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A month ago, my brother, who is an attorney in northern California and spends a lot of time in his car, heard an interview on the radio with Elizabeth Cobbs, author of the book, The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers (Harvard University Press, 2017). You can listen to this interview at: https://ww2.kqed.org/forum/2018/01/03/the-hello-girls-chronicles-patriotic-women-soldiers-of-wwi/ . A full review of the book is available at: https://www.npr.org/2017/04/06/522596006/the-hello-girls-chronicles-the-women-who-fought-for-america-and-for-recognition . Since he has long been familiar with my passion for women’s history, he quickly ordered the book ...
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I’m one of the “digital immigrants” who came to the use of computers late in life, that is, as a New Jersey high school history teacher back in the digital “dark ages” of the 1980s. Perhaps you remember the Apple IIE? The first Apple Macintosh?   Oregon Trail software? During these long-ago years, a fellow history teacher (Neale McGoldrick) and I collaborated on using “desk-top publishing” software to produce historical newspapers with our students and created an historical monograph on women's suffrage that was distributed to schools and libraries in the state ( Reclaiming Lost Ground: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage in New Jersey , New Jersey Historical ...
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This summer my husband and I had a couple of long road trips. Although it’s lovely having more time for extended conversations, when we’re in the car for hours we also like to listen to books-on-tape, which can help distract us from the frustration stemming from the inevitable traffic jams arising from having so many people traveling when all the road repair work is going on.   Over the years, we’ve especially enjoyed listening to books by John McPhee and Jared Diamond—significant works of considerable scope in time and place—that lend themselves to this kind of listening experience. This summer we opted to read “Behave” by Robert M. Sapolsky (over 26 ...
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Margaret Smith Crocco www.margaretcrocco.com   That's me at AACTE a couple of years ago. It seems an appropriate photo for a "talking head." Hi, readers! I do hope you’re out there and that things are fine with you as you read this.  First, let me introduce myself. Then, I’ll share my plan for the blog.  I’m a “seasoned” teacher educator who has worked in three colleges of education. I am professor emeritus at Teachers College, Columbia University, and am in my fifth year at Michigan State University, where I chair the Department of Teacher Education. I’ve also worked at the University of Iowa, and have taught American History ...
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SOURCES Annual Conference http:///www.sourcesconference.com University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida Saturday, January 14, 2017 The Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the University of Central Florida (TPS-UCF) is pleased to announce a call for proposals to present at the SOURCES Annual Conference at the University of Central Florida to be held on January 14, 2017. The SOURCES Annual Conference Program Committee welcomes proposals that focus on presenting strategies for using primary sources to help K-12 students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills, and build content knowledge, specifically in one or more of ...
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The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) invite proposals for scholarship to be presented at its Annual Meeting, which will be held on November 30-December 2, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The theme of this year's conference is “Civic Learning and Cultural Inquiry in a Changing World”. CUFA's program will include individual paper sessions, symposia, contemporary issue dialogues, invited speakers, as well as CUFA/NCSS co-sponsored Research in to Practice (RIP) sessions. Accepted proposals will be linked to the presentations through the open conference system. Authors will have the option of uploading ...
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The CUFA Executive Board is pleased to announce the new Theory and Research in Social Education, TRSE , editorial team: Wayne Journell, Editor, University of North Carolina–Greensboro Anthony Brown, Associate Editor, University of Texas-Austin Paul Fitchett, Associate Editor, University of North Carolina-Charlotte Brooke Blevins, Book Review Editor, Baylor University Wayne Journell will assume editorship of TRSE July 1, 2016. Congratulations to Wayne and his editorial tea
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Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program Announcing the launch of the 2016-2017 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DA) Program Online Application for K-12 teachers! ...
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You are invited to the NCSS C3 Literacy Collaborative Webinar "Meeting the Common Core ELA: Strategies for English Learners" When: Wednesday 17 June 2015, 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM EDT To register now, please visit the following link: https://ncss.adobeconnect.com/ e354hi0plq8/event/ registration.html Meeting the Common Core ELA: Strategies for English Learners This investigation has been designed to familiarize you with unique characteristics of English learners and their distinct learning needs. The presenters will share how these distinct learning needs can be ...
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You are invited to the C3 Literacy Collaborative webinar "Dimension 3: Evaluating Sources & Using Evidence" This webinar will provide insights on how teachers can guide students to gather and evaluate various sources of information - how to "source" documents, analyze information, examine multiple perspectives, and formulate a conclusion. Please feel free to share with your teacher networks. This event is free of charge. To attend register at: https://ncss.adobeconnect.com/e8inx6yoasx/event/registration.html Event: Dimension 3: Evaluating Sources & Using Evidence When: Wednesday 29 April 2015, 06:30 PM - ...
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Assist/Assoc Professor Curriculum & Instruction – Florida International University Opening Date: 2015-03-27 Job Opening Id: 509254 College/Division: College of Education Department: COE Teaching and Learning Job Information The Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education at FIU invites applications for a nine-month, Assistant/Associate Professor full-time, tenure track position in Curriculum and Instruction beginning August 2015. Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction or related field with graduate work in pedagogy, curriculum development and evaluation ...
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Dear Colleagues, The call for 3 (three) post doc positions with scholarships at the Center for Metropolitan Studies(CEM), São Paulo Brazil is now open. Please spread the information below, if possible. Deadline for submitting the application is 15th May, 2015 . Our very best regards, Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) http://www.fflch.usp.br/ centrodametropole/en/ Opportunity of Postdoc Fellowships in Social Science at the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM / Cepid) - April, 2nd/2015 The Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) is a Research, Innovation and Diffusion (RIDC) ...
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Call for Papers Education for Global Citizenship: Democratic Visions and Future Directions ​ Guest Editor: John P. Myers, Florida State University, jpmyers@fsu.edu Deadline: June 1, 2015 Publication date: November 2015 Early submissions are encouraged. ​ Education for global citizenship is a major concern in today’s schools. Educational practices and policies worldwide have begun to address the need for new learning goals and teaching practices in schools that respond to the conditions of globalization (e.g., Stromquist & Monkman, ...
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We need 15 minutes of your time! You may have already received notification via VoterVoice, but we wanted to ensure that we spread the word as widely as possible: Catriona Macdonald, President of Linchpin LLC sent us an urgent e-mail last night letting us know that the House Appropriations Committee has announced that deadlines for Congressional offices to submit their requests for the Labor, Health and Education subcommittee is March 26th . It has come to our attention that some Congressional offices have announced a deadline for constituents to submit requests as early as this coming Friday, February 27th . As you will recall, ...
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Dear Colleagues: The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) invite proposals for scholarship to be presented at its Annual Meeting, which will be held on November 11 th - 13 th 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme of this year's conference is Social Responsibility. CUFA's program will include papers, symposium sessions, contemporary issue dialogues, invited speakers, as well as CUFA/NCSS co-sponsored Research in to Practice (RIP) sessions. New this year, accepted proposals will be linked to the presentations through the open conference system. Authors will have the option of uploading ...
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Save the Date for the CUFA 2015 Retreat Join CUFA members at the 2015 CUFA Retreat. Small group sessions create engaging contexts for exchanging intellectual ideas, discussing research, and sharing instructional experiences. The CUFA Retreat is an informal gathering in which interactive dialogue is welcomed. Many opportunities are given for collaboration and professional networking. The 2015 CUFA Retreat is scheduled for January 16-18, 2015, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte serves as retreat host and invites you to Uptown Charlotte and its beautiful Center City Campus. For more information and registration, ...
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