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Thoughts from 2021 Bootcamp

Social Studies Bootcamp 2021 Bootcamp this year was great - I always say "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!", but after missing...

Summer 2020 Programming: No Bootcamp this year?!

Summer 2020...I had plans for Year 3 kickoff of standards implementation... So here's the dirt.  I have gotten SO much feedback from educators,...

Updates on the Wisconsin Social Studies Forward Exam Changes

The number of emails I've gotten the last couple of weeks about the Forward exam shouldn't surprise me, as we're entering testing season in Wisconsin...

November 2019...already?

I have absolutely no clue how it is already November.   I think we all say something similar, right? There's always so much to do and never enough...

Progress, not Perfection

Like many people, I've used the end of 2018 to look back at what's happened and how to improve what I do.  At work, 2018 was a year of amazing things...

Witness to War: Preserving the Oral History of Combat Veterans

I was in Chicago the week of November 26 for the annual National Council for the Social Studies conference, and I found a few interesting resources...

Inquiry & Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Inquiry in the Upper Midwest Workshops

The Inquiry in the Upper Midwest (IUM) project is funded through the Library of Congress' Teaching with Primary Sources program. The IUM project will...

FREE Webinars from Echoes & Reflections, the award-winning Holocaust curriculum

Echoes & Reflections is pleased to offer free professional development webinars for teachers nationwide. The webinars cover multiple topics on...

FREE Webinars from the Council for Economic Education

The Council for Economic Education is pleased to offer free professional development webinars for teachers nationwide. The webinars cover multiple...

Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies Rollout Brainstorm

Most of my work lately has been trying to figure out what our districts and educators need from me to help with a smooth rollout and shift to the...