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“Guilty Pleasures” of History Education

The great thing about being a history teacher is that history can be literally all around us, especially on the Internet.  There are all kinds of things that might be of use for teachers of history.  I provide for you three “guilty pleasures” that you may wind up exploring for fun on your own time.  Continue reading “Guilty Pleasures” of History Education

Summertime Professional Development . . . sort of!

I always set a goal for myself to begin working on improving some part of my professional knowledge with the goal of either writing a new article or a curriculum piece by the end of the summer.  My usual elaborate plan typically involves reviewing the key literature and updating my research base in June, then reading new works and ideas in July, and finishing writing in August.

Even when I was in the secondary classroom, my summer would be focused on rereading books I had encountered to glean additional information and picking out two or three new sources of information (invariably, it would be on the American Civil War.  However, I want my experience to be invigorating and stimulating, not dull and monotonous.  Dare I say, I even wanted it to be entertaining. Continue reading Summertime Professional Development . . . sort of!

Professional Learning Opportunity

KCSS Board Member Dan Krutka sends word of the following professional development opportunity.

Dear Kansas social studies educators,

Please consider attending the first EdCamp (more info) in the state of Kansas on August 3rd at Wichita State University. This FREE unconference will allow you to learn from, and collaborate with, teachers from the entire state of Kansas. Sessions are determined on the morning of the event so bring your best ideas and resources with you to the conference.

Here’s what you need to know about EdCampKS:

What: EdCampKS is a FREE unconference devoted to K-12 issues and ideas and led by K-12 educators. All educators are welcome.
When: August 3rd, 2013 from 8am-4pm
WhereCorbin Education Center at Wichita State University (off 21st Street)
How: You can register for free right now!

More information? edcampKS.blogspot.com

Please direct any questions to dan.krutka@wichita.edu. We hope to see you at Wichita State on August 3rd!