Aug 19, 2019

Social Studies August 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to 2019-2020 School Year! 

  1. Year 3 Statewide/GWAEA Professional Learning Workshops 
  2. Online PD Social Studies modules (year 1 and 2) and GWAEA Social Studies Canvas course
  3. Year 3 PL for Administrators and Curriculum Directors
  4. National Czech Slovak Museum & Library study trip opportunities
 

Two boys and two girls join their teacher looking at a globe

 

 

1.  Year 3 State Social Studies Professional Learning Workshops - Assessment
Register for these courses with AEA Learning Online.

Registration Link

Elementary - Secondary

2-Day SS Workshops

Date

Location

180535

Elementary SS Getting Ready For Full Implementation

October 15 & 21, 2019

GWAEA 33rd Ave Building

180659

Secondary Getting Ready for Full Implementation of Social Studies for Grades 6-12

November 4 & 5, 2019

GWAEA Sixth Street Building

180535

Elementary SS Getting Ready For Full Implementation

February 12-13, 2020

GWAEA Sixtth Street Building

 

180659

Secondary Getting Ready for Full Implementation of Social Studies for Grades 6-12

March 5-6, 2020

GWAEA 33rd Ave Building

 

 


2.  Year 1 & 2 AEA Learning On-line Statewide/Grant Wood AEA Professional Development Modules for elementary and secondary workshops are now available for you to revisit or see for the first time.  (Free courses)

Year 1 (2017-2018)

Secondary Year 1: Introduction to the Standards Course

The objectives for year 1:

  • Identify and apply the structure of the new standards in my classroom.
  • Understand and apply the instructional shifts.
  • Apply the inquiry process of social studies.
  • Create and use compelling and supporting questions as part of the inquiry process with my students.

Year 2 (2018-2019)

Elementary Year 2 Putting the Standards Together Course

Secondary Year 2 Putting the Standards Together Course

The objectives for year 2:

  • Identify the basics of creating coherent unit plans.
  • Begin to process how to use new standards within the unit design.
  • Create a coherent unit based on a bundle of standards with aligned questions, sources, and tasks.
 
Grant Wood AEA Social Studies Canvas course
Free open-enrollment Canvas course* to assist educators in reviewing, exploring and implementing the new Iowa Social Studies Core Standards. The creation of this Canvas course is a means of supporting those educators who were unable to participate in the two-day state workshops, as well as a means to support and connect educators who are working through the implementation process. The highlight is self-paced and connected to Grant Wood AEA Social Studies team for feedback to questions.
 

3. Year 3 State Social Studies Standards Workshop for Administrators and Curriculum Directors
Sept. 10, 9 a.m. - noon at Grant Wood AEA Sixth St. facility
180771     GW - Getting Ready for Full Implementation of Social Studies Standards, Year 3 for Administrators and Curriculum Directors