Webinar Providing Strategies for Social Studies Instruction
In a webinar supported by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), Michael Yell (National Board Certified Teacher – Middle School, and NCSS Past President) will lead participants in examining 10 thought-provoking strategies for creating a different kind of middle-level social studies classroom. The tools and strategies will include practical methods for engaging students in inquiry about content; in developing their inferences and hypotheses, predicting and making meaning from texts, authentic sources, video, and/or streaming clips; and in synthesizing information from reading materials. The strategies are applicable to any content and are important tools to meet and exceed the expectations of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for State Social Studies Standards. The webinar, “Tools & Strategies for Creating Thoughtful, Engaging Social Studies Instruction at the Middle Level,” will take place on April 19, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET). Registration is complimentary for AMLE members. Teachers may sign up for free as an Associate to be eligible to participate in this webinar presentation.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring a student photography contest during Earth Science Week (October 8–14, 2017). Students of all ages can participate by submitting a photo that relates to this year’s theme—Earth and Human Activity Here.
Educators are invited to join advocates, researchers, and security experts in an interactive webinar on October 4, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET) on “Immigration, Safety and Security,” hosted by The Immigrant Learning Center’s Public Education Institute.
The National Network of State Teachers of the Year has compiled a “social justice” reading list for educators. The list includes diverse picture books for early learners and equity-themed books for elementary school, middle school, and high school students, as well as books for teachers that address culturally responsive teaching practices and equity in the classroom.