|Professional Development Programs 2013-2014|
CMHEC offers professional development opportunities to support teachers offering historical inquiry projects--particularly History Fair. Check out the listings below for our 2013-2014 workshops, seminars, and institutes.
History Fair Methods: A Lane Credit Course
July 8-12, 9am-3pm, at various locations in the city, lunch on your own.
In only one week’s time you will:-Earn 2 semester hours for Lane Credit
-Learn all aspects of the History Fair: engage in learning by doing
-Visit key institutions that will be crucial for your students’ History Fair experience
-Understand how to structure HF benchmarks to keep your students on task
-Engage in key readings associated with historical inquiry
-Align History Fair to Common Core and CPS Teachers Framework (or your district’s p.d. requirements)
-Leave with the confidence to start History Fair at your school. You will become eligible for special coaching opportunities from CMHEC as well.
CPS teachers must register at cpsuniversity Course #18569. TWO Lane Credit hours and 30 cpdus earned. Non-CPS teacher may register by emailing INFO@chicagohistoryfair.org.
Become a Fellow for the Burnham Centennial Series on the Chicago Planning History
"Post-War Urban Planning in Chicago: Downtown versus Neighborhoods"
July 31-August 2, 9am-3pm (August 2 is morning only). Sessions @ UIC, Harold Washington Library, and the National Archives.
Join Dr. Amanda Seligman, author of Block by Block for three seminars on the making of modern Chicago. How did various groups exercise or build power to affect decisions? Who benefited and what were the impacts? Through a series of readings, lectures, and primary source explorations within research collections, teachers will unpack of the history of urban renewal and create materials for classroom use. Special attention will be paid to the 2014 theme, “Rights and Responsibilities in History.”
One Lane Credit hour and 15 cpdus offered as well as free materials. CPS teachers may register at cpsuniversity, Course #18600. Non-CPS teachers may email INFO@chicagohistoryfair.org.
HISTORY FAIR BOOT CAMP - select a day that works best for you for this one-day intensive workshop, 9-3pm, at the Newberry Library. Six CPDUs, free materials.
Addie Wyatt and the Struggle for Women’s, Civil, and African-American Rights: Using the Special Collections of the Harsh Collection, Woodson Library CPL
Field Trips to Chicago History Museum for History Fair
Chicago Public Library Research for History Fair Students