Social Studies Updates

March 8, 2017

Early Release PD on March 15

Social Studies PD sessions will be held at Rogers-Herr Middle School on March 15 (early release day). The sessions will be:


  • Ways to Differentiate and Utilize Online Resources - Facilitated by Kelly Stevens and open to all Social Studies teachers
  • FutureSmart Financial Literacy Course - Facilitated by Yvette Medina for EverFi and open to 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies teachers
  • EverFi Financial Literacy Course - Facilitated by Yvette Medina for EverFi and open to High School Civics and Economics teachers


Please let me know if you plan to attend any of these sessions so that our presenters can plan accordingly.

Women's History Month

Please let me know if your class or school has any plans to celebrate Women's History Month. This website has some great resources and information to support instruction.

National Humanities Center Webinars

The National Humanities Center is continuing their webinar series this spring on compelling topics in the humanities. Supported with text recommendations and primary source collections, each session also identifies inquiry-based strategies for introducing these concepts to younger students. Topics for the remaining Spring webinars include:


  • Black Lives Matter in Historical Context
  • A History of Immigration Control
  • A History of Violence: Mexico and the United States


See this website for more information on the series!

Educator Summer Institute

we are (working to extend anti-racist education), an affiliate of Duke University’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, will hold its Educator Summer Institute Monday, July 17th - Wednesday, July 19th, at Hillside High School from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Participating K-12 teachers will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). It is strongly recommended that teams of at least three teachers from each school attend, but this is not a requirement. Educators will build a historical understanding of racial constructs, learn about anti-racist practices, and will walk away with a plan to address a racial equity issue within their own school or district.


See the flyer below for additional information. Click here for registration.

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