Austin ISD Social Studies News
Events, Resources, Professional Learning Vol. 3
Professional Learning Opportunities
Want to stay up to date? Check out our PD calendar on our website:
Echoes and Reflection PD at Region 13 December 9, 2014 *AISD teachers ask us about Substitutes!
Harry Ransom Center Upcoming Events in December 2014
Region 13 Social Studies PD Spring 2015
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Programs 2015
Bill of Rights Institute Summer Teacher Institutes
Gilder Lehrman's Summer 2015 Teacher Seminars Information * In order to apply for one of these seminars, your school must be a Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School. For more information on how to help your school become a Gilder Lehrman Affiliate, click here.
Goethe Institut Social Studies Teacher Study Tours- 2015 Application due Feb. 2
Contact me to find out more information about substitutes.
Check out the links below for more resources!
Information about the National Geography Bee
Texas Alliance for Geographic Education (TAGE) Online Resources
C-SPAN Classroom page
Choices Program lesson Iran and the Nuclear Issue
LBJ Library Activities "The Spy's Dilemma"
Stossel in the Classroom November 2014 Newsletter (student essay and free dvd)
Blanton Museum of Art: Educational Programs
Humanities Texas November 2014 Newsletter
Texas Folklife Education articles, events, resources
Hemispheres' Online Curriculum Resources
Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) Online Resources and Free e-books
Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) Online Lesson Plans
Free e-books from the Library of Congress Put History in Students' Hands
AISD Social Studies
Jessica Jolliffe - Social Studies Supervisor
Beth Hudson - Elementary School Curriculum Specialist
Dave Levee - Middle School Curriculum Specialist
Melanie Kirchhof - High School Curriculum Specialist
Angela Green - ELA & SS Special Education Curriculum Specialist
Julia Hernandez - Social Studies Dual Language Curriculum Specialist
Robert Hillhouse - ELL Secondary Curriculum Specialist
Amber Rinehart - Social Studies Curriculum Technology Specialist