NCHE is now accepting proposals for the 2019 Conference

Exercising Power:

Individuals and Institutions in History

NCHE invites proposals for our 2019 National Conference in Washington, DC.  The conference will be held on March 14-16.  Interested in presenting a Breakout Session, Poster Session, or Mini Session at the conference?  Summer is a great time to prepare and apply.

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Conference Hotel

The Crystal Gateway Marriott is home for the 2019 NCHE Conference.  Located in Arlington, VA the hotel is minutes from Washington, DC and Reagan National Airport.  Be sure to take advantage of the complimentary round-trip shuttle for National Airport.  You will be able to explore the area with ease as the hotel features easy access to the Crystal City metro stop.

The National Council for History Education invites proposals on the theme “Exercising Power: Individuals and Institutions in History” for the 2019 National Conference.  All proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates substantial connections to specific historical events and raises questions that are significant and appropriate to historical inquiry.
  • Offers prospect of substantial audience engagement.
  • Makes meaningful contributions to the teaching of history by demonstrating innovative pedagogical approaches and/or by providing extensive materials for classroom use.

NCHE encourages proposals that address issues of differentiated instruction and World History. 

Breakout sessions:  These teacher workshops are typically interactive “how to” sessions designed for the K-12 educator and are 50 minutes in length.
Mini Sessions: Mini Session topics range from teaching ideas to research reports. Presenters have 15 minutes to present information and answer questions. Each mini session typically includes 3 separate 15 minute presentations in the same room within a 50 minute time period.

Poster Session: Poster Session topics range from teaching ideas to research reports. Poster presenters display their information visually (ex. poster/display board) on a six foot table and interact with interested attendees during the 50-minute session. Presenters remain with their posters. The poster session period may include 8-15 simultaneous presenters.

George Washington Carver National Monument: The Nature Discovery Course for Teachers

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For Immediate Release

Contact:          Diane Eilenstein

Diamond, MO - The staff of George Washington Carver National Monument announces a nature discovery workshop for teachers, set for Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. Presented in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation, The Nature Discovery at G. W. Carver National Monument Educators Course will be held at George Washington Carver National Monument from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Teachers will investigate the unique habitats and life forms of George Washington Carver’s birthplace and childhood home, using the Missouri Department of Conservation Discover Nature Schools curriculum. This educator course will examine how the area is connected through its watershed, landforms and food-web. Participants will look at the area through today’s lens and what George W. Carver would have witnessed in his childhood.

Subjects will include the cultural history of the park, animal and plant adaptations, science note-booking, and habitats. Missouri State Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards crosswalks will be available for K – 4 grade teachers. All teacher materials for the class will be provided. Field trip opportunities to George Washington Carver National Monument and MO Department of Conservation grants will be covered. Teachers should bring a sack lunch and wear comfortable clothing for an outdoor experience.

This course is presented free of charge by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the National Park Service and is open to teachers, pre-service teachers, homeschool parents, and youth leaders. Space is limited and educators are encouraged to call 417-325-4151 to complete registration.

This “Find Your Park” event invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place -- it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide.

Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, scientist, educator, and humanitarian. Please call the park at 417-325-4151 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for further information. Visit our website at and Facebook page. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri, on Highway V, then south ¼ mile on Carver Road.   #GWCarver75th         #FindYourPark

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 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

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