Fall & Winter Workshop Offerings

Upcoming Social Studies Events at Region 8 ESC

Hollye Watkins hwatkins@reg8.net (903) 575-2737

Please register at the Region 8 website for the following training opportunities.

http://www.reg8.net

Engaging Activites for Teaching the Process Standards for Social Studies

Friday, Nov. 21st, 9:30am-3:30pm

4845 U.S. 271

Pittsburg, TX

Learn strategies that assist all learners through differentiated instruction using secondary process skills and Social Studies concepts.

Workshop #39624

Building Critical Thinking in the Secondary Social Studies Classroom

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, 9am-4pm

4845 U.S. 271

Pittsburg, TX

Critical Thinking is a 21st century skill that enriches social studies understanding. Thinking, reading, and writing like a historian builds critical thinking for success on the STAAR, EOC, and beyond! This training will emphasize strategies for questioning, analyzing documents, and evidence-based writing. Workshop #39599

What does your Social Studies Data Tell You?

Wednesday, Dec. 10th, 8:30am-3:30pm

4845 U.S. 271

Pittsburg, TX

Learn how analyzing and interpreting your data can help you improve those test scores.

Workshop # 39614

Increasing Engagement Through the Use of Technology in the Social Studies Classroom

Wednesday, Dec. 17th, 8:30am-3:30pm

4845 U.S. 271

Pittsburg, TX

Learn innovative ways to integrate technology into your classroom and keep your students engaged in learning!

Explore, a wide range of free I pad apps as well as web based tools that stimulate the learning of social studies content, critical thinking and student engagement.

Learn about tools for planning, instruction, assessment, student productivity and collaboration.

Light up your Social Studies Classroom

Thursday, Jan. 15th 2015 at 9am-1pm

4845 U.S. 271

Pittsburg, TX

Teach students that history is live. Amp up your direct instruction through historical investigation. Participants will experience lessons with focus on historical perspective and analyzing primary/secondary sources and leave with resources to use in your own classroom. Workshop # 39619

8th Grade STAAR Review-Steps to Success-Day 1

Wednesday, Feb. 18th 2015 at 9am-4pm

4845 U.S. 271

Pittsburg, TX

A comprehensive review to prepare students for success on the 8th Grade STAAR test. The review is broken into strands and includes teacher instructions, notes, activities, primary sources, and a culminating activity. You will leave this training with tons of teacher resources that can be implemented in the classroom immediately and a review that will prepare students to master the STAAR.

This training is a two day training. It is recommended you register for STAAR Review Day 2 (February 27th) for full implementation of this process in your district.

8th Grade STAAR Review-Steps to Success-Day 2

Friday, Feb. 27th 2015 at 8:30am-3:30pm

4845 U.S. 271

Pittsburg, TX

Learn engaging, hands-on, differentiated activities to review content for the 8th grade Social Studies STAAR Assessment. Leave with sample materials and other resources to build a fun and exciting STARR Boot Camp. Come build and create an exciting review experience for your students.

This is Day 2 of the STAAR Review training and it is recommended that you attend both Day 1 (February 18th) and Day 2 of this training for full implementation in your district.