Meet teachers and pre-service teachers and learn how to integrate the Common Core State Standards into your Geography and Social Sciences classes now and in the future.
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Illinois State University, Felmley Hall of Science
Light breakfast and lunch is provided!
Registration for this workshop is closed.
Lesson Plan: Heads Carolina, Tails California-Leonard Ealey
|8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.||Registration and Light Breakfast|
|9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.||
Welcome, Introductions, and Conference Overview
Amy Bloom (Illinois Geographic Alliance Interim Coordinator)
|9:05 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.||
Session 1: Somewhere Greener, Somewhere Warmer: A Look at the Common Core State Standards
Leonard Ealey (Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Pekin Public Schools)
|10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||Break|
|10:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.||
Session 2: Connecting the Reading Common Core State Standards to Social Studies
Deb Leach (Facilitator of Primary Literacy, Pekin Public Schools)
|11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||
Buffet Lunch, Round-Table Discussion, and Highlights from Current Illinois Geographic Alliance Members
|12:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.||
Session 3: Connecting the Writing Common Core State Standards to Social Studies Content
Stacey Melloy (Facilitator of Advance Literacy, Pekin Public Schools)
|1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||
Session 4: Illinois Geographic Alliance Resources for Teachers
Various topics discussed including an overview of the new Online Illinois Classroom Atlas, upcoming workshops, and free classroom resources available from the Illinois Geographic Alliance.
Jill Freund Thomas (Geography Education Coordinator, Illinois State University) and Amy Bloom (Illinois Geographic Alliance Interim Coordinator )
Amy Bloom (Illinois Geographic Alliance Interim Coordinator) will discuss CPDU and Clinical Observation Hours and the conference evaluation form.