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101 Best Strategies for Teaching Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

Presented by Christopher Lange
Outstanding and Innovative Social Studies Teacher

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Specifically Designed for Grades 6-12 History/Social Studies Teachers

  • 101 highly effective, practical strategies to strengthen your students' motivation and achievement in your history/social studies classroom – whether you are teaching in-person or online
  • Practical lessons, examples and strategies designed to greatly enhance your program, spark curiosity and increase students' acquisition and application of new content – no matter what social studies courses you teach
  • Specific ways to build high-level student engagement and powerfully strengthen reading and writing skills as you immerse students in your social studies curriculum
  • Receive an extensive social studies digital resource handbook filled with 101 practical strategies, techniques and ideas that you can use immediately

Practical Ideas and Strategies

How can we best reach and teach our 21st century social studies learners? How can we cover our required content, teach to standards and strengthen students' reading and writing skills? How can we best prepare our students for the future? And how can we integrate the most powerful and applicable new approaches in our field?

For practical answers and solutions to these questions, join outstanding and innovative social studies teacher, Christopher Lange, as he presents 101 of the best, classroom-tested strategies designed to greatly enhance your social studies program. If you want to increase your students' acquisition of content and social studies skills in highly engaging ways, this live online seminar is for you! Each of the strategies and techniques Chris shares can be easily implemented the very next day in your own program – no matter what history/social studies courses you teach. These strategies can also easily be differentiated or scaffolded to meet the needs of your diverse learners.

Join Chris for a high energy, humorous, engaging day of 101 outstanding strategies to strengthen your grades 6-12 history/social studies program – whether you are teaching in-person or online.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. 101 of the Best Strategies to Greatly Enhance Your Social Studies Program – Whether You Are Teaching In-Person or Online
    Discover the best strategies, lessons and activities designed specifically to strengthen your grades 6-12 social studies program … Receive a wealth of outstanding, practical ideas and techniques you can use the very next day – no matter what social studies content you teach
  2. Enhance Your Distance Learning Social Studies Lessons to Increase Student Success
    Explore free and low-cost, time-efficient tools to create and deliver virtual lessons that effectively boost student engagement and increase student achievement in your social studies program
  3. Build a High-Level Student Engagement Social Studies Program
    Experience a wide range of resources, apps and strategies you can use to greatly increase your students' engagement … Tips and ideas for personalizing your students' learning
  4. Strengthen Your Students' Reading and Writing Skills
    Discover unique and practical strategies to ensure your students develop the skills to succeed in the real world … Easy-to-implement note-taking, summarizing, research, and writing activities
  5. Structure Your Social Studies Units for Student Success
    Explore innovative unit design ideas to strengthen student learning … Ways to incorporate meaningful, inquiry-based learning, develop sophisticated overarching questions, and structure content to revolve around unit goals
  6. Ignite Your Students' Passion Through Project Based Learning
    Take a new view on PBL and discover innovative strategies that work, no matter what content you teach … Develop exciting new ways to incorporate your content to encourage and motivate your students
  7. Make Social Studies REAL for Your Students
    Discover effective ways to infuse relevant experiences that connect 21st century learners to social studies … Learn effective strategies to elevate your content and help students analyze through inquiry, technology, research, and discovery
  8. Regain Valuable Time for Where You're Most Needed
    Apply easy-to-implement process-oriented activities that will speed up content acquisition for your students and free up valuable time for you … Discover ways to personalize learning and optimize the impact of your social studies instruction
  9. Strengthen Your Students' Collaboration and Analytical Skills
    Learn many effective ways to build your students' historical and analytical thinking skills … Receive engaging and immersive lessons, activities and web-based tools that build collaboration skills as students discover content
  10. Receive an Extensive Social Studies Digital Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook packed with 101 outstanding strategies designed to greatly enhance your grades 6-12 history/social studies program for use whether you are teaching in-person or online

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • 101 of the best, highly engaging, easy-to-implement strategies to strengthen your social studies program – whether you are teaching in-person or online
  • New ways to engage your students through interactive project design and technology
  • Scaffolding techniques that will strengthen your students' skills as readers and writers
  • Ways to use inquiry-driven instruction to design more immersive and connected content units
  • Timesaving tips and tricks using free Google resources to enhance your students' learning
  • Specific ways to use Project Based Learning effectively in a variety of content areas
  • Classroom-tested strategies and tips to help your students become more efficient readers
  • High-interest, high-impact activities, apps, and websites that appeal to diverse social studies students
  • Stimulating lessons designed to strengthen student communication and collaboration
  • Strategies to help you design your classroom and program to effectively appeal to and motivate the modern social studies student
  • Ways to combine high-tech and low-tech strategies to increase student participation and communication
  • Expand your "Bag of Tricks" with dozens of effective strategies you can use in almost any social studies lesson at any time of the year
  • Alternative assessment design techniques to develop higher-level critical thinking in your students
  • Techniques to help your students ask better questions when analyzing content

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Unfortunately, the lessons and activities that worked for us years ago do not translate well for our 21st century students. Yet, it can feel like a massive challenge and undertaking to try and reinvent or rethink our curriculum and approaches in order to best engage our students. As social studies teachers we face many difficult tasks. How can we fit it all in? How can we maximize our effectiveness given the time that we have?

My goal is to provide you with 101 of the best, proven strategies you can use immediately to greatly enhance activities, lessons, units, and your overall social studies program – whether you are teaching at school or online. I have personally used and tested all these strategies, ideas, processes, and approaches with my own students. In this seminar, I will share the best of what I found to be successful.

I designed this live online seminar expressly with the needs of history/social studies teachers in mind. Like me, you may have left past professional development sessions saying something like, "so they told me what I should be doing, but how do I actually do this in my classroom?" I guarantee, I will provide you with a wealth of great ideas and resources you can take home and apply the very next day in your program.

Each strategy, technique, website, app, and lesson idea that I share can be applied to any area of social studies content. You will be able to easily scaffold and adapt these strategies across varied student ability levels and a variety of circumstances. I want to help you with one of most important issues in our field today – how we can best engage our students and help them be successful with the content. Please join me for a renewing, empowering day full of solutions and answers.

Christopher Lange

P.S. Be prepared for a thought-invoking and fast-paced learning day full of 101 outstanding strategies you can use immediately!

Who Should Attend

Grades 6-12 History/Social Studies Teachers

About BER Live Online Events

With the current health challenges, all BER in-person PD events are currently being presented in a Live Online format:

  • Outstanding Instructors
    All programs are led by outstanding BER national trainers
  • Extensive Resource Handbooks
    You'll have access to an extensive digital Resource Handbook before, during and after your seminar
  • Highly Interactive
    You'll be able to ask questions in real time and interact with the instructor and other participants
  • Program Guarantee
    As we have for 43 years, we guarantee the high quality of our programs. If you are not satisfied, we'll give you a 100% refund.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Social Studies Digital Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Research-based and practical strategies, ideal for social studies classrooms – whether you are teaching in-person or online
  • Strategies to more successfully engage students in social studies text
  • Links, descriptions and walkthroughs of the best apps and websites for teaching social studies
  • Detailed descriptions of activities to promote student collaboration and participation
  • Innovative ideas on how to implement project-based learning in your social studies classroom
  • Creative ways to cover a wide variety of content quickly while maintaining student engagement both at school and online

Share Ideas with Other Educators
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their history/social studies program.

Consultation Available
Christopher Lange will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.

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