We are working to make all four of these presentations available after the respective conferences have ended. Check back here at the end of March, 2017.
MRA: Saturday March 11 at 1 p.m.
Passport to Integration - Destination: K-2 Social Studies
With the necessity to integrate K-2, most teachers are left with feelings of frustration as they try to juggle literacy blocks, math time, science, and social studies. When it comes to traveling the path of integration, simply reading a story about the American flag and calling it good isn’t enough. Come learn about a resource designed for twenty first century learners that can help you navigate your way to integrating all day! This will be the first official preview of our K-2 offerings.
MACUL: Thursday March 16 at 2:30 p.m.
From Static Text to Digital Next
The Assessment & Curriculum activity has been hard at work completing the set of free digital textbooks for social studies which will be released to districts across the state this fall. They are device neutral, open source, and will cover all of K-12 SS. Come learn about the project, see the progress of the prototypes, and learn how to use it in the classroom! This session will be our first official preview of our HS World History offering.
MACUL: Friday March 17 at 11:30 a.m
Hack This Book! Put the "Open" in your MI Open Book
With the MI Open Book project coming to a close, come experience firsthand how to make it the last SS book you'll ever need. Whether you're editing in Microsoft Word or iBooks Author, be prepared to leave knowing exactly how to "Hack this book!" The perfect session for those who are ready to "Open" their books.
MACUL: Friday March 17 at 1:00 p.m.
"Open" The World of Interactive SS with MI Open Book
It's one thing to have a digital SS text, it's another to teach with it. Learn and explore many different ways of teaching with open resources such as the MI Open Book Project. From getting it into your kids hands to "Opening" up the world - and everything inbetween. This session will be lead by teachers who have been using the MI Open Book Materials and will be a great session for those who want to figure out how to use it in their classes.
Materials developed under a grant from the Michigan Department of Education