Social Studies 2015

Summer Professional Development

May 2015

Pearson Instructional Material Training Elementary

Teachers, coaches, and administrators will be trained on how to use the Pearson Kinder - 5 instructional materials adopted by Round Rock ISD.


Date: Wednesday, May 20

Location: RRISD PD Toolbox - Across from the Round Rock HS Old Cafeteria


Kinder - Grade 3, (8:30 - 11:30) eCampus# 4159.29590

Grade 4 - 5, (12:30 - 3:30) eCampus#4159.29592


Limited Participants: 60


Computers will be needed for these sessions. Some computers will be provided but if possible bring your own. If you bring your own personal laptop, make sure your onboard it before the session.

McGraw-Hill Instructional Materials Training - Secondary General Overview

Teachers, coaches, and administrators will be trained on how to use the McGraw - Hill instructional materials adopted by Round Rock ISD. Two 1/2 day sessions are being offered.


Date: Friday, May 29

Location: RRISD PD Toolbox - Across from the Old Round Rock HS cafeteria


Content Areas: World Cultures, World Geography, US History, Psychology, Sociology


AM SESSION eCampus# 4159.29594

PM SESSION eCampus# 4159.29595



Limited Participants: 40


Computers will be needed for these sessions. Some computers will be provided but if possible bring your own. If you bring your own personal laptop, make sure your onboard it before the session.

JUNE 2015

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Instructional Materials Training - Secondary

Teachers, coaches, and administrators will be trained on how to use the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt instructional materials adopted by Round Rock ISD.


Date: Tuesday, June 9

Location: RRISD PD Toolbox - Across from the Old Round Rock HS Cafeteria


8:30 - 11:30 Grade 8 US History eCampus#4159.29596

12:30 - 3:30 HS World History eCampus# 4159.29597


Limited Participants: 30


Computers will be needed for these sessions. Some computers will be provided but if possible bring your own. If you bring your own personal laptop, make sure your onboard it before the session.

McGraw Hill Instructional Materials Training - Secondary

Teachers, coaches, and administrators will be trained on how to use the McGraw-Hill instructional materials adopted by Round Rock ISD.


Date: Wednesday, June10

Location: RRISD PD Toolbox - Across from the Old Round Rock HS Cafeteria


8:30 - 11:30 Overview Session eCampus# 4159.29598

12:30 - 3:30 Overview Session eCampus# 4159.29599


Limited Participants: 40


Computers will be needed for these sessions. Some computers will be provided but if possible bring your own. If you bring your own personal laptop, make sure your onboard it before the session.

Pearson Instructional Materials Training - Secondary

Teachers, coaches, and administrators will be trained on how to use the Pearson Instructional materials adopted by Round Rock ISD.


Date: Wednesday, June 10

Location: RRISD PD Toolbox - Across from the Old Round Rock HS Cafeteria


8:30 - 11:30 Texas History eCampuse#4159.29602
12:30 - 3:30 HS Government eCampus#4159.29603


Limited Participants: 40


Computers will be needed for these sessions. Some computers will be provided but if possible bring your own. If you bring your own personal laptop, make sure your onboard it before the session.

Pearson Instructional Materials Training Elementary

Teachers, coaches, and administrators will be trained on how to use the Pearson instructional materials K-5 adopted by Round Rock ISD.


Date: Thursday, June 11

Location: RRISD PD Toolbox - Across from the Old Round Rock HS Cafeteria


8:30 - 11:30 Grades 4 - 5 eCampus#4159.29600

12:30 - 3:30 Kinder - Grade 3 eCampus#4159.29601


Limited Participants: 40


Computers will be needed for these sessions. Some computers will be provided but if possible bring your own. If you bring your own personal laptop, make sure your onboard it before the session.

RRISD SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2015

We are using SCHED for the online catalog this year. Attendees will still need to register in eCampus, but they can find everything they need in SCHED.

STONY POINT HIGH SCHOOL, 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock 78664

Map - Directions


July 27 - 30 and August 3 - 6

8:30 - 3:30

Project CRISS

Date: Monday, January 27 - Tuesday, January 28


eCampus# 4844.29325

Participants: All Contents Grades K-12

Limited Participants: 30


Project CRISS is a two day workshop that will provide tools to teach your students to―learn how to learn through reading, writing, talking, and listening strategies in all content areas. The manual will be provided at no cost.

McGraw-HIll Instructional Materials Training Secondary General Overview

Teachers, coaches, and administrators will be trained on how to use the McGraw - Hill instructional materials adopted by Round Rock ISD. Two half day sessions are available to attend


Date: Monday, July 27 (8:30 - 11:30)


AM SESSION eCampus# 4843.29581

PM SESSION eCampus# 4843.29583


Limited Participants: 40

Content Areas: World Cultures, World Geography, US History, Psychology, Sociology


Computers will be needed for these sessions. Some computers will be provided but if possible bring your own. If you bring your own personal laptop, make sure your onboard it before the session.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Instructional Materials Training Secondary General Overview

Teachers, coaches, and administrators will be trained on how to use the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt instructional materials adopted by Round Rock ISD. Two half day sessions are available to attend


Date: Tuesday, July 28 (8:30 - 11:30)

AM SESSION eCampus# 4843.29584

Limited Participants: 40

Content Areas: Texas History, Government


Computers will be needed for these sessions. Some computers will be provided but if possible bring your own. If you bring your own personal laptop, make sure your onboard it before the session.

