New Technology Tools for Teaching Challenging Content
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
Thursday, July 21, 2016 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$20; $16 IHS Educator Members
Looking for more ways to integrate technology into your social studies classroom? Interested in new strategies for teaching challenging content? In this workshop, you'll learn about Destination Indiana, a free website containing hundreds of written and audio stories that bring Indiana history to life across the curriculum. Meet a middle school teacher whose students use Google Cardboard, web design, interactive timelines, and other digital tools to do interdisciplinary research in history, geography, genealogy, and the humanities. And hear from experts from The Children's Museum about original ways to bring difficult content to life. Content in this workshop will include best practices in Holocaust education/Judaism 101 and Indiana history; some tools introduced will be applicable to a wide variety of social studies disciplines.
Registration fee includes all materials, admission to the Indiana Experience, and box lunch(comes with choice of sandwich, chips, pickle and a cookie). Appropriate for teachers of all social studies and humanities subjects, grades 3-12. Participants are eligible for 5 PGPs.
Hoosiers and the American Story
2016 Teacher Professional Development Workshop
Sponsored by the Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Indiana 2016 Bicentennial Commission
Are you ready to incorporate more Indiana stories into your American history classroom? Do you wonder how to engage and educate the next generation of Hoosier leaders? Join the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Humanities for a FREE one-day teacher workshop in preparation for the 2016 State Bicentennial. Get resources and content that will help you easily integrate Indiana history into your existing curricula. Together, we can help students learn about and love Indiana!
Each one-day workshop features:
- "Indiana History in the American Story," Keynote Address delivered by Dr. James H. Madison, Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Indiana University, Bloomington.
- Hoosiers and the American Story, a new 300-page supplemental student text by Dr. James H. Madison and Lee Sandweiss that explores Indiana examples of the topics taught in the American history classroom, such as Native Americans, westward expansion, the Civil War, industrialization and the Civil Rights Movement. Free copies for you and your students!
- Destination Indiana for the Classroom, bringing you 300+ digital journeys across Indiana. This user-friendly website will allow you and your students to engage with IHS's online collections in new ways. Find photos, maps, documents and other primary sources to supplement your curricula or allow students to research a topic and present their results in a choice of formats.
- Using National History Day in Indiana as a student motivator, with regional, state and national awards as incentive.
- Connecting with peers and discovering new local and state resources for teaching Indiana history.
Why Teach State History?
The observance of Indiana's State Bicentennial in the years leading up through 2016 provide a unique opportunity to deepen your students' knowledge of their home state. The Bicentennial is a perfect chance to encourage a sense of place, civic literacy and civil dialogue. We want you to have the tools you need to show your students how their own Hoosier history is part of the American story.
Who Can Attend
This workshop will be most beneficial for eighth through 12th grade U.S. history teachers. Fourth grade teachers who want to learn more about Indiana history are also welcome, and select age-appropriate materials for fourth grade students will be provided. Space allowing, media specialists, teachers of other grades/subjects and other K12 school personnel may also enroll. Participants are encouraged to come in school and/or district teams, if desired. Participants from K12 public and private schools, as well as homeschool teachers, are all welcome.
Cost for Teachers
FREE. This program is made possible by a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. and includes:
- All workshop materials
- $30 gift card to offset travel expenses
- Books for you and your students
- Certificate of Attendance reflecting six hours of professional development, which you may submit to your principal for Professional Growth Points (PGPs)
- Substitute teacher pay, if needed. PLEASE NOTE: IHS will reimburse your school or district for substitute teacher pay. Upon your completion of the workshop, we'll provide you with invoicing instructions for your school or district administrator.
How to Register
1) Pick a date and location:
- 2016 dates and locations:
- Friday, Sept. 9, 2016: Terre Haute
- Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016: Valparaiso
- Friday, Oct. 14, 2016: Corydon
Space is limited, and registrations will be accepted on a rolling basis until each workshop fills. After this time, a waitlist will be created.
2) Register here.
Questions? Contact Becky Schlomann, coordinator, Bicentennial Programs, Education and Community Engagement Department, Indiana Historical Society, at
(317) 233-4549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop space is limited. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Becky as soon as possible so that another teacher may attend in your place.