This webinar series is designed to share techniques as well as specific songs with participants that can be used in Social Studies classrooms. We will discuss specific strategies that numerous educators have found to be effective when using music in their classes. In the course of the four webinars we will also do four specific case studies to explain how popular music can be used to explore specific topics or themes. It is hoped that participants in this webinar series will contribute strategies, ideas and songs to enhance the webinar experience for everyone involved. Those who have used music on a regular basis in the classroom are welcome to this series, as are people who are simply curious about the topic.
Presenter: Stephen Armstrong, NCSS Past President and Social Studies Consultant, Connecticut Department of Education, Hartford, CT, has taught social studies for over 20 years in and out of the classroom. Before his work at CT Department of Education, Steve was a social studies department supervisor in the West Hartford, CT public schools. In addition to serving as past president of NCSS, Steve was past president of the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, the Connecticut Committee for the Promotion of History and the New England History Teachers Association. A well-versed and noted presenter, he has given workshops on the local, state, regional, and national levels on a variety of subjects including using popular music in the social studies classroom. Steve has also lead workshops on popular music and social studies at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at the original location of the Woodstock Music Festival.
Registration Fee: $65 NCSS members / $139 NCSS nonmembers