Professional Development 2020-2021
October 16th, 2020 - The 'Doing of History': Working with Historical Thinking Skills
In this workshop, we will explore the difference between ‘knowing history’ and ‘doing history’. In particular, we will delve into two core historical thinking skills, including ‘how to determine historical significance’ as well as ‘historical perspective taking’ . For both of these historical thinking skills, we will look at practical thinking organizers that students can use to develop confidence and mastery over time. We will look at learning labs that incorporate these thinking skills, and develop a common understanding of some of the ways in which these thinking skills can be adopted by students.
'History is the laboratory of all human experience'
How we can help
In addition to the general offer of service, we can offer various supports to this subject including helping you:
organize and lead Professional Learning Communities
design inclusive and engaging lesson sequences
assist in the development of assessment tools (with emphasis on formative assessment strategies)
understand the components of the QEP, The Progressions of Learning, and Frameworks for the Evaluation of Learning
support research and evidence based projects in your school
understand and engage students with Inquiry Based Learning Models
engage students with questioning and discussion techniques (including 'the talk moves')
engage students with the question formation technique, and a method for setting the stage for student led research
Secondary Cycle One Learning Modules
Elementary History Timeline Cards to Hands On Engagement