TEACH Academy 2009 & JMU Content Academy

Technology is putting on some wonderful workshops this summer during their TEACH Academy.  There are several this year geared towards Social Studies.  (Sarah has already signed up for the Webquest session.) 

TEACH Academy Flyer

TEACH Academy Overview

Registration is online.  Visit http://orms.pps.k12.va.us/gosignmeup/ to sign up. 

The James Madison University Content Academy will be held June 22-26.  For more information or to register, visit http://www.jmu.edu/contentacademy/.

American Vision: Art and Culture, 1778-1950

VMFA / Rawls Museum 2009 Summer Institute for Educators themed “American Vision: Art and Culture, 1778-1950” at the Rawls Museum in Courtland. The Institute will be held June 25 and 26 and registration fee is $20.00. For more information or to register, contact VMFA/Rawls Museum Arts Summer Institute for Educators, Attn: Twyla Kitts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23229 or tkitts@vmfa.state.va.usemail.  You may also contact leighanne@rawlsarts.com.

Thanks to Diana for bringing this to my attention.  If you’re looking for interesting information to add to your lessons, this might be a good workshop to check out. 

New SS Resources (Grades K-3, 5-6)

The Technology Department has been working hard on  Social Studies Resources for the district.  They are now posted in the Y drive on the shared network.  There are resources for grades K-3, and 5-6.   (Sorry 4th grade, you guys had quite a few resources so they concentrated on areas that were lacking.)

To access the materials, go to My Computer on your desktop.  Under Network Drives, click on the Y or Media Drive.  You should then see 2 folders (one for SS, one for Science) and you’ll find all the materials the TRT’s have put together in the SS folder.  If you have a question, or need help finding the drive, contact the TRT in yoru building.  Hope it helps!