Upcoming and Recorded Short Presentations by Emerging America
Inclusion for Civic Learning - Spring 2021 Webinar Series
Inclusion in Civics and History - Easterseals #teachdisabilityhistory Campaign
April 28, 2021 - 4:00pm Eastern Time
- Desi Forte, Easterseals coordinator young adult support for #teachdisabilityhistory student campaign
- Young adults from Easterseals support group for #teachdisabilityhistory
- Jennifer Groskin, Teacher, Newburyport Middle School
- Rich Cairn, Director of Emerging America
- Alison Noyes, Assistant Director of Emerging America
Learn about the Easterseals campaign to support the teaching of Disability History. Participate in an interactive game used in the campaign. (Participants who wish could have a phone or other second device ready to run Kahoot during the webinar. Not required.) Hear from young adult activists about how the campaign came about and how it works as a virtual project. (Watch video here.) Learn about strategies and resources to support inclusion of all students in civic learning, including K-12 Disability History curriculum.
Register with the Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition as part of Civic Learning Week
Thinkport Inquiry Kits – Teaching Tools from Maryland Humanities and Maryland Public Television
May 4, 2021 - 4:00pm Eastern Time
- Lia Atanat, Maryland Humanities
Join Lia Atanat from Maryland Humanities as she demonstrates the exciting Thinkport Inquiry Kits. From early cultures to the modern-day role of the United States, 190 Thinkport kits examine social studies/history themes. Inquiry Kits are great for use in classroom activities, or as starter kits for History Day projects! Lia will showcase Thinkport kits on Disability History as well as Immigration History. Explore this exciting classroom tool to engage ALL learners! Developed with support from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program. https://thinkport.org/tps/
Strategies to Engage All Students in Asking Their Own Questions
May 13, 2021 - 4:00pm Eastern Time
- Sarah Westbrook, Director of Professional Learning at the Right Question Institute
The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) is a powerful tool to help mobilize citizens of all ages and abilities in civic action. Join the Right Question Institute's Sarah Westbrook as she engages webinar participants in the QFT and demonstrates strategies and tools for using the QFT with diverse groups of learners, including students with disabilities and English Learners. Learn from veteran teachers as they share experiences and tips for using the QFT to deepen inclusion. The Right Question Institute developed the QFT as both a simple, practical teaching technique and a philosophy of learning that empowers ALL learners to discover questions for themselves. https://rightquestion.org/what-is-the-qft/
Other Spring 2021 Events
2021 National Council for History Education Conference
"Empowerment: Disability Rights through Primary Sources"
April 8-11 - Emerging America poster at National Council for History Education annual conference.
Virtual Portal (once you have registered).
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 on Saturday, May 8 at 5pm E.S.T. Conference Info and Registration.
Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition - Spring Webinar Training Series
"Civics in the Elementary Grades" featuring History's Mysteries
Tue May 25, 2021 4pm – 5pm. Series Info and Registration.
2021 Dublin Seminar: Living with Disabilities in New England, 1630-1930
Scholars from across the U.S. will present and discuss exciting new research. Teachers can earn CEUs or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University.
Participate in the two days, and the one-hour teacher workshop. Optional graduate credit is available for a fee of $125 and completion of a written assignment.
June 25 & 26, with teacher workshop on June 29.
Info. Registration open soon.
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 (TLD). (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.
- March 25, 2021 - Learning Disabilities Association of America Panel Discussion - Creating an Inclusive Civic and History Education for All. (60 minutes). Learn about Educating for American Democracy (EAD), 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. Moderated by Learning Disabilities Association of America President, Cindy Cipoletti. With Ace Parsi - EAD and former Director of Innovation at the National Center for Learning Disabilities, Kim Eckert - 2018 Louisiana Teacher of the Year, and Rich Cairn - Director of Emerging America.
- Read the EAD Roadmap Disability History and Civics Extension.
- Give input on Disability History and Civics in the EAD and join the effort. Take a quick survey.
Contact Rich Cairn email@example.com to schedule Accessing Inquiry and other professional development workshops remotely in your school district, state, or region in 2021.