One of the biggest issues educators point to with the way states and the federal governments make policy decisions is the lack of teacher input in crafting those decisions. Furthermore, most teachers believe that there is a clear disconnect between the “powers that be” and their classrooms. For a group of D.C. public school teachers, leading their colleagues has become a priority not because they want to clarify policy, but because they know it will lead to better instruction and to a better education for their students. In doing so, they're proving that teacher leaders don't wait for a set of directives to act, but instead act because they know their work is right course of action.
Explore with C3LC teacher leaders ideas of how they have leveraged literacy to make social studies Common Core relevant in the classroom, their states, and communities.
Explore social studies in action as members of a panel of C3LC Teacher Leaders share experiences over the last two years working with colleagues to make C3 and core literacy the primary emphases of instruction, professional development, curriculum and standards within their classrooms, schools, districts and states.
How can we ensure a successful PD experience that is learner-centered and models inquiry-focused practices? Participants will learn how to build and sustain a teacher-driven collaborative inquiry group.
Explore building literacy strategies in the social studies classroom through the lens of a DCPS educator. Learn how digital resources can open the door to inquiry-based learning, effective questioning, and student engagement.
Calling all teachers, department chairs, and supervisors! Join your colleagues to preserve the future of social studies. The National Social Studies Supervisors Association offers special conference rates and door prizes!
Planning the perfect professional development is challenging! Explore Boston Public Schools' strategy to develop a plan that incorporated place-based learning, professional learning communities, and digital learning strategies.
How can the C3 Framework shape a district? Learn how the DC Public Schools social studies team and teachers integrated C3 into district curriculum, instruction, assessments, and professional development.
How can you create a culture of digital citizenship with students? Learn about a free K-12 curriculum to help students think critically and participate responsibly as participants in our digital world.