This strand is designed for history and social science teachers (grades 6–12) who are interested in incorporating rigorous instructional strategies through a scaffolded approach that can be used to increase student engagement and skill-building and to deepen learning in all classrooms. These strategies can be used to enhance students’ questioning techniques and increase curiosity as well as preparing students for participation in honors and/or advanced social science classes. Participants will experience and reflect upon WICOR® (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) strategies through the lens of the inquiry process, through focused note-taking, vocabulary strategies, primary and secondary source analysis techniques, document-based essay questions, essay-writing techniques, the critical reading process, and a variety of student discourse activities that promote higher-level thinking, deepen content acquisition, and promote the use of academic language.
Three-day professional learning hosted at 10 face-to-face locations across the United States during June and July that provides high-paced, interactive, dynamic professional learning while modeling engaging and rigorous instruction.Learn More & Enroll
Two-day professional learning hosted at a face-to-face location across the United States yearlong provides an excellent way to broaden or deepen the ongoing improvement of instruction and comprehensive culture of student success within your school setting.Learn More & Enroll