Social Studies: Supporting Inquiry within the Unit Planning Process

Register for Social Studies: Supporting Inquiry within the Unit Planning Process!


#308825 Ottumwa AEA Nov 10 2021
(Use this link to register)

**Participants will have License Renewal Credit Option for 1 Credit**

This course is primarily for 6-12 Social Studies teachers and instructional coaches. If elementary teachers would like to attend, please reach out for additional information. 

Date/Location: November 10-11, 2021 @ Great Prairie AEA Ottumwa Office 

Course Summary: 

In this course participants will develop a unit plan that supports the inquiry process, student engagement, critical thinking, and literacy. Participants will engage in discussions about the role of standards, knowledge, and skills to support instruction and assessment. Throughout the course, we will engage in learning around the purpose and development of compelling and supporting questions. Within the unit planning process high-leverage instructional strategies for social studies will be shared and incorporated throughout the course. Alignment of units and lessons to standards will be supported and reinforced. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from different districts to deepen their level of understanding of inquiry in social studies and to develop a unit plan. 

Objectives: 

  • The Participant will use the Social Studies content & inquiry standards to develop a unit plan. 
  • The participant will develop a unit plan that demonstrates an understanding of compelling and supporting questions, the inquiry process, formative assessment, and summative assessment, while embedding high-leverage instructional strategies throughout the unit.

This course is primarily for 6-12 Social Studies teachers and instructional coaches. If elementary teachers would like to attend, please reach out for additional information.

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