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Wednesday, August 15
 

11:15am

2nd Grade New Social Studies Units
Introducing… our NEW units of study for Social Studies! Come participate in a lesson and explore the new units for 2nd Grade! A representative in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
E203 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

11:15am

11:15am

Inquiry and Writing in the EmpowerED Social Studies Classroom
Participants will engage in various empowered activities in the social studies classroom. Presenters will demonstrate a digital gallery walk and the creation of an argument tower that will help foster inquiry and writing in the social studies classroom. Participants will be able to practice and engage in the resources and the process of both activities.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
G203 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

11:15am

Releasing Responsibility in an AP History Class
This session will focus on activities that can be done in AP courses that release responsibility to the students while still keeping the focus on developing AP skills. I will go through some of the activities I have done with my AP classes sharing rubrics and project descriptions. I'd like for at least part of the session to be focused on brainstorming and sharing ideas in addition to the activities that I present.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
G204 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

11:15am

Teaching Middle School Social Studies in 90 Days
We all struggle with "covering" the required content in the allotted time frame. During this session we will look at strategies and resources to help alleviate this issue for social studies teachers. We will also discuss various updates to middle school social studies in UCPS.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Ponscheck

Ashley Ponscheck

Instructional Coach & Middle School Social Studies Specialist



Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
G201 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

ABC-Clio Social Studies Databases
Are your students researching historical topics or current issues and events? Then the ABC-Clio Social Studies databases are the perfect place for them to look! Educators even have a special login to access additional resources. Come and find out more.

Speakers
RS

Regina Snelson

School Library Media Coordinator, UCPS



Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G210 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

1st Grade New Social Studies Units
Introducing… our NEW units of study for Social Studies! Come participate in a lesson and explore the new units for 1st Grade! A representative in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E202 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

ABC-Clio Social Studies Databases
Are your students researching historical topics or current issues and events? Then the ABC-Clio Social Studies databases are the perfect place for them to look! Educators even have a special login to access additional resources. Come and find out more.

Speakers
RS

Regina Snelson

School Library Media Coordinator, UCPS



Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G210 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

Escape Rooms in the Social Studies Classroom
This session will highlight the need to imbed culture within the World Language Classroom in the target language rather than viewing culture as something to be taught as a separate entity in English. This session will give the audience an overview and explanation of the 2017 NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements and how these statements can help guide instruction in the classroom. There will be time to collaborate and create.



Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G205 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

1:15pm

Inquiry and Writing in the EmpowerED Social Studies Classroom
Participants will engage in various empowered activities in the social studies classroom. Presenters will demonstrate a digital gallery walk and the creation of an argument tower that will help foster inquiry and writing in the social studies classroom. Participants will be able to practice and engage in the resources and the process of both activities.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G203 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

Kindergarten New Social Studies Units
Introducing… our NEW units of study for Social Studies! Come participate in a lesson and explore the new units for Kindergarten! A representative in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans

Instructional Coach, Teaching and Learning


Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E203 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

Teaching High School Social Studies in 90 Days
We all struggle with "covering" the required content in the allotted time frame. During this session we will look at strategies and resources to help alleviate this issue for social studies teachers. We will also discuss various updates to high school social studies in UCPS.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G201 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

3-5 Social Studies
Come and preview the new unit format for 3-5 Social Studies! Get a sneak peek at Social Studies resources and learn best practices to follow in your Social Studies classroom. We will take time to explore primary resources and discuss how to make Social Studies purposeful and engaging in your classroom this year! A representative in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans

Instructional Coach, Teaching and Learning


Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
E202 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

2:30pm

Inquiry and Writing in the EmpowerED Social Studies Classroom
Participants will engage in various empowered activities in the social studies classroom. Presenters will demonstrate a digital gallery walk and the creation of an argument tower that will help foster inquiry and writing in the social studies classroom. Participants will be able to practice and engage in the resources and the process of both activities.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G203 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

Pop Culture & Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G205 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

Sketchnoting- The Art of Note taking
We will introduce teachers to the concept of sketchnoting, help them brainstorm how it can be used in their classrooms, and provide them the opportunity to practice this skill.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G201 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

Using Simulations in the Civics Classroom
The goal of the session would be to present teachers with information about the games in ICIVICS and other simulations, as well as the six-week projects I generally do on political parties, budgets and building a city. I would also cover the H&R Block Personal finance simulation. It would be blended as some things can be done individually, such as ICIVICS. Other items would be more lecture/discussion to show teachers the resources I use and that can be adapted to their classes.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G204 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104
 
Thursday, August 16
 

8:30am

Seeds of Inquiry: Using Short Texts to Enhance Student Understanding of Social Studies
Stories are cognitively privileged, more likely to be remembered, and invite students into the content of primary sources. Stories generate a natural curiosity for reading and can be leveraged as a framework for inquiry. This workshop offers participants short texts and instructional strategies for supporting students' development of disciplinary literacies that generate pathways to inquiry in the social studies.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 11:45am
WMS 130 Weddington Middle School: 5903 Deal Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

2nd Grade New Social Studies Units
Introducing… our NEW units of study for Social Studies! Come participate in a lesson and explore the new units for 2nd Grade! A representative in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
E209 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

Beginning Inquiry: Engaging Learners' Curiosity through Texts
What adolescent students find interesting leads them to wonder. Students relish a good story, particularly in the social studies. Stories that evoke interest facilitate the natural development of questions. Teachers can leverage learner's curiosity as an invitation into texts and use short texts to initiate inquiry. This workshop provides examples of short texts and methods that facilitate inquiry in social studies. Participants will receive a collection of short texts and instructional methods for scaffolding inquiry.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
WMS 130 Weddington Middle School: 5903 Deal Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

1st Grade New Social Studies Units
Introducing… our NEW units of study for Social Studies! Come participate in a lesson and explore the new units for 1st Grade! A representative in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
E209 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

Kindergarten New Social Studies Units
Introducing… our NEW units of study for Social Studies! Come participate in a lesson and explore the new units for Kindergarten! A representative in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans

Instructional Coach, Teaching and Learning


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
E205 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

3-5 Social Studies
Come and preview the new unit format for 3-5 Social Studies! Get a sneak peek at Social Studies resources and learn best practices to follow in your Social Studies classroom. We will take time to explore primary resources and discuss how to make Social Studies purposeful and engaging in your classroom this year! A representative in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans

Instructional Coach, Teaching and Learning


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
E209 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104
 
Friday, August 17
 

8:30am

Social Studies--Secondary PLC

Friday August 17, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
WMS Media Center Weddington Middle School 5903 Deal Rd Matthews, NC 28104