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/.
We just wanted to wish everyone good luck tomorrow (or next week, for those of you testing on-line) and thank everyone for their hard work all year long!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact email@example.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.
We would like to congratulate Ms. Bice and Mrs. Hawkins and the 4th grade team from Olive Branch Elementary! They are our 2009 History Bowl winners! All of the students and coaches worked hard, and everyone did a great job. We’re proud of everyone who participated!
Brian McKee (TRT at John Tyler) sent me this link to a Suffolk SS blog. There are activities for grades K-5. (5th grade teaches USI in Suffolk, so 6th grade teachers check there.) The blog also has a link to the author’s portaportal, which contains links for each grade level, by subject. Hope you find something useful!
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!