Social Studies Teachers Association

  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship    

The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) will sponsor a ten day Fellowship to Japan this summer for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The Fellowship allows teachers to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives. Apply here.

National Geographic - Education

National Geographic PD Opportunity

The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow (GTF) program is a professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between National Geographic Education and Lindblad Expeditions. The program is named in honor of Gilbert M. Grosvenor (pronounced GROHV-nur), Chairman Emeritus National Geographic Society and Education Foundation Board. This opportunity is designed to give current K-12 classroom teachers and informal educators from the 50 U.S. states, Canada, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico the opportunity to extend Grosvenor’s legacy of excellence in geographic education. Through the program, exemplary educators are recognized for their commitment to geographic education and are given the opportunity to be actively engaged in finding new ways to bring geographic awareness to their classrooms or informal learning environments through a field-based experience.
2013 Program Highlights
Selected educators traveled aboard the ship National Geographic Explorer in June, July, or August 2013 to Norway, Arctic Svalbard, Iceland, Greenland, or the Canadian High Arctic. While aboard, Fellows shared the importance of geo-literacy with fellow travelers, developed activities to bring back to their classrooms, and had the adventure of a lifetime. Prior to the expedition, all 2013 Grosvenor Teacher Fellows traveled to Washington, D.C. on April 25-28th with all expenses covered to participate in a pre-trip workshop sponsored by Google, National Geographic, and Lindblad Expeditions.

For math and science teachers, Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy is a dream come true! Imagine the opportunity to learn about space and science by spending five incredible days at the world’s premiere space learning center. Info here

Every year the Juno Beach Centre holds a 10-day Annual Professional Development Program for Educators. This exciting and educational tour usually begins in late July or early August. It is aimed at all educators but especially at high school level Canadian history teachers.


Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy Get an insider’s view of Canada’s parliamentary system on Parliamnet Hill.. Meet parliamentarians, and political, procedural and pedagogical experts. Explore key issues in parliamentary democracy. Develop and gather resources for teaching about parliament, governance, democracy and citizenship.

The Parliament of Canada is pleased to offer a comprehensive collection of programs and resources for teachers.  The resources are designed to help students understand parliamentary structure and process, and are tailored for all levels of instruction. Many of the resources are accessible on-line and include downloadable materials for student use.

 Experience is what the Transatlantic Outreach Program is all about. Since 2001, the TOP program has sought to find the best and most qualified K-12 social studies educators in the United States and Canada and give them the opportunity to experience Modern Germany in the most dramatic way possible: in person.   These all-expense-paid study/travel seminars are two weeks in length.


Canadian Council for Geographic Education providesopportunities for professional development and classroom resources.

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