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The National Park Service and The DBQ Project Present: Asking the Right Questions in the Right Way: Using DBQs to Promote Critical Thinking and Writing for K-12 American History Teachers

St. Louis, Missouri
March 15, 2018 - October 11, 2018

This two-day, interactive workshop is sponsored jointly by The National Park Service and The DBQ Project.

Current debates in the United States about Real News vs. Fake News and how we know what is true mean that teachers need to spend more time teaching history with multiple perspectives. As students need to continually build their content knowledge, teachers need to construct inquiry-driven lessons that build literacy skills and prepare students for engaged citizenship in the 21st Century. This two-day training will provide teachers with instructional strategies, sample lessons, resources from the National Park Service, and practice using the document-based question approach to inspire great teaching and learning.

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LACOE and The DBQ Project: Content, Inquiry, Literacy, and Citizenship

Los Angeles County Office of Education ECW
May 15, 2018 - May 16, 2018

The newly adopted California History-Social Science Framework calls attention to the importance of developing content knowledge, inquiry-driven approaches to learning, building literacy skills and preparing all students for engaged citizenship in the 21st century.

This two-day training will provide history-social studies teachers, grades 6-12 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 Framework.  DBQ Project Co-Founder Chip Brady will provide practical, hands-on experience with materials and introduce participants to the DBQ materials specifically designed for history, civics, geography, and the newly released economics DBQ binder.

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Inquiry and Evidence-based Writing in the Social Studies Classroom

The Nixon Presidential Library
May 17, 2018

The DBQ Project workshop is designed to help all students develop the literacy and inquiry skills required by the new California History-Social Studies Framework. During this interactive workshop teachers will discover how to motivate students to work through document analysis and write an evidence-based essay using The DBQ Project 6-Step Method.

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Democratizing the Document-Based Question: Reading and Writing About History

Macomb ISD, Michigan
May 22, 2018

This 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 experience.

Includes an overview of The DBQ Project 6-Step Method where teachers go through all the steps in a lively, interactive session.

Emphasizes the elements of a powerful DBQ essay and introduces teachers to writing supports they can use to promote strong, evidence-based writing.

 

Option:  Credit for 5 SCECHs (pending approval) available for $10.00 extra fee.

Questions: Contact Sean McBrady, MISD Social Studies
Consultant, at smcbrady@misd.net

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Inquiry and Evidence-Based Writing in the Social Studies and ELA Classroom

Tucson, Arizona
May 31, 2018

Get ready for the new Arizona Standards!  The DBQ Project is dedicated to helping all students with the evidence-based writing and close reading skills they need to become literate citizens.

This interactive workshop will focus on motivating students to work through analyzing documents and writing an evidence-based essay using The DBQ Project 6-Step Method.  Participants will receive a sample unit from The DBQ Project materials.  Social Studies and ELA teachers of 4-12 grade are encouraged to attend.

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Democratizing the DBQ

Montgomery, Alabama
July 24, 2018

For over a decade, The DBQ Project has promoted rigorous reading and writing
instruction for all students, not just those in advanced classes. This workshop will be
interactive. Practical and hands-on, and provide a solid understanding of our DBQ
process and various ways to use our materials. Participants will also receive a sample
unit from The DBQ Project materials. History/Social Studies and ELA/R teachers,
administrators and instructional coaches of grades 4-12 are encouraged to attend.
Lunch will be provided.

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Democratizing the DBQ: Using DBQs to Engage ALL Students in Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Social Studies and Literature

Edinburgh, Texas
July 24, 2018

For over a decade, The DBQ Project has promoted rigorous reading and writing instruction for all students, not just those in advanced classes. This workshop will be interactive. Practical and hands-on, and provide a solid understanding of our DBQ process and various ways to use our materials. Participants will also receive a sample unit from The DBQ Project materials. History/Social Studies and ELA/R teachers, administrators and instructional coaches of grades 4-12 are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided.

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Democratizing the DBQ

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
July 26, 2018

For over a decade, The DBQ Project has promoted rigorous reading and writing
instruction for all students, not just those in advanced classes. This workshop will be
interactive. Practical and hands-on, and provide a solid understanding of our DBQ
process and various ways to use our materials. Participants will also receive a sample
unit from The DBQ Project materials. History/Social Studies and ELA/R teachers,
administrators and instructional coaches of grades 4-12 are encouraged to attend.
Lunch will be provided.

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