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Monday, March 18

10:10am CDT

Incorporating the new Behavioral Sciences standards into any social studies classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

The Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies include a strand that many people overlook: the Behavioral Sciences. There are four critical parts to the Behavioral Sciences strand – individual perception and identity, interactions between individuals and groups, culture, and technology. All of these are important for a robust study of social studies, no matter the grade level. Hear from a standards writing team member regarding this strand, its importance to social studies, and learn about resources coming from DPI and writing team members.

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Andy Riechers

Geography, History, and Sociology Teacher, Belmont Community School District

Monday March 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am CDT
Room II

12:10pm CDT

"Dinner with the Past": Implementing the new standards into curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wonder how to get through content in a way that is engaging and relevant to your students? Or are you looking for that one diamond in the rough project that will knock the socks of your students and administration? If so, this presentation is for you!
This engaging, fast-past presentation will showcase the incorporation of the new social studies standards (with focus on the new inquiry strand) into curriculum with an example unit project called "Dinner with the Past".
In addition, educators will be provided new strategies, methods, and even how to implement some Academic and Career Planning (ACP) standards into social studies.
It will be a jammed packed session guaranteed to have educators on the edge of their seats and leave with something valuable to use! Don't miss out!

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Jen Wachowski

High School Social Studies, Mishicot High School
I have worked within the Mishicot School District for 15 years. To describe me, I am a very passionate and dedicated learner and teacher of history. My mission is to provide a historical learning environment that invites my students to experience history as stories waiting to be... Read More →

Monday March 18, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm CDT
Senate A