the workshop contact Dan Reich at dreich@jfedstl.org or call 314-442-3714.