Social Studies Literacy
Learning How to Make Informational Literacy Fun!
3rd & 4th Grade Classroom Teachers
During this 2-day series teachers learn how to
- Teach ELA and History/Social Studies Common Core Literacy State Standards,
- Practice and implement techniques that foster content area informational literacy,
- Identify best practices related to social studies instruction
- Implement practical instructional strategies for teaching concepts and skills
- Develop make-it and take-it activities that can be immediately used within the classroom.
Resources from the Michigan Citizenship Collaborative Curriculum (MC3) and The International Baccalaureate will be referenced and used during the workshop.
2 Day Series
Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 4:30-8:30pm
2413 W Maple Ave
$125 which includes materials and dinner
Minimum 30 participants are needed
Day 2 - Tuesday, November 24, 2015
4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Susan Welch currently teaches 4th grade at State Road Elementary in Fenton, Michigan. She has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Central Michigan University and a Master's Degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College with additional graduate work done at Arizona State University. While at CMU, Susan traveled to Perth in Western Australia to study their use of integration to deliver instruction and meet the curriculum standards. Upon graduation, she started her teaching career in Arizona teaching in the Casa Grande and Kyrene school districts. During this time, Susan taught in a fully inclusive elementary classroom with students with many diverse learning needs including monolingual and bilingual Spanish speaking students, as well as various physical and mental challenges. She also was able to learn about the many different Native American cultures represented within her schools. Susan has taught both 3rd and 4th grade in the Fenton Area Public Schools for the past 11 years and also serves as Fenton's Elementary Social Studies Department Chair. During this time she has been awarded the Walmart Teacher of the Year Award and has been a Michigan Teacher of the Year nominee. Susan is currently working on the TRIG digital textbook writing project creating an online, interactive Social Studies textbook.