Educators of all grade levels are welcome to attend new professional development workshops from the Levine Museum of the New South!. These workshops are designed to target specific groups, including middle and high school Social Studies and ELA teachers, Curriculum Facilitators, Multi-Classroom Leaders, and Department Chairs. The workshops are completely free!
Engaging civil classroom discussions, especially in an increasingly polarized nation and world, has become a critical skill for teachers and students alike. In this workshop, participants will learn how to curate and design relevant discussion goals, prompts, and resources as tools to support student thinking and standards-based instruction. Additionally, participants will examine best practices to facilitate classroom discussions and leave the workshop understanding ways to analyze and formatively assess student learning during discussions. With these tools and strategies, participants will be able to cultivate classroom communities rich with meaningful discussion and civil discourse.
Stephanie Griffin, MS Academic Dean & Social Studies Teacher, Trinity Episcopal School
Kathleen McMillan, Social Studies Teacher, Community School of Davidson