SS Instructional Leaders Academy
April 6, 2016 9am-12pm
- Welcome and Celebrations
- Texas Folklife Presentation (5.1.c, 11.1.c)
- Promoting Civic Engagement (5.1.c)
- TEA Updates
- Teacher Practice Highlights (1.1f, 1.3a, 1.3b, 2.1d, 3.1a)
- Teacher EdCamp (1.1f, 1.3a, 1.3b, 2.1d, 3.1a)
- TYLA's Strength in Unity program presentation (5.1.c, 11.1.c)
Welcome and Celebrations!
Dinner and a Movie
National Parks Adventure @ IMAX
April 25, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 pm
for 11th grade Teachers
July 19-20, 2016
Social Studies Institute
Spring / Summer Happenings around Austin
Migration and Displacement Conference - St. Edward's University - April 13, 2016 9-5:30 pm
Personal Financial Literacy: The New Social Studies Course for Texas - Dallas Fed - June 22-24
Pivotal U.S. Elections: Then & Now forum
April 19, 2016
4:15 - 7:15 pm
Social Studies Mini-Conference 2016: Global Citizenship
May 16, 2016
Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide
Region 13 & ADL
June 9, 2016
The Vietnam War Summit
U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry
OTHER MAJOR PARTICIPANTS
Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Pham Quang Vinh
Ken Burns, Award-winning Documentarian
Dr. Grace Liem Galloway, former Medic at Third Field Hospital and Cu Chi
Tom Hayden, Anti-war Activist and Politician
Bob Kerrey, former U.S. Senator and Medal of Honor recipient
Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State and former National Security Advisor
William McRaven, University of Texas System Chancellor and former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command
Journalists Peter Arnett, Dan Rather, David Maraniss, and Joe Klein
Nick Ut and David Hume Kennerly, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers
Along with three days of programming, there will be historical museum exhibits, documentaries, and daily veteran recognition ceremonies.
The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will also be on display April 22-28 on the plaza outside the LBJ Presidential Library. It will be open to the general public, 24 hours a day.
HOW TO ATTEND THE SUMMIT
General public: On Tuesday, April 12 at 9 a.m., general public tickets will be available at vietnamwarsummit.org. Tickets are limited, will only be available online, and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Vietnam Veterans: We have partnered with eight national veteran service organizations (VSOs) to distribute tickets. Each VSO will be sharing information about ticket distribution with their members. See the full list of VSOs we are working with.
If you are unable attend, we will be live streaming each summit session at vietnamwarsummit.org/live.
Tickets are not required to visit The Wall That Heals or attend the veteran recognition ceremonies. The Wall and ceremonies are open to the general public.
Promoting Civic Engagement
May 7 Election
May 7 Election - Last Day to Register to Vote - April 7, 2016 (Tomorrow!)
One proposition on the ballot for Austin, TX
CITY OF AUSTIN PROPOSITION. 1 Shall the City Code be amended to repeal City Ordinance No. 20151217-075 relating to Transportation Network Companies; and replace with an ordinance that would repeal and prohibit required fingerprinting, repeal the requirement to identify the vehicle with a distinctive emblem, repeal the prohibition against loading and unloading passengers in a travel lane, and require other regulations for Transportation Network Companies?
Tweet a selfie of you wearing your "I voted" sticker with #AISDVotes
Vote For Prop 1
Vote No on Prop One
First Vote! Presentations
The Austin-area League of Women Voters, Travis County Tax Office Voter Registration Division, and the Travis County Clerk Office Elections Division have partnered to offer First Vote! in high schools across the county.
The half-hour program is offered free of charge as an outreach effort of these organizations to encourage youth involvement in the voting process. The First Vote! curriculum covers voter registration, voting rights and non-partisan voting information.
You know how important it is to prepare Austin’s youth to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Our volunteers are available to deliver voter education through assembly, classroom visits and other venues. However, the 30-minute First Vote! program is best presented in assembly format. We suggest using it during the Advocacy period (if you have one).
We kicked off First Vote! on Feb. 11 at Travis High School. The reception from the juniors and seniors to this initiative was amazing. Let us do the same for your school.
To book the First Vote! Team, send an email with your preferred date to Cheryl Reese, Cheryl.Reese@TravisCountyTX.gov.
Teacher Practice Highlights
Strength in Unity, TYLA
Rudolph Metayer, HHSC
Office of Chief Counsel
Health and Human Services Commission
Strength in Unity Town Hall Event
Saturday, April 9
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
David Chapel Baptist Church
2211 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 78702
Presented by Texas Young Lawyers Association
Through the use of vignettes of common police and community interactions, this program is designed to bridge the gap of misunderstandings between local law enforcement and the communities they are sworn to protect.
Free food and drinks will be provided. This town hall event is for teachers, students, and community members!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in setting up a program at your campus with officers and students, email Tracy Brown at email@example.com.