Professional development 2013-2014
Inservice Opportunity for Your District
Confused by the new Kansas State standards for History, Government and Social Studies; College and Career Readiness ELA standards; and Social, Emotional, and Character Development standards?
Let the educational staff at the Kansas Historical Society show you how "It all fits". Our trained presenters have worked directly with the development of the new Kansas standards. The free professional development sessions address effective instruction techniques used in teaching Kansas and U.S. history, economics, geography, and civic/government. We emphasize teaching with primary sources and provide the tools to put them to use. One hour sessions will help you to apply the new standards to your lessons. Ninety minute sessions will allow you time to revise a lesson to address all three new standards.
The sessions are designed for K-12 social studies, gifted, reading, and ELL 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.)
Teaching Social Studies (and Reading) in Today's Classroom – join us at the Kansas Historical Society
Teaching students to be informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens can be a challenge. Memorization of facts won’t accomplish those goals. In today’s classroom students need to critically analyze materials from different perspectives, investigate primary sources, and participate in authentic learning situations.
The Kansas Historical Society is offering a free workshop for K-8 teachers to provide guidance in teaching to the recently adopted Kansas History, Government, and Social Studies Standards (KHGSS) and the integration of the Kansas Career and College Ready Standards (KCCRS).
The workshop will be conducted by Mary Madden, director of the Historical Society’s education division, and Marcia Fox, curriculum specialist. Both were members of the Kansas Department of Education committee that developed the new social studies standards.
- Investigate the new Kansas History, Government, and Social Studies Standards.
- Connect to Kansas Career and College Ready Standards
- Practice using primary sources
- Introduce Kansas Memory, a digital repository
- Rewrite a lesson plan combining KHGSS , KCCRS, effective instructional practices, and primary sources
- Discover ways to integrate hands-on resource trunks
- Experience the Kansas Museum of History as a learning tool for students
Date: Monday, December 30, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. -12 p.m. (Optional afternoon tour of renovated Kansas State Capitol)
Location: Kansas Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka KS, 66615-1099
RSVP by December 13, 2013
For more information about either opportunity contact Marcia Fox, KSHS curriculum specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-272-8681, ext. 416.