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Conferences & Professional Learning


Teaching Sociology and the C3 Framework

April 25, 2019

This webinar will introduce the sociology learning goals for College, Career and Civic ready students. In the first half of the webinar, sociologists will provide an overview of the four learning goals, the assessable competencies for each of the goals, and the connections to the C3 framework. In the second half, the directors of the American Sociological Association's High School program will present sample lessons.

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Socrates and The Battle for the Soul of America

May 5, 2019 – July 5, 2019
Online, 

Play the role of Socrates! Design Big Questions to explore social divisions with your students. Using the four dimensions of the C3 Framework as a guide, analyze the questions through your disciplinary lens, select relevant sources and design lessons in which your students take informed action to heal our divisions.

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Teaching the Holocaust through Primary Sources; Curation Decisions

May 7, 2019

As history and social studies educators, we often face the challenge of how to engage in the study of difficult histories with our students. We are consumed with thoughts about what historical knowledge is both cognitively and developmentally appropriate for our students. Although best practice in the field of Holocaust studies maintains that primary sources should be a central component of any study of the Holocaust, research demonstrates that most high school history and social studies teachers feel unprepared to teach the subject both in regards to historical content, and curation of primary sources. This session will provide an overview of issues related to the curation of primary sources in the teaching of the Holocaust, and will also focus on the ways in which the study of the Holocaust, when constructed appropriately, has the potential to broaden students' experience with historical thinking skills such as historical agency and historical empathy.

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2019 NCSS Religious Studies Institute

July 9, 2019 – July 11, 2019
Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute,  Washington,  DC

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Woodstock at 50: The 1960s & the Transformation of American Society Institute

July 14, 2019 – July 17, 2019
Central Connecticut State University,  New Britain,  CT

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2019 IDM Summer Institute

July 22, 2019 – July 23, 2019
American University,  Washington,  DC

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How We Argue: A Workshop for Social Studies Teachers

August 5, 2019 – August 7, 2019
Harvard University,  Cambridge,  MA

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