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History eNews from Emerging America - January 31, 2018

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Published on Thu, 02/01/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 5 for January 31, 2018

NEWS

  • DRAFT SOCIAL STUDIES FRAMEWORK – Info. Input SURVEY! Open to April 2.
  • Forums to Discuss Frameworks – Register through ESE:
    • CORRECTION: Feb. 7 (Not in March.) – 4-6pm – CES, Northampton. Discussion forum on draft Social Studies Frameworks. Western Mass Social Studies PLC.
    • Northeast. Date TBA.
    • Southeast. March 9 – 2-3pm. MCSS Conf. Bridgewater State Univ.
    • Boston. March 21. 3-4:30pm. ESE, Malden.
  • Feb. 8 – 11:30am – 1:30pm – Central Mass Social Studies Leaders PLC – Shrewsbury HS. Contact Jenn DiFrancesca. <jdifrancesca@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us>

 

 

According to NAEP, 84% of 8th grade students are NOT PROFICIENT in History. 29% are BELOW BASIC.

How can we teach Social Studies content

–challenging vocabulary and complex concepts–

to the many struggling learners?

Emerging America offers four sections of the low-cost Accessing Inquiry course this spring with focused strategies to support instruction in social studies of students with disabilities and diverse learners.

https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/hgc_2014/

Thanks to Tina Heafner, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NCSS Vice-President.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.

Contact rcairn@collaborative.org.

ACCESSING INQUIRY FOR ALL LEARNERS:

  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources:
    • March 12 & 22 – Dutchess County BOCES – Poughkeepsie, NY. ($35) Registration. (12 NY CEUs or grad credit).
    • March 13 & April 3 – 8:30am-4:00pm – Boston ($72.50) FREE to Boston Public Schools teachers. BPS teachers contact rcairn@collaborative.org if you need instructions on registering. Registration.
    • April 5 & 23 – 8:30am-4pm – Westford Academy. ($72.50) FREE to Westford Public Schools teachers. Registration.
    • April 24 & May 15 – 8am – 4pm – Northampton ($72.50) Registration. Hands-on workshop to learn and practical skills for teaching diverse learners.

“Accessing Inquiry” courses meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available.

  • March 23 & 24 – 8:45am – 3:45pm – Plymouth North High School – America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond ($35). Registration.  

NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

  • TPS Teachers Network – Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.

Featured this week – YOU MUST LOG-IN FIRST FOR THESE LINKS TO WORK:

Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/

  • Poetry 180 – New Poems Added.
  • What’s New Online at LoC.Gov?
  • All the Way to Mars – Part 2: Young Readers Center
  • Summer 2018 Institutes – Info and Application.

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • Feb. 15 – 1-2pm – Webinar – Using primary sources to spark writing. Waynesburg Univ.
  • Feb. 20 – 7-8pm – Webinar. Social Studies and Web Mapping Tools – NCSS.
  • Feb. 27 – 7-8pm – Webinar. WWI in WebMaps and 3-D Videos. – NCSS.
  • Feb. 27-28. UC Davis. Civics Conference. California History and Social Science Project.
  • March 6 – 7-8pm. Webinar. Sikh-American Community. NCSS.
  • March 7, 14, & 21. 7-9pm. Historic Deerfield. Archaeology & Preservation.
  • March 9 – 9am – 3pm – Bridgewater State University – Going Global on Geography Education conference. Keynote – Robert Hellstrom. Discuss draft frameworks. MCSS. http://www.masscouncil.org/
  • March 22. 7-8pm. 7-8pm. Newsela and Google Map Adventure. NCSS.
  • March 24 & April 28 – 3:30am – 1:30pm – Bridgewater State. Mass Geography Network.
  • April 12-14 – NERC – Hartford – Bob Bain, Kathy Swann, workshops, & more! – Register.

SUMMER 2018 – Free. Stipended. Applications due March 1.

Other Resources:

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Karen Albano

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.