NWTSJ Conference
Oct
21
8:00am 8:00am

NWTSJ Conference

Rethinking Our Classrooms, Organizing for Better Schools

Chief Sealth International High School     Get Directions
2600 SW Thistle St
Seattle, WA 98126

Participants must register by October 10th to guarantee a lunch!

  • Students: $5 includes 1 lunch
  • Students + 1-year deluxe subscription to Rethinking Schools magazine: COMING SOON
  • Educators and non-students: $30 includes 1 lunch
  • Educators and non-students + 1-year deluxe subscription to Rethinking Schools magazines: COMING SOON
  • Facilitator: free entry- includes one lunch. If there is more than one facilitator, please register separately to receive additional free lunches.
  • Resource Fair ($25, lunch not included): For details, please contact: info@nwtsj.org

Additional lunches are available at $10 each. Resource Fair tables can order lunches during registration.

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Council on Public Legal Education Summit II
Jan
22
to Jan 23

Council on Public Legal Education Summit II

Summit II will be held January 2018 where we will measure progress and move forward with the Civic Learning Initiative. We are honored to have U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor join us during this Summit. Justice Sotomayor will participate in a four-hour interactive session with participants from high-quality civic learning programs from our state, meet with law leaders and attend reception for 200. We will also officially launch the iCivicWashington.org.

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The WSCSS K8 Conference
Feb
3
8:00am 8:00am

The WSCSS K8 Conference

Come explore Islam in the World and in Your Classroom at the WSCSS K8 Conference

February 3, 2018 at the Muslims of Puget Sound Offices in Redmond

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Our featured speakers include UW Professor Turan Kayaoglu, Aneelah Afzali from the Muslim Association of Puget Sound, and Terese Sabila.

Highlights of the day include: 

  • Learning the real tenets of Islam

  • Exploring the history of Muslims in the US

  • Visiting a mosque

  • Hearing from young refugees attending our schools

  • Asking the questions you have about Muslims- religion/culture

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The WSCSS Spring Conference in Skamania
Mar
9
to Mar 11

The WSCSS Spring Conference in Skamania

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The 2018 WSCSS Spring Conference will be held at Skamania Resort on March 9-11th, 2018

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We are upgrading the conference to a new resort location for 2018!  Visit the Columbia Gorge, avoid the mountain passes, visit and meet with new friends from across the state, and more. Building Bridges is the theme for 2018!

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The Washington State Archives: The Basics of Historical Research
Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

The Washington State Archives: The Basics of Historical Research

You want to do historical research, but you’re not a trained historian. You want to develop your students’ Common Core research, analysis and interpretation skills. You want to make the most of your History Day project or that big research project that you have just been assigned.

Where do you start? 
What types of research sources should you be using? 
Where do you find them? 
How do you use the information that these sources provide?

The Basics of Historical Research is for teachersstudents,beginning genealogists, and others interested in exploring the past. You’ll get practical advice and learn the basic steps for gathering the information that you will need to investigate and interpret a historical topic for a museum exhibit, class project, community celebration, curriculum enrichment, research article, History Day, a classroom based assessment (CBA), or personal historical interest. This class will cover: 

What historical sources are—and how to use them.
What primary sources are—and aren’t
How to use the library system.

How to use archival collections.
How to find and use reliable online resources.
How to properly cite your sources.
How to use information from different sources.

Space is limited! Register now at https://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/teachers-and-students-training-calendar.aspx

Saturday, October 14: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Puget Sound Branch Archives

Bellevue 

Teachers are eligible for 3 clock hours provided free of charge through the Cispus Learning Center.

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The WSCSS Fall Conference
Oct
7
8:00am 8:00am

The WSCSS Fall Conference

2017 Keynote Speakers: UW Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West!

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This fall, meet with other Social Studies educators, future educators, university faculty, and staff at the Fall WSCSS Conference.  Attend great sessions focused on current methods and the latest content by some of the best teachers from around the state.  

Start the day with a bang with old colleagues and new friends, learning about ways of teaching students to ferret out the truth with our 2017 keynote speakers, UW Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West as they share their thoughts on Calling BS in the age of Big Data!

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James Otis Civics Education Lecture Series
Apr
28
8:00am 8:00am

James Otis Civics Education Lecture Series

The ABOTA Foundation is proud to present the James Otis Lecture Series. Our lecture program about the United States Constitution is designed to allow schools to comply with the requirements of the federal statute creating Constitution Day. This law requires all federally-assisted schools, both public and private, to provide educational programs each year around the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

America has a long and proud history shaped by lawyers and judges who have made lasting contributions to the rule of law, to the process of self government, and to the preservation of our precious individual liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Over the years, many Americans have sacrificed their lives or suffered great personal loss to advance the cause of liberty. As part of our program, we acknowledge the great debt we owe to our Founding Fathers and to these patriots.

