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Professional development 2013-2014

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Inservice Opportunity for Your District

Confused by the new Kansas State standards for History, Government and Social Studies; College and Career Readiness ELA standards; and Social, Emotional, and Character Development standards?

Let the educational staff at the Kansas Historical Society show you how "It all fits". Our trained presenters have worked directly with the development of the new Kansas standards. The free professional development sessions address effective instruction techniques used in teaching Kansas and U.S. history, economics, geography, and civic/government.  We emphasize teaching with primary sources and provide the tools to put them to use. We can also explain the new assessments and give you ideas of how to implement similar assessments in your classroom.  

The sessions are designed for K-12 social studies, gifted, reading, and Language Arts educators. Districts can choose the date, time, and place. 

The sessions will include grade appropriate materials:

  • Read Kansas! – a model for teaching history with primary sources, making students active participants in interpreting history.
  • Kansas Memory – a digital archives of primary sources with special features especially for teachers' use in the classrooms (Hands-on sessions require access to a computer lab and internet.)

Contact Marcia Fox, Curriculum Specialist, 785-272-8681, ext. 416 or email  mfox@kshs.org.