Austin ISD Social Studies Weekly

January 11-17

Experiential Exercises in Economics

January 20, 2016

1:00 - 4:00 pm

HCP Section # 80184

This workshop is for all Economics teachers on experiential activities that support English Language Learners and promote active student engagement.

We are happy to welcome Ken Karrer, retired AISD Economics teacher and consultant with the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE), as the facilitator for this workshop.

1/2 day substitutes will be covered by AISD Social Studies.

Please sign up ASAP! This workshop is NEXT Wednesday!

DBQ Project workshop at Region 13

Saturday, Feburary 20, 2016

ESC Region 13

Highland Lakes Room

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Democratizing the DBQ:

Helping ALL students to Read, Think and Write in History &Civics.

For over a decade, The DBQ Project has promoted rigorous reading and writing instruction for all students, not just those in advanced classes. This workshop will be interactive and participants will receive a sample unit from The DBQ Project materials.


(Lunch Included)

AISD Social Studies will cover the registration fee for up to 2 teachers per campus.

Interested participants need to email Jessica Jolliffe directly if you would like to attend.

Melanie Kirchhof

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the means below.