Grade Levels: 8-12 Click here to learn more

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James Otis Civics Education Lecture Series
Apr
21
8:00am 8:00am

James Otis Civics Education Lecture Series

The ABOTA Foundation is proud to present the James Otis Lecture Series. Our lecture program about the United States Constitution is designed to allow schools to comply with the requirements of the federal statute creating Constitution Day. This law requires all federally-assisted schools, both public and private, to provide educational programs each year around the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

America has a long and proud history shaped by lawyers and judges who have made lasting contributions to the rule of law, to the process of self government, and to the preservation of our precious individual liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Over the years, many Americans have sacrificed their lives or suffered great personal loss to advance the cause of liberty. As part of our program, we acknowledge the great debt we owe to our Founding Fathers and to these patriots.

Grade Levels: 8-12 Click here to learn more

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Council on Public Legal Education Civic Summit I
Jan
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Council on Public Legal Education Civic Summit I

Summit I will be an interactive, participants will see demonstrations from current civics programs from our state. One demonstration will be from Echo Lake Elementary School students sharing their Story Path program. The students will have created their own political parties, selected candidates, campaigned and then elected their own president in two separate classes. The newly elected Presidents will be officially sworn into office by Chief Justice Barbara Madsen in the Temple of Justice. Summit I participants will also see a demonstration of iCivics and hear from Citizen University founder, Eric Liu. Afternoon panels will focus on specific challenges to wide-scale implementation of civic learning and consideration of solutions.

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East Asia Resource Center
Nov
5
8:30am 8:30am

East Asia Resource Center

Based on our upcoming 2016 Newspapers In Education article series and teaching guide, this workshop will feature presentations by article authors David Bachman, Linda Cuadra and Michelle O’Brien and teaching guide author Tina Gourd. Geared towards high school teachers, we will investigate the complexities and challenges of Asia’s rapidly growing societies and economies.
Learn more and register

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East Asia Resource Center - Episodes in Cultural Exchange and Transmission
Oct
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

East Asia Resource Center - Episodes in Cultural Exchange and Transmission

We will look at three episodes highlighting key moments of cultural exchange and transmission in East Asian history: the Silk Road, the influence of European art on East Asian art and vice versa during the mid-late eighteenth century, and how culture is exported and consumed today in the form of popular culture.

Benefits:

- Light dinner
- 3 free OSPI clock hours

Participants will be asked to respond to one or two short readings prior to the workshop meeting in order to qualify for clock hours. 

 

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East Asia Resource Center - Global Asia: Turning Points in Modern Asian History
Oct
18
5:00pm 5:00pm

East Asia Resource Center - Global Asia: Turning Points in Modern Asian History

Based on our upcoming 2016 Newspapers In Education article series and teaching guide, this workshop will feature presentations by article authors David Bachman, Linda Cuadra and Michelle O’Brien and teaching guide author Tina Gourd. Geared towards high school teachers, we will investigate the complexities and challenges of Asia’s rapidly growing societies and economies.
Learn more and register

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East Asia Resource Center - A Visual Introduction to East Asian Philosophies and Religions
Oct
17
5:00pm 5:00pm

East Asia Resource Center - A Visual Introduction to East Asian Philosophies and Religions

Explore approaches to teaching Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto, and Buddhism, utilizing visual expressions from each tradition. The basic tenets of each belief system will be discussed in conjunction with images, providing concepts and images ready to use in your classroom.

Benefits:

- Light dinner
- 3 free OSPI clock hours

Participants will be asked to respond to one or two short readings prior to the workshop meeting in order to qualify for clock hours. 

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East Asia Resource Center - Introduction to East Asian Art in the K-12 Classroom
Oct
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

East Asia Resource Center - Introduction to East Asian Art in the K-12 Classroom

If you’re interested in using art with your students, join us to explore approaches to incorporating visual culture and art historical concepts suitable for use in the K-12 classroom. This workshop will serve as an introduction to art history, presented in tandem with approaches to using East Asian art in your classroom.
Benefits:

- Light dinner
- 3 free OSPI clock hours

Participants will be asked to respond to one or two short readings prior to the workshop meeting in order to qualify for clock hours. 

Register

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WSCSS Fall Conference with Rick Steves
Oct
8
8:00am 8:00am

WSCSS Fall Conference with Rick Steves

  • Edmonds Woodway High School Edmonds, WA (map)
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The Future of Civics

This fall, meet with other Social Studies educators, future educators, university faculty, and staff at the Fall WSCSS Conference.  Attend great sessions focused on current methods and the latest content by some of the best teachers from around the state.  After a lunch relaxing with old colleagues and new friends, enjoy our 2016 keynote speaker, Rick Steves!

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