Professional Development

Learn about the latest offerings in NCHE PD and find out how you can bring our unique model to your own district.

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Being a member of NCHE demonstrates support for the movement to ensure that historical thinking is a part of every education. Members also receive access to monthly newsletters and archives, in addition to a range of special offers.  

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Join teachers, historians, and university faculty for three days devoted to history education! NCHE's conference is a place where historical thinkers can come together and share their passion for teaching and learning.

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Attendee Testimonials for NCHE's National Conference:

  • This conference offers innumerable opportunities to connect with people who care deeply about teaching history. I came away energized and feeling positive about my choice of profession.
  • I love attending the NCHE conference. It is by far the best history-related conference each year.
  • I had a great time in DC with NCHE. I left the conference with a few ready-to-use lesson plans, as well as some lesson creation ideas of my own. It was an inspiring couple of days!
  • I enjoy getting to visit historical cities and learn the back story for each of these. NCHE always chooses the best places to hold the conferences!
  • The people that attend NCHE make the conference great. We all love history and we all love to teach. It is inspiring. This conference recharges my battery instead of draining it.
  • This content focused professional development is by far the most beneficial experience I have received this year to further my career as a history teacher.
Visit the Conference Archive for more testimonials, conference programs, and handouts from previous conferences.

More History

The National Council for History Education seeks to enhance the teaching and learning of history by ensuring that teachers and students have enough time to explore the discipline.  In practical terms, this means that education policy makers must place a greater emphasis on historical thinking at early grade levels, continue this emphasis through middle and high school, draw upon history as an integrating discipline, and recognize historical thinking as a fundamental element of engaged citizenship.

Better Taught

The National Council for History Education recognizes that teachers are professionals who appreciate opportunities to hone their craft throughout the duration of their career.  As committed advocates for the teaching and learning of history, NCHE readily connects all teachers with diverse resources that will improve their students' understanding of the study of history and strengthen students' historical literacy.