Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 28 for August 9, 2017
- New Mass ELA Frameworks now available online.
- Mass ELA Frameworks Quick Reference Guides.
- Western Mass History-Social Studies PLC – ALL welcome! – Haymarket Cafe in Northampton 3:30–5:00pm – Sept. 27, Nov. 29, Jan. 24, Mar. 21, and May 16. 2017-2018 theme: “Fostering student engagement in the classroom.” PD as part of each session. Mark your calendars!
Teachers share strategies to make history content accessible to English Learners. Another section of course starts August 25 in Easthampton.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info
How can I support diverse learners?
- FREE. August 25 8:30-3:30; Sept. 26 3:30-5:30; Nov. 14 3:30-5:30 – “Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources” – Free in part thanks to hosting by Hilltown Cooperative Charter School- Easthampton. Rich Cairn and Albert Mussad. Available for 1 grad credit in History. REGISTER.
- October 19 & Nov. 16 – Hudson High School – “Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources” – Available for 1 grad credit in History. REGISTER.
“Accessing Inquiry” courses meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Link to renewal regulations. Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available.
Training of Trainers
- Apply for Sept. 30 CES-TPS Training-of-Trainers (9:00-4:00 – Arlington). Trainees may receive stipends to conduct primary source-based professional development in their districts. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and application–due September 15.
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- TPS Teachers Network – Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network. Create a password and profile, then explore resources, discuss issues, and enjoy!
Featured this week:
- Real Things Teachers Can Do to Combat Fake News. Link to PBS program.
- Now That’s Funny: Political Cartoons in the Classroom. Blog post from teacher Lance Mosier with a variety of resources.
- Discussion and introductions from summer 2017 Accessing Inquiry participants in Teaching English Language Learners group.
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Five Questions with Sahr Conway-Lance, Historian – esp. on WWI exhibition.
- Your Students Can Help Archive the Internet. Apply Now!
Library of Congress YouTube Channel
- Musician Billy Bragg, “Roots, Radicals and Rockers” – Talk about Skiffle music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA-ozE4tLUo
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Across Massachusetts and the U.S.
- August 11 – 5-8pm – Historic Northampton – “Reframing Northampton: A Contemporary View of the Howes Brothers Photos”
- August 11 – 7pm – City Stage, Springfield – “Jazz and Justice: Evolution of American Music, Courage & Resistance”
- Sept. 28 – Nov. 2 – 5:30-6:30pm. Free, Online TPS PD Providers Course from Waynesburg University. 10 hr certificate. https://forms.waynesburg.edu/machform/view.php?id=359970
- Nov. 2-5 – Boston – National Humanities Conference
- Gilder-Lehrman Institute history journal – FREE – Summer 2017: “Jazz, the Blues, and American Identity”
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