When/Where: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Registration 8:30 am-9:00 am)
Monday, April 23 - Beltrami Electric Cooperative, 4111 Technology Drive, Bemidji or Tuesday, April 24 - NW Service Cooperative, 114 West 1st Street, Thief River Falls
What is a standard? How different are the newly revised 2011 Social Studies Standards from the 2004 standards? What is a civic skill, the “circular flow model”, or “TODALSS”? What are the literacy standards and how do they apply to me?
Participants will explore the standards for the social studies classroom and also integrate the ELA Literacy in History/Social Studies standards throughout the days’ activities to demonstrate just how easy it is to simultaneously address social studies and literacy standards.
Along with an overview of the revised social studies standards, the workshop will include a Q & A session on the standards, a model lesson, examples of reading and writing strategies that can be easily be integrated with social studies lessons, time for you to thoroughly review the standards at your grade level and multiple opportunities to work with other teachers to share ideas about how to address the new requirements. Come prepared to ask questions!
Presenters: Kate Stower, Program Coordinator for the Minnesota Center for Social Studies Education (a partnership between MDE and the MN Historical Society) and Charon Tierney, English Language Arts Specialist, MDE.
Workshop fee: $40 per participant (Fee includes refreshments and lunch) Schools will be billed after the workshop has been held.
For more information: Contact Mary Morken, 218/681-0893, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmation email: A confirmation email will be sent to all participants prior to the workshop.