Webinars

Our popular webinar series explores best practices in K-12 curriculum, instruction, and professional learning. 

Webinar Schedule

The Case for Elementary Social Studies: Social Studies in the Age of Disinformation | Tuesday, January 19th @ 3:00pm CT

  • Overview: What is the role of social studies in preventing the spread of misinformation and combating the intentional use of disinformation? Join inquirED CEO Shanti Elangovan as she discusses this topic in conversation with Sam Wineburg, Head of the Stanford History Education Group and the Margaret Jacks Professor of Education at Stanford University.

Inquiry Journeys Demo & Curriculum Overview | Wednesday, January 27th @ 12:00pm CT

  • Overview: Traditional social studies curriculum and instruction was a one-way street: teachers and textbooks delivered information and students recycled it. Inquiry Journeys, inquirED's elementary social studies curriculum, gives teachers the tools and resources they need to create student-centered social studies classrooms where students learn by doing.

The Case for Elementary Social Studies: Media Literacy in Elementary Social Studies | Wednesday, February 3rd @ 3:00pm CT

  • Overview: Students form their habits of mind in elementary school — and this includes how they interact with, evaluate, and share information. How can schools and districts support teachers as they build elementary students’ media literacy, developing the skills and mindsets they’ll need to make informed decisions in school and throughout their lives? Explore this important topic with host Martin Andrews and special guest Elisabeth Ventiling Simon, Vice President of Learning Experiences at inquirED.

Inquiry Journeys Demo & Curriculum Overview | Wednesday, February 17th @ 12:00pm CT

  • Overview: Traditional social studies curriculum and instruction was a one-way street: teachers and textbooks delivered information and students recycled it. Inquiry Journeys, inquirED's elementary social studies curriculum, gives teachers the tools and resources they need to create student-centered social studies classrooms where students learn by doing.

The Case for Elementary Social Studies: Mirrors and Windows: Using Diverse Sources in Social Studies | Wednesday, February 24 @ 3:00pm CT

  • Overview: How can schools and districts support teachers in selecting sources that provide opportunities for students to understand and reflect upon their own identities and the identities of others? Join host Martin Andrews and special guest Cereescia Sandoval, Learning Experience Designer at inquirED, to explore using diverse sources in elementary social studies classrooms.

Preparing Children for Civic Life in the Era of Truth Decay | Wednesday, March 3 @ 12:00pm CT

  • Overview: Schools and districts are responsible for preparing students for the realities of the modern world, including the proliferation of information and resources that are intended to deceive and mislead for profit or power. How can we prepare children for this shifting reality?  Join inquirED CEO Shanti Elangovan as she interviews Laura S. Hamilton and Julia H. Kaufman, co-authors of a recent Rand Corporation research study surveying social studies teachers across the United States about the civic development of their students.

Elementary Social Studies in Action: Inspiring Examples of Students Taking Informed Action | Wednesday, April 14th @ 3:30 CT

  • Overview: What does it actually look like when elementary social studies students take informed action?  Join NCSS and inquirED for an online exhibition of student work from around the country! Get inspired by the work you see and make the Informed Action Pledge: To integrate informed action into every unit - and have your students share their work!

Past Webinars