Fall Social Studies Conference Call for Proposals

The Fall In-Service for Social Studies is approaching. The deadline for proposing a workshop looms! Do you have a lesson you've taught this past year that you would like to share with others? A cool idea for a project you want to gather like-minded teachers to discuss? A resources you've found to be super helpful and would like to present to your peers? Then we have a great venue for you! Please submit a proposal to present at the Washington State Council for the Social Studies fall conference, scheduled for Oct. 7. Strike while all those great lessons/projects/resources are fresh in your mind! Click here to visit the conference page and submit a proposal. Deadline: August 15.

Posted on July 25, 2017 .

2 East Asia Resource Center Summer Workshops

East Asian Philosophies and Religions: A Visual and Literary Introduction will explore the key philosophical and religious traditions that underlie East Asian belief systems, historically as well as in the present. Our course of study will focus on the emergence of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto within their original contexts, but will also consider how these traditions evolved as they moved across space and time. We will examine art and literature to familiarize ourselves with each tradition’s associated doctrines, objects and places of worship, and practices. As we analyze these sources, we will pay special attention to the impacts of cultural transmission, both on the traditions themselves and East Asian cultures they influenced.

July 24 – 28, 2017
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m (Friday)
The University of Washington in Seattle

Neighborhoods in Japan will use stories, videos, and images to build an understanding of community life in Japan today. The seminar’s guiding question will be “How can we introduce our students to diverse stories of life in Japan?”  In addition to exploring a rich variety of resources, the week will focus on adapting content and materials for use in your grade 2-8 classroom.

July 10 – 14, 2017
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
The University of Washington in Seattle

Posted on February 8, 2017 .

Sixth Annual Judicial Institute for Secondary School Teachers: July 10, 11 and 12, 2017​​​​​​​

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in collaboration with the Seattle University School of Law is offering secondary school teachers a unique opportunity to learn about the U.S. Constitution, federal judiciary, and issues of civil rights, federal-state courts, and federal criminal law. The institute is highly interactive.

Posted on February 8, 2017 .

NCSS Technology Community: Winter Webinar

Join the NCSS Technology Community winter Webinar on January 31st at 7:30pm EST where DC Vito will present MediaBreakers Studios, which allows students to edit media legally (#fairuse) to point out things such as media bias and connects students who are working on similar ideas so they can critique one another. The focus of this webinar will be how to use this tool to address the issue of fake news. 

Posted on January 25, 2017 .