Social Studies Update
8th Grade STAAR Review
Spring Professional Development
Social Studies Workshops
Professional Development in Your Pajamas!
If you would you like to get professional development while wearing your pajamas, then this workshop series is for you! Each session is worth 2 hour of PD credit. If you participate in each session, you will be able to receive 8 hours of CPE credit!
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March 24th: Instructional Technology Tools
Session ID Number: 367504
April 21st: Grading and Assessment
Session ID Number: 367507
These courses are self-paced. They MUST be completed by April 29th in order to receive the 6 to 12 hours of CPE credit. You may register at any time throughout the Spring.
Conceptual Planning in Social Studies
Session ID Number: 43244
Formative Assessment in a Nutshell
Session ID Number: 43248
Online Book Study: “Why Won’t You Just Tell Us the Answer?” Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12
Session ID Number: 367423
Guest Speaker Coming to Region 17!
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Jenny Gaona at email@example.com.
"THE NEW CHALLENGES TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM"
Wednesday, May 4th and Thursday, May 5th.
If you would like for Professor Bradley to visit your school and speak to your students please email Jenny Gaona firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention 8th Grade American History Teachers!
- STAAR released test items packaged by units (units are be based on the TEKS Resource System YAG)
- Standard Alignment
- Tutoring and RTI resources for each question on the assessment
This is a GREAT resource to see if your students are STAAR ready at the end of each unit!
Click on the link to access this resource: Pulse Checks
Paula Kluth is coming to Region 17!
Too often a “one-size-fits-all” approach is used to design lessons leaving some learners struggling to participate and leaving teachers feeling they have not reached all of their students. In this interactive session, participants will apply principles of differentiation by exploring a number of collaborative, active, and brain-compatible learning techniques aimed at engaging students and making learning joyful.
April 13: Just Give Him the Whale Session #376203
Do you know someone who loves whales? Or ceiling fans? Or elevators? Most of us do know learners with specific interests. Often, however, these favorites of students with autism are not celebrated but seen as annoying, problematic or in need of “extinction”. In this presentation, Dr. Kluth will explore alternative perspectives and will focus specifically on how they can serve as supports, teaching tools, inspirations, and hobbies.
Fourth Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium
On Saturday, April 2, 2016, Sowoon Arts and Heritage and the Museum of TTU will co-sponsor the Fourth Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium at the Museum of TTU. Dr. Carolyn Tate will discuss jade art of the East and West, and Dr. Robert Peaslee will compare Eastern and Western films on the Vietnam War. Prof. Alan Shinn will perform with his jazz trio, Dr. Eun Ha Park from South Korea will
perform Korean dance and percussion, and Prof. Shinn and Dr. Park will improvise percussion together on the stage after a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Aliza Wong.
When: Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00 pm -- 5:00 p.m.
Where: Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court
Museum of TTU, 4th Street and Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Cost: FREE admission, FREE refreshments, reception open to all
More details are available on www.sowoonartsandheritage.org (806-853-7257) or
Funding, Grants and Contests
2016 Outstanding Teaching Award
Do you know an outstanding teacher in your school or community? Nominate him or her for one of our 2016 Outstanding Teaching Awards!
In 2016, Humanities Texas will present a total of fifteen awards to exceptional Texas K–12 humanities teachers in three different categories:
- Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award
(12 recipients). This award recognizes exemplary contributions of teachers in Texas elementary, middle, and high schools.
- Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award (1 recipient). This award was established in memory of Ms. Howell, former chair of the Humanities Texas Board of Directors, as a lasting tribute to her service to the organization and her commitment to the study of Texas history.
- Award for Outstanding Early-Career Teaching
(2 recipients). This award recognizes exemplary contributions of early-career humanities teachers in Texas who have completed three or fewer years of teaching.
All award winners will receive a $5,000 prize, with an additional $500 for their schools to purchase humanities-based instructional materials.
To nominate a teacher, please complete the online nomination form.
Summer Institute for Current and Future K-12 Teachers
"Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms:
Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877 to 1920”
A Summer Institute for Current and Future K-12 Teachers
June 26– July 22, 2016
The Chicago Metro History Education Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola University Chicago invite K-12 teachers to apply for “Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877 to 1920.” Participants in this National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored program will spend four weeks in Chicago, a center of Progressive Era reform, engaging in vigorous discussions about this critical time period in American history and creating materials to use in their classrooms. Award-winning historian Robert Johnston (University of Illinois at Chicago) will guide the institute’s academic content, with the help of renowned experts in history, art, and architecture. Charles Tocci (Loyola University Chicago) will direct teaching application discussions, along with master teacher Michael Biondo (Maine South High School). For more information, contact Rachel Allmen, CMHEC, email@example.com.
Stimulating readings and discussions with scholars and peers
Time to explore and create practical applications for your classroom
A $3,300 stipend to defray travel, lodging, and study expenses
A chance to personally experience Chicago’s Gilded Age and Progressive Era history and culture
For full details, visit www.gildedandprogressive.org
Applications are due March 1, 2016.
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Texas Council for the Social Studies
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