Category Archives: Professional Development

2018 History Fest

HISTORY FEST
Minnesota teachers of history: join us for the 2018 History Fest, a conference focused entirely on teaching history in the K-12 classroom!

The keynote speaker for the 2018 History Fest is Dr. Bill Green, Professor of History at Augsburg University. Dr. Green specializes in the topics of race and civil rights in Minnesota history.

Participants will be able to choose between educator-led sessions, presentations from college professors, and sessions from content experts. Session strands will focus on teaching history at the following levels: Elementary, Middle School, High School-US History and High School-World History. Parking, lunch, camaraderie with fellow history nerds and CEUs will be included.

DATE: Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Minnesota History Center
REGISTRATION: Online Registration – $50

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14th Amendment & Civil Rights History Conference

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment, the Minnesota Council for History Education is putting on a full day conference to help teachers learn more about this topic and discover new ways of integrating civil rights history into their classrooms.

Participants will be able to choose between educator-led sessions, presentations from college professors, and sessions from content experts. Parking, lunch, camaraderie with fellow history nerds and CEUs will be included.

DATE: Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: MSU – Edina Center, 7700 France Ave.
REGISTRATION: Online Registration – $50

Learning History Through Baseball Workshop

Screen Shot 2017-07-30 at 11.50.09 AMThis one-day workshop will feature Minnesota Twins educators showcasing their programs, Frank White sharing information about his book “They Played for the Love of the Game”, and teachers offering lesson ideas that intertwine baseball with history content. Participants will also be given behind-the-scenes access to historical artifacts in the Twins Archive.

Registration opens at 8:30 with the first session starting at 9:00. CEUs will be available for all participants.

 

DATE: Saturday, November 11th, 2017
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Target Field
REGISTRATION: Online Registration – $50

Teaching About the Reformation Workshop

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, the Minnesota Council for History Education is putting on a 1/2 day workshop to help teachers learn more about this topic and discover new ways of teaching about it.

Dr. Chris Corley, history professor at Minnesota State University will give a lecture related to his research on this topic followed by two high school teachers who will present their lesson plan ideas. Teachers will walk away with both additional content knowledge and teaching strategies.

Teachers will be able to obtain CEUs at the end of the workshop.

DATE: Saturday, October 7th, 2017
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: MSU – Edina Center, 7700 France Ave.
REGISTRATION: Online Registration – $25

History Fest

Minnesota teachers of history: join us for the 2017 History Fest, a conference focused entirely on teaching history in the K-12 classroom!

The keynote speaker for History Fest is Dr. Steven Schier, Political Science professor at Carleton College. Dr. Schier will deliver a keynote on the legacy of Alexander Hamilton entitled, “Why We Live in Hamilton’s America.”

Participants will have a choice of several educator-led sessions, focusing on state, national and world history, as well as assessments, primary sources, and more. Jump in on tours of Minnesota Historical Society collections and connect with your history peers from around the state. This workshop has sessions for elementary, middle and high school levels. Parking, light breakfast, lunch and CEUs included.

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World War One Workshop

On April 6th, the United States will commemorate the 100th anniversary of its entry into World War One. To help remember this event, on Saturday, April 1st, the Minnesota Council for History Education is hosting a half day workshop for teachers interested in learning more about this war and how to teach it to their students. Prof. Jameel Haque (Minnesota State University) will be there to discuss his research on this topic, along with three classroom teachers who will share their lesson plan ideas on how to integrate this subject into a Minnesota, U.S. and/or World History class. Participants will be given resources and teaching materials that can be used to help commemorate this historic event.

CEU’s will be offered to any interested teachers.

DATE: Saturday, April 1st
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: MSU – Edina Center, 7700 France Ave.
REGISTRATION: Online Registration – $25

 

History Fest

Minnesota teachers of history: join us for History Fest, a full day of sessions about teaching history in the classroom!

The keynote speaker for History Fest is Bruce Lesh, author of “Why Won’t You Just Tell Us the Answer?” Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12. Mr. Lesh is a teacher and department chair at Franklin High School in Reierstown, Maryland.

Participants will have a choice of several educator-led sessions, focusing on state, national and world history, as well as assessments, primary sources, and more. Jump in on tours of Minnesota Historical Society collections and connect with your history peers from around the state. This workshop has sessions for elementary, middle and high school levels. Parking, light breakfast, lunch and CEUs included.

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