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Spring Webinar Series

04 May 2020 12:57 AM | Anonymous

Free for all MCSS members and non-members alike, MCSS will be offering a series of webinars to help enhance your teaching including topics to help with effectively teaching during remote learning to how to effectively teach the Armenian Genocide.

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Difficult Decisions in Difficult Times: Hope and Agency During the Armenian Genocide
Sara Cohen, Genocide Education Group
Today's uncertainty and instability provide an opportunity to teach about the profound transformative power of hope and agency - taking individual and cooperative action to effect positive change. Learn to teach about the Armenian Genocide, while providing students examples of personal choices of common citizens they can relate to their own lives. We will also explore the concept of remembrance and its influential role in our personal and public lives.
Tuesday, May 11th, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Teaching Social Studies to Young Children at Home: Support for Teachers and Parents
Dr. Annie McMahon Whitlock, University of Michigan Flint
What are ways we can engage children ages 4-7 in social studies learning at home? Learn ways parents and teachers can utilize materials that they may already have at home to be intentional about teaching inquiry and citizenship in a play-based way.
Monday, May 11th, 7:00 -8:00 p.m. 

Geography and Geography Integration in Distance Learning
Gabrielle Likavec, Michigan Geographic Alliance
Join us as we take a look at how geography can be a lens for teaching Social Studies in distance learning with suggest­ed adaptations of MGA and other resources.
Monday, May 18th 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Adapting Inquiry for Remote Learning
Dave Johnson, Northern Michigan Learning Consortium
You're spent the school year mired in your content and suddenly you're forced to figure out how to finish it remotely. This session will provide practical strategies both for adapting social studies inquiry for on line and offline remote learning, and finishing your school year with a bang.
Date to be announced

The Second Dimension: Going Where Few Men (And Women) Have Gone Before
Beckie Bush, Ottawa Area Intermediate School District
What does strong skills based instruction look like alongside the content in a social studies classroom? Explore with us, the skill sets incorporated within the History and Geography indicators from the C3 Framework. We'll spend time thinking, reading, and writing like historians and geographers, and analyzing what that really looks like in the middle grades. 
Date to be announced

Rock It, Don't Knock It: Become a Third Grade MVP 
Dr. Matthew Daley, Grand Valley State University; Dr. Phil Gersmehl, Michigan Geographic Alliance; Joy Kooyer, Holland Public Schools. Moderated by Dr. Scott Roberts, Central Michigan University
Join us for a panel discussion on knocking your third grade instruction out of the park. Our guests include a practic­ing third grade classroom teacher, a historian specializing in Michigan history, and a geographer specializing in spatial and temporal thinking.
Monday June 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m. 

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