HS Social Studies - Opportunities Outside NISD

Title: Teaching American History:  The Constitution and Limited Government (hosted by Boerne ISD, San Antonio area)
Description: Virtually any written framework for the government can serve as a limit on that government’s powers and reach, by virtue of listing and describing its powers. The United States Constitution and Bill of Rights are unique because of the extent to which, and specificity by which, these two foundational documents explicitly limit the powers of the national government, delegating powers to both the states and individuals. This Seminar will provide an opportunity to study the American idea of limited government, our ongoing debates over where these limits appear and how they function, and how we’ve changed them over the centuries. Lunch and a certificate for professional development will be provided

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Date(s): June 4, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Title: Humanities Texas: The New Republic: From Washington to Madison (Fort Worth, TX)
Description: Humanities Texas will partner with Texas Christian University to hold a professional development institute in Fort Worth for Texas teachers covering U.S. history during the Early Republic Era.  The institute curriculum will align with TEKS standards for the state's middle and high school U.S. history curriculum. Eligibility The institute is open to secondary-level U.S. history teachers in Texas schools. Priority consideration will be given to early-career teachers in low-performing schools and districts.
The institutes are free to teachers and their schools. Participants will receive a $200 stipend, as well as CPE credit and a wealth of curricular materials. Stipends and CPE hours will be adjusted if a participant misses any portion of the program.  On-campus housing is available to out-of-town teachers at no cost. Teachers traveling to the institute from out of town will be reimbursed for approved travel costs up to $300. 

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Date(s): June 10 - 13

 

Title: Teaching American History: One Day Seminar: The Constitution and Limited Government, hosted by Denton Schools (Dallas area, TX)
Description: Join teachers from across Texas to study the Constitution and Limited Government. All registrants will be provided a documents reader of primary sources, a certificate for continuing education, and lunch at this free program. All TAH.org programs are conducted as seminars, with one of our faculty acting as Discussion Leader, and all participants provided an equal say in the discussion. Neither a lesson, lecture, nor presentation, this is an opportunity to meet with a diverse group of American History and American Government teachers to discuss some of the most essential elements of the American style of government, both conceptually and through historical case studies. Certificate for professional development will be provided.

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Date(s): June 11, 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

 

Title: Hemispheres Summer Institute 2019: Read All About It! Media Literacy and Journalism in the Global Studies Classroom (Austin, TX)
Description: This summer, we will examine ways in which journalism and media resources can be used to engage students in the social studies classroom. Journalists and academic experts will discuss ways in which global news, print and photojournalism, and other media resources can be used in social studies curriculum to support a range of learning goals. The Institute speakers and activities will address ways in which students can improve media literacy skills, build and appetite for quality journalism, and become global citizens. Experts will discuss ways in which journalism can help students understand real-world issues, such as migration, land and property rights, and climate change. 
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Date(s): June 11th - 14th

 

Title: Teaching American History: One Day Seminar: TR, Wilson, and the Progressive Reformers, hosted by Denton Schools (Dallas area, TX)
Description: What is the place of Progressivism in the American reform tradition?  How did the Progressive Presidents Roosevelt and Wilson exert their Executive Office to influence reforms in America and to what extent did those measures modernize America.  This seminar explores the political and social reforms enacted by Presidents Roosevelt and Wilson. All registered teachers will receive a hard copy of the reader about a month before this free program, and lunch will be included. Certificate for professional development will be provided.

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Date(s): June 12, 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

 

Title: GeoSpatial Inquiry for Your Classroom - (San Marcos, TX)
Description: Maps tell stories; they explain, illuminate, and inspire. Digital maps are used across the world to map and analyze information, from simple neighborhood maps to the most complex regional disaster management models.This workshop begins with a brief understanding of the importance of geography, and then participants can choose between introductory sessions and specialized sessions using Esri's ArcGIS Online's digital mapping.  After the workshop, participants are expected to submit a completed lesson and digital map for a $100 stipend. For more information and registration information, click here.   