Pearson Instructional Materials Training - Secondary

Teachers, coaches, and administrators will be trained on how to use the Pearson instructional materials for Texas History and Government adopted by Round Rock ISD.


Date: Thursday, July 28


Government (8:30 - 11:30) eCampus # 4843.29690

Texas History (12:30 - 3:30) eCampus # 4843.29691

Limited Participants: 30


Computers will be needed for these sessions. Some computers will be provided but if possible bring your own. If you bring your own personal laptop, make sure your onboard it before the session.

Using Interactive Notebooks to Create Effective Learners and More

Date: Tuesday July 28 (8:30 - 11:30)

Presenter: Daisy Woods, Natalie Thomas

eCampus # 4843.29323


The Interactive Student Notebook is the greatest educational tool ever invented but how do you use this strategy most effectively in your classroom? Do I use a notebook or can I use the computer? This workshop will focus on the process of using ISNs to help students organize and develop their critical thinking skills and apply social studies concepts and strategies. Grades 4 - 12

Pearson Instructional Materials Training Kinder - Elementary

Teachers, coaches, and administrators will be trained on how to use the Pearson Kinder - Grade 3 instructional materials adopted by Round Rock ISD.


Date: Wednesday, July 29


Grade 4 - 5 (8:30 - 11:30) eCampus# 4843.29700

Kinder - 3 (12:30 - 3:30) eCampus# 4843.29701


Limited Participants: 40


Computers will be needed for these sessions. Some computers will be provided but if possible bring your own. If you bring your own personal laptop, make sure your onboard it before the session.

Pearson Instructional Materials Training - Elementary

Teachers, coaches, and administrators will be trained on how to use the Pearson Grade 4 - 5 instructional materials adopted by Round Rock ISD.


Date: Thursday, July 30


Grade Kinder - 3 (8:30 - 11:30) eCampus # 4843.29579

Grade 4 - 5 (12:30 - 3:30) eCampus # 4843.29580


Limited Participants: 40


Computers will be needed for these sessions. Some computers will be provided but if possible bring your own. If you bring your own personal laptop, make sure your onboard it before the session.

KINDERGARTEN Science and Social Studies Grade Level Learning Community - Making Connections Between Science and Social Studies

Date: Tuesday, August 4 (8:30 - 3:30)

Presenter: Rachel Albin, Jessica Rinehart, and Kathryn Warner

eCampus # 4844.29231


Teachers will examine, plan, and model activities and lessons for the first nine weeks of school for Kindergarten Science and Social

FIRST GRADE Science and Social Studies Grade Level Learning Community - Making Connections Between Science and Social Studies

Date: Tuesday, August 4 (8:30 - 3:30)

Presenter: Emily Faggard, Vanessa Hampf, and Charlia Jones

eCampus # 4844.29232


Teachers will examine, plan, and model activities and lessons for the first nine weeks of school for 1st Grade Science and Social Studies.

SECOND GRADE Science and Social Studies Grade Level Learning Community - Making Connections Between Science and Social Studies

Date: Wednesday, August 5 (8:30 - 3:30)

Presenter: Helen Hansen, Cindy Loftis

eCampus # 4844.29260


Teachers will examine, plan, and model activities and lessons for the first nine weeks of school for 2nd Grade Science and Social Studies.

Social Studies Grades 3-5: Grade Level Learning Communities (GLLC)

Date: Thursday, July 30 (12:30 - 3:30)

Presenter: Tyler Hultman

ECampus # 4843.29322


Participants will examine, plan, and model activities and lessons for the first nine weeks of the 2015 - 2016 school year for elementary social studies grades 3 - 5.

The ABCs of RRISD Secondary Social Studies

Date: Tuesday, August 4 (8:30 - 11:30)

Presenter: Natalie Thomas, Daisy Woods, and Marc Schwarz

eCampus # 4843.29326


Participants will examine the secondary social studies content and instruction found in the Round Rock Aligned Curriculum (ARRC) along with district resources and support. This is for teachers new to the district, a new content, or someone who wants a refresher course on the ARRC and the philosophy of RRISD social studies instruction.

GT Update 6th-8th: MS TAG Social Studies

Date: Wednesday, August 5 (8:30 - 3:30)

Presenter: Monica Collins

eCampus # 4845.29266


This session, facilitated by a district TAG social studies teacher, will focus on sharing ideas and will provide work time on curriculum and resource development for middle school TAG social studies teachers.

6 Hour GT Update

Digging Deeper into Social Studies

Date: Thursday, August 6 (8:30 - 3:30)

Presenter: Natalie Thomas, Marc Schwarz

eCampus # 4844.29324


Participants will examine strategies that will engage students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking making social studies instruction more meaningful and relevant.

GT UPDATE 6th-8th: Experiencing History

Date: Thursday, August 6 (8:30 - 3:30)

Presenter: Monica Collins

eCampus # 4845.29297


In this session teachers will learn how to design lessons and activities that incorporate role playing, investigation, and a hands-on approach in the middle school Social Studies classroom. Time to create lessons that incorporate these strategies will also be part of the session.

6 Hour GT Update