This coming fall, our partner National History Day (NHD) will offer graduate coursework for teachers for the first time: Introduction to Project-Based Learning through the National History Day Curriculum Framework.
It’s part of their expansion of professional development for Social Studies teachers, English teachers, and School Librarians.
In an effort to reach a larger number and broader scope of teachers across the nation, NHD is offering online professional development – webinars and hangouts designed to help teachers learn from their homes and classrooms. These online learning opportunities – developed in partnership with the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the National Endowment for the Humanities – has found an audience of eager teachers and librarians seeking professional development on their schedule.
– from “Crafting Innovative Professional Development” on the The Voice of NHD
The online course, running from September 15 to December 15, 2014, will provide practical advice as well as pedagogical strategies. Teachers will earn three graduate credits from the University of San Diego while creating classroom-ready materials customized to the needs of their students. At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Analyze the reasoning behind project-based learning and its connections to Common Core Curriculum and C3 Framework,
- Develop an action plan to implement NHD into their specific classrooms,
- Create classroom materials that can be used at each stage of the inquiry process, and
- Develop a portfolio of research resources to help them develop connections to assist their students with the research process.