Summer Professional Development

Social Studies 2015

Summer 2015 is almost upon us.

There are many sessions being offered this summer with Social Studies in mind. Enjoy sharing good practices with other teachers in the district. Explore and experiment with new ideas, so you can hit the ground running next school year. You can also get your August Trade day and November Trade Days done. You can start registering in Eduphoria May 1st

6TH GRADE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS TRAINING

Participants will learn the use of Cengage platform and resources for instruction in classrooms.

This session will count as an August Trade Day

When: Three Offerings

June 18th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

July 16th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

August 4th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

7TH GRADE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL TRAINING

Participants will learn the use of McGraw-Hill platform and resources for instruction in classrooms.

This session will count as an August Trade Day

When: Three Offerings

June 22nd 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

July 14th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

August 4th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

8th grade Instructional Materials Training

Participants will learn the use of Houghton-Mifflin platform and resources for instruction in classrooms.

This session will count as an August Trade Day

When: Three Offerings

June 17th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

July 15th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

August 4th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

9th and 10th grade Instructional Materials Training

Participants will learn the use of McGraw-Hill platform and resources for instruction in classrooms.

This session will count as an August Trade Day

When: Three Offerings

June 22nd 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

July 9th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

August 3rd 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

11th grade, Economics and Psychology Instructional Materials Training

Participants will learn the use of McGraw-Hill platform and resources for instruction in classrooms.

This session will count as an August Trade Day

When: Three Offerings

June 22nd 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

July 9th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

August 3rd 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

Government and Sociology Instructional Materials Training

Participants will learn the use of the Pearson platform and resources for instruction in classrooms.

This session will count as an August Trade Day

When: Two Offerings

June 25th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

July 6th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

AP Human Geography, AP Government and AP Comparative Government training for Instructional materials *Must be AP teacher

Participants will use the Pearson Platform and
resources for instruction in the classroom. The morning
will be used to learn platform, afternoon will be used
for planning and collaboration.

This session will count as a November Trade Day

When: Two offerings

June 9th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

July 7th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

AP Economics and AP Pychology Instructional Materials Training *Must be AP teacher

Participants will learn the use of the Bedford/St.Martin
platform and resources for instruction in the classroom.
The morning will be used to learn platform, and
afternoon will be used for planning and collaboration

This session will count as a November Trade Day

When: Two offerings

June 25th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

July 20th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

Teaching Strategies for Middle School Teachers

The purpose of this session is to give teachers the tools needed to support struggling readers in the middle school social studies classroom. Participants will be introduced to the work of Stephanie Harvey and the idea of designing activities that teach students how to read academic content with a purpose. Special focus will be placed on 7th grade Texas History.

This session will count as a November Trade Day

When: One Offering

July 13th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

Using the green screen in Social Studies

Reporting from the Civil War battlefield, foreign country,
or any event you need to cover. We will use iMovie to
cover content, promote inquiry, and explore process skills.
Participants will have creation time to work with iMovie
and the green screen. We will review resources and
create an example to be used in class. Teachers will
need iPad and laptop.

This session will count as a November Trade Day

When: One Offering

July 14th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

Checking for Understanding II

This session is designed around instructing teachers in using Stage 2 and Stage 3 of Understanding by Design (UBD) to purposeful plan and check for students understanding. Participants will take part in a data simulation to help a teacher use data and formative assessments to move her students towards mastery. This session is designed for both middle and high school social studies teachers.

This session will count as a November Trade Day

When: One Offering

July 15th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

Mystery Hangout/Connecting Digitally

Where is this person? What country are they in?
What time is it there? We will be engaged in a Mystery
Hangout in this session. We will use our map skills,
communication, inquiry, and develop good questions to
find where our mystery person is from. Participants will
then have time to create their own Mystery Google Hangout, find
a contact, and design an experience for their own class.

This session will count as a November Trade Day

When: Two (3) Hour Sessions

July 16th 8:30-11:30 Click here to register

July 16th 12:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

Interactive Mapping for Social Stuides

Participants will learn content using digital maps. Participants will use data analysis and pattern recognition to dig deeper into the curriculum and standards. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED and TONS of free materials.

This session will count as a November Trade Day

When: One Offering

July 17th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

Collaboration Through Competition in the Social Studies Classroom

Looking for a different way to spice up the curriculum? You want to introduce some competition in the classroom in an engaging and fun manner? Would you like to establish strong relationships with team building in the classroom? This session is for teachers who are exploring various ways to make learning more fun and engaging for the student while at the same time delivering the curriculum and the standards. Strategies will include ways to increase student engagement while making a safe learning environment through competition amongst heterogeneous student teams.

This session will count as a November Trade Day

When: One Offering

July 21st 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

Power of the Outside Audience/Community Connect

Can an outside audience get a student to up their game?
We will connect with three outside audiences today. We
will have a panel of community leaders help us with some
feedback, we will connect with others through a blog, and
another audience through video conference. The content
will be more authentic as we work outside the walls of our
class. Participants will have time to design their own
Outside the Walls experience.

This session will count as a November Trade Day

When: One Offering

July 22nd 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

Framework for the Sheltered Social Studies Classroom

Sheltered Social Studies classrooms are based on second language aquisition theory and methods presented in SIOP. This session will demonstrate strategies and provide practice for teachers to use the above as well as integrate other district initiatives such as Thinking Maps and 21st Century Skills. We will also review the walk thru form.

This session will count as a November Trade Day

When: One Offering

July 23rd 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

Field Trip: 6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Step back into the past with the help of artifacts, photographs, oral histories and historic footage! After touring the Museum’s permanent exhibit, teachers will discover a variety of ways to use primary sources from the collections of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in their classrooms using physical and digital resources. Teachers will leave the workshop equipped with access to materials and lesson(s) designed to enhance their teaching and student learning.

Admission is provided by the district however you must pay for parking.

This session will count as a November Trade Day

When: One Offering

July 24th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: 6th Floor Museum, Dallas

PBL 101

This session will provide an introduction to Project Based
Learning based on the Buck Institute model. This session
is relevant to middle and high school Social Studies
teachers.

This is a two day session. Participants must attend both days to receive November Trade Credits

When: July 27-28 Both days will be from 8:30-3:30 Register for Day 1, Register for Day 2

Where: Lewisville High School

PBL 201 (All Content Areas)

This session will build on the introduction given in PBL 101. This course is designed to provide a Deeper understanding of the 8 essentials using a teacher generated PBL experience. Teachers will be given the opportunity to improve their PBL experiences through modeling, applying, and revision. This session is relevant to middle and high school teachers who have attempted a PBL in their classrooms.

This is a two day session. Participants must attend both days to receive November Trade Credits.

When: July 29-30 Both days will be from 8:30-3:30 Register for Day 1, Register for Day 2

Where: Lewisville High School

Middle School Cross District Planning with New Resources

Middle School teachers are invited to come and collaborate with other teachers to plan and design lessons utilizing the district's new instructional materials

This session will count as a November Trade Day

When: One Offering

August 11th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

High School Cross District Planning with New Resources

High School teachers are invited to come and collaborate with other teachers to plan and design lessons utilizing the district's new instructional materials.

This session will count as a November Trade Day

When: One Offering

August 12th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School

New Teacher District Day

Teachers new to the district will learn Social Studies learning standards, use of Forethought, curriculum resources and design qualities, and best practices for student engagement.

This session is for teachers that are new to the district and will count as November Trade Day

When: August 13th 8:30-3:30 Click here to register

Where: Lewisville High School