Help for 6th Grade Social Studies

Are you trying to figure out what to do for 6th grade Social Studies after learning there is no Accelerate course in Canvas that aligns with the MI Social Studies Standards? This is a quickly forming PD series that will start Thursday, September 10, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm via Zoom. It is designed to train 6th Grade Social Studies Teachers how to use the 6th Grade GIANTS curriculum to teach remotely. The GIANTS curriculum is already aligned to the new Michigan standards, as well as the C3 Framework. GIANTS is also already designed to be delivered virtually or in person, making it an out of the box alternative. Ottawa ISD has agreed to re-run the teaching networks for GIANTS this school year. These sessions will be virtual and roll out "the next six weeks of instruction" for teachers in a “just in time” format. During the series teachers will be taught how to implement the curriculum, unpack each unit, use the activities and resources, and insert it into Canvas, Google Classroom, or another learning management systems. The remaining 6 dates at the same time of day will be about every 5-6 weeks and announced at the first session. The various presenters include the authors who are classroom teachers, Social Studies Curriculum Coordinators, and University professors.

Sessions

Name Instructor(s) Location Cost Registrations Days Start