Free Zoom Sessions To Explore C-SPAN Classroom

Experience C-SPAN Classroom’s free online Zoom training sessions to explore our free resources that can be implemented in distance learning, hybrid classes or in-person education. Discover how to bookmark and save short Current Events videos, Lesson Plans and Bell Ringers, On This Day in History Events, Constitution Clips and Classroom Deliberations. If you are interested Read More ⟶

C-SPAN Classroom Offers Virtual Summer PD

C-SPAN Classroom offers professional development experiences for middle and high school teachers. Our 2020 virtual Summer Educators’ Conferences provide the opportunity to explore our free resources, bookmark and create folders to save content and participate in breakout rooms to discuss best practices with colleagues. Middle School (Grades 6-8): Tuesday, July 28: 3-6 p.m. ET High Read More ⟶

Free Online PD Series Opens: The Civics Classroom

The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship at the Lou Frey Institute has opened enrollment for its newly revised, self-paced Civics Classroom. A certificate of completion, for 5 hours of professional development, will be issued for each course successfully completed. While the first course, The Prepared Classroom, is especially designed for Florida civics teachers, the courses Read More ⟶

Saturday Seminars at the National Constitution Center

Deepen your constitutional knowledge and enhance your classroom instruction strategies for teaching constitutional topics with Saturday seminars at the National Constitution Center. Teachers will tour the museum’s exhibits, participate in classroom application sessions, and practice civil dialogue techniques. The seminars are free and open to all classroom teachers working with students in grades 5-12. Two more seminars are scheduled this school year: April 18 on Federalism and May 2 on the Electoral College. Go here to register. Read More ⟶

Registration Open for Share My Lesson’s Virtual Conference

The 2020 AFT Share My Lesson Virtual Conference is open for registration. The conference line-up of 40 free, for-credit professional development webinars runs March 24-26. The sessions span several topics from organizations such as Discovery Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, StoryCorps, NASA, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. Topics include: current events and student activism; building inclusive communities; trauma-informed practices and social emotional learning; instructional strategies across the curriculum; STEM; and webinars for teachers, leaders and all-school staff. If you can’t make a session time, register anyway, and you’ll receive a link to view it on-demand after it has aired live. Learn more here. Read More ⟶

Library of Congress Seeks Teacher-in-Residence

The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current teachers of journalism or economics for a Teacher-in-Residence position within its Learning and Innovation Office during the 2020-21 school year. The program description and application details can be found here. Applications are due on Friday, March 27, 2020. The Learning and Innovation team develops and delivers teaching materials and programs to make the Library’s unparalleled collections of primary sources visible, accessible and easy for K-12 teachers to integrate into the classroom. The Teacher-in-Residence program is designed to give an educator a unique professional development experience – a year at the Library in Washington, D.C., working with staff, contributing to K-12 education programs and materials, advising on outreach to teachers, and helping to uncover and make visible primary sources in the Library’s collections. Read More ⟶

Apply for Presidential and Congressional Academies

The Center for Civic Education is implementing a multiyear grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Presidential Academies for teachers and Congressional Academies for high-need high school students. The Academies provide high-quality educational engagement in American history and civics. Fifty-one teachers and 102 students from throughout the country participate each year in the Academies Read More ⟶

Sign Up for National Constitution Center’s Classroom Exchanges

With lesson plans based on the scholarly works of the Interactive Constitution and classroom-tested materials on civil dialogue, the National Constitution Center’s Classroom Exchanges provide students the opportunity to use their voice and answer constitutional questions about topics that matter in their lives. These online, real-time conversations between your class and another class across the United States build student confidence in sharing their voice and provide students the skills to disagree without being disagreeable.
In addition to providing an opportunity for your students to discuss essential constitutional issues with their peers from across the country, exchanges meet Social Studies, English, and Speaking & Listening Standards through inquiry-based learning, all while promoting SEL skills through civil dialogue techniques. Sign up for an Exchange here or email with questions about the program.
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Apply for Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute

The Library of Congress is accepting applications for its weeklong summer institutes for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in D.C., this professional development opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on Read More ⟶