Monday, July 21, 2014

National History Day Professional Development Opportunity: Project-based Curriculum

National History Day wants to expand and support professional development for Social Studies teachers, English teachers, and School Librarians across the nation and around the world.  

For the last twenty years, NHD has developed materials, lessons, and summer institutes to help teachers improve their content knowledge and their strategies for working with students. In an effort to reach a larger number and broader scope of teachers across the nation, NHD has begun offering online professional development – webinars and hangouts designed to help teachers learn from their homes and classrooms.  

In September 2014, NHD will offer an online graduate course for secondary teachers and librarians who want to implement a project-based curriculum into their secondary classrooms using the framework of the NHD program. The course will provide practical advice as well as pedagogical strategies. Teachers will earn three graduate credits from the University of San Diego while creating classroom-ready materials customized to the needs of their students.

The course will run from September 15 to December 15, 2014. Teachers will work on independently-paced modules with weekly deadlines. This allows a teacher to complete his or her work at any time of day from anywhere in the world.

The cost of the course is $600, which includes tuition and materials. Enroll now – space is limited. Registration will close on Friday, August 15, 2014. Join us and see how this strategy can revolutionize the teaching of history in your classroom.

Note: Each state, school district, and state recognizes credit differently. Please review this course with your school to make sure that credits will be accepted at the end.

Iolani Palace Announces 2014 Queen Kapiolani Evening Tours

(Photo credit: Tina Mahina from the 2013 evening tours).
From Iolani Palace in Honolulu:
We are pleased to announce the date of the 2014 Queen Kapiolani Evening Tours to celebrate the 180th anniversary of Her Majesty's birth. 
This special event will be held on Saturday, December 27th from 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm. 
Please check our website periodically for updates on the entertainment lineup and other info.