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Welcome to the Social Studies department!
Transcript of Welcome to the Social Studies department!
Concept Based Instruction
Rigor in the SS classroom
Purposeful technology integration
Setting up a Classroom- Jennifer Vasquez
Chris Vargas- If you teach them, they will learn
Critical Thinking Through the Use of Primary Sources
Welcome to the
Social Studies Department!
Cassie Fernandez- Social Studies Specialist II
Becky Soriano- Instructional Support Teacher
Only the board talks
everyone in the group has to go at least once, after that it is optional
Conversation stays alive until I say, "close the conversation"
The facilitator chooses the best connections from the discussion
What is Concept based Instruction?
Concept Based Instruction
CMS, KUDS, ELPS, CIA
Concept Based Model
Take a knee-1
Where do I start?
Colonization of the America's began in the late 1400's
Early conquests were made by the Spanish
Virginia was the first colony founded in 1607
What factors can unify or divide a region?
What are the causes and effects of colonization?
21st Century Learners
Have a question
Scan the QR code and join us on "Today's Meet" or Use the Parking Lot!
Professional Learning Community
What are some extension activities that could be used following the use of SOAPS, OPTIC, ERA, or PERSIA?
Used for analyzing text such as quotes and speeches
Used for analyzing graphics such as political cartoons, maps, artwork
Used for analyzing multiple choice or open-ended questions
Examine the Question
Recall What You Know
Apply What You Have Learned
What is a PLC?
Questions for Your PLC to Discuss...
Steps to Follow
With your "PLC", use the KUD chart in your folders to create an 8th grade lesson on Colonization. Your lesson needs to include the following elements:
List of TEKS Being Addressed (by number)
Description of Activities
A Professional Learning Community, or PLC, is an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve.
What is it we expect them to learn?
How will we know they have learned it?
How will we respond when they don't learn?
How will we respond when they do learn?
DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many, T. (2006)
Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work
, pp. 2-4.