Professional Development

FREE Professional Development Opportunity!


The Maine Council for the Social Studies and Maine Historical Society are partnering with the National WWI Museum and Memorial for a free, one-day educator workshop on World War I and its enduring impact on the world. This exciting professional development opportunity will offer a blend of primary source focused methodology with thought-provoking content designed to diversify and improve pedagogical approaches to teaching WWI in social science, language arts, and STEAM classrooms. Workshop participants will have to opportunity to study MHS collections up close, and will receive six hours of professional development and a collection of ready-to-use, cross-curricular teaching resources. Lunch and snacks are also provided.

Registration is required: here

This free workshop will be held at Maine Historical Society in Portland, ME on October 4, 2019. FMI please email Kathleen Neumann or call (207) 774-1822.


National Geographic GeoChallenge!

Bring project-based learning to your classroom through the National Geographic GeoChallenge! This annual standards-based competition empowers student teams in grades 5-8 to address a critical issue and change the planet, just like a National Geographic Explorer. This year's theme is Tackling Plastic. Register today at:

Geography Awareness Week - GIS Day 2018 Registration Now Available 

Geography Awareness Week is November 11-17, 2018. This year's GIS Day will be held on Wednesday, November 14. GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. You can hold an open house, conduct a presentation or workshop, or be creative and hold some other sort of event that showcases what you are doing with GIS and why it matters.

Read more about GIS Day and register at:

Read more about Geography Awareness Week on National Geographic's website at: