SS Instructional Leadership Academy

Meeting 2: December 3, 2014 8:30-3:30

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Supporting Process Skills


What strategies are you using to support your students' acquisition and mastery of these process skills?

Strategy Highlight: Image Analysis

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Image Analysis Suggestions

Find the verbs:

  • Which verb is largest (and thus appears more times in the TEKS)?
  • How might this impact your instruction? assessments?

Find the nouns:

  • Which noun is largest?
  • How might this impact your instruction? assessments?

Find the process skills:


Using ArcGIS for Spatial Analysis in All Social Studies Education

TEA Update

Key Points:

  • New graduation plans begin with this year's incoming freshmen
  • Combined World History/World Geography course not available yet (indefinitely?)
  • 2015 STAAR tests will be released
  • This year's passing standard is at Level 2, Phase-in 1

Discuss the following questions with your table group:

  • What are the implications of this information for your department?
  • If/When your principal asks about how to structure the social studies department for the 15-16 school year, what advise might you give him/her?

MOY I Analysis and Next Steps

Instructional Materials Review

You will have time to review the instructional materials being considered for adoption by the AISD Textbook Committee. Pease complete a feedback form that contains specific information rather than just "Good" or "Great"

Lunch and Learn


Assessing Historical Thinking Skills...

"Teaching for transfer, or teaching for meaning, involves enabling students not only to remember and understand but also to use knowledge in increasingly more complex ways (Anderson & Krathwohl, 2001)" from Susan Brookhart's How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in your Classroom

The AISD High School Social Studies Team

Jessica Jolliffe, Social Studies Supervisor

Melanie Kirchhof, High School Specialist

Amber Rinehart, Curriculum Technology Specialist

Rob Hillhouse, Secondary Social Studies ELL Specialist

Angie Green, Social Studies and ELA Special Education Curriculum Specialist