Social Studies - Secondary

Sessions are organized by audience.  Please scroll down to find the session that matches your assignment. There is no need to register, simply join the relevant session at the appropriate time.  The only exception to this is content areas who are requesting that teachers select choice sessions.  If this applies to you, you will receive an email from your content office. If your assigned sessions are not full day please feel free to visit the All Staff link on the Professional Study Day homepage to access optional synchronous or asynchronous sessions.

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Deliberate Discussions Protocol

Description: Each session will include a brief discussion on the value of deliberative discourse, guided practice through the deliberation methodology, a debrief discussion on strategies to adapt the methodology and resources according to student needs, and an overview of additional resources available to support instruction.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Discussing Sensitive Topics

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code:  KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Socratic Inquiry in Social Studies

Description: Offered in collaboration with the Office of College and Career Readiness, this session will explore strategies to enhance engagement and inquiry through Socratic Seminars.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Women and the American Story:  Early Encounters

Description: Early Encounters, 1492–1734 focuses on the history of women in the early colonial period. The resources in each section illustrate the experiences of a wide range of women across race, gender, age, social, and economic spectrums. You’ll meet women who worked in agriculture, participated in politics, ran complex business empires, and resisted slavery and colonization with every means at their disposal. Some resources tell inspiring stories of accomplishment and ingenuity, and some force us to confront the oppression and exploitation that women lived with every day. Some you’ll be able to easily substitute into your lessons, and some will allow you to introduce new ideas and avenues for exploration. Many of the resources “speak” to each other in interesting ways, allowing you and your students to compare and contrast women’s experiences across geographical and cultural lines.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Women and the American Story:  Antebellum Period

Description: Antebellum focuses on the actions and experiences of American women from all walks of life in the year before the Civil War. It will explore the critical role women played in the antebellum slavery debates as well as the hardships faced by enslaved women during this period.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Women and the American Story: Latinx Women

Description: This session focuses on the history and contributions of Latinx women in American history.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: The Interreligious Lesson:  Talking about Religion in the Classroom

Description: Many young peoples’ first impressions of global religious communities and encounters with people who are religiously different occur in the classroom. What are the best legal and pedagogical approaches to this learning and these discussions? In this session, educators will explore how to talk about religion and consider the places within their curriculum to introduce lessons on global religions. Teachers will leave the session with resources to use in their classroom along with skills to better facilitate dialogue on these topics rather than debate.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Sikh Coalition

Description: Are you thinking about ways to make your classroom more inclusive of diverse identities, cultures, and faiths this year? Have you ever heard of the Sikh faith? While Sikhism is the 5th largest world religion, it is often either unknown to others or misunderstood. Join us for this session where you can learn how to teach about Sikhism and the Sikh community, and receive free constitutionally appropriate K-12 resources, lesson plans and more to implement in your classroom.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Reimagining Migration

Description: The Moving Stories Curriculum provides an engaging classroom experience that allows students to explore our national foundational narrative of migration. Together, students can learn about shared experiences of migrations, through historical and current event lens. The curriculum provides an opportunity to build empathy and understanding across diverse student experiences. It also offers and empowering experiences for (often) invisible students in the classroom.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Middle School Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Discovery Education:  Getting Started with the Techbook

Description: This session is designed for new middle school teachers or those who have never explored Social Studies Techbook ™ before.  Teachers will learn to navigate Social Studies Techbook ™ to locate and use a variety of multimodal social studies resources in a virtual learning environment. Teachers will use resources from the Social Studies Techbook™ to plan purposeful learning opportunities for students.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Discovery Education:  Getting Started with the DE Experience

Description: Teachers will explore how Discovery Education Experience supports teachers with remote learning. From informational text to vivid imagery, Discovery Education Experience includes a variety of multimodal resources that help teachers engage students through interaction with rich and relevant content.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Discovery Education:  Assess, Teach, Repeat

Description: This session examines how to use the resources within Discovery Education for formative assessment. Participants will explore all components of formative assessment before creating an action plan of how they can incorporate Discovery Education content, strategies, and tools into upcoming instruction.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: EVERFI:  Checkbook?  Is That an App?  Understanding 21st Century Financial Literacy with EVERFI

Description: Banks aren’t always buildings, phones are sometimes wallets, and your babysitter prefers an app to cash. Financial services are changing. Shouldn’t financial literacy? In this session, attendees will explore refreshed personal financial literacy and economics resources on the free EVERFI platform. For the 2021-2022 school year, EVERFI will offer seven digital financial capability resources for Middle and High School. Attendees will explore simulations, problem solving activities, and offline extensions within each of the resources, and build a plan for classroom implementation. For the best experience, please review everfi.com/K-12 beforehand and bring your own device!

