Register for Social Studies Institute
Registration is under way for the June 20-21 Best Practices in Social Studies Institute in Des Moines. The institute is at no cost to participants.
The institute is for k-12 social studies teachers and pre-service teachers, and its focus will be on the new standards.
The keynote speaker is Tina Heafner of the University of North Carolina.
Strands include Iowa history, pedagogical sessions and districts that have implemented the standards earlier than most schools. The strands were designed from input from the field as to what they are looking for in professional development.