NIHSS: Teaching with Common Core

Northern Illinois University

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
announces a one-day professional development conference as part of the
"New Ideas" series

 

 

New Ideas in History and Social Studies:
Teaching with Common Core

NIHSS: Teaching with Common Core

"History never looks like history when you are living through it," ~ John W. Gardner

 

Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom, DeKalb, Illinois
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

Conference Faculty

Lauren Brown, M.A., Instructor, Department of History
Cindy Ditzler, M.A., Director, NIU Regional History Center, University LIbraries
Kathryn Maley, M.A., Assistant Director, History and Social Sciences Teacher Education Program, Department of History
Andrea Smalley, Ph.D., Director, History and Social Sciences Secondary Teacher Education Program and Assistant Professor, Department of History

Whether you are a first-time New Ideas participant or a returning colleague, this professional development day will provide you with opportunities to explore new subjects, bring teaching resources to your classroom, and collaborate with others.

 

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

8 - 8:40 a.m.
Check In and Registration, Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom (main floor)

8:40 - 8:45 a.m.
Welcome
Chris McCord, Ph.D., Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
"Primary and Secondary Sources with the Common Core."
Lauren Brown, M.A., Instructor, Department of History

9:45 - 10 a.m.
Break

10 - 11 a.m.
"The 1917 East St. Louis Race Riot: A Case Study Approach to the Common Core."
Andrea Smalley, Ph.D., Director, History and Social Sciences Teacher Secondary Teacher Education Program and Assistant Professor, Department of History
Kathryn Maley, M.A., Advisor, History and Social Sciences Teacher Education Program, Department of History

11:05 - 12:05 p.m.
"The Progressive Child: A Case Study Approach to the Common Core."
James Schmidt, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Department of History

12:10 - 1:10 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
"Utilizing Archives with Common Core."
Cindy Ditzler, M.A., Director, NIU Regional History Center, University Libraries
Janette Clay, B.A., Services, NIU Regional History Center, University Libraries

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Evaluation and Q/A

 

General Information:

Recertification - CPDUs: You will recieve a certificate documenting 5.25 Continuing Professional Development Units for your participation. Northern Illinois University is an approved provider of professional development activities. This documentation will assist you in your individual recertification plans.

Location: NIU is in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago (one mile north of I-88), 45 miles southeast of Rockford: http://www.niu.edu/visit/maps/index.shtml

Parking: A visitor's parking lot is located on Carroll Ave., close to the Holmes Student Center and you can mention the conference to park FREE in the visitor parking lot.

 

What teachers have said about past "New Ideas" programs:
"Finally a workshop right up my alley," Ellain Gallis, Waukegan High School.

"Lively speakers. I thought I knew a lot...wow was I surprised. I'm excited to return to my classrooms," E. Marie Schaver, Belvidere High School.

"The knowledge held by the speakers was terrific. I enjoyed their presentations," Merla Hammack, Sycamore Middle School.

"Excellent resources provided; knowledgeable presenters," Randy Harper, Maine West High School.

 

Four Ways to Register:

  1. PHONE 1-800-345-9472 or (815) 753-0277 to register with a credit card.
  2. FAX your form to (815) 753-6900 to register with a credit card.
  3. MAIL your completed registration form with check to: University Outreach Services, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2860
  4. ONLINE at http://www.niu.edu/clasep/conferences/newideas/