Full course description
Civic Education at its finest!! Join us as we explore how to integrate language arts and social studies curriculum to build your students' knowledge of civics. This institute provides professional development for teachers incorporating these social studies concepts through content-area literacy best practices:
- Civic Participation
- Characteristics of good citizens
- Texas Government
- Declaration of Independence
- Preamble of the U.S. Constitution
These concepts will be explored through reading/writing opportunities appropriate for 4th grade through 5th grade students. To support the teaching of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), a variety of rich materials such as children’s texts, primary sources, poems, songs, and biographies are part of the professional learning.
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 Dates and Times:
June 2, 2021 Live Sessions from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m
June 3, 2021 Live Sessions from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m
Teachers will receive 12 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.