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ON BEHALF OF ART21

 

ART21 Educators is a year-long professional development program designed to support K-12 educators in any subject area who are interested in bringing contemporary art, artists and themes into classroom learning and teaching.

 

ART21 has established itself as the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning, PBS-broadcast television series, ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, available for FREE online.  ART21 Education Programs engage audiences in dialogue about contemporary art and the artists featured in ART21 films.  Please visit our website to learn about the variety of ways ART21 resources can be used to enhance Social Studies curriculum.   

 

The application deadline is April 3, 2016.  A flyer and e-blast on the program are attached, and applicants can find more information by visiting the ART21 Educators page.

 

Please contact Ms. Noyes if you have questions.

Pauline Noyes

Coordinator, Education Initiatives ART21

646 747 9782

Apply Now for the Sixth Year of ART21 Educators
Application Deadline Extended to April 3

MORE INFO: ART21.org

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Warm greetings from ART21. Don’t miss your chance to apply for the upcoming year of the ART21Educators program. The deadline has been extended to Sunday, April 3, 2016.

ART21 Educators is a year-long professional learning community that brings together teachers from all subject areas interested in using contemporary art and ART21 films as resources for innovative teaching and learning across subject areas. Teachers are invited to apply from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The 2016-2017 program combines a six-day summer institute in New York City (July 6-11, 2016) with participation in a virtual community and distance learning sessions (July 2016-May 2017).

Visit the ART21 website for additional information about the program, including FAQs, and a link to the online application.

Applications must be received by April 3, 2016.

 

ART21 Educators is sponsored, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, Brenda R. Potter, the Lambent Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Rolin Foundation USA

Want to do more?

ART21 videos, images, texts, and educational materials: art21.org
Weekly writings, features, and updates: ART21 Magazine
The PBS television series: ART21 on PBS
Watch more ART21 videos: YouTube | Vimeo | PBS Video | PBS Mobile
Connect with ART21Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram

 

ART21 is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Donations to ART21 support the production of ART21‘s films, education initiatives, digital resources, film archive, and other ART21projects.

Changes to social studies courses

 

As most of you know Policy 2510 is currently out on comment.  One change is to Social Studies, many stakeholders actually requested that the social studies requirement be reduced from 4 credits to 3 like Science, however with allowing some flexibility you will notice that the proposed version of Policy 2510 retains 4 credits for social studies.  Below is the charts of the current social studies requirements along with the new proposed charts.  Below the charts I will clarify a few misconceptions that seem to be floating around out there.  I know Allegra is now the Social Studies contact however, when I see incorrect information being shared from the field I have to stop and go back to my social studies roots.  Let’ all keep in mind I am a social studies person so believe me when I say there was a lot of time and thought put into this policy to protect the integrity of our programs while offering students the courses that will most benefit them.

 

Current Required Proposed 2510
Social Studies* 4 credits

World Studies (Grade 9) or an AP® Social Studies course

United States Studies (Grade 10) or an AP® Social Studies course

Contemporary Studies or an AP® Social Studies course

Civics for the Next Generation or AP® Government and Politics.

Social Studies* 4 credits

World Studies or Geography or an AP® Social Studies course (see Chart V)

United States Studies or United State Studies-Comprehensive or AP® U.S. History

One additional Social Studies course or an AP® Social Studies course (see Chart V)

Civics for the Next Generation or AP® United States Government and Politics.

Current Optional Electives Proposed Additional Course Options
Social Studies* Economics

Geography

A minimum of one AP® social studies course

Other social studies courses based on student need and interest

Social Studies college courses

Additional AP® Social Studies courses

IB Program Courses

Social Studies* Contemporary Studies

Economics

A minimum of one AP® social studies course

AP® Art History

AP® Comparative Government and Politics

AP® European History

AP® Human Geography

AP® Macroeconomics

AP® Microeconomics

AP® Psychology

AP® World History

IB Program Courses

Psychology

Social Studies college courses

Sociology

 

 

You will notice that there are still 4 required credits for social studies.  You will also notice that counties may choose to offer World Studies or Geography, the option for an AP® course here has not changed at all.  The big change is for United States Studies in the current policy you will notice it says or an AP® Social Studies course, for years this has allowed student who take AP® to get around taking U.S. Studies or AP® US History.  The new proposed version of Policy 2510 will require every student to take either US Studies, AP® US History , or US Studies Comprehensive (which is a course that will cover US History from its inception to today, standards will be created if this is approved, along with standards for Psychology and Sociology). This change will require every students to have a US History/Studies Course before graduation.  There are no changes to Civics or AP® Government and Politics this is in state code.  Finally for the 4th credit, which we were able to retain, we will be able to allow students to personalize the type of social studies course they want to take to align with their interests or post-secondary education plans.

 

So to clarify the information that is being circulated around that this will eliminate students from taking US History, that is totally wrong, this policy will actually require it unlike the current policy.  Secondly, when you look up the definition of Geography you will notice that it is defined as the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries.  Is this not something that goes along with world history and would benefit our students?  Keep in mind we are still teaching World History in Grade 7.  Lastly I want to say that there is nothing in this Policy, other than requiring every student to take a US History Course, that will stop counties from doing exactly what they are doing now if they so choose.

