Powerful and Authentic Social Studies (PASS): Teacher Training Institute
July 22, 2013through July 26, 2013
Advance Registration Deadline: June 22, 2013
Powerful and Authentic Social Studies (PASS) is a professional development
program that trains social studies teachers in curriculum design, assessment, and instruction in a standards-based environment. This institute will provide participants with the materials and expertise necessary to lead their own PASS training workshops in their schools and school districts. Participants will learn about PASS criteria and standards for curriculum design, assessment construction, and effective instruction. In small learning communities, participants will examine videotaped K-12 vignettes of teaching and create examples of curriculum units and assessment tasks to share with their learning
PASS is an effective means of training pre-service, as well as in-service, teachers. This institute will interest NCSS members at all educational levels.
Join us at Brandman University in historic Monterey, CA, which is a world
renowned destination with the Aquarium, Carmel, Pebble Beach Golf Course, and
Award wining wineries among some of the attractions.
- Constructive Argumentation: Students will utilize the tools inherent to constructive argumentation when participating in course discussions to promote a deeper understanding of the issues that impact discipline-based inquiry and social studies education.
- Active Participation: Students will participate in group discussions on a regular basis.
- Personal Reflection & Growth: Students will gain insight and understanding into who they are as individuals and how individual beliefs and values impact instructional design, especially in social studies education.
- Cooperative Learning: Students will have the opportunity to use technology standards and tools and incorporate information gained from the course.
Joseph A. Braun, Jr. serves as the coordinator of professional development for NCSS and is professor emeritus of Social Studies Education at Illinois State University. He is also a past member of the NCSS Board of Directors.
$545 members/$595 non-members. Includes snacks, lunch, and
PASS materials (two DVDs of instructional vignettes, a general manual
outlining PASS principles, and materials for different grade levels:
elementary, middle, and high school). Participants will also receive a free
PASS set at the level of their choice, a $279.00 value, as well as discounts
on other sets).
Travel and lodging are not included.
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