Professional Development Programs

The Chicago Metro History Fair offers professional development opportunities to support teachers offering historical inquiry projects. Check out the listings below for our 2017-2018 workshops, seminars, and institutes. For more information, or to register, contact historyfair@chicagohistory.org

Unless otherwise noted, sessions are free to History Fair Partner schools.

2017-2018 Professional Development Programs

boot camp 2017

Introduction to History Fair: 
THE "BOOT CAMP" WORKSHOP

“As a veteran teacher, it is so good to have relevant and strong professional development that leads to something great for my students. Through this very strong social studies research project, my students had to read, write, and think so much -- and I don't even think they noticed how hard they were working!”

Learn everything about History Fair in one intense day-- from planning in your classroom to assessing the final product.

Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
9:30am-3:30pm

Thursday, August 24, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-fair-boot-camp-workshop-august-24-2017-tickets-34837909124

Saturday, October 14, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-fair-boot-camp-workshop-october-14-2017-tickets-34917492159

Saturday, November 18, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-fair-boot-camp-workshop-november-18-2017-tickets-36528160712

 

nhd logoHistory Fair teachers are encouraged to take advantage of the
National History Day Graduate Courses for Teachers 2017-2018

LEARN MORE ABOUT FALL and SPRING COURSES:
NHD.org/OnlineEducation

 

 

kickoff 2016 photo

SAVE THE DATE

The History Fair Kickoff is now part of the
Chicago History Museum’s Mini-Con

Featuring: “Conflict and Compromise: Civic Action in History”

Monday, November 6, 2017, 4:30pm-7:00pm
at the Chicago History Museum

 

 

"The Kickoff is the catalyst that gets me motivated each year. I appreciate the enthusiasm of the staff as well as the insight of the speakers. Sometimes a single statement about the topic can help me direct my students and inspire them."

Parking information at: http://www.chicagohistory.org/planavisit/visitorinformation/#parking


 

The Website Certification Training

Training for History Fair teachers is an online tutorial. Teachers must be certified to offer the category to their students.

 

Sorry you missed them . . . Past professional development programs:

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HISTORY FAIR METHODS COURSE

A two-day course in doing History Fair which includes the logistics and methods as well as an experiential, hands-on learning component.

Wednesday, July 12 - Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:30am-3:30pm
Chicago History Museum and Harold Washington Library

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-fair-methods-course-tickets-35009045999



chicago parkBURNHAM SUMMER FELLOWSHIP
Living in the City: Social and Environmental Justice, the Parks. An Inquiry.

In this program, study the issues and history of the parks from an environmental and class/justice framework.  How have decisions impacted communities and what is the role and impact of citizen action. Open to all middle grades and high school social studies teachers.

Historians and librarians will present and guide teachers through a mini-inquiry which culminates with bus tour and lunch. Teachers will receive free materials, 18 hours of professional development, and upon full completion a certificate as a Burnham Centennial Fellow and an honorarium.See the registration for more details and to register/apply for the course.

Monday, July 17-Wednesday, July 19, 2017

 


 

Introduction to History Fair: 
THE "BOOT CAMP" WORKSHOP

Thursday, July 6, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-fair-boot-camp-workshop-july-6-2017-tickets-34837290273

Thursday, August 3, 2017
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-fair-boot-camp-workshop-august-3-2017-tickets-34837850950

 
Website Certification

IMPORTANT NOTE TO TEACHERS: We are pleased to see your interest in the History Fair’s newest category, historical websites. Any teacher who wants to enter student website projects in the History Fair is required to take the training, below, and earn certification.

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