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The Key to Quality Professional Learning: Relevant and Beneficial Training

February 20, 2019 By Pam Gothart

Take a moment and reflect on professional development events you have attended, and ask yourself, how many of them were “really” good,  meaningful, effective, and relevant to your chosen profession? As educators, we attend several types of training, many of which are mandatory, or are recommended from our superiors. Occasionally, we get lucky and can select a specific training we deem valuable, but those may be few and far between.

Why Do Social Studies Professionals Love Social Studies? [Video]

March 7, 2018 By Caitlyn Robbins

This year at NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies), we went around asking one question to attendees—"Why do you love social studies?" 

Iowa's Social Studies Day: What It Is and Why It Matters

January 31, 2018 By Caitlyn Robbins

Iowa social studies professionals know how to model informed action.

Teaching for Complex Thinking: Depth of Knowledge

January 30, 2018 By Dr. Aaron Willis
How do educators create the ideal mix of content coverage while at the same time training students to think and analyze novel situations? 

Lori Wenzinger Wins the Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Teaching Award of Excellence

October 11, 2017 By Caitlyn Robbins

There couldnt be a more meaningful time to recognize the work of Lori Wenzinger (center), recipient of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Teaching Award of Excellence.