Webinars

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

Webinar Schedule

Social Studies Projects: Virtual or in Class - Give Students the Keys to Success | Wednesday, November 11th @ 3:00 pm/CST

  • Overview: Does designing a great project seem impossible? What about assessing it?  Discover how to engage students and give them agency and ownership over the creation and evaluation of informed action projects.

The Case for Elementary Social Studies Part II: Knowledge Building | Tuesday, November 17th @ 12:00 pm/CST

  • Overview: Join special guest Natalie Wexler, author of The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System—and How to Fix It and inquirED CEO Shanti Elangovan to discuss the role of elementary social studies instruction in building deep background knowledge.

Inquiry Journeys Demo & Curriculum Overview | Wednesday, November 18th @ 3:00 pm/CST

  • 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.

Wisconsin Makes the Case for Elementary Social Studies | Thursday, November 19th @ 12:00 pm/CST

Overview: Join a panel of Wisconsin district social studies leaders to explore how they are meeting the need for elementary social studies instruction across their schools. We will be joined by Linda Kuhaupt, Director of ELA and Social Studies at Appleton Area School District, and John Flannery, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Oconomowoc Area School District.

Inquiry Journeys Demo & Curriculum Overview | Wednesday, December 2nd @ 3:00 pm/CST

  • 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 Part III: District Leaders | Wednesday, December 9th @ 3:00 pm/CST

  • Overview: Join a panel of district social studies leaders from urban and suburban school districts to explore how they are meeting the need for elementary social studies instruction across their schools. With special guests Heather Van Benthuysen (Director of Social Science and Civic Engagement at Chicago Public Schools), Ellen Smith Gilchrist (Executive Director of the Office of Social Studies from Detroit Public Schools), Tina Ellsworth (K-12 Social Studies Coordinator, Olathe Public Schools; NCSS Board of Directors).

Past Webinars