Full course description
Funding Note: While this course is provided free of charge to participants, once an educator logs on to the course, Law-Related Education is charged for a license. Please help us be good stewards of our grant funds by only signing up if you are intending to complete the course.
Courses will be open for teachers to begin asynchronous work beginning on May 24, 2021.
Kids need to understand civics too! Join us as we explore hands-on activities and children’s literature that will help teachers lay a foundation for teaching responsible citizenship and celebrating America’s beliefs and principles. The institute will provide resources to address:
Characteristics of good citizens
Symbols, customs, and celebrations that represent America’s identity
These concepts are explored through guided and shared reading/writing opportunities appropriate for kindergarten through 3rd grade students. To support the teaching of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) a variety of rich materials such as historical children’s books, primary sources, poems, songs, and biographies are part of this professional learning. Explore lessons and strategies that support student success and enrich existing curriculum. Participants receive access to all materials upon completion of the course.
Participants will have the opportunity to work at their own pace on portions of the institute, learn with consultants in live sessions, and demonstrate their learning through a variety of activities. For additional details about our virtual learning format, click here.
Session: July 13, 2021 Virtual live sessions from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Teachers will receive 6 hours for this institute. This is based on the successful completion of all asynchronistic components of the course and attendance at the live facilitated sessions.