Free Teacher Workshop in Pendleton, Indiana, Jan. 19, 2017 @indianahistory
By Rachel Hill Ponko
Indiana Historical Society
Pendleton, Ind.—The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) announces two more opportunities for teachers across the state to take part in a free one-day teacher workshop. The first of the workshops will take place Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the South Madison Community School Corporation Administrative Services Center in Pendleton.
The program is centered around Hoosiers and the American Story, a supplemental textbook designed for grades eight through 12. Written by Dr. James H. Madison and Lee Ann Sandweiss and published by IHS Press, the book explores Indiana examples of topics taught in U.S. History classrooms, such as Native Americans, westward expansion, the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.
Workshop participants will receive a free copy of Hoosiers and the American Story. Teachers of grades eight through 12 may order a free class set of the book. To date, IHS has provided more than 50,000 copies of the book to teachers and students across the state.
In addition, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance, reflecting six hours of professional development, which may be submitted for Professional Growth Points (PGPs). Participants will receive lunch and a gift card to offset travel expenses. IHS also will reimburse schools or districts for substitute teacher fees, in order to allow teachers to attend.
The workshop is geared toward grades eight through 12, but teachers of all grades are welcome. Educators can register online at www.indianahistory.org, now through Wednesday, Jan. 18. In addition, registration is open for a second teacher workshop of 2017, scheduled Friday, Feb. 3, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis.
Space for each of the workshops is limited, and registrations will be accepted on a rolling basis until each workshop fills. After that time, a waitlist will be created.
IHS’s free teacher workshops are sponsored by IHS and Indiana Humanities and made possible by a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. The workshops are endorsed by the Indiana 2016 Bicentennial Commission.
For more information about IHS’s resources for teachers, call (317) 232-1882, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.