Iowa Core Social Studies

New Social Studies Standards


January 2019 GWAEA Social Studies
Year 1 State Social Studies Trainings Now Online

Now available: Introduction to the Social Studies Standards (Year 1) Online Training for Elementary and Secondary

Outcomes for the training include:

  • Identify the background of the new social studies standards and their implications for my own classroom. 

  • Identify and apply the instructional shifts of the new social studies standards to my classroom practices.
  • 
Identify and apply the social studies inquiry process.

  • Create and use compelling and supporting questions as part of the inquiry process with my students.

The training consists of two modules:

  • Elementary Introduction to the Social Studies Standards (Year 1: Part 1)
  • Elementary Introduction to the Social Studies Standards (Year 1: Part 2)

OR

  • Secondary Introduction to the Social Studies Standards (Year 1: Part 1)
  • Secondary Introduction to the Social Studies Standards (Year 1: Part 2)

To register for the training:

  1. Go to https://training.aealearningonline.org.
  2. Login
  3. Select “Catalog”
  4. Search “Social Studies”
  5. Next to “Elementary Introduction to the Social Studies Standards Year 1” select “Register” OR
  6. Next to “Secondary Introduction to the Social Studies Standards Year 1” select “Register”.

 

 


GWAEA is offering year 2 State Social Studies modules
These courses support the implementation of the Iowa Core Social Studies Standards. This is year two of a three year state rollout plan to help teachers, coaches and administrators develop robust coherent Social Studies units that align with the standards.We are pleased to bring back Kim Heckart and Dominic Iannone as our lead teacher/presenters.

  • Year Two Iowa Core Social Studies Standards for School Administrators
    Oct. 11, 2018 from 8:30 -11:30 a.m. at GWAEA 33rd Ave. Facility
    (Presenters: Stefanie Wager, Iowa Department of Education social studies consultant and Carol Cassells, GWAEA curriculum consultants.) Course number: 167899
  • Putting the Iowa Core Social Studies Standards Together, Year 2 for Grades K-5
    Oct. 25 and 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at GWAEA Sixth St. SW OR
    Feb. 26 and 27, 2019 (Session 2) from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at GWAEA, 33rd Ave Facility. Course number: 167900
  • Putting the Iowa Core Social Studies Standards Together, Year 2 for grades 6-12
    Nov. 8 and 9, 2018 (Session 1) from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at GWAEA 33rd Ave OR
    Feb. 19 and 20 (Session 2) from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at GWAEA 33rd Ave. Course number: 167901

Additional News:

  • United States Senate Youth Program. Each year, Iowa selects two students to participate in this program. The students' receive a $10,000 scholarship and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C.

Please contact Carol Cassells, GWAEA curriculum consultant, science and social studies, with questions.