NYSHA 56th Annual October Conference for Teachers

  • 18 Oct 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Cooperstown, NY

NYSHA 56th Annual October Conference for Teachers

Please join us at our 56th annual October Conference for Teachers - a professional development opportunity in social studies education.  The 2013 conference will take place in Cooperstown, New York, on Friday, October 18.

This professional development opportunity focuses on current issues, topics and practices in social studies education. You are invited to take part in our tradition of offering quality programming and education to New York’s teachers and students. The conference is held on the campus of the New York State Historical Association and The Farmers’ Museum.

This year's conference will include New York State COMMON CORE CURRICULUM.  Other sessions include skills based learning, hands-on museum workshops, historical lectures, and include "working" sessions for teachers.

Come share your knowledge with other teachers from across the state this October!


Pre-registration for sessions:

Session 1: 
9:00am -10:30 am

- Museum Art and the Common Core: Fenimore, A Case Study (Laura Nichols, Director of Fine and Practical, Arts, Nanuet Public Schools, retired)

- Common Core: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Alan Singer, Director, Secondary Education Social, Studies, Department of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership at Hofstra University)

- Project Based Learning in Social Studies (Rich Pyszczek, Buffalo Public Schools Curriculum Lead Social, Studies Teacher)

Session 2: 
10:45 am-12:00 pm

- Using the Common Core to Teach Historical Thinking (Julie Daniels, Education Coordinator, NYS Archives; and Jessica Maul, Education Consultant, NYS Archives)

- Looking at Cultural Objects, Their Interpretation, and Application to the Common Core (Perry Ground, Project Coordinator, Native American Resource Center, Rochester City Schools)

Session 3: 
3:00pm-4:00pm (Skills Based Workshops)*$5 additional materials fee on workshops

-  Native American Culture to share with students: Corn Husk Doll Making and Wampum Bead Craft 
-  Hearth Cooking at The Farmers’ Museum 

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