Schedule

2006-07 Cohort A Schedule

2005

December

December 16: Applications to Cohort 1 Due

2006

April

April 5: Orientation, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Orientation for both cohorts to discuss project requirements, web site, and web modules
Teachers will receive project books and fill out recertification forms

June

June 21-22: Summer Institute, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cohort A will participate in all activities
GMU Loudoun Campus and LCPS Central Office

  • June 21:
    • “Evaluating and Analyzing Online Sources,” with GMU’s Allison O’Connor
    • “Historical Thinking Skills,” with GMU Professor T. Mills Kelly
  • June 22:
    • “Hands On Digital Primary Sources,” with GMU’s Allison O’Connor
    • “Using Primary Sources in the Classroom,” with GMU Professor T. Mills Kelly
  • June 25:
    • Week 1 Reflection due
June 26-29: Summer Institute, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cohort A will participate in all activities
GMU Loudoun Campus and LCPS Central Office

    • June 26:
      • “George Washington,” with GMU Professor Peter Henriques
      • Mount Vernon Site Visit with Guided Tour
    • June 27:
      • “Antebellum,” with Shenandoah University Professor Warren Hofstra
      • “Early Republic and Founding Documents,” with GMU Professor Rosie Zagarri
    • June 28:
      • National Museum of the American Indian Site Visit
      • Tour and Presentation with College of William and Mary Professor Danielle Moretti-Langholtz and Buck Woodard
    • June 29:
      • “Slavery,” with Georgetown Professor Adam Rothman
      • Interactive Teaching Strategies Seminar

    July

    Teachers post workshop reflections on website and respond to colleagues’s reflections
    Teachers conduct primary research and communicate with scholars about primary source activities
    July 2: Week 2 Reflection Due
    July 10-13: Summer Institute, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Cohort A will participate in all activities
    GMU Loudoun Campus and LCPS Central Office
      • July 10:
        • “Civil War,” with GMU Professor Chris Hamner
        • Harper’s Ferry Site Visit with Guided Tour
      • July 11:
        • “Reconstruction,” with University of Maryland Professor Ira Berlin
        • “Urbanization and Modernization,” with GMU Professor Michael O’Malley
      • July 12:
        • “Jim Crow,” with GMU Professor Wendi Manuel-Scott
        • Interactive Teaching Strategies Seminar
      • July 13:
        • “Civil Rights,” with GMU Professor Wendi Manuel-Scott
        • “Post-War Virginia,” with GMU Professor Zachary Schrag
      • July 16:
        • Week 3 reflection due

      August

      August 16: Primary Source Activity Topics Due
      Write and submit summary of primary source activities to be taught during September or October

      Cohort A will complete two activities

      August 29: National Archives and Records Administration Site Visit with Guided Tour

      September

      September/October: Teach Primary Source Activities

      Project Director observes one primary source activity for each teacher
      Write about experience teaching each primary source activity

      October

      If not done in September, teach and write about primary source activities
      October 6: Book Group Reflection 1 Due
      October 11: Book Discussion, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

      Post Book Group reflections on website; respond to other’s postings

      October 18: Annual Keynote Lecture, “Virginia Revolutions and Becoming American,” 4:30-6:30 p.m.

      With Dr. Rhys Issac
      Open to ALL LCPS Teachers

      October 23: Keynote Lecture Reflection Due
      October 31: Primary Source Activity Case Study Due

      November

      November 14: Historical film workshop on Slavery in Film, 4:30-6:30

      With Georgetown University Professor Adam Rothman
      Open to ALL LCPS Teachers

      • Extended Lesson Plan Topic with Outline and Primary Sources Due
      November 20: Post reflection to Film Workshop on the forum; respond to other’s posts

      December

      December 13: Project Director and Master Teacher conduct lesson plan support workshop from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

      2007

      January

      Project Director, Academic Program Director, and historians provide feedback on lesson plans
      January 10: Draft of Extended Lesson Plan Due

      February

      Continue to revise lesson plans
      February 7: Historical Film Workshop on War in Film , 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

      With GMU Professor Chris Hamner
      Open to ALL LCPS Teachers

      February 24: Post Historical Film Workshop reflection to forum; respond to other postings

      March

      March 9: ook Group Reflection #2 due—post on website; respond to other postings
      March 14: Book Discussion, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      March 14: Final Lesson Plan Due

      April

      April 12: Presentation of Lesson Plans and Closing Reception, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.