ABOUT THE MARYLAND COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL STUDIES

The Maryland Council for Social Studies (MDCSS) is dedicated to the promotion and support of social studies education in Maryland and the United States. MDCSS works to build a community of social studies educators in the state of Maryland, and through this network advance cultural understanding, respect for human differences, and an appreciation of diversity. MDCSS provides high quality professional development and instructional resources for Maryland social studies teachers and works to recognize excellence in social studies instruction at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. 

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

The application window for the National WWII Museum’s second annual Summer Teacher Institute is now OPEN! This is an intensive and exciting professional development opportunity designed primarily for teachers of high school social studies. The Institute will be led by renowned historian and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Donald L. Miller, and will focus on strategies for teaching about World War II in Europe.

 

The program will begin with an intensive weeklong seminar here at the Museum in New Orleans in July 2017, and will end in July 2018 with a trip to Normandy, France, where participants will explore the site of the D-Day landings, the largest amphibious military invasion in history. During the school year in between, participants will work with Museum educators to craft professional development presentations to share what they have learned with other teachers in their areas. Participants will also be eligible to receive six hours of graduate credit. This program is generously funded by a grant from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation in New Orleans – teachers will receive room and board in New Orleans and Normandy, a travel stipend, and all seminar readings free of charge. Graduate credits are also free for those who choose to receive them.

 

Full details about the program, important dates, eligibility requirements, and the application are located on this page: http://www.nationalww2museum.org/institute.

March 16-19, 2017

The George Washington Teacher Institute is proud to announce two new spring residential programs. The programs will feature the best elements of our popular summer residential programs including unparalleled access to content scholars, the Mount Vernon estate, and sources, both primary and secondary. Dr. Kimberly Alexander will be the lead scholar.

 

All current K-12 teachers are invited to apply. Please note you must be teaching in the state for the 2016-17 school year to be eligible. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2017.  We are seeking more applicants from Maryland for consideration.

 

For more details, including the application requirements and formal application, please visit our website: mountvernon.org/springresidential. If you have additional questions, please contact the program manager, Jackie Jecha, jjecha@mountvernon.org or 703.799.5082.

March 30- April 2, 2017

The George Washington Teacher Institute is proud to announce two new spring residential programs. The programs will feature the best elements of our popular summer residential programs including unparalleled access to content scholars, the Mount Vernon estate, and sources, both primary and secondary. Dr. Richard Josey will be the lead scholar.

 

All current K-12 teachers are invited to apply. Please note you must be teaching in the state for the 2016-17 school year to be eligible. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2017.  We are seeking more applicants from Maryland for consideration.

 

For more details, including the application requirements and formal application, please visit our website: mountvernon.org/springresidential. If you have additional questions, please contact the program manager, Jackie Jecha, jjecha@mountvernon.org or 703.799.5082.

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