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SOCIAL STUDIES

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Middle School

SOCIAL STUDIES: ERAS 1- 10 CONTENT AND VOCABULARY EMPHASIS

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1 and 2

Unit based sessions: Each professional development session is based on an upcoming unit. Teachers will experience units as learners in order to anticipate student misconceptions and challenges and make decisions about modifying resources. Follow up observations and walk-throughs also available to help teachers with instructional needs.

5 Point System in effective lesson planning and delivery of instruction, including content, pedagogy, data, and resources through each era of U.S. History.

  • Exploration & Colonization (Era 1) & Revolution (Era 2)

  • Constitution & Government (Era 3)

  • Early Republic (Era 4) & Jacksonian Era (Era 5)

  • Westward Expansion (Era 6), Industrialization (Era 7) & Reform Movements (Era 8)

  • Civil War (Era 9) & Reconstruction (Era 10)

Middle School

SOCIAL STUDIES: DESIGNED APPROACH TO CURRICULUM

Focus:   T-TESS Domain 1 and 2

Learn how to strengthen your curriculum with purposeful planned guidance. Teachers will examine the STAAR, dig for patterns in data and design instruction to address gaps. The curriculum development training is based on understanding your content and curriculum. Teachers will be able to make the necessary adjustments or modifications – when necessary – to ensure alignment that helps close instructional or academic performance gaps.

Middle School

SOCIAL STUDIES: INTERACTIVE STUDENT NOTEBOOK 

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1, 2, and 3

Learn about the structure, management and implementation of an Interactive Student Notebook (ISN). Leave the training with your own sample notebook and ideas on supporting student learning through an ISN. Make your instruction more interactive and engaging through activities that make the learning fun.

SOCIAL STUDIES: INSTRUCTIONAL AND SUPPLEMENTAL AIDS

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1, 2, and 3

Created examples of Instructional Aids and Supplemental Aids for eligible students that adhere to T.E.A. guidelines.

Middle School

Middle School

SOCIAL STUDIES: “APP”lying TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIAL STUDIES

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1,2, and 3

Technology integration in the Social Studies classroom that utilize APPs on iPads for all types of classroom environments.

      Application of technology throughout the lesson cycle.

  • Comprehensive guide on Applications utilized in training

  • Teacher and student handouts that provide guidance on technology integration

SOCIAL STUDIES: HIGH PRIORITY LEARNING AND THE PROCESS SKILLS

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1 and 2

Implementing process skills throughout the content to increase academic achievement on dual coded questions in STAAR.

  • Process skills teacher planning template

  • Lessons, activities and student handouts

Middle School

SOCIAL STUDIES: CREATING A LANGUAGE RICH CLASSROOM AND HANDS ON LEARNING

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1, 2 and 3

Step by step instructions on how to identify key words and create a language rich social studies classroom.

  • Teacher vocabulary planning tool

  • Student lessons, activities and handouts.

Middle School

SOCIAL STUDIES: TECHNOLOGY BASED FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1, 2, and 3

Innovative ways to check for understanding through the use of iPads, Chromebooks or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classroom environments.

Middle School

SOCIAL STUDIES: ELL STRATEGIES AND THE USE OF S.W.I.R.L.

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1, 2, and 3

Are you looking for ideas to help support your struggling ELL students in class? Come learn different ways to modify assignments and provide listening, speaking, reading and writing opportunities for an ELL student. 

Speaking, writing, interacting, reading and listening in the history classroom. Activities that couple language acquisition and content knowledge to facilitate learning for ELL students.

  • S.W.I.R.L.-ing teacher planning template

  • Lessons, activities and student handouts used for implementation of strategies

Middle School

SOCIAL STUDIES: DEVELOPING THE 21ST CENTURY LEARNER WITH TECHNOLOGY

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1, 2, and 3

Learn how to incorporate technology to effectively target and engage the 21st century learners in today’s classroom. Workshop will emphasize the use of iOS Apps as well the GOOGLE platform. Through the integration of technology into instructional practices students will develop essential learning skills that will allow them to take on any task.

Middle School

SOCIAL STUDIES: HANDS ON LEARNING - COMPREHENSIBLE FOLDABLES

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1, 2, and 3

Engage students in creating interactive foldables that organize their learning.

  • Foldables for every Era in U.S. History

  • Teacher/student instruction and handouts

Middle School

SOCIAL STUDIES: VISUAL LITERACY THROUGH THE ERAS

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1, 2, and 3

A picture is worth a thousand words! Increase content knowledge through the evaluation of images and activities that encourage critical thinking.

  • Visual Literacy through the Era’s Pack of images, activities and correlating worksheets.

Middle School

Social Studies Education Specialists

B. Gonzalez        M.Ed.

L. Flores              M.Ed.