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Inquiry, Argument Writing, and DBQ Online – NCSS Conference

Chicago, IL
November 29, 2018

To address the C3 Framework, instructional shifts emphasizing student engagement and writing instruction must prevail. The DBQ Method helps teachers implement rigorous reading and writing activities in technology-rich classrooms.

*You must be registered for the conference to attend this workshop. The clinic can be found on the registration page with the Tours, Clinics, and Breakfast.

*Teachers outside of the Great Lakes region can register here.

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Reading and Writing in Your Social Studies Classroom

Wayne, MI
December 3, 2018

Participants will go through the 6 step (hook to writing) process used in Document Based Questioning. They will also examine best practices and how to scaffold instruction for students with various abilities. The focus of this highly interactive session will have teachers walking away comfortable with implementing DBQ’s in their classrooms.

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The DBQ Project Literature – Day Two

Fresno County Office of Education
December 6, 2018

The ELA/ELD Framework (2014) calls attention to the importance of using deep analysis and inquiry-driven approaches to building literacy skills and preparing all students for effective communication in the 21st century. This two-day training will provide ELA and ELD Teachers in grades 6-12 with instructional strategies, sample lessons, and practices to utilize the document based question approach to inspire great teaching and learning. The 6 DBQ practices are designed to help ALL students meet the varied authentic reading, writing, speaking, and listening demands expected of them for college and career readiness. DBQ Project Founder Chip Brady will provide practical, hands-on experience with the DBQ materials specifically designed to increase rigor and support students in accessing complex text while demonstrating their learning through writing. Participants will receive sample lessons for classroom use.

This is a two-day event. Day One was on 10/5.

Purchase of DBQ Literature binders is encouraged but not required.

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History/Social Sciences Invitational Workshop With The DBQ Project – Day Two

Fresno, California
December 7, 2018

The newly adopted 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 two-day training will provide history-social science teachers in 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 CA HSS Framework. DBQ Project 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 economics.

This is a two-day event. Day One was on 10/3.

The purchase of DBQ binders is encouraged but not required.

Questions?

Contact La Lender or Pamela McGee
llender@fcoe.org
P: (559) 497-3749

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History-Social Science & Literature Advanced Session, Grades 6-12

Fresno, CA
January 24, 2019

The newly adopted 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 one-day ADVANCED training is for experienced DBQ teachers who are looking for additional ways to sharpen students’ close reading and analytical writing skills. We will implement a variety of practical strategies that teachers can take back and use in their own classrooms. Reading strategies will focus on getting students talking to, asking questions of, and marking up the text in order to develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding. Participants will also be introduced to practices which support the development of students’ writing, especially in the area of reasoning and argumentation.

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The DBQ Project Grades 4-5 – Document Based Questions

Fresno, CA
January 25, 2019

The newly adopted 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. Mollie Hackett of the DBQ Project will provide practical, hands-on experience with materials specifically designed to match the California History-Social Science Standards and Frameworks for grades 4 and 5.

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The DBQ Project: Inquiry, Dialogue, and Evidence-Based Writing – Day Two

Charlottesville, VA
January 29, 2019

For over a decade, The DBQ Project has promoted rigorous reading and writing instruction for all students, not just those in advanced classes. Using document-based questions as a method of instruction enables all students to master high-level skills. This two-part workshop will provide a solid understanding of the DBQ Project 6-Step Method, which builds on students’ curiosity and increases their confidence to answer compelling, authentic questions.  During the first session, participants will analyze and norm student work using the DBQ Project Rubric, as well as explore best practices that motivate and empower students to use close reading skills to analyze documents and write strong, evidence-based essays.  The follow-up workshop will focus on assessing student work and coaching students to produce higher-quality work.

Conference runs from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.

 

This is a two-day event. Day one was on 11/13/2018.

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Democratizing the DBQ: Evidence-Based Writing in Social Studies and Literature

Hominy, OK
March 14, 2019

Document-based questions are for everyone! Teaching students how to closely read sources to build evidence-based oral and written arguments is at the core of teaching students to think critically. The DBQ Project is now writing lessons across the curriculum! Our new Elementary-Q binder has lessons for students in grades 3-5. Our literature binders help students examine classic works of literature as well as nonfiction topics. We now have lessons in geography, economics, and civics as well as our more well-known history materials. Come see what is new or learn what this is all about for the first time!
This interactive workshop will focus on motivating students to work through analyzing documents and writing an evidence-based essay using The DBQ Project’s 6-Step Method. Participants choose to use our DBQ Online interactive platform, our print materials, or both during the workshop. Emphasis is on boosting rigor without sacrificing student engagement and using DBQs with students of all ages and ability levels. Teachers will receive a sample unit from The DBQ Project and a test account for DBQ Online.

The purchase of DBQ binders and/or a DBQ Online subscription is encouraged but not required. Participants will receive a sample lesson to use and adapt for classroom use.

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Content, Inquiry, Literacy, and Citizenship, Grades 3-5

Los Angeles, CA
May 22, 2019

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 3-5 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 presenter will provide practical, hands-on experience with materials and introduce participants to the DBQ materials specifically designed for elementary students.

The purchase of DBQ binders is encouraged but not required.  Participants will receive sample lessons to use and adapt for classroom use.

Meets LCAP Goals 1, 2, 4, 5

 

This is a two-day event. Day Two is on May 23, 2019.

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Content, Inquiry, Literacy, and Citizenship – Closing the Gap for History, Civics, Geography, and Economics for Grades 6-12

Los Angeles, CA
May 22, 2019

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.

The purchase of DBQ binders is encouraged but not required.  Participants will receive sample lessons to use and adapt for classroom use.

Meets LCAP Goals 1, 2, 4, 5

This is a two day event. Day two is on May 23, 2019.

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Content, Inquiry, Literacy, and Citizenship, Grades 3-5 – Day Two

Los Angeles, CA
May 23, 2019

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 3-5 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 presenter will provide practical, hands-on experience with materials and introduce participants to the DBQ materials specifically designed for elementary students.

The purchase of DBQ binders is encouraged but not required.  Participants will receive sample lessons to use and adapt for classroom use.

Meets LCAP Goals 1, 2, 4, 5

This is a two-day event. Day one was on May 22, 2019.

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Content, Inquiry, Literacy, and Citizenship – Closing the Gap for History, Civics, Geography, and Economics for Grades 6-12 – Day Two

Los Angeles, CA
May 23, 2019

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.

The purchase of DBQ binders is encouraged but not required.  Participants will receive sample lessons to use and adapt for classroom use.

Meets LCAP Goals 1, 2, 4, 5

This is a two day event. Day one was on May 22, 2019.

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