Upcoming and Recorded Short Presentations by Emerging America
Strategies for Teaching Inquiry with English Learners through Primary Sources
March 3-30, 2021
Six-hour asynchronous workshop in partnership between Emerging America and Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Western Region TPS. Free.
Learning Disabilities Association of America Panel Discussion - Creating an Inclusive Civic and History Education for All
Educating young people to take active, constructive roles in our democracy is important for all learners. It is particularly so for young people with learning and attention issues and other disabilities who often find themselves marginalized in decisions that affect them. This is why the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) and Emerging America are proud partners of the Educating for American Democracy (EAD) initiative, an important new movement to reprioritize the importance of history and civics learning within K-12 education. Come learn about this initiative, the changes it represents for all learners, the ways it can be leveraged to develop student self-advocacy and self-determination, and how you can join this ground-breaking effort.
The event will be moderated by LDA President and CEO, Cindy Cipoletti and feature the following panelists:
Ace Parsi, formerly Director of Innovation at the National Center for Learning Disabilities and presently the outreach and dissemination lead for the EAD initiative
Kimberly Eckert, 2018 Louisiana Teacher of the Year
Rich Cairn, Director of Emerging America
2021 National Council for History Education Conference
"Empowerment: Disability Rights through Primary Sources"
2021 Teaching History Conference - The History Project at UC Davis
"Strategies to Engage Students with Disabilities in Inquiry through Primary Sources"
May 7-8 - Emerging America workshop times TBD. Conference Info and Registration.
Recent Recorded Presentations & Posters
- June 3, 2020 - Library of Congress TPS Summer Series - Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners: https://www.loc.gov/programs/teachers/professional-development/webinar/
- December 2, 2020 - WGBH webinar: Teach Diverse Stories with Primary Sources and Artifacts.
- September 23-24, 2020 - Civic Literacy Conference sessions now on Massachusetts Civic Literacy Coalition site: Engage Students with Disabilities in Inquiry and Civic Action: https://www.macivicsforall.org/clcstudentled
- See our poster for December, 2020 NCSS Conference–open through April!: From Dix to Roberts: Integrate Disability History into Your Curriculum: https://event.vconferenceonline.com/vconference/exhibition-hall.aspx?ei… (You must register and log in to the conference.)
- February 24, 2021 - Rethinking Immigration History for ALL Learners. Keynote presentation as part of Teacher Librarian Day. (90 minutes). Recording. In 2021, the TLD ran from February 22 to 26 with the theme of New Directions. Sponsored by Metropolitan State University of Denver and Western Region TPS. TLD 2021 recordings and handouts.
Contact Rich Cairn firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule Accessing Inquiry and other professional development workshops remotely in your school district, state, or region in 2021.