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NEH Summer Learning Opportunities

Are you or anyone on your staff looking to deepen your knowledge or explore new topics this summer? The National Endowment for the Humanities offers tuition-free opportunities for K-12 educators and higher education faculty to study a variety of humanities topics in one- to four-week programs in June and July. Topics offered in these summer Seminars and Institutes and Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops include U.S. History; Literature, Religion and History; Arts, Culture and History; and History and Politics.

These projects are designed for full- or part-time teachers and librarians in public, charter, independent and religiously affiliated schools, as well as home schooling parents. Administrators, substitute teachers and curriculum developers are also eligible to participate. Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

Stipends of $1,200 to $3,300 are available to help cover expenses.

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U.S. Department Teacher Leadership Summit

Turn your ideas into action! Teach to Lead is accepting submissions of action plans that equip teachers to lead change for their 17th annual Teacher Leadership Summit in Philadelphia, PA to be held March 29-31, 2019. The Teacher Leadership Summit brings together teacher leaders and other stakeholders to collaborate, problem solve and develop action plans to benefit students and schools.

Submissions must use teacher leadership as a key strategy, but proposed ideas can address any perceived area of need in schools. Submitting teams must include at least one practicing classroom teacher, and space is limited to approximately 25 teams. Registration is free and includes two nights’ accommodations or parking and some meals. Participants are responsible for travel costs. The deadline for submission is January 28 at 11:59 pm EST.

Benefits of the Summit include time and space to collaborate; guidance through a structured process to ready ideas for action; support and expertise from peers to help advance proposed work; and an opportunity to build relationships with representatives from ASCD, Teach Plus, U.S. Department of Education and other supporting organizations.

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