Zebra Homepage



DOE Blog


SD Department of Education
Feb. 2021  
 

  Webinar series for K-12 social studies teachers continues

Don't miss upcoming sessions on geography and women's history in the 2020-21 webinar series for K-12 social studies teachers. Some webinars feature national experts. CEUs are available. Collaborative chats are also offered to continue the conversation and support learning.

Questions? Contact Melinda Johnson with the South Dakota Department of Education.

Schedule and registration links:

Women & the American Story
Join the New York Historical Society in this department-sponsored webinar to learn more about their Women & the American Story curriculum, a free online resource that provides teachers and students with information about the myriad and critical roles women played in shaping United States history. Women & the American Story programs and resources are made possible through the generous support of Deutsche Bank, the Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, IBM, and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York. CEUs will be offered for participating in this webinar.

March 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m. CT (elementary edition)
Through a guided tour of the site and an interactive session using primary source objects and images, videos, and arts integration activities from the Early Encounters: 1492-1734 unit of the curriculum, learn new instructional strategies for bringing the diverse perspectives of women into your remote or face-to-face K-5 instruction.

Register

March 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m. CT (middle and high school)
Through a guided tour of the site and an interactive session using primary and secondary sources from the Confidence & Crises: 1920-1948 unit of the curriculum, learn new instructional strategies for bringing the diverse perspectives of women into your remote or face-to-face 6-12 instruction.

Register



It’s More than Just Maps: Using Geography to Create Critical Thinkers, featuring national social studies expert Glenn Wiebe from ESSDACK
We all love a good map, but geography can and should be more than colored pencils, memorizing state capitals, and listing different regions of the United States. We need to be using a variety of tools to help students think critically and use evidence to make claims. Join national social studies expert Glenn Wiebe in this department-sponsored webinar where you will learn about these tools and how they can fit into your classroom. During this fast-paced two-hour session, we’ll explore geography resources, tools, and strategies that will engage kids in solving problems and acquiring foundational content. Nat Geo Map Maker, Google Earth, geo-based political cartoons, integrating datasets into Street Views, and StoryMaps are just a few of the tools we’ll explore. Each session will focus on grade level activities specifically designed to help you immediately integrate geography skills and content into your instruction. CEUs will be offered for participating in this hands-on, fast-paced webinar.

April 13, 3:30-5:30 p.m. CT (elementary edition)
Register

April 15, 3:30-5:30 p.m. CT (middle and high school)
Register

Social Studies Collaborative Chat, featuring national social studies expert Glenn Wiebe from ESSDACK
April 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m. CT

Let’s chat! All K-12 social studies teachers are invited to join the department’s social studies specialist, Melinda, national social studies expert, Glenn Wiebe, and their fellow teachers across the state for a collaborative chat to ask questions, share strategies, and discuss tips for using the latest webinar information. Along with sharing ideas, this time will allow everyone to come together to chat about social studies in general and how the school year is going as we approach the last month of school. Give yourself a break to enjoy the company of your fellow teachers.

Register

 
 
State Home Page | Disclaimer | Accessibility | Privacy Policy
© 2021 S.D. Department of Education, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501 - (605) 773-3134