Social Studies

June News, Updates, Resources

NEW - Secondary Econ Teachers: Summer FinCamp+

There are still a few seats available!


This financial literacy conference is a must attend for anyone teaching financial literacy at the middle or high school level.


The DBQ Project Workshop: Inquiry and Literacy in the Social Studies Classroom

Workshop: Inquiry and Literacy in the Social Studies Classroom


For over a decade, The DBQ Project has helped students of all ability levels and ages to think critically with units and prompts that mirror the type of evidence-based writing and synthesis required in the SAT and AP exams. Led by DBQ Project team members, this workshop will provide step-by-step instructions and intensive modeling on historical thinking skills, argumentative writing, and how to scaffold instruction for students with various abilities.


The focus of this highly interactive session is to have teachers walk away with confidence in implementing DBQs and promoting literacy in social studies. Participants will receive sample lessons, SCECH credits, and an invitation for additional advance training in December.


Register for one of the 4 dates below:


Thursday, June 20th, 9a-3p
Winding Brook Conference Center, 8240 S. Genuine Rd, Shepherd, MI 48883
http://bit.ly/DBQJune20th


Friday, June 21st, 9a-3p
Ottawa Area ISD, 13565 Port Sheldon St, Holland MI 49424
http://bit.ly/DBQJune21st


Wednesday, August 14th, 9a-3p
Ottawa Area ISD, 13565 Port Sheldon St, Holland MI 49424
http://bit.ly/DBQAugust14th


Thursday, August 15th, 9a-3p
Winding Brook Conference Center, 8240 S. Genuine Rd, Shepherd, MI 48883
http://bit.ly/DBQAugust15th


Workshop Fee: $100, lunch included

Registrants will receive a complimentary 1 Year MCSS Membership

For more information contact: imali@dbqproject.com

To pay with P.O. or check, contact Kana Felix: kana@dbqproject.com


www.dbqproject.com

MDE Accepting Applications for Item Writers and Review Committee Members

Ever wanted to be a part of writing the MSTEP? Well, now is your chance. MDE is looking for classroom teachers to not only be item writers, but also to be members of the following committees:


  • Content Advisory Committees

  • Bias and Sensitivity Committees

  • Rangefinding Committees

  • Standard Setting


If you are interested, educators are encouraged to learn more about the state’s assessment system generally and to access the online application on the Office of Educational Assessment and Accountability (OEAA) Student Assessment web page. The online application can also be found on the M-STEP, MI-Access, and Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmark Assessment web pages.

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