Have you been hearing a lot of new jargon in social studies, but aren’t sure how it all relates? Inquiry? Practices? Framework? There are exciting changes underway in our field, but it can be overwhelming to wade through the different information and prepare for new expectations alone. We are replacing our traditional fall dinner this season with a workshop that will focus on building a community of educators; sharing together information and insights related to the “new” Social Studies. This session will be an opportunity for you and colleagues to experience an inquiry as it might be presented in a classroom, engage in some facilitated discussion about teaching in this model, and connect the dots between inquiries and other elements of the changes in curriculum, instruction and assessment that are underway.
John Langdon & Stephanie Baran will brief us on the status of test development from the SED’s Content Advisory Panel. Examples of implementation strategies and timelines from around Central New York will also be shared. This will be an interactive and enlightening conversation that we hope establishes ongoing relationships and opportunities this year – bring a friend from any level K-12 and join us!
Light refreshments will be provided during the meeting - Reception to follow, 6-7pm
WHEN: Monday 9/28/15 from 4-6pm (Certificate of Attendance at this fall workshop will be provided)
WHERE: The Members Lounge at Pascale’s at Drumlins – Nottingham Road, Dewitt NY
COST: $10 for all members – New members get a ticket for a complimentary beverage during the Reception!!!
REGISTER: by 9/21/15 at cnycss.com (preferred) or by returning form and $10 check payable to CNYCSS to CNYCSS c/o Kate Gross 413 Buffington Road Syracuse, NY 13224 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited! Do not miss this opportunity to join the conversation in its beginning stages!