NERCVirtual 2020

Self-Paced (On Your Own) Program

We had some really awesome sessions at NERCVirtual 2020. We want to thank all of our presenters for presenting to K-12 social studies teachers across New England, New York, and New Jersey (and beyond).

One of the benefits of a virtual conference is the ability and opportunity to record and archive many of our keynote sessions, workshops, and webinars, and make it available to teachers who were unable to participate in the sessions in real time.

If you missed NERCVirtual 2020, you can still participate and earn 10 to 20 professional development points (PDPs) by registering to a self-paced (on your own) virtual conference program. You can watch available sessions on your own time and at your own pace through May 2021.


Participate and receive certificate of attendance – FREE / NO CHARGE!!!

Watch any of our pre-recorded keynote, webinar, and workshop sessions at no charge. Simply fill out the session feedback survey at the end of the session to obtain your certificate of attendance for your records. Please note that the certificate of attendance does not entitle PDP hours toward recertification.


Participate and earn 10 Professional Development Points – $30.00

  • Participate in at least eight (8) hours of keynote, webinar, or workshop sessions.
    • At least one (1) keynote session
    • At least four (4) hours worth of webinar or workshop sessions most sessions run about one hour
  • Develop and submit at least three (3) lesson activities (either independent/separate activities or all connected into a larger/broader lesson unit) tied to any or multiple themes.
    • Include cover page (lesson plan), resource materials, and scoring rubric(s).

Participate and earn 20 Professional Development Points – $50.00

  • Participate in at least fifteen (15) hours of keynote, webinar, or workshop sessions.
    • At least three (3) keynote session
    • At least nine (9) hours worth of webinar or workshop sessions most sessions run about one hour
  • Develop and submit at least five (5) lesson activities (either independent/separate activities or all connected into a larger/broader lesson unit) tied to any or multiple themes.
    • Include cover page (lesson plan), resource materials, and scoring rubric(s).

Earn ten (10) Professional Development Points from NCSS Annual Conference – $30.00

Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies is an approved PDP provider in Massachusetts. Massachusetts teachers who attend the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) virtual Annual Meeting and Conference from December 4-6, 2020, can register to earn PDPs through Massachusetts Council.

Participants must provide proof of attendance at NCSS virtual annual conference and:

  • Participate at least eight (8) hours of keynote, webinar, or workshop sessions.
    • At least one (1) keynote session
    • At least four (4) hours worth of webinar or workshop sessions most sessions run about one hour
  • Develop and submit at least three (3) lesson activities (either independent/separate activities or all connected into a larger/broader lesson unit) tied to any or multiple themes.
    • Include cover page (lesson plan), resource materials, and scoring rubric(s).

NERCVirtual Self-Paced Program




  • Register – please enter "1" to select your choice.

  • Price: $0.00 Quantity:
    Watch any of our pre-recorded keynote, webinar, and workshop sessions at no charge. Simply fill out the session feedback survey at the end of the session to obtain your certificate of attendance for your records. Please note that the certificate of attendance does not entitle PDP hours toward recertification.


  • Price: $30.00 Quantity:
    Participate in at least eight (8) hours of keynote, webinar, or workshop sessions. At least one (1) keynote session At least four (4) hours worth of webinar or workshop sessions – most sessions run about one hour Develop and submit at least three (3) lesson activities (either independent/separate activities or all connected into a larger/broader lesson unit) tied to any or multiple themes. Include cover page (lesson plan), resource materials, and scoring rubric(s).


  • Price: $50.00 Quantity:
    Participate in at least fifteen (15) hours of keynote, webinar, or workshop sessions. At least three (3) keynote session At least nine (9) hours worth of webinar or workshop sessions – most sessions run about one hour Develop and submit at least five (5) lesson activities (either independent/separate activities or all connected into a larger/broader lesson unit) tied to any or multiple themes. Include cover page (lesson plan), resource materials, and scoring rubric(s).


  • Price: $30.00 Quantity:
    Any Massachusetts teachers registered to participate in the NCSS Annual Conference (December 4-6, 2020) can register and earn state-approved ten (10) Professional Development Points through Massachusetts Council, a state-approved PD provider. Participate must: provide proof of attendance at NCSS; Participate in at least eight (8) hours of keynote, webinar, or workshop sessions – most sessions run about one hour; Develop and submit at least three (3) lesson activities (either independent/separate activities or all connected into a larger/broader lesson unit) tied to any or multiple themes;Include cover page (lesson plan), resource materials, and scoring rubric(s).
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