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Professional development 2014-2015

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Professional development sessions feature these materials

The new Kansas History, Government and Social Studies standards are closely connected to the Kansas College and Career Readiness ELA standards.  Our educational staff can help your elementary and/or secondary teachers make the transition from the previous standards which emphasized memorization to today's standards that encourage students to not only read, write and speak but also make connections to today's world.  

The free professional development sessions offered by our Museum and Education Division emphasize the connection of Social Studies and KCCRS. Participants will become familiar with effective instructional techniques and the use of primary sources and artifacts in their classrooms. We can also explain the new assessments and provide ideas of how to implement similar assessments in the classroom.  

Our trained presenter has worked directly with the development of the new Kansas HGSS standards and is a certified KSDE trainer. The sessions are designed for K-12 social studies, gifted, reading, and Language Arts educators. Districts can choose the date, time, and place. 

The sessions will include grade appropriate materials:

  • Read Kansas! – a model for teaching history with primary sources, making students active participants in interpreting history.
  • Kansas Memory – a digital archives of primary sources with special features especially for teachers' use in the classrooms (Hands-on sessions require access to a computer lab and internet.)

Contact Marcia Fox, Curriculum Specialist, 785-272-8681, ext. 416 or email  mfox@kshs.org.