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The one-day 2018 Region 4 Social Studies conference will be held on January 27th, 2018 for all Social Studies teachers, supervisors, and coordinators. The conference aims to deliver best practices for the 21st-century social studies classroom. Major themes at the conference will be technology applications, instructional strategies to meet the needs of all learners, differentiation, and effective assessment. The...
The Texas Land Title Association, Phoenix 1 Restoration and Construction, and the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission have partnered together to present Real Places 2018. The event will include addresses by Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Texas writer Joe Nick Patoski, preservation economist Donovan Rypkema, and others. Entertainment will be provided by Ray Benson (of Asleep at the Wheel) and the...
Every year since 1897, the Texas State Historical Association has held an annual meeting. The largest gathering of its kind for Texas history enthusiasts. Join the leaders in the field for three days of sessions, networking, events, and professional development that will expand your knowledge, energize you, and help you to deepen your connections with the state's extraordinary past.
New History at Old Red: DemocracyExperts Discuss State, Naional, and Global DemocracyLectures from Southern Methodist Univsersity include:9-10am Sarah Rodriguez, Texas-Anglo Immigration to Texas in the Nineteenth Century10-11am Jeffrey Engel, United States - The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea11am-12noon Jo Guldi, World-Democracy and Participation in Britain and the World,...
The Central Texas Historical Association encourages the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Central Texas. One way in which they do this is throgh their Fall Educational Symposium. Information on the latest symposium can be found on their site.
TSHA hosts the Exploring Texas Workshop Series every year. Teachers in attendance can receive professional development credit for attending sessions with accessible historical content and pedagogoical advice from renowned scholars, respected classroom practicioners, and organizations with expertise in the fields of history, geography, economics, civics, and skill building.2017-2018 ScheduleAmarillo - July 21,...
Every year the Texas Council for the Social Studies hosts a conference with thousands of attendees looking to share teaching strategies, business practices, and stories.  They host panels throughout the event on the cutting edge teaching techniques and research being done in the field.The 2017 Conference will be held from October 20-22 at Omni Mandalay, Las Colinas, Texas.
This two day workshop specializes in helping teachers design lesson plans and engage with students on challenging topics such as: Reconstruction, Civil Disobedience and Reform Movements, Constitutional Changes. This session will be hosted over the course of two days, October 9 – 10 from 9am to 4pm at 5800 Bell Street, Amarillo Texas.
An annual conference, established in 2009,  which highlights and emphasizes the history of Texas and the role Texans have played in shaping the history of the United States. Each year academics, authors, and enthusiasts gather to discuss themes related to Texas and its place in history.  Previous themes include: World War I, The Alamo, The Civil War and The City of Austin.
This workshop focuses on helping teachers expose themselves to and learn to utilize vocabulary to instruct students in a social studies classroom.  The ideal result is a learning environment in which students understand clearly what the vocabulary means and have a basis to use academic vocabulary in their own writings and research. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October...
This workshop centers on promoting higher levels of student engagement in social studies curriculum.  Teachers will learn and discuss learning techniques and management styles which will best help students engage with social studies more directly and understand its relevance without having the teacher be to focus of the experience. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October...
This brief lecture explores a variety of strategies to help students engage with research and other literacy-based components of a well-rounded social studies education. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on November 1 2017 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
This workshop introduces teachers to the Independent Investigation Method (IMM).  The IMM is a 7-step procedure for teaching students to engage with and apply research skill properly.  It focuses on a cross-curricular approach emphasizing inquiry driven education. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October 5 2017 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
This workshop seeks to help teachers understand the best ways to implement Depth of Knowledge (DOK) practices into their lessons.  It provides clear, easy-to-use strategies to create clearer learning goals, academic vocabulary, and other ways to help students learn in the classroom. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October 12 2017 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
This workshop is designed to help teachers better understand and adapt their own teaching styles to best aid students from all cultures.  It focuses on strategies to encourage, energize, and support students from diverse cultures and help teachers understand the impact of culture on success in the classroom. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on November 2 2017 from 8:30am to...
This is a free workshop sponsored by the Texas State Library and Commission targeted at any TexShare library – particularly youth services staff, reference staff in public libraries and academic education libraries. CE Credit: 3 TSLAC CE hours Bring books to life! From videos filmed in authors’ studios, lesson plans, book trailers, and vocabulary lists get ready to access resources that will expand reading...
The Bullock Museum provides tools for educators. Educators can prepare for their visit to the Bullock Museum, or use these on-demand tools such as: *Campfire Stories ---Interact with Texans gathered around a campfire to share their stories. Students will discover how people shape Texas's past and future. Texas History Timeline: Let your students travel through the past in a sweeping journey through Texas history. *...
Audience: Grades K to 5 educatorsHow do I teach the new math financial literacy TEKS so that my students understand the concepts?How do I teach the social studies economics strand when I have never had an economics course?How do I connect real world experiences of economics and financial literacy so that my students “get” the concepts and develop skills? 
The DBQ Project offers one or two day workshops for teachers to help them demystify documents analysis and persuasive writing for their students. We introduce our Six Step DBQ Project Method and then guide teachers through a documents based question to show them how to use it. Teachers learn how to help students thoroughly analyze primary and secondary source documents and how to guide students to organize and write...
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