Crossing Disciplines: Social Studies, Art, and the Common Core

The Montana Historical Society and the Beaverhead County Museum sponsoring Crossing Disciplines: Social Studies, Art and the Common Core with presenter Jim Schulz.  Participants will  learn about visual thinking strategies, ways to use the art of Charlies Russell to explore the historical perspective, and much more. 6 OPI renewal units will be available at the free workshop. Registration is limited to 30 people. Visit the Montana Historical Society website to register and for more details. The workshop is also offered in Deer Lodge on April 9th, and in Missoula on April 10th, if you cannot attend the one in Dillon.

Crossing Disciplines: Social Studies, Art, and the Common Core

The Montana Historical Society and the Missoula Art Museum sponsoring Crossing Disciplines: Social Studies, Art and the Common Core with presenter Jim Schulz.  Participants will learn about visual thinking strategies, ways to use the art of Charlies Russell to explore the historical perspective, and much more. 6 OPI renewal units will be available at the free workshop. Registration is limited to 30 people. Visit the Montana Historical Society website to register and for more details. The workshop is also offered in Deer Lodge on April 9th, and in Dillon on April 11th, if you cannot attend the one in Missoula.

Crossing Disciplines: Social Studies, Art, and the Common Core

The Montana Historical Society and the Powell County Museum and Arts Foundation are sponsoring Crossing Disciplines: Social Studies, Art and the Common Core with presenter Jim Schulz.  Participants will learn about visual thinking strategies, ways to use the art of Charlies Russell to explore the historical perspective, and much more. 6 OPI renewal units will be available at the free workshop. Registration is limited to 30 people. Visit the Montana Historical Society website to register and for more details. The workshop is also offered in Missoula on April 10th, and in Dillon on April 11th, if you cannot attend the one in Deer Lodge.

The Boarding School Era: Indian Education for All Online Book Club Course

January 14 – March 24, 2019
Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/3uJ4nQetcPUecXLn1
Read and explore books focusing on the Boarding School Era including My Name is Seepeetza by Shirley Sterling, Shi-Shi-Etko by Nicola L Campbell, Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences, 1879-2000 by Margaret L Archuleta, Brenda J Child and K Tsianina Lomawaima and Sweetgrass Basket by Marlene Carvell. This course is offered online through a Moodle platform. It is divided into weekly “modules.” Participants will have one week, starting on Monday and ending on Sunday, to complete each consecutive module.

This online course is designed for kindergarten through twelfth-grade teachers. The course focuses on building Indian Education for All (IEFA) background knowledge related to the boarding school era. Participants will read a selection of fiction and non-fiction texts and examine a variety of instructional strategies to use with their students in the social studies or language arts classroom.

Through readings, discussion forums, real-time chats, and examination of high-quality and authentic literature and teaching materials, participants will explore a variety of literature and professional teaching materials and develop strategies and a lesson plan for the immediate integration of IEFA into their classrooms. This course is rigorous and requires the participant complete extensive reading and access a number of texts through their school or public library or purchase said materials from WM-PLC or booksellers.

Event Number: 18521011
EDU 455 and C&I 555
Instructor: Michele McGuire writersmandala@gmail.com
Dates: January 7 to March 10, 2019

Registration fee: $175
Credit: 30 OPI Renewal Units or 2 Semester Credits (semester credit is offered through the University of Montana and is an additional fee of $155. The course instructor will provide a separate registration form).

Obtaining a copy of the book: Check your school /district or local library. Amazon and other online booksellers often have used copies available. The instructor is available to assist with locating copies if needed.

Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/3uJ4nQetcPUecXLn1

2018 Montana Judicial Institute

The 2018 Montana Judicial Institute will be held October 3-5, 2018 at the University of Montana School of Law. The three-day seminar is open to middle school and high school educators. A limited number of participants will receive stipends for travel and meal expenses. Participants have the option 1 graduate credit from the University of Montana or 16 OPI renewal units. Topics at the seminar include the jury system, the rule of law, and tribal jurisdiction. Visit the institute’s website for information and registration details.

Montana Geographic Alliance’s Geo-Inquiry Institute

The Montana Geographic Alliance (MGA) is hosting a Geo-Inquiry Institute at the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station.  The institute is part of the National Geographic Society’s new interactive geography education program, the Geo-Inquiry Process.  The institute is open to all Middle School Social Studies, Science, Media, or Technology teachers.  MGA will cover the costs of lodging, food, and activities.  Travel stipends are available.  Register here to attend the institute.  Visit the National Geographic Society’s website to learn more about the Geo-Inquiry Process.

Crossing Disciplines: Social Studies, Art, and the Common Core

Interested in meeting Common Core ELA standards while using art, theater, and creative writing to teach social studies and engaging your students in active learning? How about learning new techniques for helping students to analyze primary sources while helping them discover more about the world around them? If so, this workshop is for you.

