11/1/19 – Exploring KY’s Social Studies Standards and Inquiry Practices for Middle School Teachers

Cost: $25

Friday, November 1, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WKEC Conference Center, 435 Outlet Avenue, Eddyville, KY  42038   

Audience: Middle School Social Studies Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators, Instructional Supervisors

Presenter: Jana Kirchner, Ph.D., is an educator with 29 years of experience. She has served as a school district instructional supervisor, an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University, a social studies consultant, and a high school social studies and English teacher. She earned her Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Louisville. Kirchner coauthored Inquiry-Based Lessons in U.S. History: Decoding the Past and Inquiry-Based Lessons in World History (vols. 1 & 2) with Andrew McMichael and Parenting Gifted Children 101 with Tracy Inman. She provides professional development on socials studies strategies, inquiry and gifted topics with JK Consulting.

Join us as we explore the content and skills for social studies at the MIDDLE SCHOOL level in Kentucky’s new social studies standards. Work with grade-level peers to learn the structure, components, and instructional practices embedded in the standards document. Learn and explore ways to teach social studies using inquiry practices.

Participants will:

  • Do a deep dive into the content and skills in grade-level standards
  • Learn how to teach social studies topics using the inquiry cycle
  • Participate in social studies lessons that model inquiry practices
  • Leave with quality sites for finding lesson ideas and resources