Teacher Opportunities

Graduate and Continuing & Professional Education

Deadline to Register: January 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm
 
If you attended a 2017 Teacher Training,  you are eligible to earn Graduate or Continuing & Professional Education credits through the University of Colorado Denver. The cost is $114 for Continuing and Professional Education credits and $345 for Graduate credits. Sign-up today!

Students Research & Project Development Events

Denver Metro Research Rendezvous

January 21 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm

Denver Public Library, Central Branch
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The Research Rendezvous event pairs students with experts to assist with thesis development, research suggestions, and professional advice. Students must register for a 15-minute session with an expert prior to the event. Professional librarians will also be available to point students directly towards the resources they need.

We will also be hosting mini-sessions during the event:
 

2:30-3:00: Mastering the Thesis Statement by Kayla Gabehart, NHDC Associate Director 

Need help crafting the perfect thesis statement? Join Associate Director Kayla Gabehart to learn how to construct a winning thesis.

3:00-3:30: Art as a Primary Source by Kristen Fong, American Museum of Western Art

Can works of art be primary sources? Join Kristin Fong, Educator at the American Museum of Western Art, to discover the stories behind the paintings in the Anschutz Collection and explore the American West, as seen through the eyes of artists.

Albert Bierstadt, Wind River, Wyoming, c. 1870

Albert Bierstadt, Wind River, Wyoming, c. 1870

3:30-4:00: Making Documentaries by Eric Hernandez, Associate Producer of Colorado Experience at RMPBS 

Interested in creating a documentary, but don't know where to start? Join the Eric Hernandez, Associate Producter of Colorado Experience, as he walks you through the basics

4:00-4:30: El Movimiento & Chicano History Resources by Laura Douglas, History Colorado Center

Chicano history is an important part of Colorado. Join Laura Douglas as she walks you through the many primary resources on Chicano and Mexican-American history that are available at History Colorado, including the new permanent exhibit, El Movimiento.

Maker's Workshop

February 7 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm

History Colorado Center
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The Makers Workshop event gives students participating in the Exhibit and Performance categories the opportunity to get advice from the professional design creators at History Colorado. Please note this event is ONLY for Exhibit and Performance contestants. Participants must also be prepared to either layout or construct their exhibit or performance set. This is NOT a thesis or research workshop. Some materials will be provided, but please bring anything you plan on using for your exhibit or set.

 

State Contest Challenges

T-Shirt Design Contest

DEADLINE: April 2

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to show off their creative skills and design the t-shirt that will be given out to participants at the State Contest on May 5 and later worn by National Contest qualifiers. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2018 middle or high school NHDC participants (the contest is NOT limited to winners of regional contests).

DESIGN STIPULATIONS:

  • CU Denver logo must be the most prominent element on the front of the shirt (CU Denver logos can be found and downloaded HERE)
  • Additional design must be in relation to National History Day in Colorado and the the theme, CONFLICT AND COMPROMISE, on the back of the shirt
  • Design must be no more than two colors
  • Indicate what color shirt you would like the design to be on

Designs can be submitted on the registration page or emailed to nhdc@ucdenver.edu.

The winning design will be framed and printed to the winner at the State Contest Award Ceremony. 

Button Design Contest

DEADLINE: April 2

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to show off their creative skills and design the NHDC Button that will be traded with participants from around the country and world at the National Contest. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2018 middle or high school NHDC participants (the contest is NOT limited to winners of regional contests).

DESIGN STIPULATIONS:

  • CU Denver logo must be included in the button (CU Denver logos can be found and downloaded HERE)
  • Additional design must include our name "National History Day in Colorado, the year, and this year's theme CONFLICT AND COMPROMISE.
  • Design may be as many colors as the student wishes, but the design must not exceed 1.75" x 2.625" in size (see sample below).

Designs can be uploaded to the registration form or emailed to nhdc@ucdenver.edu.

The winning design will be framed and presented to the winner at the State Contest Award Ceremony.

CU Denver Scholarship

DEADLINE:  April 2

In cooperation with the University of Colorado Denver, National History Day in Colorado is pleased to offer an opportunity for all NHDC Juniors to apply for a one-time scholarship of $1,500 to CU Denver.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Colorado high school juniors who have competed in National History in Colorado at ANY TIME during middl and/or high school (the scholarship is NOT limited to winners of regional or state contests; students need only to have completed a project).
  • Students vallning to attend the University of Colorado Denver.

REQUIRED SUPPORTING MATERIAL:

  • Academic Resume
  • 1 Teacher Recommendation
  • Typed Essay (500 words or less) answering the following: Which Historic figure is the best model for your future aspirations and why?

These supporting materials can be uploaded at the end of the registation form or emailed to nhdc@ucdenver.edu.