April 23, 2018

#11615 Important Figures from QC Area History: Blackhawk (Black Sparrow Hawk) – A Sauk Leader and His Influence on Northwestern Illinois

Everything you write here goes in our district PD booklet and on our fliers.  People read carefully to see if they would like to attend.  This course focuses on the rise of Black Hawk, a Sauk leader and his struggle to regain and keep control of tribal lands taken by and/or sold to encroaching white settlers.  The course will trace the history of the region inhabited by the Sauk and Meskwaki tribe, centered around the Sauk city – Saukenuk, and their impact upon it.  The course will also examine Black Hawk’s role in U.S. History during the American Revolution, War of 1812 and the conflict known as Black Hawk’s War.  Teachers will engage in discussions of events and activities designed to help them relate local Native American culture and history into their classrooms along with the history of Illinois and the United States.  Participants will also visit local historical sites relevant to the information presented in the classroom to include: Black Hawk State Historical Site and Hauberg Museum, Credit Island, Campbell’s Island and the Fort Armstrong Block House. This workshop is also available for 1 graduate credit through St. Francis University at an additional cost of $100.  For teachers who teach in the Moline school district #40, the registration fee will be paid by the William Butterworth Foundation, but not the graduate credit cost.  To register for this workshop you can click here

Dates:  June 20 & 21, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM each day
Location:  Butterworth Education Center
Cost:  $200.00
Audience:  Social Studies Teachers
Presenter:  David Potthast
Registration Deadline:  6/13/2018

#11605 Putting the Pieces Together-Civics, Standards and Curriculum Design

The new civics course requirement demonstrates that the “how” is as important as the “what” in closing the civic empowerment gap. Bring your curricular challenges and collaborate with others in this active workshop where we will unpack the new IL Civics requirement and Social Studies standards that span disciplinary content areas to take issues to action. Walk away with FREE resources that can help you incorporate simulations of democratic processes, current & controversial issues and service learning into your current practice. Explicit connections will be made to the IL Social Studies Standards, the Common Core State Standards and the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Regional Training Course Syllabus

Pre & Post Conference Readings

Kwashima-Ginsberg, Kei and Levine, Peter. The Republic is (Still) at Risk- and Civics is Part of the Solution.  (Medford, MA: Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University, 2017) available online at http://www.civxsummit.org/documents/v1/SummitWhitePaper.pdf

DATE:  AUGUST 1 & 2, 2018
TIME:  8:00 am – 3:30 pm (both days)