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Introduction to the Stock Market Game

Description: Join the staff of the Maryland Council on Economic Education to learn how to implement the Stock Market Game in your classroom. You discover that  the stock market game not only focuses on financial literacy but also includes connections between math, language arts and You will also learn about sign up procedures, curriculum resources, ideas for classroom management and more. 

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Grade 8 Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Grade 8 Stamped Focused Inquiries for Pilot Schools

Description: This session will preview the short-focused inquiries that will accompany the Stamped pilot for Grade 8.  Pilot teachers are urged to participate.  If you attended the training session in the spring, much of the material will be repeated.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  AP Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: AP Teacher Meet-up

Description: This is an unfacilitated session for AP teachers to meet and discuss their specific needs.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Women and the American Story:  Settler Colonialism

Description: Settler Colonialism and the American Revolution, 1670-1798 focuses on the history of 18th century women in the colonies across North America.  The resources in each module illustrate the experiences of a wide range of women across race, gender, age, social, and economic spectrums. You’ll meet women who worked in agriculture, participated in politics, ran complex business empires, and resisted slavery and colonization with every means at their disposal. Some resources tell inspiring stories of accomplishment and ingenuity, and some force us to confront the oppression and exploitation that women lived with every day. Some you’ll be able to easily substitute into your lessons, and some will allow you to introduce new ideas and avenues for exploration. Many of the resources “speak” to each other in interesting ways, allowing you and your students to compare and contrast women’s experiences across geographical and cultural lines.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Women and the American Story:  WAMS for World History

Description: This session will focus on how to use WAMS materials to support instruction in World History classes.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Middle School Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Discovery Education:  Pairing SOS Strategies with the Social Studies Techbook

Description: Learn how to incorporate Discovery Education's collection of ready-to-us instructional strategies to enhance your Social Studies Techbook usage and engage students in a new and exciting way.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Discovery Education:  Spotlight on Strategies (SOS)

Description: Teachers will explore various ways to navigate and use Discovery Education digital resources and strategies in order to support Social and Emotional Learning opportunities.  Special attention will be paid to the needs of support SEL in a virtual environment.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Discovery Education:  Using Discovery Education Studio

Description: Discovery Education’s robust collection of ready-to-use instructional strategies can be utilized in a variety of ways to engage students. In this session, learn how to find, save, and use a variety of SOS strategies in a remote learning environment.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: EVERFI:  Bringing Untold Stories to Light

Description: We find ourselves in a moment where the dialogue about racism - both systemic and interpersonal, is happening across the nation. As we continue to build our class culture, many educators are looking for ways to continue to educate themselves and their students about multiple perspectives through use of culturally responsive teaching practices. Join EVERFI as they discuss how technology can support building culturally responsive classrooms and create opportunities for deeper classroom conversations. Attendees will gain access to digital resources, lesson plans, activities, and discussion questions. 

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Stock Market Game: Interpreting Stock Quotes

Description: Designed for experience SMG teachers, the focus of this session will be on researching and interpreting stock quotes. Participants will explore different parts of the Yahoo Finance dashboard including the Market and Stock Screener tab. Plus, participants will learn how to interpret individual stock data including the company profile, charts and graphs, financials, and statistics.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Women and the American Story:  Modernizing America

Description: This unit is broken into four sections: Modern Womanhood, Fighting for Social Reform, Woman Suffrage, and Xenophobia and Racism. Each section includes primary source materials and life stories that bring that aspect of the era to life. The sections are not mutually exclusive and intentionally overlap. America at the turn of the century was chaotic. Social reformers debated suffrage. College-educated women promoted racist, nativist policies. Young immigrants juggled long work hours with voluntary political activism. Housewives fought for influence outside the home while vehemently defending their role as the nation’s caretakers. Modernizing America truly comes to life when materials from multiple sections are examined together.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Women and the American Story:  Reconstruction

Description: This session will focus on the impact Reconstruction had on women from all walks of life.  It will explore the political influence women exerted as well as continuing struggle for suffrage.  It will also discuss the role Black women played in building and sustaining Black communities during this time period.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Newsela:  Exploring LGBTQ+ History

Description: This session will focus on how to use the Newsela inquiry resources to explore LGBTQ+ resources through the use and interpretation of sources.

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Women and the American Story:  Confidence and Crisis

Description: This session will focus on the impact major social, economic and political shifts had on different groups of women.  Women of all backgrounds continued to feel the tension between traditional expectations of domesticity and the expanding opportunities in work, education, social interaction and politics.  After the passage of the 19th Amendment, women began to focus on a array of social and political issues. 

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Session Title: Women and the American Story:  Why WAMs?

Description: This session will introduce teachers to the goals and resources of the WAMS program.  This might be a great introduction for middle school teachers!

Time: Asynchronous

Schoology Join Code: KS9B-47MZ-5X7Z4

Questions? Reach out to Dani Biancolli, Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies (dbiancolli@bcps.org)