Educators Professional Development Program: "Protest and Citizenship: Using Primary Sources to Comprehend and Create Evidence-Based Arguments" (3 Sessions)
Monday, April 29, 2019 to Monday, May 13, 2019
Date:
Monday, April 29, 2019 to Monday, May 13, 2019
7:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Location:
Western New York Library Resources Council, Training Center

Description:
The goal of this professional development program is to:
  • Assist educators in gaining skills necessary for creating interdisciplinary lessons for students that merge social studies content with English language arts tenets for achieving mastery of oral and written argument that will serve students in their lives; academically, personally, and in their careers.
  • Provide educators with opportunities to build a knowledge base of primary open sources available in digital format, that can be utilized in the classroom in ways that will engage and inform students in their understanding of how the past and present are related, and to support evidence-based arguments
  • Create a new and refreshing 21st century classroom where teachers can offer students an environment of blended learning in which students are active participants

Each attendee will be required to attend three sessions: the general introductory session (full day), one grade-specific session (half day) and, the concluding session (full day).
  • One full-day general session (all grades) devoted to writing as a social and rhetorical activity and writing in the disciplines; offered on April 29, 2019.
  • One half-day session each for elementary (grade 4) and middle/secondary (grades 7 – 8 and 11 – 12) educators on location, analysis and use of open primary and secondary sources in written and oral communication; offered on May 6, 2019 (7-12 is am and 4 is pm).
  • Concluding one-day session (all grades) will be held for instruction on the pop-up debate format and supporting student essay and reflection writing; offered on May 13, 2019.

Registration is through this link only: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NBJVXX9

**CTLE credits available!

We are very excited to launch this new program for interdisciplinary civic engagement learning and are looking forward to your participation in this unique endeavor.


*Please note: This program allows your school to be reimbursed for the cost of up to two substitutes to cover for up to two people attending the three sessions.
 
This program is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
6
Workshop Length:
6.5
Speaker Name:
Dr. Ann Rivera and Heidi Ziemer
Speaker Bio:

Dr. Ann Rivera directs the writing program and is an assistant professor of English at Villa Maria College. Her areas of expertise include writing across the curriculum, composition pedagogy, early American literature and history and multi-leveled instruction for students with learning differences. Her current research includes an investigation of supplemental instruction in composition to eliminate remedial instruction, the implementation of writing across the curriculum programs at small institutions, and transnationalism in Phillis Wheatley's poetry. 

Heidi Ziemer is Outreach & Digital Services Coordinator at WNYLRC which includes providing assistance to member organizations with digital collections in New York Heritage and New York State Historic Newspapers. She also manages the WNYLRC Archival Services Program and is liaison to the WNYLRC High School to College Committee and, is a past recipient of a TPS grant.

Max Class Size:
25

Professional Development Workshop: Protest and Citizenship: Using Primary Sources to Create Evidence-Based Arguments

 

Professional Development Workshop: Protest and Citizenship: Using Primary Sources to Create Evidence-Based Arguments

 

2 Professional Development Sessions that Support C3 Framework and Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards

Mondays, December 2 and 9, 2019 from 8:30am-2:30pm

Location: WNYLRC Training Center (4950 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY)

 

The goal of this professional development program is to:

  • Introduce educators to the principles of communication across the curriculum and communication in the disciplines;
  • Build a knowledge base of digital primary sources available through the Library of Congress;
  • Understand and develop strategies to foster critical thinking through communication across the curriculum techniques;
  • Identify key considerations for selecting primary sources for instructional use;
  • Identify how argument and communication techniques can be effectively used in the social studies or history classroom;
  • Develop and implement practical strategies to support evidence-based arguments;
  • Lead supported debate to deepen students’ ability to use valid reasoning and evidence;
  • Implement reflection to integrate learning and achieve writing or communication goals; and
  • Create a new and refreshing 21st century classroom where teachers can offer students an environment of blended learning in which students are active participants.

Each attendee will be required to attend two full day sessions:

  • The first full-day session will be devoted exploring how to foster critical thinking through communication across the curriculum techniques; building a knowledge base of digital primary sources; and conducting inquiry-based learning with primary sources.
  • The second full-day session will be devoted to introducing the TPS Teachers Network for further sources and lesson plans; instructing using inquiry, argument and writing in the social studies or history classroom; and conducting pop-up debate and reflection to further communication and writing outcomes.

We are very excited to launch this new program for interdisciplinary civic engagement learning and hope that you will participate in a unique endeavor that offers the best from the ELA and social sciences fields.

Presenters:

Dr. Ann Rivera, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, Chair, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at Villa Maria College, and member of the Buffalo Board of Education

Heidi Ziemer, Outreach & Digital Services Coordinator, Western New York Library Resources Council, and Teaching with Primary Sources Professional Development Provider Institute Coach

 

Stipends are available to reimburse the cost of substitute teachers

 

CTLE credit will be available and lunch will be provided

 

Contact Dr. Ann Rivera at riveraar@villa.edu or Ms. Heidi Ziemer at hziemer@wnylrc.org for more information about registration

 

 

This program is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University.