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Summer 2019 DPI Social Studies Professional Development

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Summer 2019 Workshops

There are six workshops planned to assist educators with rollout of the 2018 Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies rollout.  Three are the DPI Social Studies Bootcamp two-day workshops (different venues and dates, same information), two are focused entirely on elementary social studies and science, and one will offer content and pedagogy ideas for incorporating Wisconsin Studies (history, geography, political science, and economics) into the K-12 classroom. 

All workshops are capped at 60 participants.  Participants are responsible for their own travel and overnight expenses.  Registration is now open!

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Social Studies Bootcamp 2019

There will be three sets of dates/venues available for Bootcamp this year.  All will have the same material.  This two-day workshop will be a dive into Year 2 Curriculum work for the rollout of the revised social studies standards. More information, including past Bootcamp topics and resources, on the Bootcamp page.  Cost will be $80/person until one month before the event, at which time the price goes up to $95/person. Registration closes 8 days before the event (no exceptions).  All three hotels have a small block of rooms at the $82/night state rate (single) until one month before the event; once the block is sold out, there is no guarantee that the hotel will honor state rate.

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This workshop is appropriate for: K-12 classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, Library Media specialists. We strongly suggest attending as a district team (although it is not required).

Save the Dates!

Bootcamp Oshkosh will be held July 1 & 2 at the Best Western Oshkosh Waterfront. Registration is now open at DPI MyQuickReg.

Bootcamp Madison will be held July 10 & 11 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Registration is now open at DPI MyQuickReg

Bootcamp WI Dells will be held July 22 & 23 at the Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center. Registration is now open at DPI MyQuickReg

Wisconsin Studies Symposium

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This workshop is open to K-12 teachers who want to learn more about Wisconsin history, government, geography, and economics, as well as ways to incorporate these topics into the social studies classroom.  We are partnering with the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Geographic Alliance to tie content and pedagogy together into the inquiry cycle.  Cost will be $25 per person and will include lunch.

This workshop is appropriate for: K-12 classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, Library Media specialists. 

The Wisconsin Studies Symposium will be held July 16, 2019 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Registration is now open at DPI MyQuickReg.

 

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Connecting Elementary and Middle School Science & Social Studies through Inquiry

The Wisconsin Standards for Science and the Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies both require students to learn through the use of the inquiry cycle.  DPI Social Studies consultant Kris McDaniel, Science consultant Kevin Anderson, and Environmental Studies consultant Victoria Rydberg have been working together to determine overlap in terms, common resources, and support for our elementary and middle school educators who may not have a science or social studies background.  This will be a hands-on workshop for educators to see the connection between science & social studies expectations, and brainstorm ways to "inquiry-ize" their K-8 classrooms. Cost will be $35 per person. 

This workshop is appropriate for: K-8 classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, Library Media specialists.  We strongly suggest attending as a district team (although it is not required). 

Save the Date! -- Note, there are two dates/venues, which will offer the same information.  Choose one date only. 

Elementary Inquiry will be offered July 30, 2019 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Registration is now open at DPI MyQuickReg

Elementary Inquiry will be offered July 31, 2019 at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center at Wilderness Lodge in Wisconsin Dells.  Registration is now open at DPI MyQuickReg

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