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Democratizing the DBQ: Using DBQs to Engage ALL Students in Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies and Literature, Grades 3-8

Las Vegas, NV
September 18, 2019

For History/Social Studies and EL/R teachers, administrators and instructional coaches, grades 3-8. This introductory workshop is designed to get teachers new to the DBQ pedagogy excited about the process. It is also reinvigorating for those teachers already steeped in DBQ experiences. The day includes an overview of The DBQ Project 6-Step Method. Participants will receive a sample unit and lunch will be provided.

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Democratizing the DBQ: Using DBQs to Engage ALL Students in Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Secondary School Social Studies and Literature, Grades 6-12

Las Vegas, NV
September 19, 2019

For History/Social Studies and EL/R teachers, administrators and instructional coaches, grades 6-12. This introductory workshop is designed to get teachers new to the DBQ pedagogy excited about the process. It is also reinvigorating for those teachers already steeped in DBQ experiences. The day includes an overview of The DBQ Project 6-Step Method. Participants will receive a sample unit and lunch will be provided.

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Elementary: Document-Based Questioning for History-Social Science, Grades 4-5

Fresno, CA
September 19, 2019

The California History-Social Science Framework (2016) calls attention to the importance of developing content knowledge and inquiry-driven approaches to learning, while also building literacy skills and preparing all students for engaged citizenship in the 21st century. This lively one-day training will provide upper elementary teachers with instructional strategies, sample lessons and practices to utilize the document-based question approach to inspire great teaching and learning while meeting the goals of the new CA HSS Framework.

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Democratizing the DBQ: Reading and Writing in Social Studies and ELA for All Students, Grades 4-12

Salt Lake City, UT
September 24, 2019

Are you looking for ways to incorporate more and better inquiry lessons into your courses? Do you need some ideas about how to keep the rigorous work of reading and writing engaging for students? This lively one-day training will provide social studies and language arts teachers in grades 4-12 with instructional strategies, sample lessons, and more confidence for teaching document-based questions.

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Using DBQs to Engage ALL Students in Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Elementary and Middle School

Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, Johnston, Iowa
September 26, 2019

This DBQ Project introductory workshop is designed to get teachers excited new to DBQ excited about the pedagogy and to serve as a reinvigorating refresher for those already steeped in the DBQ experience.

Special emphasis will be placed on differentiating the process to meet the needs of all learners in grades 3-8. The goal of the workshop is for all participants to leave enthusiastically ready to implement a DBQ in their classrooms. Participants will receive a sample unit from The DBQ Project materials. History/Social Studies and ELA/R teachers, administrators and instructional coaches of grades 3-8 are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided.

The purchase of DBQ binders and/or a DBQ Online subscription is encouraged but not required.

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Document-Based Questioning for History-Social Science, Grades 6-12

Fresno, CA
October 29, 2019

Day two will be on January 16, 2020.

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Content, Literacy, Inquiry and Citizenship for Grades 3-12

Downey, CA
December 9, 2019 - December 10, 2019

This two-day training will provide history-social studies teachers, grades 3-12 with instructional strategies, sample lessons, and practices to utilize the document based questions approach to inspire great teaching and learning while meeting the goals of the new California History-Social Science Framework.

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