MS Social Studies

August 7, 2019


Process Skills Strategy Toolkit for MS Social Studies
Although students learn different social studies content in 6th-8th grade, all students must learn process skills such as making inferences, generalizations, and drawing conclusions. Come learn strategies for building these skills with your students!
 
Time SRN Location Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 11:15 am 553331901 Brandeis HS 3 Teacher Choice, 3 GT
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 553331902 Brandeis HS 3 Teacher Choice, 3 GT

 

Quality SE Strategies to Enhance Your Social Studies Classroom
In this new session, participants will learn strategies to help their SE students and will see it modeled with social studies content. In the second half of the session, teachers will get ideas for accommodating their own lessons to implement these strategies right away! Collaborative pairs are highly encouraged to attend together.
 
Time SRN Location Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 11:15 am 555881901 Brandeis HS 3 Teacher Choice
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 555881902 Brandeis HS 3 Teacher Choice

 

Coaxing Rigor into Texas History
Remember the Alamo!! Now what? Texas History is more than memorizing facts. Learn how to add depth into your Texas History class to encourage critical thinking. 
 
Time SRN Location Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 11:15 am 555921901 Brandeis HS 3 Teacher Choice, 1.5 GT

 

August 8, 2019


Make Your Pre-AP Students AP Rockstars
What strategies, skills, and content will help our Pre-AP students be successful as they prepare for high school? Learn all of this and more in this session. 
 
Time SRN Location Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 am 555911901 Brandeis HS 1.5 Teacher Choice, 1.5 GT
9:45 pm - 11:15 pm 555911902 Brandeis HS 1.5 Teacher Choice, 1.5 GT

 

How to Rally the Reluctant Learner 
Need to bring new life into your classroom? Learn ways to spark excitement into your classroom without sacrificing the content. 
 
Time SRN Location Total Credit Hours
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm 555901902 Brandeis HS 1.5 Teacher Choice, 1.5 Tech
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm 555901901 Brandeis HS 1.5 Teacher Choice, 1.5 Tech

 

Designing a Meaningful Interactive Notebook
Want to start the year with a hands-on interactive notebook? Get ideas for how to set one up, use a variety of foldables and other methods of note taking. This can be applied to all grade levels in social studies
 
Time SRN Location Total Credit Hours
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm 555891901 Brandeis HS 1.5 Teacher Choice
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm 555891902 Brandeis HS 1.5 Teacher Choice

 

8th Grade TEKS: Old to New
Get the lowdown on how the 8th grade TEKS have changed for the 2019-2020 school year in order to make adjustments to what you have done in the past.
 
Time SRN Location Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 am 555931901 Brandeis HS 1.5 Teacher Choice

 

August 9, 2019


6th Grade:  Unpacking the Streamlined TEKS
Current and new teachers to 6th grade will work through the newly designed 6th grade Curriculum Guides.  This session will focus on the new Curriculum Guide format with an emphasis on understanding the TEKS. Teachers will need to bring a laptop or a Chromebook and any other planning materials they feel necessary.
 
Time SRN Location Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm 556321901 NAC 6 Teacher Choice