ADE Social Studies Resources & Opportunities

Social Studies Updates from the Arizona Department of Education

Call for Proposals for the 6th Annual Civic Learning Conference- What’s Next in Civic Education?  Preparing Arizonans for Civic Life

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7HLLR7Y

Deadline- February 5, 2019

Arizona State Board Approves New History and Social Science Standards.

On October 22, 2018 the State Board of Education approved the History and Social Science Standards that were created by over 110 Arizona educators, parents, and Education webpage.  http://www.azed.gov/standards-practices/k-12standards/standards-social-studies/

There will be a two-year implementation timeline for the new standards.  2018-2019 and 2019-2020 are transitional implementation years, while full implementation will occur in 2020-2021.  Resources, professional development, and guidance documents will be available to educators during the transition to aid in the implementation.  This process will begin in January 2019. To keep up on all information related to the new standards, subscribe  http://www.azed.gov/standards-practices/social-studies-newsletter-subscription-form/ to the Social Studies Newsletter and continue to read the K-12 Standards Newsletter.

Professional Development Opportunities

Shortcut to see all social studies pd.  https://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar  in search bar type k12-AS-SS and all PD will come up for SS except TAH

Teaching for Civic Engagement Using the New History and Social Science Standards January 30, 2019 (High School Teachers only) or January 31, 2019 (Middle School Teachers only).  8:00-3:30- $25 (including breakfast, lunch and all materials)

Join trainers from Street Law in a highly engaging, hands on seminar on teaching for civic engagement.  This seminar will focus on teaching the new civics standards using high interest, engaging materials and strategies.

Participants will:

  • better teach about current issues in federalism, immigration, news literacy, and other relevant constitutional issues
  • Use student-centered teaching strategies and simulations like deliberations, case studies, moot courts, negotiations, continuums, and other government simulations
  • Employ strategies to better teach students skills needed to engage with their government
  • Incorporate outside resource persons into their classes
  • Integrate and manage controversial issues into classroom teaching

Register for January 30, 2019– this session is for teachers who will be teaching the new high school standards.   https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?SD=6128

Register for January 31, 2019– this session is for teachers who will be teaching the new 8th grade standards  https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?SD=6129

Documents and Debates PD Series with TAH.org  Free

ADE is excited to continue our partnership with TeachingAmericanHistory.org and Ashland University. This semester we are proud to present a new series of trainings called Documents and Debates. Based on their free two volume set of primary sources, these trainings focus on three debatable issues that occur during a specific time- period. Participants will engage in Socratic style dialogue on these issues with a university scholar.  A description of the spring sessions and topics are below. Space is limited so make sure to register for these free content heavy professional development opportunities.

February 12, 2019- From World War II to the Cold War

Join TAH.org and Arizona teachers for our first ‘Documents & Debates Seminar,’ which will consist of a study of three debatable issues that marked the end of World War II to the beginning of the Cold War at home and abroad. Based on documents and questions from volume 2 of TAH.org’s new Documents and Debates volumes, this program will follow our usual format of three 90-minute sessions, providing teachers with experience with three sets of documents and guiding questions, all of which could be used with students. Sessions will focus on the decision to drop the atomic bombs, containment and the Truman Doctrine, and internal security and civil liberties during the Cold War.

Teachers will receive paper copies of the documents, but digital versions can be downloaded now from the links below. This Seminar will be based on chapters 23, 24, and 25 of the book. Note that the PDF and iTunes versions of free, while the Kindle version is 99 cents. Download the agenda here.

REGISTER HERE  www.tah.org

April 9, 2019- The Path to the Civil War

Join TAH.org and Arizona teachers for our second ‘Documents & Debates Seminar,’ which will consist of a study of three debatable issues that marked the road to the Civil War. Based on documents and questions from volume 1 of TAH.org’s new Documents and Debates volumes, this program will follow our usual format of three 90-minute sessions, providing teachers with experience with three sets of documents and guiding questions, all of which could be used with students. Teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the documents in advance of the program, and digital copies can be found here or at the link below. We will be studying chapters 12, 14, and 15 in this program. Note that the PDF and iTunes versions of free, while the Kindle version is 99 cents.

REGISTER HERE

6th Annual Civic Learning Conference- What’s Next in Civic Education?  Preparing Arizonans for Civic Life

Join the Arizona Department of Education, Higher Education faculty, Arizona K-12 educators, Arizona Civic Engagement Schools, community organizations and Adult Education program staff for a full day of civic learning. Highly topical and interactive sessions will focus preparing all Arizonan learners with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for civic life, kindergarten through adult. All session will utilize at least one of the six proven practices for civic learning. There will be sessions for elementary, middle, high school, college and university, and adult education instructors. This year we will also be offering a service learning strand and panel discussions on important and relevant issues including civic discourse in an age of polarization.

This year our keynote speaker will be Joel Westheimer, University Research Chair in Democracy and Education at the University of Ottawa and author of What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common Good. Learn more about Joel by visiting him on twitter @joelwestheimer

Conference highlights include:

  • Civic Engagement School Recognition Ceremony
  • Keynote by Joel Westheimer
  • 20 plus interactive sessions presented by current K-12 educators, college faculty, Adult Education program staff, and community educators
  • Panel discussions on important topics such as civil discourse and political polarization
  • Student panels highlighting successful civic engagement programs here in Arizona
  • Network opportunities with fellow conference participants
  • Valuable resources and information from leading civic organizations
  • Naturalization Ceremony
  • Strategies for using the research based six proven practices in civic learning
  • Two meals and unlimited beverages and snacks throughout the day
  • 8 Professional Development hours for re-certification

Conference Cost $ 65.00- includes all materials, breakfast, lunch, and all-day beverage/snack service

Register at https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?SD=6244

2019 Tentative Agenda- for reference use only. May change based on various factors.

7:30-8:30am          Registration, Breakfast/Exhibitors

8:30-10:15            General Session/Keynote Speaker/ School Recognition Ceremony

10:15-10:45           Exhibitor/Student Panel Q&A

10:50-11:45           Morning Breakout

11:45-12:40           Lunch/Exhibitors/Networking

12:45-1:45             Afternoon Breakout 1

1:45-2:45               Afternoon Breakout 2

2:55-3:50               Naturalization Ceremony

3:50-4:00               Wrap up