2016 Calendar of Events

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April 21 - 23, 2016

2016 NCHE National Conference
Crossing Borders
Sheraton at the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, NY

The National Council for History Education conference is a place where historical thinkers can come together and share their passion for teaching and learning. Join teachers, historians and university faculty from around the nation in beautiful Niagara Falls, NY for three days of the best in history education!

The conference will feature fun receptions and interesting enrichment excursions to historic sites.There will be more than 70 breakout sessions and over 30 exhibitors, including the National Resource Centers on Canada (BOOTH #23). Free resources and a chance to win book prizes will be offered.

Please join us on Friday, Aprill 22 for the following presentation by Amy Sotherden, Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh:

For over 400 years, Quebec and francophone North America have evolved from several French explorers to several hundred French colonists at Champlain’s Quebec City habitation in 1635 to the bi-lingual country of Canada containing the second largest French-speaking city in the world, Montreal. To understand the modern day Quebec, Canada’s largest province, this presentation will explore key historical and cultural aspects important to understanding its contemporary identity. Key concepts to be discussed include regionalism, population and identities, New France, the Conquest, Quiet Revolution, French language, and nationalism. A briefing on current political topics will conclude the presentation. Resources provided. Facilitator: Tina Storer

Fredrik Logevall, Harvard University, and Ian Morris, Stanford University, will be keynote speakers. Learn more about the conference and register at: http://www.nche.net/conference/registration.


September 26, 2016

Canada-US Trade Integration and Monetary Policy
4-5:30 PM - Communications Facility 115
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Dr. Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, will be the guest speaker for the inaugural Paul Storer Memorial Lecture on Canada-US Trade Relations. He will discuss how the evolution of international trade practices, such as building global value chains and establishing foreign affiliates, suggests that economies are becoming more integrated and that increasing Canada-US cross-border integration can matter for monetary policy in several ways. Learn more at the lecture.

This annual lecture honors the late Paul Storer, former economics professor and chair of the Economics Department at Western Washington University. He worked with Governor Poloz at the Bank of Canada over thirty years ago. Professor Storer, who died in November 2015, specialized in the study of the economic relationship between Canada and the United States, particularly with respect to trade.

WWU College of Business and Economics and WWU Border Policy Research Institute with support from the Center for Canadian-American Studies


October 5 - 7, 2016

Gifted Education in the Digital Age
Clyde Muse Center
Pearl, MS

This conference provides outstanding opportunities for teaching. Patti Edwards, K-12 STUDY CANADA Teacher-Associate in Mississippi, will host an exhibit that showcases Canada at the “Creativity Luncheon”.

Founded by parents and teachers in 1974, the Mississippi Association for Gifted Children (MAGC) is a non-profit organization that serves as a public advocate for gifted children and youth in the state of Mississippi. It is the only state-level organization specifically for the gifted and its mission is to advocate for appropriate educational opportunities that address the unique needs of Mississippi's gifted children and foster the development of their abilities and potential; encourage advocacy, communication, and collaboration among educators, parents, agencies, and other organizations; and work for improvement in all areas of education and for better educational opportunities for all children.

To learn more about the conference and to register, visit

October 20 - 21, 2016

Beyond College, Career and Civic Life: Social Studies That Inspires
Thad Cochran Center
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburgh, MS

The Mississippi Council for the Social Studies is a state affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies. Its mission is to promote social studies as the key subject in developing good citizenship, to provide a link among educators interested in social studies, and to aid the development of social studies educators professionally. This annual conference reflects those goals and offers an excellent opportunity for professional development.

Patti Edwards and Barbara Boone, both STUDY CANADA Teacher-Associates, will present a session called “Do You Know Your Neighbor, Canada?“ to inform and inspire Mississippi teachers about the state's relationship with Canada.

Register for the conference at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mississippi-council-forthe-social-studies-fall-conference-2016-tickets-24256599141.

October 29, 2016

Macalester College
St. Paul, MN

This workshop is the premier professional development event in Minnesota for K-12 Geography educators and features a streamlined set of breakout sessions, including three presentations by STUDY CANADA Teacher-Associates!

In particular, Caryn Coller, will present a session called "Teaching Canada Made Easy", including lesson plans that provide connections to Canada for social studies educators.

Visit http://lt.umn.edu/mage/geofest-minnesota to see the preliminary schedule and to register!

GEOFEST is sponsored by the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) and Macalester College.


November 30, 2016

A Professional Development Workshop for IBMA Educators
The Newseum - Learning Center
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC

This one-day professional development workshop will provide high school social studies teachers working at high schools in the mid-Atlantic region with a foundation for teaching about Canada within an International Baccalaureate curriculum context. Featured speakers will include history and area studies specialists from Canada and the United States. Sessions will allow for interactive discussion and resource-sharing. View the program agenda here.

For further information and/or to register for the program, contact Craig Perrier, High School Social Studies Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools, at cjperrier@fcps.edu.

Fairfax County Public Schools and the National Resource Centers on Canada in the US (Western Washington University, University of Maine, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, University of Washington)


December 1, 2016

Best Practices in Internationalizing Classrooms and Communities
Potomac Center Plaza (PCP)
The Auditorium
550 12th Street SW
Washington, DC

All individuals working in educational outreach and area studies are invited to attend and/or present.
Registration is FREE. Registration and presentation abstracts are due Oct 31, 2016.

This working conference will highlight important themes of outreach across area studies while producing valuable insight into best strategies for engaging with the K-12 communities, community colleges and minority-serving Institutions, and general public. It will provide an opportunity to meet outreach professionals and learn about exemplary outreach programs offered by National Resource Centers. Professionals working in educational outreach and area studies are invited to attend and/or present.

The conference will feature speakers from IFLE and other government and non-government organizations with interests relevant to Area Studies Outreach. In addition, the meeting will give participants an opportunity to showcase their work to colleagues at IFLE and learn about plans for IFLE priorities in the next Title VI grant cycle.

For further information, visit:
To register, visit:

Organized by Dr. Sebnem Ozkan (Outreach Coordinator, University of Illinois European Union Center) and Jeremie Smith (Outreach Coordinator, University of Illinois Center for Global Studies) on behalf of the University of Illinois U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers (NRCs) and Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) Grantees:

European Union Center (EUC)
Center for Global Studies (CGS)
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC)
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Center for African Studies (CAS)
Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES)

in collaboration with the
U.S. Department of Education International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE)

December 2 - 4, 2016

96th Annual NCSS Conference
Civic Learning and Cultural Identity in a Changing World
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington D.C.

Sharpen your skills, gain new techniques, and achive your professional goals at the 2016 NCSS Annual Conference.

- Learn best practices and the latest research in social studies education
- Receive classroom-ready lessons
- Interact with nationally-known speakers and educators
- Share teaching strategies and solutions with peers
- Expand your professional network
- Discover the latest teaching resources, products and services in the exhibit hall

Download the Canada at NCSS 2016 schedule to see the many professional development opportunities for teaching about Canada available at the conference. Be sure to drop by Booth #434 in International Alley of the Exhibit Hall at the convention center to gather resources for teaching about Canada. The National Resource Centers on Canada look forward to meeting you there!

To learn more and to register, visit http://www.socialstudies.org/conference.

NRCs on Canada