Austin ISD Social Studies Weekly
Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities
STRENGTH IN UNITY TOWN HALL EVENT
Saturday, April 9
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
David Chapel Baptist Church
2211 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 78702
Presented by Texas Young Lawyers Association
Through the use of vignettes of common police and community interactions, this program is designed to bridge the gap of misunderstandings between local law enforcement and the communities they are sworn to protect.
Free food and drinks will be provided. This town hall event is for teachers, students, and community members!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Webinar: Reading Diversity: Tools for Selecting Diverse Texts
Include diverse voices in your classroom with a unique tool for culturally responsive text selection: Reading Diversity! In this webinar, participants will learn how to use Reading Diversity to select texts that reflect their students’ identities and offer them windows into the diverse lived experiences of others. This tool utilizes a multi-dimensional text-selection model that prioritizes critical literacy and cultural responsiveness as well as text complexity. Register today and use Reading Diversity to make your classroom more inclusive tomorrow!
You’ll receive a certificate of completion once you finish this webinar.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Austin ISD Summer Opportunity
- Foundation Documents with a presentation on the American Indian
- Significant Individuals and minorities in the Revolution
- Westward growth and Chinese immigration
- Industrial and technology revolutions and their effect on poor immigrants and children
- Reconstruction, Women and the 15th Amendment
- Culture in American Art that reflects the changing American identity across the centuries
We will meet at the Travis High School library. Teachers will receive a stipend for their time. Please bring your laptop.
Sign up in HCP today! Section # 80493
"Dirty Politics" E-Lesson
Dirty campaigning is so commonplace that many Americans believe that recent elections have been the most negative political contests in American history. In reality, dirty campaigns are as American as apple pie, baseball, and the Bill of Rights—even early leaders like Adams and Jefferson attacked one another openly and viciously.
This eLesson takes students on a whirlwind tour of American political history and reveals the negative campaigns of the past, while challenging them to think about the role of “dirty politics” in the present.
Austin ISD Secondary Social Studies
High School Specialist - Melanie Kirchhof
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