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Professional Development SERIES


All educators can now access OCSS webinars, both live and on-demand, for FREE. Webinars last 50 minutes, center on discussing meaningful practices in teaching and learning social studies, and engages participants in a town-hall conversation with experienced teacher to troubleshoot problems and share resources. 

All participants have free access to:

  • Registering for upcoming webinars with a simple one-click process
  • Easily download all presentations, lesson plan materials, and activities for each webinar
  • Searching and viewing webinars at your convenience
  • Discounted rate for an optional Professional Membership ($10) by Clicking Here.

As an OCSS Professional Member, in addition to the above, you will be able to:

  • Automatically receive a professional development certificate viewing a live webinar, after completing a survey, via e-mail
  • NEWEligible for discounted graduate credit (Click Here)!

Date/Time

Title

Abstract

Presenter(s)

Registration 

URL

On-Demand Resources

Thurs.

3-19-2020

1:30-2:20pm


Moving Your Social Studies Classes Online

Never taught online before? This presentation will focus on taking traditional lessons and adapting them for online delivery. Instructional strategies will also be shared that best enhance student engagement and learning. Dr. harms will share how to turn a traditional PowerPoint into a recorded lecture for students to view. Prerecorded lectures can also be used. Google form quizzes are used to ensure students fill out their guided notes. Dr. Harms will also share some technology based projects students can do from home.





Dr. David Harms

Archived

Tues.

3-24-2020

10:00-10:50am

Google Forms & its G-Suite to Teach Social Studies

Google Forms is a very high-yield tool as you get started with online delivery because it allows you to manage asynchronous learning quickly and efficiently. Whether you are new to Google Forms, just want to brush up or see new tricks come to get a quick tour of how it can very efficiently support your online social studies classroom. Examples will be through social studies and can be used in your classroom.




Mr. Adam Motter

Archived

Thurs.

3-26-2020

3:00-3:50pm


Language Matters: Teaching Social Studies

No matter what social studies subject you teach, you are teaching about people. How do you refer to groups of people who have a history of being marginalized? Are you putting "people first" when referring to persons with disabilities? What terms do you use when teaching slavery in the United States? Enslaved person or slave? Indigenous Persons/Native Americans? Occupation terms that are gender-neutral or gender-specific? What about topics for students that identify as a part of the LGBTQ+ communities? How do we discuss categories and identities respectfully? Join us for a fluid discussion on how language matters.





Mr. Jim O’Connor

Archived

Tues.

3-31-2020

3:00-3:50pm



"Respectful Talk" Workshop for Grades 3-12

Speaking and listening skills are critical components of students' language and literacy development. Let’s explore how to help students find and fine-tune their academic voice through respectful classroom discussions and Socratic seminars.



Mr. Corbin Moore

Archived

Thurs.

4-2-2020 

1:00-1:50pm

Global & Social Studies Education in Grades 7-12

What do you do to internationalize the curriculum?  We will look at fun and educational ways to take what you're already teaching and give it an international flair.  From some general resources to specific activities to enhance the international perspective, we will discuss tools for elementary, intermediate, middle, high, and even university levels.  



Mr. Bill Hilt

 Archived

Tues.

4-7-2020

10:00-10:50am

Civic Education During a Global Pandemic

How can students practice citizenship during this emergency? How can social studies teachers help equip students to practice being responsible and supporting their family and community (local to global). Come join us as we explore methods that help support student action inside their home and beyond.


Mr. Adam MotterDr. Brad Maguth

 Click Here
  • MP4
  • PowerPoint

Thurs.

4-9-2020

1:00-1:50pm

Tech-Tools for Primary Sources

This webinar will provide teachers with strategies and tools to help students interact with primary sources both in the classroom and when learning remotely. Special attention will be given to strategies that can be employed for asynchronous learning, for classes that are not meeting in real time.


Mr. 

Ryan Suskey
 Click Here
  • MP4
  • PowerPoint

 Tues.

4-14-2020

10:00-10:50am


Teaching the 27 Amendments & their Historical Roots

Do your students struggle learn with learning the 27 Amendments and  their Historical Roots?   I am an urban, American government teacher with 25 years of experience and  am excited to share with you ways I engage students  using guided notes, mneumonics,  and scaffolded and differentiated instruction.   Your students will master these within a week and be prepared for the American Government end of course exam!

 Ms. Gloria Wu Click Here 
  • MP4
  • PowerPoint

 Tues.

4-21-2020

1:00-1:50pm

Distance Learning Without Internet Access

Being asked to move to distance learning when you are a typical face-to-face instructor can be daunting and if you add in all the students without reliable access to the internet, it seems almost impossible. This webinar will help you navigate our new territory and show you resources that are asynchronous and can be completed online, or printed on paper. 

Ms. Elizabeth Crawford Click Here   
  • MP4
  • PowerPoint

Thurs.

4-23-2020

2:00-2:50pm

Personal Finance & Economic Online Resources w/ Federal Reserve of Cleveland Enhance your virtual classroom with FederalReserveEducation.org and learn how to incorporate innovative (and FREE) lesson plans, publications, historic replicas, online exhibits and interactive activities to create a robust curriculum plan that draws visual learners to topics around economic & U.S. history, the Federal Reserve, money and personal finance, college and career readiness and more. Participants will also be given a 6-week resource list for learners in Pre-K through high school! Ms. Cariss Tuner  Click Here
  • MP4
  • PowerPoint

Tues.

4-28-2020

2:00-2:50pm


 History UnErased 

This webinar will provide educators with high-quality instructional materials to contextualize LGBT+ history and present all students with a more complete -- and complex -- story of America. Join History UnErased as they demonstrate how these resources encourage a non-judgmental, age-appropriate critical analysis of primary sources to develop civics-based knowledge acquisition, transferable life skills, and enduring understandings. 

Deb Fowler & Dr. Steve LaBounty-McNair Click Here 
  • MP4
  • PowerPoint

Thur.

4-30-2020

1:00-1:50pm

Ohio Department of Education: Social Studies Updates Join us for news, updates, and notes from the Ohio Department of Education. Ms. Linda McKean Click Here 
  • MP4
  • PowerPoint


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