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February 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Get an introduction to the Digital Public Library of America's (DPLA) free, curated, vetted classroom-ready resources and learn techniques and strategies for creative classroom implementation that supports differentiation for diverse learners, cross-curricular learning, and C3-driven inquiry-based analysis.

February 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn how to use GIS to compliment your existing instruction; map and analyze simple data sets; and to create community based PBL activities. Lesson Plans, free software, and replication tips will be provided.


Putting Social Studies in its Place Using GIS to Enhance the Social Studies Classroom

Putting Social Studies in its Place is a free 5-week online course designed to introduce you to the power of using WebGIS in a Social Studies classroom. This session will model how you can use GIS to: complement your existing instruction; map and analyze simple data sets; and create community based PBL activities. Lesson plans, free software, and replication tips will be provided. Bring your own device.

Back to the Future: Teaching with Digital Historic Maps

Learn exciting new ways to use digital historic maps in your teaching, including interactive online tools that can be used for inquiry-based projects in the classroom.

Implementing Virginia's New Geography SOL Skills into the High School Social Studies Classroom

Concerned about the new re-design of the Va. SOLs? The Virginia Geographic Alliance has put together a vast array of resources, techniques and ready-to-go lessons that align with the new SOL standards while giving you effective strategies for overall social studies education. Lessons are targeted at World Geography along with the new geography strands in World History I and II.

From Geography Action to Civic Engagement: The Mesa Grande Ruins

If These Walls Could Talk: Seeing a Culture through Human-Created Features of the Landscape

Questioning as Literacy: A Critical Role for the Social Studies

The social studies should take the lead in teaching the critical inquiry-related skill of questioning. Explore the EFG questioning framework and how to introduce, practice, and utilize student questioning in the classroom.

Using Inquiry to Teach about Race in Social Studies

Community sponsored session to model inquiry lessons on race. Lessons appear in forthcoming edited volume, Race lessons: Using inquiry to teach about race in social studies.

STEMSS Lessons Brought to You by the Arizona Geographic Alliance

Learn about the Arizona Geographic Alliance's 10-day summer institute that provided K-12 teachers with opportunities to develop STEMSS lessons with supports for English learners. Lesson plans will be shared.


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