Professional Learning for Social Studies Teachers
Grades 6-12: Core Courses of Study

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Introduction to HS U.S. History EoCA and LAFS

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the High School US History End-of- Course Assessment (EoCA) to high school US History teachers in order to help them better prepare their students to be successful on the US EoCA. This workshop will focus on strategies and best practices that teachers can implement as they prepare their students for the US History EoCA. Teachers will be able to identity and create higher order, cognitively complex questions using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge chart. Participants will also learn strategies to analyze both visual and text-based documents. Teachers will learn how to implement strategies that support the Florida State Standard while preparing students for the HS U.S. History EoCA. This activity is only open to current HS US History teachers.

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Introduction to MS Civics EoCA and LAFS

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the Middle School Civics End-of- Course Assessment (EoCA) to middle school Civics teachers in order to help them better prepare their students to be successful on the Civics EoCA. This workshop will focus on strategies and best practices that teachers can implement as they prepare their students for the Civics EoCA. Teachers will be able to identify and create higher order, cognitively complex questions using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge. Participants will also learn strategies to analyze both visual and text-based documents. Further, teachers will learn how to implement strategies to support the Florida State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies while preparing students for the EoCA. This activity is only open to current MS Civics teachers.

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LAFS Literacy Secondary Social Studies Application Level III

This course focuses on implementation and integration of the LAFS Literacy in History/Social Studies and the NGSSS. It is strongly recommended that participants have a deep understanding of the LAFS prior to attending this workshop. This training will demonstrate how the reading and writing LAFS may be learned and mastered through Social Studies content in order to prepare students for college and career readiness. Teachers will examine each standard individually and how they support each other to increase rigor and student achievement. Teachers will learn best practices to effectively design and deliver rigorous and challenging LAFS lessons in their Social Studies content area.

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LAFS Writing in the Social Studies Classroom

This course focuses on writing in the social studies classroom. It will delve deeper into how writing enables students to be successful in college and the workplace. Teachers will learn how to incorporate writing into daily instruction, how to improve student writing, and how to provide feedback that is focused and understandable. It is strongly recommended that participants take the LAFS Literacy Sec SS Application courses or have a deep understanding of the LAFS prior to attending this workshop.

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