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Engaging Students and Meeting Standards with DBQs

Homestead, PA
September 25, 2018

Document-Based Questions (DBQs) are an excellent way to incorporate historical thinking with literacy at all levels. Through the usage of well-designed DBQs, educators are empowered to teach students to read, write, and think critically about historical questions. DBQs provide teachers with a wealth of primary and secondary sources, which is what PA Core Literacy Standards require teachers to use. Join us for this relevant workshop led by The DBQ Project experts themselves!

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Democratizing the DBQ: Helping ALL students to Read, Think and Write in History & Civics

Baton Rouge, LA
September 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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Democratizing the DBQ: Helping All Students to Read, Think, and Write in History and Civics

Dallas, TX
September 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 and participants will receive a sample unit from the DBQ Project materials. Secondary SS and ELA Teachers are encouraged to attend. Ticket to the museum included. Participants are responsible for parking and bringing their own lunch.

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Content, Inquiry, Literacy, and Citizenship: Closing the Gap for History, Civics, Geography, and Economics

Elkader, IA
September 26, 2018

Two-Day Training Series presented by the DBQ Project and Keystone AEA!

Day One:  Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 9am – 3pm
Day One will provide history-social studies and ELA teachers, grades 6-12 with instructional strategies, sample lessons, and practices to use the document based question approach to inspire great teaching and learning while meeting the standards established by the Iowa Core. The DBQ Project trainer will provide practical, hands-on experience with materials and introduce participants to the DBQ materials specifically designed for history, civics, geography, economics and literature.

Day Two: Thursday, January 31st, 2019 9am – 3pm
Between September and the end of January, teachers will teach a DBQ or Mini-Q that culminates in evidence-based writing and bring 3-4 samples of student work to the followup workshop. The focus of the Day 2 workshop will be to inspire best practices for teaching writing, providing useful feedback to students, and scoring student work.

The newly adopted Iowa Core calls attention to the importance of developing content knowledge at the same time that teachers construct inquiry-driven approaches to learning that build literacy skills and prepare all students for engaged citizenship in the 21st century. This training will provide social studies and ELA teachers grades 6-12 with instructional strategies, sample lessons, and practices to use the document-based question approach, inspire great thinking and learning and meet the goals of the Iowa Core. The purchase of DBQ binders and/or DBQ Online subscription is encouraged by not required. Participants will receive a sample lesson to use and adapt for classroom use

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DBQ Project Elementary Invitational

Fresno, California
October 1, 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 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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Asking the Right Questions in the Right Way: Using DBQs to Promote Inquiry-Based Thinking and Writing

Denver, CO
October 2, 2018

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.

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History/Social Sciences Invitational Workshop With The DBQ Project

Fresno, California
October 3, 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 Two is on 12/7.

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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TCOE Welcomes Chip Brady – DBQ Project

Visalia, CA
October 4, 2018

TCOE is partnering with Chip Brady of The DBQ Project once again! Document-Based Questions (DBQ) promote and support transformational change by providing teachers with materials that blend educational best practices with engaging historical inquiry. Come join us for a joint History-Social Science/English Language Arts DBQ experience through which primary and secondary source analysis skills are brought to the forefront through engaging, high-interest inquiry lessons.

As inquiry is one of the key shifts in California’s new History-Social Science Framework, and as English Language Arts instruction is oft guided by Essential Questions, HSS and ELA instructors alike are invited to participate in inquiry that weaves reading, interpretation, analysis, argument writing, speaking, and listening opportunities into fabulously fun, challenging, interactive learning experiences. Elements of a powerful DBQ essay will be emphasized as teachers are introduced to strategies they can use to promote strong, evidence-based writing.

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The DBQ Project Literature

Fresno County Office of Education
October 5, 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 Two is on 12/6.

Purchase of DBQ Literature binders is encouraged but not required.

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Historical Thinking and Writing in Grades 6-12

Costa Mesa, California
October 10, 2018

What do Historical Inquiry, the new HSS Framework, and DBQ have in common?

In short, nearly everything!  Attend this training for history-social science teachers and learn how to bring the new HSS Framework to life in the classroom. This training will provide you with the support you need to employ Document Based Questions and, in turn, allow you to provide all students with the scaffolding they need to analyze documents and produce evidence-based, argumentative writing.

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Inquiry and Literacy: Teaching DBQs with Elementary Students

El Centro, CA
October 10, 2018

This interactive workshop will focus on supporting young students as they explore history and social science questions from multiple perspectives.  Participants will explore active and engaging ways to help students work through analyzing documents and writing an evidence- based essay using The DBQ Project 6-Step Method. Teachers will receive a lesson to try in their own classrooms from our new 4th and 5th grade California and American History Binder.

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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
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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Historical Thinking and Writing in Grades 4-5

Costa Mesa, CA
October 11, 2018

What do Historical Inquiry, the HSS Framework, and DBQ have in common?

In short, nearly everything! Attend this training for history-social science teachers and learn how to bring the new HSS Framework to life in the classroom. This training will provide you with the support you need to employ Document Based Questions and, in turn, allow you to provide all students with the scaffolding they need to analyze documents and produce evidence-based, argumentative writing.

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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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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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