We have many excellent programs that we've offered in the past. If you are interested in any of the programs, please contact our offices to see if we will be offering another one in the future.
Argument Literacy in the History-Social Science Classroom
This 10-hour program features discipline-specific attention to Common Core reading and writing skills. Specifically:
- Identifying claims and analyzing the logic and evidence that supports them
- Using chronology, cause & effect, compare/contrast, and argument to explain the past
- Selecting evidence to marshal support for written explanations and arguments
- Quoting, paraphrasing, and citing evidence
- Synthesizing information from multiple primary and secondary sources
- Facilitating peer collaboration and review to develop and strengthen writing
Supporting English Learners in the History-Social Science Classroom
This 10-hour program focuses on the needs of long-term English learners in the history-social science classroom. The program features:
- Integration of CCSS and the ELD standards in history lessons
- Strategies for developing students' academic language and disciplinary literacy
- Application of strategies into curriculum
- Technology tips for supporting ELs and other struggling students
Supporting Historical Thinking and Literacy in the History-Social Science Classroom
A summer institute for elementary and secondary teachers alike to expand historical thinking and literacy in their classrooms.
- Explore the new History-Social Science Framework’s embedded inquiry questions, updated content, and classroom examples.
- Hear content talks from University scholars based around the updated content.
- Tackle the depth v. breadth dilemma in year-long planning.
- Work with primary and secondary sources.
- Enhance your lessons with historical, geographic, economic, and/or civic thinking.
- Support your students’ literacy skills with strategies aligned to the CCSS and ELD standards.
- Collaborate with colleagues from across the region.