American Sociological Association

ASA High School Sociology Resource Development Workshop

Call for Applications

Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have decided to postpone The ASA High School Sociology Resource Development Workshop. We will re-open the call for applications once the new dates are confirmed.  

Are you passionate about teaching sociology? Do you have innovative ideas about how to teach sociological concepts at the high school level?  If so, The American Sociological Association (ASA) invites you to apply to the 2020 ASA High School Sociology Resource Development Workshop. Both high school teachers and college faculty are encouraged to apply. The goal of the workshop is to promote the value of sociology for high school teachers and students by developing ready to use, high-quality teaching and learning resources that align with the National Standards for High School Sociology.

The two-day event is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. on June 22 and 23 and will bring together a small group of high school teachers and college faculty to collaborate in developing teaching resources for high school sociology. Participants will work in pairs to develop lesson plans, assignments, and activities that can be adapted and used by high school teachers of sociology around the country. Each pair will share authorship credit for the resources they produce during the workshop. The resources will be available to all ASA members.

You do not need to be a current ASA member to apply, but accepted participants are expected to join. Prior to the workshop, participants will take part in pre-workshop activities, including conference calls and resource sharing. Once the workshop is complete, pairs will make any necessary revisions to their resources and submit them to ASA by September 1, 2020.

Costs for airfare, hotel, and meals during the workshop will be covered by ASA. Additionally, upon completion of the teaching resources, workshop participants will receive a $500 honorarium.

For more information, contact Diego de los Rios at  


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