Parade float with women dressed as Red Cross nurses

Image: Straight to Berlin Float, Red Cross Carnival, Hardin, MT, May 1918. Montana Historical Society Photograph Archives PAc 2000-46.43.
The morning session will be spent on Visual Thinking Strategies, a technique that uses teacher-facilitated discussions of art images to train students in “key behaviors sought by Common Core Standards” (vtshome.org) and learning about ways to teach art through social studies and ELA/social studies through art.

In the afternoon, participants will be introduced to other ready-to-use, cross-disciplinary lesson plans from the Montana Historical Society, including a lesson from one of our hands-on history footlockers and lessons that integrate theater, ELA, and history to investigate Montanans’ experiences during wartime. Attendees will leave with copies of the reader’s theater script and lesson plan “Letters Home from Montanans at War” as well as information on how to access many other free lessons from the Montana Historical Society.

The workshop is free. 6 OPI Renewal Units available. Registration is required to attend the event. Register here to attend.

About the Presenter: Jim Schulz is a state and nationally recognized history and science educator with over thirty years of experience teaching in the Helena, Montana, school district. Among his many awards, Jim was chosen as the Montana Centennial Bell History Teacher of the Year (1993), the Montana Teacher of the Year Runner Up (2000), the Disney American Teacher of the Year for Middle School Science (2000), and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists National Earth Science Teacher of the Year (2006).

Crossing Disciplines: Social Studies, Art, and the Common Core

Interested in meeting Common Core ELA standards while using art, theater, and creative writing to teach social studies and engaging your students in active learning? How about learning new techniques for helping students to analyze primary sources while helping them discover more about the world around them? If so, this workshop is for you.

Parade float with women dressed as Red Cross nurses

Image: Straight to Berlin Float, Red Cross Carnival, Hardin, MT, May 1918. Montana Historical Society Photograph Archives PAc 2000-46.43.
The morning session will be spent on Visual Thinking Strategies, a technique that uses teacher-facilitated discussions of art images to train students in “key behaviors sought by Common Core Standards” (vtshome.org) and learning about ways to teach art through social studies and ELA/social studies through art.

In the afternoon, participants will be introduced to other ready-to-use, cross-disciplinary lesson plans from the Montana Historical Society, including a lesson from one of our hands-on history footlockers and lessons that integrate theater, ELA, and history to investigate Montanans’ experiences during wartime. Attendees will leave with copies of the reader’s theater script and lesson plan “Letters Home from Montanans at War” as well as information on how to access many other free lessons from the Montana Historical Society.

The workshop is free. 6 OPI Renewal Units available. Registration is required to attend the event. Register here to attend.

About the Presenter: Jim Schulz is a state and nationally recognized history and science educator with over thirty years of experience teaching in the Helena, Montana, school district. Among his many awards, Jim was chosen as the Montana Centennial Bell History Teacher of the Year (1993), the Montana Teacher of the Year Runner Up (2000), the Disney American Teacher of the Year for Middle School Science (2000), and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists National Earth Science Teacher of the Year (2006).

Crossing Disciplines: Social Studies, Art, and the Common Core

Interested in meeting Common Core ELA standards while using art, theater, and creative writing to teach social studies and engaging your students in active learning? How about learning new techniques for helping students to analyze primary sources while helping them discover more about the world around them? If so, this workshop is for you.

Image: Straight to Berlin Float, Red Cross Carnival, Hardin, MT, May 1918. Montana Historical Society Photograph Archives PAc 2000-46.43.
The morning session will be spent on Visual Thinking Strategies, a technique that uses teacher-facilitated discussions of art images to train students in “key behaviors sought by Common Core Standards” (vtshome.org) and learning about ways to teach art through social studies and ELA/social studies through art.

In the afternoon, participants will be introduced to other ready-to-use, cross-disciplinary lesson plans from the Montana Historical Society, including a lesson from one of our hands-on history footlockers and lessons that integrate theater, ELA, and history to investigate Montanans’ experiences during wartime. Attendees will leave with copies of the reader’s theater script and lesson plan “Letters Home from Montanans at War” as well as information on how to access many other free lessons from the Montana Historical Society.

The workshop is free. 6 OPI Renewal Units available. Registration is required to attend the event. Register here to attend.

About the Presenter: Jim Schulz is a state and nationally recognized history and science educator with over thirty years of experience teaching in the Helena, Montana, school district. Among his many awards, Jim was chosen as the Montana Centennial Bell History Teacher of the Year (1993), the Montana Teacher of the Year Runner Up (2000), the Disney American Teacher of the Year for Middle School Science (2000), and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists National Earth Science Teacher of the Year (2006).