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Summer 2020 DPI Social Studies Professional Development

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Summer 2020 Workshops

Summer 2020 DPI workshops are being planned right now!  At the moment, the following is planned, but this may change:

  • Bootcamp 2020: Assessment (2 venues, probably Madison and Oshkosh)
  • Wisconsin Elementary Social Studies Summit
  • Inquiry in Elementary Science and Social Studies
  • Wisconsin Studies Symposium 

All workshops are capped at 60 participants.  Participants are responsible for their own travel and overnight expenses.  Registration will open in spring 2020!

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Social Studies Bootcamp 2020

There will be two 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 3 Assessment (classroom/local/district/state) 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 --/person until one month before the event, at which time the price goes up to --/person. Registration closes 8 days before the event (no exceptions).  Both 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.

Drafty agenda for Bootcamp 2020 (not yet available)

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

Save the Dates!

Bootcamp Oshkosh will be held ... at the Best Western Oshkosh Waterfront. Registration is not yet open.

Bootcamp Madison will be held the Madison Concourse Hotel. Registration is not yet open.

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 will once again partner with the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Geographic Alliance to tie content and pedagogy together into the inquiry cycle.  Cost will be $-- 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 --. Registration is not yet open.


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