August 18, 2018

#11725 Game On! Using Simulations of Democratic Processes in the Classroom

Game On! Using Simulations of Democratic Processes in the Classroom.
The one semester civic education requirement for Illinois prescribes that students engage in simulations of democratic processes to acquire and practice important disciplinary content, aptitudes, and habits.  Walk away with free resources that support both short and long-term game play, simulations of civic practices and role playing.  Explicit connections will be made to the Illinois Social Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards and the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching.  Appropriate for grades 6-12. (Note: There must be at least ten participants to offer this PD.)

Date:  October 15, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $0 costs covered by McCormick Foundation
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  5
Audience:  Administrators and Social Studies Educators
Presenter:  Mary Ellen Daneels
Registration Deadline:  10/8/2018

#11724 Thermometers to Thermostats: Designing Informed Action through Service Learning

Thermometers to Thermostats: Designing Informed Action through Service Learning.

The new Social Science Standards provide a pathway for students to engage in informed action to address compelling questions facing their community. Learn how to design and assess service learning projects, and no field trip budget is required. Walk away with free resources to support the new civics requirement and standards implementation. Explicit connections will be made to the Common Core State Standards, 21st Century Skills, Social Emotional Learning and the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching. Appropriate for grades K-12. (Note: There must be at least ten participants to offer this PD.)

Date:  November 16, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
PD HOURS:  5
Cost: FREE (costs covered by McCormick Foundation)
Audience:  Social Studies and Administrator Educators
Presenter:  Mary Ellen Daneels
Registration Deadline:  11/9/2018

#11722 Using Inquiry to Implement the Illinois Social Science Standards and Unwrapping the Economic and Financial Literacy Standards through Classroom Activities

Using Inquiry: Following an overview of the new Illinois Social Science Learning Standards that are being implemented during the 2017 – 2018 school year, the training will focus on sharing ways to incorporate inquiry into units and lessons.  This training session is designed to help educators, who are responsible for teaching social sciences, explore and understand the new standards, social science practices, the civics mandate and available resources to help implement the standards. Participants will participate in several activities, using original sources and artifacts, designed to focus students on asking questions and becoming more engaged in learning.  Appropriate for grades K-12.
Economic and Financial Literacy:  A presentation of materials developed by Econ Illinois that includes inquiry-based lessons and activities to address the Economic and Financial Literacy requirements contained in the new Illinois Social Science Standards.  Activities and ideas will be shared that get students to think about how they will practice financial responsibility both now and in the future.  Appropriate for grades K-12.

Date:  October 26, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $125.00
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  5
Audience:  Social Studies Educators
Presenter:  David Potthast
Registration Deadline:  10/19/2018