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1 Social Studies: State of the Union April 12, 2014

2 Let’s Celebrate!!!  Mix, Pair, Share  Find a partner from a different school and stand back to back  Turn and Share Using these Sentence Starters:  This spring, I learned the strategy of ____!  This spring, my students were very successful at ___!  This spring my PLC really helped me with ____!  This spring, I overcame a challenge by _____!

3 Great American Philosopher: Yogi Berra “The future ain’t what it used to be.”

4 HB5 Update

5 Great American Philosopher: Yogi Berra “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”

6 Where are our students going?  College bound students should still take the four by four  If students take all four years of social studies, they automatically earn a Multidisciplinary Endorsement  If students take five credits of social studies, they earn an Arts and Humanities Endorsement with an emphasis in social studies  College Admission programs aren’t seeking specific endorsements— they want overall preparedness  Multiple endorsements can be earned  Students may change their endorsement at any time  After the sophomore year, students may choose to graduate only with the foundation plan with written parent permission (after a meeting with counselors)

7 Great American Philosopher: Yogi Berra “I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just try to get better.”

8 BISD Preregistration Data 2014-15  BHS  452 World Geography  470 in World History  RHS  613 World Geography  545 World History  HHS  529 World Geography  947 World History  Numbers include all course levels (on level, pre AP and AP)  Numbers do not include new summer/fall enrollment  What does this data tell us?  What challenges might we be facing as a result of these enrollment numbers?  How might our practice/thinking need to change as a result of these numbers?  What do we not know?  What about the 2015-16 school year?

9 Great American Philosopher: Tom Landry “I don’t believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.”

10 Curriculum Writing Progress  Horizontal grade level teams will be meeting this spring to  Continue to write clarifying documents for incomplete units  Review current documents  Continue to align district resources to units  Begin development of exemplar lessons

11 Looking Forward to Professional Development All professional staff in Birdville ISD is required to attend at least 6 hours of professional development outside of contract time each year. This learning should be instruction- based and focus on staff’s assigned content area(s). Over the span of 5 years, each professional staff member should receive a total of 30 hours of learning within the four categories below:

12 Summer Professional Development in BISD Face to Face:  Bringing Social Studies Alive! in BISD July 21-22  Implementing the DBQ Level I July 21  Writing Mini-DBQs Level II July 22  Best Practices in Pre-AP Social Studies July 23  Writing Exemplar Lessons in Pre-AP Social Studies July 24 E Courses:  webinars  Making Thinking Visible in Social Studies (3 hours)  Developing Formative Assessments for Social Studies (3 hours)  Literacy Strategies for Social Studies (3 hours)

13 Summer Professional Development: Partnerships  Law Related Education Hatton W. Sumners Institute on the Founding Documents Register at  101 Course Fort Worth June 23-27, 2014  201 Course Mansfield June 23 – 27, 2014  Must have attended 101 in a previous year  May attend single day events  Day One: Federalism  Day Two: Evolution of Equality from the Northwest Ordinance to Present Day  Day Three: Analyzing American Political Divisions Beginning with the Federalist/Anti-Federalist Debate to the Present  Day Four: Oyez, Oyez: An Update on the 2012-13 Supreme Court  Day Five: Constitutional Changes

14 Summer Professional Development: Partnerships  Humanities Texas  $200 stipend, plus on-campus housing provided at no cost   The United States in the 1960s  June 9 – 12 at LBJ Library Austin  June 10 – 13 at University of Houston  The United States in the 1860s  June 16 – 19 The University of Texas at San Antonio  June 17 – 20 The University of North Texas Denton

15  Texas Council for Economic Education Statewide Smarter Texas Conference June 17-18, 2014   $240.00 registration plus hotel expenses would have to be picked up by the campus  ESC Region 11 Fees  Document Based Questioning Enhancing Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking in SS, June 10, 2014  Building Critical Thinking in the Secondary Social Studies Classroom, July 15, 2014  Social Studies in a Notebook July 22, 2014  Amon Carter Museum, July 24, 2014  Supporting Secondary Struggling Social Studies Students in Grades 6 – 12, July 30, 2014 Summer Professional Development: Partnerships

16 Adding Professional Learning to Your Portfolio  Eduphoria Workshop, click on “My Portfolio” at the top of left of the screen  Add a New Portfolio Entry from an Outside Workshop or conference  Complete the form and send evidence of attendance to Crysten Caviness  Detailed instructions on this process are available on the BISD Professional Learning Webpage

17 Great American Philosopher: John Wooden “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

18 Textbook Selection Committees  Will convene next year  Membership will be made up of teachers from each feeder pattern for each grade level  Spread representation across all campuses  Committees will have to determine the % of TEKS actually covered by the books  Committees will have to think through the issues of print, ebooks, bundles, etc.  Committees will make a recommendation to the board for all courses  Including courses designed for implementation in 2015-16

19 Great American Philosopher: John Wooden “If I am through learning, I am through.”

20 Horizontal Grade Level Meetings  Options:  Plan/share what you are doing to review for STAAR 8 th grade/ US EOC  Discuss revisions you would like to recommend to the curriculum writers for your subject  Share exemplar lessons and resources  Design an upcoming lesson  Work on updating AP course syllabus, review sessions, alignment of AP released items to specific AP standards, etc.  “It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.”  John Wooden  “Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with the plan.”  Tom Landry  I will visit with each group. Dismissal time is at 1:30.

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