Fall 2014 Professional Development Programs
History Fair Boot Camps: One-day intensive workshops, 9-3 pm, at the Newberry Library. Six cpdu's, free materials. BYOL
History Fair Teachers Kickoff & Reception
Tuesday, October 14, 4pm to 6pm at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, Chicago 60610
Meet the new theme: "Leadership and Legacy in [Chicago/Illinois] History"
Learn about new re/sources--online and in person.
"Leadership & Legacy" Topics and Research Workshops
Explore this year's theme by attending these three topic/research-based sessions at local special collections. You'll gain content knowledge, insights, research tools, and sources to share with your students. Teachers have an opportunity to earn a Lane Credit too!
- “Leaning Left, Right, and Forward: Women in Leadership” Women & Leadership Archives of Loyola University, October 25
- Grassroots Leadership in the African-American Community: Harsh Collection in the Woodson Regional Library, November 8
- Chicago Politics in the Daley Era: UIC Special Collections in the Daley Library, Saturday, December 13
- Research Day at the Harold for Teachers & Students!: Saturday, December 6, 9:30 am-12 noon. Meet in the Authors Room, 7th floor.
Summer 2014 Workshops -- Sorry you missed them!
"Visual Arts of the Black Arts Movement"
A Summer Institute offered by CMHEC and the Terra Foundation
July 21-25, 2014
Black artists, writers, dancers and performers created powerful, positive images of black culture and identity through various media in the wake of the civil rights movement and dawn of the Black Nationalist movement. The Visual Arts of the Black Arts Movement (VABAM) will focus on integrating the arts into the classroom to promote visual literacy, critical thinking, and historical understanding of civil rights and the Black Power period. [Art: "Rise and Take Control," silkscreen, 1971, by Barbara Jones-Hogu, used with permission.]
Applications now closed.
History Fair Methods: A Lane Credit Course
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 8-9 from 9am until 5pm
-Earn 1 semester hour for Lane Credit
-Learn all aspects of the History Fair: engage in learning by doing
-Visit key institutions that will be crucial for your students’ History Fair experience
-Understand how to structure HF benchmarks to keep your students on task
-Engage in key readings associated with historical inquiry
-Align History Fair to Common Core and CPS Teachers Framework (or your district’s p.d. requirements)
-Leave with the confidence to start History Fair at your school.
For Lane Credit, CPS teachers must register at cpsuniversity Course #18569. For all teachers not seeking Lane Credit register directly. For more information, contact Lisa Oppenheim at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited!