Monday, March 6, 2017

April Educator Workshops in Lewistown, Glasgow, Chinook, and Cut Bank

Mark your calendars and tell your friends! The Montana Historical Society is going on the road with four educator workshops, at venues across the state.

Last year's on-the-road workshops in eastern Montana received rave reviews--so we're sending nationally recognized social studies and science teacher Jim Schulz to the hi-line and central Montana to lead the workshop "Crossing Disciplines: Social Studies, Art, and the Common Core." 

Cosponsored and held at local museums, these workshops are targeted to 4-12 teachers interested in meeting Common Core ELA and Math standards while engaging students in active learning.

Here's the schedule:

April 8, 2017: Lewistown (Cosponsored by the Central Montana Museum): 
  • Place: 408 NE Main St., Lewistown MT 
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Register now.
April 10, 2017: Glasgow (Cosponsored by the Valley County Pioneer Museum): 
  • Place: 816 Highway 2, Glasgow MT 
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Register now.
April 11: Chinook (Cosponsored by the Blaine County Museum):
  • Place: 501 Indiana St, Chinook, MT 
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Register now.
April 12, 2017: Cut Bank (Cosponsored by the Glacier County Museum)
  • Place: 107 Old Kevin Highway, Cut Bank, MT
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Register now.
The morning will be spent on Visual Thinking Strategies, a technique that uses teacher-facilitated discussions of art images to train students in “key behaviors sought by Common Core Standards” (vtshome.org) and learning about ways to teach art through social studies and ELA/social studies through art.   

In the afternoon, participants will be introduced to other ready-to-use, cross-disciplinary lesson plans from the Montana Historical Society, including a lesson from one of our hands-on history footlockers and a lesson that engages students in collecting and analyzing survey data to help the understand change over time. Attendees will leave with a Teaching Montana’s Charlie Russell packet that includes fifteen high-quality prints, PowerPoints, and grade-specific lesson plans. 

The workshop is free. 6 OPI Renewal Units available. 

Learn more, view the agendas, and find the links to register here

And please help us spread the word to colleagues who might be interested.

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