Schedule for Cohort 1:

February 2004

  • February 2, 2004, 4-5:30pm: Training for Observations
    • Instructors: Dr. Karen Kortecamp
    • Location: Room 1B Lacey Center
  • February 9, 2004: Beginning of teacher observations at individual schools. TAH team memberrs and advisory committee will conduct these observations as an opportunity for reflection and personal growth. The focus will be on how information from the grant program has impacted instruction. Observation reports are due to Alice Reilly by April 3. Each participant will complete a peer review of a teammate in the grant.
  • February 9, 2004, 8:30am-3:30pm: Seminar
    • Content: Lincoln: His Foes, His Fate & His Legacy
    • Pedagogy: Primary source documents
    • Instructors: Dr. Terry Alford, Dr. Charles Errico, Dr. Kathleen Steeves, and Dr. Colin Green
    • Location: Ford's Theater, 511 10th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
    • Readings: Portrait of America Vol I, selection 26

April 2004

  • April 3, 2004: Observation reports are due to Alice Reilly.
  • April 20, 2004, All day: Seminar
    • Content: Using Data to Learn History
    • Instructors: LeeAnn Potter (staff of NARA)
    • Location: National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.
    • Readings: Portrait of America Vol II, selections 6 & 7
  • April 30, 2004: Completion of teacher observations

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December

  • December 9, 2002, 4-7pm: Inaugural Reception for the first cohort
    • Content: "The Importance of History"
    • Instructor: Dr. Roger Wilkins from George Mason University (GMU)
    • Location: Mt. Vernon Estate

2003
January

  • January 15, 2003, 8-4pm: Seminar
    • Content: Where Are We as Americans?
    • Pedagogy: Meeting the needs of diverse learners
    • Instructors: Dr. Ray Smock, GWU, Dr. Kathleen Steeves and Dr. Anna Chamot
    • Location: Within FCPS

March

  • March 13, 2003, 8-4pm: Seminar
    • Content: Post 1945 Foreign and Domestic
    • Pedagogy: Locating and evaluating online materials and primary sources
    • Instructors: Dr. Charlie Errico and Dr. Kelly Schrum
    • Location: GMU, Johnson Center Assembly Room G
    • Workshop Website & Workshop Photos

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April

  • April 22, 2003, 9:30-3:30pm: Seminar
    • Content: Civil Rights
    • Pedagogy: Learning from historic places
    • Instructors: Bill Obrochta, VA Historical Society and Beth Boland, National Park Service
    • Location: VA Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA

 

May

  • May 1, 2003, 4-7pm: After School Seminar
    • Content: The United States and Vietnam
    • Instructor: Dr. Jud Sage
    • Location: Within FCPS

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June

  • June 2-3, 2003, 8-4pm: 2 Day Colloquium
    • Content: America in a Changing World
    • Pedagogy: Habit of mind; thinking like an historian
    • Instructors: NCHE, Bill Ross (director of professional development), Allan Damon (historian), Dennis Denenberg (learning specialist), Laura Wakefield (master teacher)
    • Location: Fairfax County Government Center
  • June 9, 2003: Second Lesson Plan Due, bring hard copy and disk. Alice will review and distribute.
  • June 23-24, 2003, all day: 2 Day Institute
    • Content: Society and Culture
    • Pedagogy: Analyzing & Using On-Line Primary Sources
    • Instructors: Dr. Rosemarie Zagarri, Dr. Kelly Schrum, Dr. Robert Hawkes, and Dr. Michael O'Malley
    • Location: GMU
    • Workshop Website & Workshop Photos: 1 & 2
  • June 25-27, 2003, all day: 3 Day Institute
    • Content: The Expansion and Mapping of America
    • Pedagogy: Using primary resources and museum artifacts particular to a site
    • Instructors: Dr. Herman Viola, Dr. George Horse Capture, Dr. Ralph Ehrenberg, and Dr. George Chalou
    • Location: Wed: Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD; Thurs: Library of Congress; Friday: National Archives Facility, University of MD

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July

  • July 7, 2003: Third lesson plan due, bring hard copy and disk. Alice will review and distribute.
  • July 9 & 15, 2003, individual groups by topic:
    • Content: Meet with the experts. Individuals will meet/ communicate with historian and professors regarding their research for the in-depth lesson/ unit
    • Instructors: Supported by GMU and GWU
    • Location: Schedule will be provided for locations
  • July 2003: Optional Field Trip
    • Instructor: Dr. Charlie Errico
    • Location: On-site

August

  • August 27, 2003, 8am-noon: Lesson Sharing
    • Content: Elementary group, sharing and review of in-depth lesson plans
    • *Attendance will take the place of required county-wide inservice
    • Instructors: Facilitated by GMU
    • Location: Within FCPS
  • August 28, 2003, 8am-noon: Lesson Sharing
    • Content: Secondary group, sharing and review of in-depth lesson plans
    • *Attendance will take the place of required county-wide inservice
    • Instructors: Facilitated by GMU
    • Location: Within FCPS

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September

  • September (second week), 4:30-7:30pm: After School Seminar
    • Content: Washington's Vision of American Character
    • Pedagogy: How to mentor and teach
    • Instructors: Dr. Peter Henriques and Dr. Kathleen Steeves
    • Location: Within FCPS

October

  • October 1, 2003: Final unit plan due. Hard copy to Alice with disk.
  • October 20, 2003, all day: Seminar
    • Content: Jefferson's View of the World
    • Pedagogy: Teaching with place
    • Instructors: Dr. Herman Viola, Dr. Kathleen Steeves, and Dr. Anna Chamot
    • Location: Field trip to Moticello

November

  • November 19, 2003, 4:30-7:30pm: Final Reception with first cohort. Initial reception with second cohort.
    • Instructors: Dr. Roger Wilkins, FCPS Staff
    • Location: Gunston Hall, Non-school site
    • Readings: Jefferson's Pillow

December

  • December 10, 2003: Book Discussion
    • Instructors: Dr. Kathleen Steeves
    • Location: GWU, Virginia Square
    • Readings: Jefferson's Pillow

 

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