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Upcoming Social Studies Events

 

June 6-7, 2013

Institute 1: Engaging, Authentic Learning Experiences Using CCRS, Backwards Design and Team-Based Learning Strategies Grapevine, TX

This year the Social Studies Faculty Collaborative provided a series of trainings highlighting Team-Based Learning (TBL) strategies and the Learning By Design approaches to teaching. Although TBL is mainly designed for teaching large undergraduate classes, it can be applied to smaller class setting such as graduate classes and secondary education classes. Interest has been expressed for collaboration between higher education faculty and secondary social studies teachers. As such, we are offering an introductory TBL institute that encourages collaboration among these educators. Participants will also work with peers and experts to create TBL Application exercises for their courses. A small stipend will be provided. Experience with Team-Based Learning is not required. Pre-service teachers are welcomed and encouraged to attend. All travel and workshop expenses will be paid for by a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Register now. Limited seating is available for this event.

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Schedule
Day 1 - 8:30 - 4:30 (8:30 – 9:00 registration and light breakfast)
Day 2 - 8:30 – 1:00

Location: Embassy Suites Outdoor World, 2401 Bass Pro Dr, Grapevine, TX 76051

 

June 8, 2013

Institute 2: Increasing Cultural and Linguistic Inclusion within EC-16 Social Studies San Marcos, TX

ome explore how EC-12 Texas educators can foster linguistic and cultural inclusion within social studies classrooms. The keynote presentations and breakout sessions will relate this goal to college and career readiness. Some highlights include research detailing K-12 educators' perceptions of what linguistic supports they need, guidance on using QR-codes to link your classroom to web-based resources, a QR-linked website with Spanish language resources, and presentation of a QR-linked website containing Spanish and Korean language versions of the Social Studies College and Career Readiness Standards. Breakout sessions will include university faculty, graduate students, and EC-12 social studies educators offering sessions with tips and resources to increase linguistic inclusion within the social studies. Many of the sessions are linked to Spanish language instructional resources. Consider bringing your laptop, smart phone, and/or iPad to engage in real time with the Institute resources and to explore (and even download, if you want) applications to create and utilize Q-codes as instructional tools! Pre-service teachers are welcomed and encouraged to attend

Register now. Limited seating is available for this event.

Registration: Click here to register

Schedule
9:00 - 9:30 - Registration
9:30 - 3:30 - Seminar

Location: Texas State University-San Marcos, LBJ Student Center, San Marcos, TX 78666

 

June 10-11, 2013

Institute 3: Teaching 21st Century Social Studies with Online Instructional Technologies Grapevine, TX

This event offers a fun interactive way to experience the best of what online technologies have to offer to teach your social studies classes. Join Anita and Roger Palmer for two days of exploring digital resources that help your students analyze concepts such as style of governments, centers of manufacturing, population and movement of people, economic statistics, culture, climate data and biodiversity, historical events and more! Participants will be exposed to the newest sources of information and become more comfortable with free online tools to visualize and use the many types of data from local to global scales. Pre-service teachers are welcomed and encouraged to attend. All travel and workshop expenses will be paid for by a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Register now. Limited seating available for this event.

NOTE: As the technology we use differs from person to person and institution to institution, computers will NOT be provided. The purpose of this event is to teach participants how to use free online technologies using their personal computers or other computers with which they are familiar. Participants must bring their own personal computer (laptop, iPad, etc.).

Registration: Click here to register

Schedule
Day 1 - 11:30-12:00 - Registration  |   12:00 - 1:00 - Working Lunch  |   1:00 - 4:00 - Seminar
Day 2 - 9:00 – 4:00

Location: Embassy Suites Outdoor World, 2401 Bass Pro Dr, Grapevine, TX 76051