GREAT upcoming opportunities outside the Council

1. Texas Social Studies Conference

Date: October 30 - November 1

Texas Council for the Social Studies represents all social studies subjects. We are here to promote a strong social studies education for all students through our teacher professional development, conference and journal.

2. Submit articles to the Social Studies Texas magazine

Upcoming Issues & Deadlines

January 15 is the deadline for all submissions for spring issue of The Texan

3. Toolkit to become a Human Rights Friendly School from Amnesty International

4. Global Citizens Initiative Youth Summit

The Global Citizens Youth Summit (GCYS) brings a select group of youth scholars from around the world and thought leaders to the Harvard University Faculty Club. During the nine-day program, participants investigate the idea of global citizenship. The program serves as a springboard for ideas and collaboration in the year to come. See:


5. Global Education Conference in DFW

Date: October 2, 2015

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Trinity River Campus, Action Suite TRTR 4202, 245 East Belknap
Fort Worth, TX 76012

Hosted by TCC's Office of Instructional and International Initiatives and the North Texas Community College Consortium (NTCCC)

6. Teacher application to travel with Fort Worth Sister Cities in 2016

Interested teachers in middle and high schools are asked to apply to become a Delegation Leader to one of Fort Worth’s sister cities in Italy, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, China and Japan next spring or summer.

7. Barnes and Noble’s Mini Maker Faire

Date: November 6-8

Join ALL Barnes & Noble stores to see demonstrations that will amaze and inspire you! In the Make Workspace, a tech-educational expo, we’ll do product demos for 3D printers, drones, robots, coding, programming, and more. This is the future—come see it unfold before your eyes.

8. Momentous Institute for the 4th annual Changing the Odds conference.

Date: Thursday, October 1 - Friday, October 2

Location: Hilton Anatole, Dallas

This year's event features an all-star roster of the nation's top thought leaders in education and mental health, including Daniel Pink.

9. Bring the World to Your Classroom with the National Geographic Geo Bee

Join over 12,000 educators and empower your students to learn more about the world and how it works. The Nat Geo Bee is an exciting competition for fourth through eighth graders. Register your school for $100.

10. iEARN-USA (The International Education and Resource Network)

iEARN-USA is raising $25,000 for scholarships to deserving U.S. teachers and their students to participate in our virtual exchange network of 2 million K-12 youth and 50,000 educators worldwide through our secure online Collaboration Centre.

11. Global Citizen Year 2016

Each year, Global Citizen Year recruits and trains a diverse corps of high school graduates "to engage as apprentices in Asia, Africa or Latin America during a transformative 'bridge year' before college. GCY Fellows spend 10 months in an intensive fellowship learning a new language, becoming integral members of a community and working on the frontlines of today's global challenges. CGY is looking for young people with exceptional passion and potential, and it works with each family to find ways to make the experience financially accessible."

12. 21st Century Skills Free Toolkit

P21 has created a free digital toolkit to assist parents in supporting 21st century skills. P21's mission is to serve as catalyst for 21st century learning to build collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders so that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops.

13. 2015 Asia Society Conference for International Education

The Global Education Forum (formerly the PGL conference), co-sponsored by Asia Society and Penn GSE, will be held on October 16 and 17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference is an opportunity to engage in a critical conversation between K–12 and higher education educators about how best to prepare students for a global world. Learn more and register!

14. Celebrate the UN at 70!

United Nations Association event
November 3 from 7:30-9:00 PM
Location: Dallas City Performance Hall
Adults- $25, Students $10

15. Dallas Faces Race Trainings 

Dallas Faces Race is the beginning of a sustainable forum on race in Dallas. The forum will bring together organizations to actively build their capacity to address racial equity and make change. Dallas Faces Race will engage those who are ready to define equity and collaborate to make change.


16. Become a Youth Mentor for Refugee Services of Texas

Mentors would need to work with their refugee youth for a minimum of 8 hours a month as part of a year-long commitment. These hours can be divided however the mentor/mentee wish. We keep in mind that not every mentee will need a mentor for an entire year. The ultimate goal is to assist refugee youth with overcoming barriers to integration and social adjustment and connecting them to greater opportunities in the community. 


17. Academic Conference Call Series from Council on Foreign Relations

These calls provide an opportunity for you and your students to interact with CFR fellows and other leading experts. Email to sign up.


18. Free Student Guide for Study Abroad Planning 

Nearly 300,000 students study abroad every year, taking the opportunity to shape their education through immersion in other cultures. As exciting as the idea of studying abroad is, making this decision does merit a lot of questions from students and their families. Please take a closer look at The Study Abroad Decision here

19. Educator Dim Sum Event by Crow Collection of Asia Art

October 8, 4:00-6:30pm
Eat Dim Sum food, have a drink, meet each other, and sample the Crow Collection’s educational program offerings.


20. Want to travel to Oman and Zanzibar? 

The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) is pleased to announce the Oman-Zanzibar travel abroad project for K-12 educators and pre-service teachers. CMES has received a grant from the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program to take 12 educators and pre-service teachers on a four-week curriculum-building trip to Oman and Zanzibar next summer. Most of the costs – including air travel – will be covered. 


21. Celebrate 2015 International Education Week

November 16-19

The sixth annual Global Education Conference is a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world. This The entire conference is virtual and will take place online in webinar format. Sessions are held around the clock to accommodate participant time zones. The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. See: