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Workshops at Region 4

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

 

social-studies-accountable-talk-feb20-social-mediaAccountable Talk: Using Cooperative Discussions in Social Studies

February 18, 2020
Twenty-first century jobs demand workers that are skilled collaborators and communicators. In order to prepare students for college and career readiness, Social Studies teachers must begin creating a classroom culture that supports shared inquiry, encourages deep thinking and reflection, invites respectful dialogue, and increases student autonomy. This requires social studies teachers to make a paradigm shift from being the gate-keepers of knowledge to facilitators of learning. During this session teachers will simulate various accountable talk protocols, as well as discuss scaffolds necessary for implementation. Join us as we discuss ways to use cooperative discussions to help our students move pass surface learning and take a deeper dive into the social studies content.  REGISTER

 

 

social-studies-make-and-take-us-history-feb20Social Studies Make and Take: Supporting Achievement in U.S. History

February 27, 2020
Explore portable social studies activities to review, remediate, or accelerate concepts based on the U.S. history TEKS. Experience engaging activities based on the Region 4 resource Supporting Achievement in U.S. History. Multiple pieces of this resource will be used to demonstrate how to implement activities for original instruction and review opportunities. Participants will create a set of materials for the activities demonstrated in the session.  REGISTER

 

 

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March 4, 2020
One of the keys to quality instruction in the 21st century is the appropriate infusion of technology. Social studies teachers have a responsibility to provide authentic learning experiences that will build skills that students need to be productive citizens. During this session we will explore various technology tools that support information fluency, collaboration, and critical thinking. Join us as we equip your toolbox with media rich resources that support a variety of processing skills through the use of documentaries, movie clips, movie trailers, news clips, music, photography, and artwork.  REGISTER

 

 

Knocking Out the U.S. History EOC

March 25, 2020

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. REGISTER

 

 

 

social-studies-help-no-time-mar20Help! I Don't Have Time to Teach Social Studies

March 26, 2020
Many elementary teachers do not feel like they have time to teach social studies content with fidelity. During this session, we will discuss time-saving reading strategies to effectively teach the social studies TEKS, develop content knowledge, and maximize available resources for your elementary social studies classroom.  REGISTER

 

 

 

Knocking Out the STAAR in Grade 8 Social Studies

April 2, 2020

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. REGISTER

 

 


 

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For more information about these workshops or to request customized professional development, e-mail

socialstudies@esc4.net.

 


 

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