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Contemporary History – Teaching 9/11

From August 3rd to August 4th, the National Museum of American History, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Pentagon Memorial Fund, and Flight 93 National Memorial will offer a free online conference called September 11: Teaching Contemporary History. Designed to provide for K-12 educators with resources and strategies for addressing the terrorist attacks, the conference will include roundtable discussions with content experts and six workshop sessions. These free workshops will highlight resources available at each participating organization, provide background information on 9/11, and encourage conversations on how to document, preserve, and interpret recent history and current events. For more information, visit http://smithsonianconference.org/september11.

You can also join educators from the National Museum of American History (Thinkfinity content partner) in a discussion about teaching 9/11 at the ten year anniversary. This group is hosted in conjunction with the September 11: Teaching Contemporary History online conference.

Teacher Timesavers 2: More FREE Online Resources

NEW! Teacher Timesavers 2: More FREE Online Resources
July 11 & 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$279 CSD member; $349 non-member  (Two Graduate Credits Available)

You asked for it, you got it! More free online resources to save you even more time! In this fast-paced class, we plan to take a look at numerous online tools you can use in your role as an educator. The tools shared can be used in your classroom or professional development activities. We will explore the many uses of such tools like Stixy, Glogster, and VoiceThread to collaborate and display student work. Online communities of learning like Think Quest, Curriki, and the National Archives will be explored. We will also take a more in-depth look at specific search engines like Google & Wolfram Alpha.  Come ready to learn and explore a variety of free time saving educational resources.

And don’t worry, we are still offering the original:

Teacher Timesavers: FREE Online Resources
June 15 & 16 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$279 CSD member; $349 non-member  (Two Graduate Credits Available)

Do you want to make your life as a teacher easier? Are you wanting to integrate technology into your lessons, but don’t know where to start?  In this class we will focus on two large communities of learning that are filled with tons of lesson plans, rubrics, creators, and time savers that you can use today! You’ll be amazed at how many free online tools are out there ready for you to use. Learn how online file management and social bookmarking sites will save you time. Discover how the ALTEC Star Tools, like RubiStar, QuizStar and TrackStar can make lesson planning and assessments easier. Then we will dive deeper into the old and new Thinkfinity tools; ReadWriteThink, Illuminations, Wonderopolis and others.  Come explore the wealth of online resources for teachers and walk away with tips and techniques to make your life easier.