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Upcoming Video Blogs

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*Webinars and video blogs are temporarily on hold as we determine the best way to meet the accessibility needs of our educators.

Integrating State Curricular Requirements in Authentic Ways will introduce the American Indian Studies appendix to the WiSSS and the Wisconsin Standards for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Standards.

Disciplinary Literacy in Social Studies will be a dive into the world of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and performing from a social studies lens.

Civic Engagement will offer a discussion of Inquiry standard 5: Students will be civically engaged. What does this mean? What are schools already doing that support this standard?

Review & Reflect, and Plan for 2019-20.  


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August 29, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Kickoff the School Year! reviews what resources are available for Wisconsin social studies educators looking to dig into the new standards. We spent time going through understanding the formatting and expectations of the WI Standards for Social Studies, and discuss the importance of taking the time to learn the standards before jumping right into changing your curriculum. We also talked about your "game plan" - what's the "game", who are the players, and what's the plan? Did you miss the webinar? Watch the recording, and view the slide deck. Note: there was a big typo in the Econ strand - there are 4 Economics standards, not 5. therefore, there are 26 standards across 6 strands (not 27 across 6 strands as previously recorded on the webinars)

September 19, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Understanding Shifts digs deeper into the shifts required from the old to the new standards. Watch the recording, and view the slide deck. Handout/one page resource is available.

October 17, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Unpack and Repack walked through the unpack exercise with educators. Watch the recording, and view the slide deck. Blank Template, and examples of filled in unpacking/repacking activities for Geography and Economics.

November 14, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Let's Talk About Inquiry jumped into Social Studies Inquiry as an instructional framework. Watch the recording, and view the slide deck. Resource: Using Inquiry as an Instructional Framework.

December 5 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Elementary Social Studies provided an overview of national trends in elementary social studies education, and introduced the K-5 Suggested Scope & Sequence Appendix to the WiSSS Standards.  Watch the recording and view the slide deck.  Note there are links to K-5 inquiry resources on slides 17-18!

January 9, 2019 - Questioning and the Inquiry Cycle will discuss different types of questions and possible uses in the classroom. Included will be the differences between essential questions (Wiggins & McTighe), compelling questions (the term used in the C3 Framework), and guiding questions. Also, if time, we'll review information about the Question Formulation Technique from the Right Question Institute.  Watch the recording and view the slide deck.  Note there are a lot of videos linked in the webinar that may be interesting and helpful with these techniques!

For questions about this information, contact Kristen McDaniel (608) 266-2207