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Money is available to support classroom programs and professional development through SRP History and Social Science Grants

When: Deadline to apply is February 28, 2020

What: History and Social Science grants are awarded to help educators present academic content and teach skills in the interrelated disciplines of history, geography, civics, government, and economics. Grants are up to $2,500 per school. Read about how the 2019-20 recipients used their grant funds.

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Money is available to support classroom programs and professional development through the William C. Jenkins History Teaching Mentor Program

When: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so apply any time

What: Through the generosity of the Helios Education Foundation, the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies invites proposals to further equip and train history teachers for successful classroom teaching and learning. The program wishes to offer support in the teaching of historical content and historical thinking skills, in accordance with recent scholarship in the teaching and learning of history.

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Travel seminar opportunity for educators to study in Jordan – “Teachers’ Curriculum Development Program: Jordan 2020”

When: May 31-June 29, 2020

Where: International travel to Jordan; pre-travel program activities conducted via Zoom meetings

What: “Continuity and Change in Jordan: Social and Environmental Transformations” is a FUNDED curriculum development program for K-12 and community college educators in the fields of Social Studies, Humanities, English/Language Arts, Foreign Language, and the Fine Arts. The program will focus on Jordan’s complexity as an ancient land of native peoples and as a modern, developing society.

The Jordan program, open to educators nationwide who are of Native American background, who work with Native American students, or who teach about indigenous U.S. peoples (i.e. U.S. History, Literature), is especially designed to incorporate indigenous and tribal issues in teaching about the Middle East, providing a lens that will benefit all U.S. student populations. Some of the topics the program will explore are: the relations of tribes (Bedouin) to the government, women’s roles within a traditional society, environmental issues (arid lands), shared waters, and populations separated by borders. 

Application instructions and program details can be found here:

Conference Opportunity for all educators at the 7th Annual Civic Learning Conference: “Our Sputnik Moment: Revitalizing Civic Learning and Community Engagement throughout our Civic Spaces “

When: February 14, 2020, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Black Canyon Conference Center 9440 North 25th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85021

What: Join the Arizona Department of Education, Higher Education faculty, Arizona K-12 educators, Arizona Civic Engagement Schools, community organizations and Adult Education program staff for a full day of civic learning. Highly topical and interactive sessions will focus on inspiring civic engagement for all Arizona learners, pre-kindergarten through adult. All sessions will utilize at least one of the six proven practices for civic learning. There will be sessions for early childhood, elementary, middle, high school, college and university, and adult education instructors.

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Speak at the conference by submitting your proposal here:

Professional Development Opportunity for teachers: 2020 Summer Seminar “What We Teach and Why: Philosophers of Education from the Enlightenment to the Present”

When: July 12-31, 2020; deadline to apply is March 1, 2020

Where: Boston University, Boston, MA

What: The National Endowment for the Humanities is offering a professional development opportunity for teachers in the summer of 2020 titled “What We Teach and Why: Philosophers of Education from the Enlightenment to the Present.” The overarching goals of the NEH Summer Seminar will be to introduce NEH Summer Scholars to debates among significant philosophers of education, to understand the connections among their ideas, and to articulate ways their theories can be made accessible and relevant to K-12 educators today. Teachers are given a stipend of $2,700 for three weeks in residence in Boston.

More information and a link to the registration form can be found here: