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Upcoming Social Studies Workshops

Click the session titles below for full details and to register online. For more information, e-mail socialstudies@esc4.net.
Sessions that offer 6 hours of G/T update credit are indicated with an asterisk (*).

 


 

Knocking Out the STAAR in Middle School

March 28, 2017

Reviewing for the Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR can be a very laborious task. In this session, we will discover effective ways to create an effective game plan for STAAR review, experience engaging and differentiated strategies for review, and discuss ways to use STAAR released questions to better prepare students for the STAAR assessment. DETAILS

 

 

Knocking Out the U.S. History EOC

March 29, 2017

Reviewing for the US History EOC can be a very laborious task. In this session, we will discover effective ways to create an effective game plan for EOC review, experience engaging and differentiated strategies for review, and discuss ways to use EOC released questions to better prepare students for the EOC assessment. DETAILS

 

 

*Social Studies Strategies for Advanced Learners (G/T Update credit)

April 4, 2017
Engaging your advanced learners in a social studies class can be difficult when there is so much content to teach. In this interactive session, we will explore quality questioning, demonstrate effective ways to improve students' critical thinking skills, explore strategies for equitable access, and share best practices. DETAILS


 

Presidents, Executive Power, and the Constitution

April 6, 2017

TeachingAmericanHistory.org presents this session about the Constitutional and legal authority of the president and within the executive branch, and how these have been applied and evolved over time. Teachers will be provided with a packet of primary documents and will engage in a Socratic discussion, facilitated by a scholar. This program includes content relevant to both middle and high school American History, Government, and Civics teachers. An agenda for the day's session is available hereDETAILS


 

A Day with Artists: Infusing the Arts into the Language Arts and Social Studies Classroom

July 14, 2017

Do your students seem to long for learning experiences that transcend rote learning? Is critical thinking challenging your highly-creative students? If so, this workshop is for you. Learn how to integrate visual and performing arts through approaches that will help students master language arts and social studies skills and content while being immersed in creative art forms. Participants will learn hands-on strategies from fine-arts experts that tap into the artistic, creative side students bring to the table, thereby motivating and engaging students who may otherwise be disconnected and disengaged in the language arts and social studies content. DETAILS

 

 

July 17, 2017
Texas History Teachers: Learn about the scope and nature of the Texas General Land Office Archives collection. Participants will be introduced to its TEKS-connected, one-of-a-kind documents and maps, as well as ways to use them in the classroom for deeper student comprehension. Copies of archive documents and maps will be provided as well practical strategies and activities for the classroom. DETAILS
 
 

*Project CRISS (Fourth Edition): Creating Independence through Student-Owned Strategies, Grades 4–12 (G/T Update Credit)

July 19–20 and September 27, 2017

Participate in the Project CRISS national effort designed to help students in grades 4-12 read, write, and learn more effectively within the content areas. Receive the Project CRISS manual, Fourth Edition, revised 2011, which includes classroom-tested examples to actively engage students in the learning of contextual material. Participants are encouraged to register as campus or district pairs. DETAILS

 


 

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