Good Day New Hampshire Social Studies Teachers,
Unfortunately due to the worldwide pandemic, the NHCSS has made the difficult decision to cancel our fall conference scheduled for October 28th, 2020. The NHCSS will review the situation in November 2020 and make a determination at that time based on the latest Center for Disease Control’s guidelines along with protocols and procedures outlined by the state of New Hampshire as to whether we will host a physical conference in March 2021, a virtual conference in March 2021, or cancel the conference entirely.
As fellow educators we appreciate, the hard work and dedication that each of you are putting into your classrooms during these difficult times. We continue to look forward to your workshop proposal submissions that would further social studies education in the state of New Hampshire. Please utilize the following link: http://www.nhcss.org/presenter-proposals.html to submit the fantastic work that I know each of you have created before the COVID-19 crisis as well as the phenomenal work that you have developed during remote learning.
The NHCSS sincerely hopes to offer each of you an exemplary conference in March that would benefit you and your students. Please watch for updates in November 2020 on the NHCSS Facebook page and our website: http://www.nhcss.org/.
Thank you for patience, flexibility, and commitment to social studies education in New Hampshire!
Curtis C. Roddy
Curtis C. Roddy, President, New Hampshire Council of the Social Studies
The C3 Framework Workshop is August 5–9, 2019 ~ For K-12 Educators:
• Taught by Professor John Lee of NC State
University, one of the authors of the C3
• Appropriate for newcomers to the C3 and
those seeking to expand their knowledge of it
• Based on inquiry design model approach;
participants receive a complimentary copy of
Inquiry Design Model
• Workshops offered by grade span
• Cost is $350 for high school and middle school
teacher workshops, $90 for elementary teacher
Invitational Institute for Teachers of Writing: This is the flagship program of the writing project. This five-week intensive institute runs Monday - Thursday, June 24th - July 25th (except July 4th). Experienced teachers gather to demonstrate their practices, share their writing, and learn about the latest research in the teaching of writing. It is open to teachers at all levels in all disciplines. Housing can be provided and teachers may register for six to nine graduate credits at a greatly reduced rate. This program requires an application. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. campus.plymouth.edu/nwpnh
The National WWI Museum and Memorial is launching national partnerships for one-day educator workshops on World War I and its enduring impact on the world. These professional development opportunities are funded by Congress through the U.S. WWI Centennial Commission. For each, Museum and Memorial educators collaborate with partner organizations to offer a blend of meaningful content and primary source focused methodology at a chosen location within each state.
Partners for WWI 360: Teach Like an Ace workshops should be interested in providing thought-provoking content to diversify and improve pedagogical approaches to teaching using WWI in social science, language arts, and STEAM classrooms. Partners have included:
Each location will enroll 40-50 local primary and/or secondary teachers and provide a host space with A/V capabilities.
Workshop participants will receive six hours of professional development, a collection of ready-to-use, cross-curricular teaching resources and the opportunity to publish with the National WWI Museum and Memorial. A meal and snacks are included.
As we expand these workshops into your state, we would deeply benefit from and appreciate your insight. Our Curator of Education is interested in a call to discuss the following:
At the heart of this effort is the intention to improve how WWI is taught in the United States and be flexible to organizational needs; if a one-day workshop is not the best model, we want to figure what will best serve your institutions and educators.
Want to stay up-to-date with the latest in teaching WWI in the meantime? Sign up for the National WWI Museum and Memorial’s bi-monthly Educator Email Newsletter for lesson plans, educator resources and historical content.
The Global Studies Outreach Committee at Harvard University is now accepting applications for our 2019 summer workshop for K-14 educators. The theme for our 2019 summer teacher workshop is “Gender Matters.”
This four-day workshop will take place on Harvard’s Cambridge campus from August 5-8, 2019. It is intended for middle, high school and community college educators, primarily focusing on those that teach humanities and social sciences but open to teachers of all subjects.
The workshop will feature presentations by scholars and experts on global questions of gender identity and gender equity. Participating educators will have the opportunity to wrestle with these questions as a learning community and explore ways to bring these questions, conversations and newly shared resources into their classrooms.
The cost of participating in the workshop is $75. Although funds are not available to cover costs related to travel or accommodation, breakfast and lunch are served daily during the workshop.
Workshop Applications are due April 5, 2019. For more information on the workshop, including the guiding questions that provide the framework for the content, please visit our website.
The American Psychological Association (APA) and the APA Techers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) have two upcoming awards for teachers and students that may be of interest to NHCSS members. Please check them out below and at the links provided.
2019 APA TOPSS Charles T. Blair-Broeker Excellence in Teaching Awards
These awards recognize outstanding teachers in psychology. There will be up to three annual awards. Winners will receive a framed certificate, engraved award, cash prize of $500, and a free TOPSS membership or renewal for the 2020 membership year. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2019. For complete details including how to apply, visit: https://www.apa.org/about/awards/teaching-excellence.aspx.
2019 TOPSS Competition for High School Psychology Students
High school psychology students are invited to write an essay of no more than 3,000 words that addresses the topic of research with nonhuman animals in psychology. The essay should describe the role and relevance of nonhuman animal research in psychology, by referencing peer-reviewed research with nonhuman animals. Students will describe a hypothetical study that complies with and references nonhuman animal research guidelines. The essay should also address the implications of not conducting psychological research with nonhuman animals. Up to four winners will be selected for this year’s competition, each of whom will receive a $250 award. The deadline for submission is March 8, 2019. For complete competition details, rules and guidelines, visit: http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/topss/student-competition.aspx.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
The week of August 5th, the New Hampshire Historical Society will be hosting a C3 Workshop for New Hampshire teachers. A quick outline of the week is below! Stay tuned for updates.
M-Tu High School
Th-F Middle School
*NHCSS will be giving a free annual membership to any elementary teacher who attends.
The History Channel and the National History Day organization collaborated on a women's history project featuring lesson plans written by teachers across the US about specific women throughout US History. New Hampshire teacher and NHCSS Board Member, Kelsie Eckert, was one of the many teachers whose research and lesson plans was published in this collaborative. Check out the lesson plans and research at https://www.nhd.org/women-history.
This summer, the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati is hosting a Master Teachers Seminar titled “Between Submission and the Sword: The American Revolution and the Cause of Independence.” Held from July 8-12, 2019 at Anderson House, the Society of the Cincinnati’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., teachers will participate in lectures, discussions, and workshops about the American Revolution and how to incorporate key concepts of that important event into their classrooms. Each participant will receive a letter documenting sixty hours of professional development. In addition, teachers will receive a travel stipend and be treated to meals and lodging at Anderson House during the seminar.
Attached is a flyer that contains additional information about the seminar and the application process.
Dina Chaitowitz (wife of Chief Justice Robert Lynn) is a retired lawyer and spent years volunteering in Boston with their Discovering Justice program. She wants to bring something similar to NH. She has conducted a few mock appellate arguments with grade 8 students and teachers and students were all very impressed. Her program is called Civics 603 and located at the NH Supreme Court in Concord.
Second, Judges Amy Messer and Will Deckler have been working with Education Coordinator Tracey Sinclair at the Administrative Offices of the Court are reaching out to teachers offering opportunities for classes to visit state superior courts all around the state. Please see handouts below.
Finally, the 4th grade tours of the NH Supreme Court are again up and running!! The contact for that program is also Tracey Sinclair at the NH AOC!
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