$25 Registration fee
 
Date(s): June 17th-18th, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

Title: Teaching from the Archives: World Journeys Workshop (Austin, TX)
Description: In this 4-day professional development workshop, participants will train to do archival research in the Ransom Center with the goal of creating new lesson plans and activities for their classrooms using rare and unique primary sources from the Ransom Center’s collections. The workshop will provide attendees with the opportunity to work with expert University of Texas staff and to collaborate with teaching colleagues from around the region.   The institute curriculum will align with TEKS standards for the state's high school U.S. history curriculum. Registration is closed
Date(s): June 17th-20th

 

Title: Humanities Texas: The Progressive Era (Austin, TX)
Description: Humanities Texas will partner with The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts and the LBJ Presidential Library to hold a professional development institute for Texas teachers covering U.S. history during the Progressive Era.
The institutes are free to teachers and their schools. Participants will receive a $200 stipend, as well as CPE credit and a wealth of curricular materials. Stipends and CPE hours will be adjusted if a participant misses any portion of the program.  On-campus housing is available to out-of-town teachers at no cost. Teachers traveling to the institute from out of town will be reimbursed for approved travel costs up to $300. 
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Date(s): June 17–20

 

Title: Teaching American History: One-Day Seminar: The American Founding, hosted by Hays CISD (Austin, TX area)
Description: This seminar will examine the principles of the American Revolution and how they came to define the structure of the American Constitution for the Founding generation, with a special focus on how slavery was debated and dealt with by the Founders. All registered teachers will receive a hard copy of the reader about a month before this free program, and lunch will be included.

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Date(s): June 18, 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

 

Title: Critical Literacy for Global Citizens Summer Institute (Austin, TX)
Description: This Summer Institute will explore the use of critical literacies and international children’s literature to support instructional goals for literacy standards (reading, writing, and oral language) for the State of Texas. The institute will increase participants’ content knowledge in language and literacy and introduce a wide variety of age-appropriate texts that represent a diversity of cultures both within the United States and around the world. The workshop will offer a collaborative environment that allows space for dialogue, reflection, and time to apply the work in practice. For more information, and to apply, click here!
Date(s): June 24th - 25th

 

Title: Humanities Texas Summer Institute for Texas History Teachers (San Antonio) Texas Republic to Mega State
Description: Humanities Texas will partner with The University of Texas at San Antonio to hold a professional development institute for Texas teachers covering Texas history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Coverage: Topics to be covered include the Republic and early statehood periods, Mexican Americans and Native Americans in nineteenth-century Texas, Texans in the Civil War, cattle and railroads, the Populist and Progressive Movements, women's suffrage, efforts to secure civil rights for African American and Latinx Texans in the twentieth century, LBJ's Texas, the state's oil industry, and the rise of two-party Texas. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the exhibition The Art of Texas: 250 Years and attend a lecture by exhibition curator Ron Tyler. here!
Date(s): June 24th - 27th
Locations: City Education Partners, the Witte Museum, and on the campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio

 

Title: Hatton W. Sumners Institute on the Founding Documents: Our Founding Documents, Region 20 ESC
Description: These three days will focus on: • The Declaration of Independence • English and Early American influences on the development of the U.S. Constitution • The Constitutional Convention and a reenactment of the Federalist and Anti-Federalist debate • A walk through the seven articles of the Constitution. Participants will receive all program materials, Law-Related Education materials which support the curriculum, CPE credit, and lunch. This session is FREE.  Visit this link for registration and details
Date(s): June 24 - 26

 

Title: Hatton W. Sumners Institute on the Founding Documents, Our Amendments, Region 20 ESC
Description: This day will build upon the learning from the first three days with a focus on the Amendments and a special discussion on Incorporation. Participants will receive all program materials, Law-Related Education materials which support the curriculum, CPE credit, and lunch. This session is FREE.  Visit this link for registration and details
Date(s): June 27th

 

Title: Hatton W. Sumners Institute on the Founding Documents, Oyez Update, Region 20 ESC
Description: Join us for a “Talk with the Scholars” - LRE Scholars will provide insight into recent Supreme Court cases. Participants will receive all program materials, Law-Related Education materials which support the curriculum, CPE credit, and lunch. This session is FREE.   Visit this link for registration and details
Date(s): June 28th

 

Title: Holocaust Educator Workshop for K-12 Educators, Campus of the Jewish Community, San Antonio, TX
Description: This FREE professional development will feature: women in the Holocaust resistance, Holocaust pedagogy, literature study including Night by Elie Wisel, and a docent-led tour and Holocaust survivor testimony. If interested, please contact Julie Tzucker Nikolas at TzuckerJ@jfsatx or 210-302-6812
Date(s): July 24th

AP Summer Institutes
APSI: UTSA Downtown AP World History (New Teacher) June 18 - 21
APSI: St. Mary’s Hall AP World History/AP US History June 24 - 28
APSI: UTSA Downtown Campus AP European History/AP Government/AP Human Geography June 25 - 28
APSI: Texas Lutheran U AP Macroeconomics/AP World History (Barbara Ozuna) July 15 - 18
APSI: Texas Lutheran U AP Government July 22 - 25
APSI: UTSA (Main) AP Human Geography (New Teacher)/AP US History July 30 - Aug 2