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ROE #11 is excited to partner with Southern Illinois University professor, Dr. Grant Miller to offer this event!

Fall 2021 will be different. Students returning to school will have had varying successes and challenges with learning, whether it was remote or in person. Teachers, too, will be returning to schools with a rich variety of experiences and expectations about their own teaching and learning. These workshops are an opportunity to build upon and support these experiences to create a community of learners who will work with a Social Studies-History Content Area Specialist to build the learning environments necessary to engage the diverse learners entering their classrooms this year.

Topics will highlight: 1) Assessment and Instruction with Informational Sources, 2) Differentiating Instruction with Primary and Secondary Sources, 3) Instruction with Media Literacy in the New Illinois Learning Standards, and 4) Place-Based Education with Local Resources. With the goal to help educators design flexible and engaging learning environments online and in person, these workshops will utilize extensive examples already available at https://educatingwithevidence.siu.edu/ to introduce educators to ways they can increase their curricula’s accessibility using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with specific attention to free sources from the Library of Congress and technologies that range from GIS mapping to 3D-scanned and printed artifacts from archaeological digs. 

Educators will be expected to participate in all 4 events:

Monday, September 27th – Face to Face – 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Monday, October 18th – Virtual – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Monday, November 8th – Face to Face – 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Monday, December 6th – Virtual – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Participants will receive 14 professional development hours and individualized help from Dr. Miller. Catered lunch will be served on days the cohort meets face to face.