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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

former History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano worked with Emerging America from 2015-2020, contributing to many facets of the program including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, overseeing social media outreach, and editing the History eNews.