IMLEA Monday Minute
January 15, 2018
DitchSummit is Back!
Spotlight on History/Social Studies
In recent months I've seen some great social studies resources shared. These include
Eric Curts' Social Studies EdTech Links of the Month It is well worth exploring much of the other content on his site as well.
Stanford History Education Group.(SHEG) They received a lot of publicity last year for their study of students & media literacy. While some of these resources are used more in high school, there are still some suitable for the middle level. Media specialists use some of their material as well.
Gilder Lehrman Summer Seminars Schools can register to receive free American history materials from Gilder Lehrman, and their website is extensive. In addition, they support in-depth, on location summer research opportunities for K-12 teachers, with stipends that cover much of the cost.
Social Studies Digital Content List Teacher Tom Mullaney curated this list of OER (Open Educational Resources) for his own classroom use. I have several friends who participate in #sschat, where I first saw this. (Mondays, 7 pm ET)
The list of presenters through the years is a venerable Who's Who of EdTech. This has been some of the best PD I've experienced; please let me know if you have any questions, or would like to suggest a presenter.
Dates to Note
January 16, 3 pm ET: edweb webinar: Teacher Wellness: How Curriculum Can Support Teacher Confidence
February 1: World Read Aloud Day (Many schools connect with authors this day.)
February 5: DOE's Winter eLearning Book Club Begins
February 16: IMLEA Board Meeting, IASP Office
February 22: Digital Learning Day
February 22: Schools to Watch Training, IASP office
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