Social Studies Leadership Team

Secondary Educators 2017-18


The purpose of the Social Studies Teacher Leadership Team is to continue the development of a diverse group of educators interested in building capacity to collaborate, grow, and lead in order to improve student achievement.

Sounds cliche-like, doesn't it? Well, it might be, but it captures exactly what we are trying to accomplish.

If you attended before, then you know what to expect and also know the latest and greatest will be included, as well as continuing the things from which many of you benefited, like the extended time to collaborate with educators from other districts teaching the same subject.

If you have not attended, then consider what you will receive:

  • Q & A session with State Social Studies Assessment Consultant Scott Koenig
  • Latest information on and draft copy of the revised State Social Studies Standards
  • Latest information and happenings in Social Studies in MI and across the country
  • Access to a Social Studies Resource folder in Google Drive with a plethora of resources
  • Hands-on experience with engaging instructional practices which include those related to literacy
  • Updates and ideas related to teacher evaluation
  • Designated time for research and development with educators who have similar assignments
  • Brief lessons on being an effective educational leader
  • The opportunity to focus on improving to meet the goals you have set for the year


Social Studies Department Chairpersons are invited to attend whether their position is official, unofficial, or as result of being "voluntold". During these sessions which be a combination of professional development and meeting time, educators will learn about the latest social studies information and share effective instructional practices.

Lunch is on your own, there is no cost, but pre-registration is required.

Time spent during these meetings is designed to increase clarity of understanding and application of effective Social Studies education so that all students experience high achievement.

What to Bring

  • Your own device, but a laptop will be provided if you do not have one for sessions 2 through 4 only
  • Your Google account login and password to use, not to share of course :)
  • Subway lunch provided for Session 1 only
  • Lunch or money to buy food off campus for sessions 2 through 4
  • Your PIC Number to fill out forms and earn up to 16.5 SCECHs

Day 1 Location - Baker College Technology Center - Flint Campus

Thursday, Oct. 5th, 7:30am-2:30pm

1050 West Bristol Road

Flint, MI

  • We will meet in combined Rooms S-128 and S-130.
  • Bring your own device; WiFi will be provided
  • Subway lunch is provided for first day only

Dates for 2017-18

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - Room ABCD

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - Room ABCD

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - Room ABCD

Three remaining sessions will be held 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Erwin L. Davis Education Center

2413 W. Maple Ave.

Flint, MI 48507


To provide flexibility and the earning of SCECHs by session, you will have to register for each session. If you have not visited the new Genesee ISD Professional Development Catalogue this school year, you will be asked to update your profile before registering.

Once you have done that, you will find each session registration link listed at the bottom.

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