FALL WEBINAR SERIES
Rising to the Challenge: High-Quality Instruction in K–8 Social Studies
What challenges are K–8 social studies educators currently facing? How can we work to reverse plummeting outcomes on national social studies assessments? Join inquirED and NCSS as we examine the current state of K–8 social studies and explore efforts to define and implement high-quality instruction.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 @ 3:30 PM CST
The State of K-8 Social Studies
With special guests Julia H. Kaufman (Codirector, American Educator Panels, Senior Policy Research, RAND), Melissa Kay Diliberti (Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND), and Elisabeth Ventling Simon (Chief Academic Officer and Co-Founder, inquirED).
What policies at the state, district, and school levels support teachers in K-8 social studies instruction? How does this affect student outcomes? Join NCSS and inquirED as we examine the state of K-8 social studies across the country and explore how current policies impact teaching practices and student learning.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 @ 3:30 PM CST
The Power of High-Quality Instructional Materials
With special guests Larry Berger (Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Amplify Education) and Shanti Elangovan (CEO & Founder, inquirED).
Research shows that high-quality instructional materials can significantly improve outcomes for students. What can the social studies community learn from other subject areas that have prioritized these materials? Join NCSS and inquirED to explore the role of instructional materials in shaping social studies instruction.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 @ 3:30 PM CST
Theory to Practice: Implementing High-Quality Instruction
With special guests John White (Chief Success Officer, Great Minds), Sarah Milo Hoskow (Head of Partner Experience, inquirED), and Shanti Elangovan (CEO & Founder, inquirED).
Materials only matter if K–8 teachers have the support they need to understand and implement them. How are districts, instructional leaders, and curriculum providers working together to ensure that educational resources have an impact on student learning? Join NCSS, inquirED, and our special guests to explore how to support teachers, schools, and districts in implementing high-quality instruction.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 @ 3:30 PM CST
Tools for Identifying High-Quality Social Studies Instruction
With special guests Elisabeth Ventling Simon (Chief Academic Officer and Co-Founder, inquirED) and Dr. Rachel Strang (Managing Implementation Coach, inquirED).
What does high-quality K–8 social studies instruction actually look like in the classroom? Join us as we examine a classroom walkthrough tool for district leaders, coaches, and teachers to help them identify and explore the components of high-quality social studies instruction.