EdTechTeacher is so thrilled to welcome Dr. Catherine Atkinson to our workforce of summer time instructors. Catherine Atkinson is an skilled classroom instructor, curriculum designer, presenter, and expertise coach. She taught historical past/social science and ELA to English language, gifted, and particular schooling college students for 27 years on the center college degree. Catherine has taught in a 1:1 classroom since 2008 the place her college students used MacBooks, iPads, and Chromebooks to collaboratively and creatively show their studying. She has served in quite a lot of management positions: historical past/social science division chair, expertise coordinator, grasp instructor, mentor instructor, and member of the educational management workforce.

Under, Catherine shares her concepts about bringing historical past alive for college students.

The research of historical past is usually a fascinating endeavor if one strikes away from rote memorization of names, dates, and locations. The truth is, the research of historical past is wealthy with darkish tales, monumental challenges, triumphant victories, and the surprising twists and turns that make up the human expertise. The hot button is how you can hook your college students into wanting to study extra, delve deeper, and uncover contemporary views about our collective human previous.

If you’re inquisitive about studying how you can deliver historical past alive to your college students, come be part of me for my session “Inquiry & Reflection: Historical past is a Verb” on June 20, 21, and 23 as I share greatest practices on how you can assist college students develop questioning expertise in addition to methods to mirror on their studying that champion scholar voice and selection. I may even information you thru a framework on how you can design a studying expertise in your college students that’s significant and interesting. Historical past doesn’t must be boring. Come see how I used to be in a position to make historical past a verb in my social science classroom. 

To register for Catherine’s session, please head to https://edtechteacher.org/occasion/inquiry-and-reflection-history-is-a-verb/ or to our normal Summer time Workshops web page: edtechteacher.org/summer time.