Welcome to the 5th Annual SRI & ETTC Middle & High School Social Studies Conference. This year’s theme, “The Power of Information,” focuses on the importance of news literacy in social studies education. Using the news to teach social studies helps students become engaged and knowledgeable citizens. Peter Adams of the News Literacy Project is this year’s keynote speaker. In addition to our 2019 theme, an agenda with relevant topics for middle and high school social studies teachers will be offered. Strands will be available for a variety of social studies disciplines. The integration of technology, use of primary sources, and strategies for effective social studies teaching will be included. The conference is a great way to connect and network with social studies colleagues throughout the area.
The Keynote Speaker is Peter Adams, Senior Vice President, News Literacy Project.
Peter Adams is the News Literacy Project’s senior vice president for education. He began his career in education as a classroom teacher in the New York City schools through Teach For America. He has also taught in the Chicago public schools and at Roosevelt University and Chicago City Colleges’ Wilbur Wright campus. In addition, he has worked with the New York City Teaching Fellows Program, with After School Matters and as an independent education consultant.
Since joining NLP in 2009, he has coordinated classroom and after-school programs, served as Chicago program manager, worked on organizational strategy and developed NLP’s digital program. He has also provided news literacy training and workshops to educators and others throughout the area.
He was promoted to his current position in January 2014 and oversees NLP’s education team, which develops resources and training for teachers. He and the other team members are based in Chicago.
He is a graduate of Indiana University, where he majored in English and African-American studies and co-founded an independent monthly student newspaper, and has a master’s degree in the humanities from the University of Chicago.
Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Audience: All Social Studies Educators
Workshop Code: W19008
Dates: Thursday March 14, 2019
From: 9:00 to: 3:00
Cost: $178 OR 7 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.
Instructor: For Instructors See Description
Location: SRI & ETTC - All Rooms
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