2014 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program
This professional development opportunity is made possible by a partnership between National Geographic Education and Lindblad Expeditions. The program is named in honor of Gilbert M. Grosvenor, Chairman Emeritus, National Geographic Society and Education Foundation Board. It is designed to give current K-12 classroom teachers and informal educators from the 50 U.S. states, Canada, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico the opportunity to be actively engaged in finding new ways to bring geographic awareness to their classrooms or informal learning environments through a field-based experience. The application deadline is January 5, 2014.
Posted: December 20, 2013
Teacher Workshop: Integrating the Social Studies Across Colorado History
This professional development workshop is designed to enhance skills in teaching the core concepts and tools from history, geography, economics, and civics that are emphasized in Colorado's 4th Grade Social Studies Standards and summative Social Studies Assessment. Four leading social studies organizations are collaborating to bring this day-long workshop to elementary teachers: the Colorado Geographic Alliance, the Colorado Council for Economic Education, The Center for Education in Law and Democracy, and History Colorado. The workshop is Saturday, January 11, 2014.
Posted: December 20, 2013
Gilder Lehrman Teacher of the Year Program
The National History Teacher of the Year Award honors one exceptional K-12 teacher of American history from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense schools and US Territories. All state level winners are awarded a $1000 prize. From the state winners, one is recognized as the National History Teacher of the Year, awarded a $10,000 prize and will be honored in a fall ceremony. The winner, together with the nominator and two of the winner's students, will travel to the national recognition ceremony with expenses paid by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The deadline to submit nominations for middle and high school teachers (grades 7-12) is February 1, 2014.
Posted: November 25, 2013
Fast Facts: Social Studies
If you are new to Colorado or are just interested in learning about the overarching headlines regarding Social Studies education, this one page reference sheet is a good place to begin! Use the navigation links on the right side to read even more about the exciting world of Social Studies education in Colorado!
Posted: November 8, 2013
2014 NCHE Conference New Frontiers at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, March 20-22, 2014
The National Council for History Education (NCHE) Conference will feature over 70 breakout sessions, poster sessions, enrichment excursions, keynote session speakers, an Opening Night Reception and the NCHE Exhibit Hall. Visit the NCHE Conference website for more information. Register Now! Early Bird rates will increase on November 1.
Posted: October 15, 2013
Social Studies Curriculum Samples UPDATE!
The curriculum samples are now available in Microsoft Word to support educators' ability to modify and personalize the units for their classroom. Resources have also been added to the site.
Posted: March 15, 2013
Colorado Environmental Education Plan (CEEP):
The Colorado Kids Outdoors Grant Program Legislation, HB10-1131, was signed into law in May 2010. This legislation requires the State Board of Education to adopt a statewide plan for environmental education. In December 2012, the Colorado State Board of Education formally adopted the Colorado Environmental Education Plan.
Content Connection Samples are designed to provide examples of cross-content (multi-disciplinary) connections within the Colorado Academic Standards at grades kindergarten through 5.
Posted: January 3, 2013