|Professional Development Programs 2013-2014|
CMHEC offers professional development opportunities to support teachers offering historical inquiry projects--particularly History Fair. Check out the listings below for our 2013-2014 workshops, seminars, and institutes.
HISTORY FAIR BOOT CAMP - Select a day that works best for you for this one-day intensive workshop, 9-3pm, at the Newberry Library. Six CPDUs, free materials. A minimum of four teachers must register four days in advance for the course to be held. (Registrants will be notified.)
Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, 4:30-6:30pm
Enjoy a reception where we introduce the new theme, provide materials, and conduct relevant breakout groups for teachers doing History Fair. For veteran and new teachers.
Topics in Chicago History/NHD Theme: The Rights and Responsibilities of Addie Wyatt, a Fighter for African-American, Labor and Women's Rights
Saturday, October 19, 9:30am-12:30 pm
Teachers will meet with the curators and archivists to tour the exhibit at the Harsh Collection of Afro-American History at the Woodson Library, then will work in the archives with primary sources, doing research analysis and developing topic ideas.
Using the Chicago History Museum for History Fair
November 2, 2013 from 9:30 to 12 noon (Optional History Fair Boot Camp in the afternoon).
Teachers will analyze exhibits, discover topics for History Fair projects, learn about CHM's field trips, research center, and online research materials.
Rights and Responsibilities in History: Chicago Latino Communities History
December 4, 4:30-7:00pm at the DePaul University Library
Teachers will meet with Dr. Lilia Fernandez, author of the new groundbreaking book, Brown in the Windy City and will work with the archivists of the DePaul University Special Collection Library to explore the rich collection of primary sources on the Mexican and Puerto Rican communities.
Chicago Public Library Research for History Fair Students
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 9:30 am- 12 noon; 1 pm-4 pm.
In the Morning, teachers and students will work with CPL librarians, learning the best sources online and in the library for History Fair projects. The Afternoon session will focus on the "best practices" of doing History Fair projects with our expert staff.
Morning Session: http://historyfairdayattheharold-morningsession.eventbrite.com/
Afternoon Session: http://historyfairdayattheharold-afternoonsession.eventbrite.com/
DID YOU MISS THIS SUMMER'S OFFERINGS? STAY TUNED FOR 2014.
History Fair Methods: A Lane Credit Course
July 8-10, 9:30am-3:30pm, at various locations in the city, lunch on your own.
In only one week’s time you will:-Earn 1 semester hour for Lane Credit (2-semester course option is available)
-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. You will become eligible for special coaching opportunities from CMHEC as well.
CPS teachers must register at cpsuniversity Course #18569. ONE or TWO Lane Credit hours and 15/30 cpdus earned. Non-CPS teacher may register by emailing INFO@chicagohistoryfair.org.
Become a Fellow for the Burnham Centennial Series on the Chicago Planning History
"Post-War Urban Planning in Chicago: Downtown versus Neighborhoods"
July 31-August 2, 9am-3pm (August 2 is morning only). Sessions @ UIC, Harold Washington Library, and the National Archives.
Join Dr. Amanda Seligman, author of Block by Block for three seminars on the making of modern Chicago. How did various groups exercise or build power to affect decisions? Who benefited and what were the impacts? Through a series of readings, lectures, and primary source explorations within research collections, teachers will unpack of the history of urban renewal and create materials for classroom use. Special attention will be paid to the 2014 theme, “Rights and Responsibilities in History.”
One Lane Credit hour and 15 cpdus offered as well as free materials. CPS teachers may register at cpsuniversity, Course #18600. Non-CPS teachers may email INFO@chicagohistoryfair.org.