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Title: Welcome to the Teaching American History Grant Orientation Meeting


1
Welcome to the Teaching American History
GrantOrientation Meeting
2
Our Goal
  • To improve teachers American history content
    knowledge.

3
Our Purpose
  • The Teaching American History grant is here to
    help you to be the best teacher that you can be!

4
The content focus this year
  • The 1900s-now

5
Our Partners
  • American Institute for History Education
  • Fresno City and County Historical Society
  • CSU Fresno History Department
  • Fresno County Office of Education IT
  • Anodyne PDS (evaluator)

6
American Institute for History Education
  • Historical content delivered by experts from
    across the United States
  • Cicero
  • Teaching Techniques

7
Fresno City and County Historical Society
  • Workshops/Field Studies
  • Civil War Revisited
  • Time Travelers
  • Ms. Sharon Hiigel!

8
CSUF History Department Field Study
  • October 17/18
  • Overnight trip to Los Angeles, CA
  • Japanese American National Museum
  • Museum of Tolerance
  • Olvera Street

9
History Book Club
  • Four content-specific scholarly books
  • CSU Fresno will lead discussions on two of the
    books

10
This year you will
  • Get lots of resources
  • Interact with EXPERTS
  • Have access to wonderful password-protected
    websites which include vast amounts of lessons
    and countless opportunities to enhance your
    knowledge and teaching
  • Make connections with your colleagues
  • COLLABORATE
  • Earn a stipend (Stipend is paid only for 11
    listed colloquia/workshop/institute days)

11
What do you have to do?
  • Turn In or Fax signed Administrative
    Acknowledgment of Support by October 2
  • Take pre- post-tests
  • Administer to your students pre- post- tests
    (if you have 5th, 8th, or 11th grade students)
  • Create two lessons (alone or with a group). These
    will be due on 2 separate dates during
    spring/summer
  • Recruit a CONTROL GROUP TEACHER
  • (theyll get 100 to prepost-test students)

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Control Group
  • Teachers must have a 5th, 8th, or 11th grade
    students (U.S. History classes)
  • Control group teachers and their students will
    take both the pre- post-test
  • When testing is completed the teacher will
    receive a 100 stipend, but only after theyve
    completed both taking/administering pre-
    post-tests.

14
A word from our evaluator, Mr. Bill Kerney
  • Seen here reading Angel Island Poetry

15
Colloquia Workshop Dates
  • Nov. 6 7, 2009 Fall Colloquia
  • Jan. 29 30, 2010 Winter Colloquia
  • March 26 27, 2010 Spring Workshop
  • June 14-18, 2010 Summer Institute
  • (Additional dates/opportunities to be announced.
    Trainings, book club meetings, etc.)

16
Substitutes
  • Three Fridays will require a substitute.
    Districts will be reimbursed for the sub pay.

17
Are You Ready to Register?
  • www.fcoe.net/ela/tah.htm
  • Click on Online Applications click here as an
    online participant
  • Organization Management System (OMS)
  • When we receive your registration via OMS, we
    will send you an email confirmation and a welcome
    note.
  • Lastly SPREAD THE WORD of this opportunity TO
    YOUR COLLEAGUES!

18
Thank You!
  • We look forward to working together with you to
    make this a magnificent experience!
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