Thursday, May 2, 2013

Summer Professional Development Opportunities: From Miles City to Missoula...Plus: Apply Now for Fall History Conference Scholarships

Eastern Montana 6-12th grade teachers: Come spend the day with me on June 21 in Miles City. I’ve just finalized the details for the workshop "Literacy in Social Studies: A Common Core Approach Using Homesteading as a Case Study." Cosponsored by PESA, this hands-on workshop will focus on the use of primary sources in the classroom, teaching historical thinking, and best practices for meeting the new Common Core Standards. More information (including how to register for this FREE workshop) is here. 

Looking for Summer Professional Development opportunities further to the west? The date of the NCCE Teaching with Primary Sources Library of Congress Workshops has changed. The Level 1 (Introductory) training will be held in Missoula July 25-26. The Level 2 (Advanced) training will be held in Helena July 22-24 (with July 23 spent with me and my colleagues at the Montana Historical Society). Register here.

OPI’s Indian Education Division has been creating a useful list of other PD opportunities, many of which look fabulous. And they keep adding to the list, which you can find on their program page under “Hot Topics.”

Looking toward next fall? I just found out that, thanks to the generosity of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation in Missoula, we will once again be able to offer scholarships to teachers and students wishing to attend the 40th Annual Montana History Conference in Sidney at the Richland County Fairgrounds Event Center, September 19–21.
  • Learn more about the conference here.  
  • Learn more about the scholarships here
  • Submit your scholarship application here.
  • Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. September 4, 2013. Awards will be announced Monday, September 9.

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