 

If you have concerns or like the proposed changes please comment on the policy.  Also please feel free to ask Allegra or myself and further questions, we will be glad to respond with the correct information.

 

Joey

 

Robert “Joey” Wiseman Jr.

Executive Director

WVDE Office of Middle/Secondary Learning

http://wvde.state.wv.us/instruction/

Building 6 Room 603

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, WV 25305-0330

304.558.5325 P

304.558.1834 F

wvde.state.wv.us

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Social Studies in other states

Good Afternoon Everyone,

 

I am so glad my email sparked lots of great conversations today, I want to think you all for your dedication to your field.  I just wanted to share a chart that was created as these conversations began.  Below you will see the Social Studies Requirements from other states.  The info is almost 2 years old and some may have changed slightly but good food for thought.  I have also included the link the bigfuture College Board has for the number of high school courses most colleges look for https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/your-high-school-record/high-school-classes-colleges-look-for .    Please continue to comment on the policy.

 

Joey

 

Robert “Joey” Wiseman Jr.

Executive Director

WVDE Office of Middle/Secondary Learning

http://wvde.state.wv.us/instruction/

Building 6 Room 603

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, WV 25305-0330

304.558.5325 P

304.558.1834 F

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ALA Teacher of the Year Contest

On behalf of the American Lawyers Alliance Teacher of the Year Contest

Deadline March 15, 2016

Teacher Agreement – JMLP – Cohort 2 – WV 

This is a reminder that the deadline for the American Lawyers Alliance Law-Related Education Teacher of the Year contest is rapidly approaching.  Please encourage your Middle School and High School teachers to apply for this prestigious award.  We would appreciate you encouraging your Middle School Teachers to apply since they are often overlooked when it comes to awards.

 

The attached brochure explains the purpose of the contest, the application process and the application form.  One Middle School and two High School teachers will be chosen as the ALA LRE 206 Teachers of the Year.  Each winner will be presented a $1500 cash award at the Annual Meeting of the American Lawyers Alliance in San Francisco, California, in early August 2016.  An Additional $500 for hotel and travel expenses will be given to each recipient who attends the Awards Luncheon.

 

The Application Deadline is March 15, 2016.  Please visit the ALA website www.americanlawyersalliance.org and click on “Annual Awards” for information about this award.   If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact either Kitty O’Reilley at kitty.oreilley@gmail.com or Anne Santorelli at annesanto@aol.com.

 

Thank you for all you do to encourage law-related education in your state.

 

Best Regards,

 

Kitty O’Reilley and Anne Santorelli

American Lawyers Alliance

Co-Chairs Teacher of the Year Program

 

When I Grow Up Essay Contest

A LESSON IN SAVINGS

As part of the annual When I Grow Up Essay

Contest, SMART529 invites teachers to emphasize

the importance of higher education in their

classrooms and enter to win!

Tell us how you will use the SMART529 Essay

Contest in your classroom and win $2,500 cash

for…a vacation, shopping spree, new TV or even for

classroom supplies.

Consider the following ways to help your students:

  • Distributing the SMART Family Newsletter

delivered to all WV elementary school students.

  • Using the SMART529 When I Grow Up Essay

Contest in classroom assignments (one of your

students could win $500 or $5,000 in a SMART529

plan, and your school could win $500 cash).

  • Communicating the importance of higher

education as a family goal and letting parents know

about the SMART529 program.

The deadline to submit entries is Friday,

February 26, 2016.

Learn More at SMART529.com/teachers

 

 

Robert “Joey” Wiseman Jr.

Executive Director

WVDE Office of Middle/Secondary Learning

http://wvde.state.wv.us/instruction/

Building 6 Room 603

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, WV 25305-0330

304.558.5325 P

304.558.1834 F

wvde.state.wv.us

We The People

The first cohort of We the People teachers has received training and will be soon conducting mock congressional hearings with students. As a result, it is time to recruit another set of teachers for year 2, which starts with professional development at Montpelier the week of June 19 – 24, 2016.

 

Attached below please find an Introduction Handout as well as a Teacher Agreement which contain more information about the program.

 

Qualifying teachers should be able to respond affirmatively to the following questions:

 

  1. Are you new to the We the People Program, in that you have not previously received We the People training and been teaching the material?

 

  1. Is the level of free and reduced lunch at your school greater than 30%?

 

  1. Would you be available to attend all of the listed events?

 

  1. Is your principal supportive of your involvement?

 

If teachers answer yes to all of these questions, they are eligible for the wonderful opportunity.

 

Attachments:

SEED Grant Introduction Handout – Cohort 2 (2)

Teacher Agreement – JMLP – Cohort 2 – WV (2)

 

If anyone has questions about the program, or would like additional information, please contact Rebecca M. Tinder at rtinder@bowlesrice.com or at (304) 347-2132.