Integrating Primary Sources, Tech Tools and the Common Core
Updated for 2014: A five-day workshop for teachers and librarians at the Vermont History Center in Barre.
Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 18, 2014 • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration: $1,000 with three graduate credits from St. Michael's College or $950 for Vermont Historical Society members
Download the registration form (PDF). Register by June 11.
Participants must bring a laptop computer to class.
In this course you will:
- Explore how technology can be used to engage students in the analysis of primary and secondary sources, a history and reading skill included in the Common Core
- Learn strategies your students can use to analyze primary sources
- Look closely at the Common Core State Standards and CCSS aligned history lessons
- Practice using specific tech tools that help students investigate primary sources (i.e. VoiceThread, thinglink, History Pin, Dipity, SoundCloud, iMovie, and similar tech tools)
- Develop interactive technology-related lessons which challenge students to interpret primary and secondary sources and use evidence from the text in their writing
- Examine primary sources from the Library of Congress and the Vermont Historical Society
- Collaborate with colleagues to share ideas, strategies and lessons
This course is appropriate for teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Space is limited.
Victoria Hughes, Education Coordinator, Vermont Historical Society
Sigrid Olson, Technology Integrationist, Vermont Agency of Education
Explore ways to use technology to engage students in primary source analysis and help students achieve the Common Core State Standards.
Registration form (PDF) All registrations will be confirmed by email.