Teaching CCSS Read/Write Skills in History-Social Studies & Science Clsrms
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 3:30 PM (PDT)
Teaching the Common Core State Standards in
History-Social Science and Science Classrooms
In 2010, the National Governor's Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers released a set of common standards designed to define what today's students need to know and be able to do in order to thrive in tomorrow's world. Adopted by 45 states, these standards are designed to move classroom instruction away from a focus on the simple acquisition of basic facts and towards the more meaningful application of higher level cognitive skills. While standards are clearly defined for Mathematics and English-Language Arts teachers, many social studies and science teachers at the middle and high school level have struggled to figure out just what the Common Core means for them.
In this workshop, full-time practicing sixth grade science teacher Bill Ferriter will introduce participants to several simple ways that the Common Core State Standards can be integrated into the work that social studies and science teachers are already doing with their students.
- Examine the Common Core State Standards, looking for overlap between the kinds of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills that they are currently teaching and the kinds of skills defined in the new standards.
- Learn to use thinking skills like evaluation, analysis, comparing and contrasting and determining -- skills that have long played a role in social studies and science classrooms -- as a starting point for integrating Common Core standards into classroom practice.
- Recognize the important role that social studies and science teachers can play in addressing the Speaking and Listening standards defined by the Common Core.
- Explore simple reading, writing, speaking and listening strategies that can be integrated into daily instruction.
Recommended Audience: This workshop is specifically designed for classroom teachers, professional developers and instructional resource teachers working at the middle and high school level.
Presenter: William Ferriter - Teacher & Author, Teaching the iGeneration
When: April 9 & 10, 2014 (two days)
Breakfast, lunch & snack provided
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
All events are held at ACOE or SRVCC. Free parking at each, BART isn’t really feasible for either, probably driving only (possibly carpooling)
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Required to bring digital devices (laptop, tablets). Books will be provided.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
General Information, Monique Tate email@example.com/510.670.4171
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Only if substitute user’s registration and payment information is provided at the time of ticket presentation
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, that is preferable to substitution/transferring
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What is the refund policy?
Registrations cancelled seven (7) working days or less prior to the workshop are assessed the full charge of the registration. If the registration is cancelled eight (8) to fifteen (15) working days prior to the workshop, a fifty percent charge is assessed. If the registration is cancelled sixteen (16) or more working days prior to the workshop, a full refund is given. ***RSDSS reserves the right to cancel or reschedule our trainings as necessary***
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
See “ticket transferrable above”
When & Where
Region 4, System of District and School Support
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires each state to establish a statewide system of intensive and sustained support and improvement for local education agencies and schools receiving Title I funding to increase opportunities for all students to meet state academic content and achievement standards. As a result, the Regional System of District and School Support (RSDSS) was established, and partners with the California Department of Education (CDE), the Comprehensive Assistance Center, and county offices of education to form the Statewide System of School Support (S4) and satisfy the requirements of NCLB. The RSDSS of Region 4 provides leadership, resources, and technical assistance to the schools, districts, and county offices of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano in order to increase their collective capacity to support students in meeting or exceeding the state's academic content standards.
Cancellation Policy: Registrations cancelled seven (7) working days or less prior to the workshop are assessed the full charge of the registration. If the registration is cancelled eight (8) to fifteen (15) working days prior to the workshop, a fifty percent charge is assessed. If the registration is cancelled sixteen (16) or more working days prior to the workshop, a full refund is given. ***RSDSS reserves the right to cancel or reschedule our trainings as necessary***