Social Studies Institute
This institute will help teachers of grades 3-8 develop curriculum and methods that can help students reach the rigorous standards for content area literacy that are called for in 21st Century standards. You will learn ways to use small group work, collaborative inquiry and multi-media centers to ramp up the level of content area literacy.
You will develop a repertoire of skills for helping students think and read nonfiction texts analytically. For example, you’ll learn strategies to support students in determining central ideas, synthesizing, and comparing and contrasting. You will also learn concrete methods to support and hone students’ note-taking skills.
Although the institute will focus on nonfiction reading, you’ll also be given intensive instruction on helping students write quick content area essays, and use writing as a tool for analytical thinking.
Finally, you will develop and use performance assessments to track progress in higher-level comprehension skills. You’ll draft action plans aimed at revising curriculum in social studies and language arts.
$650/$600 NYC DOE
This institute will take place at the Teachers College campus.
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th Street
New York, NY