History Day Teacher Workshops

2017-2018 Teacher Workshops and Webinars

Note: Registrants cancelling 24 hours before the workshop are eligible for a refund or credit. (This includes weather related cancellations.) Less than 24 hours notice - Registrants who are unable to attend the workshop may substitute someone to attend in their place; substitutions will be made at the registration desk the day of the event. No refunds or credits will be granted for non-attendance or cancellations. Please email Torrie White or call 651-259-3443 with any questions regarding History Day workshops or webinars.

History Day 101

History Day 101 will address the fundamentals of the History Day program. Staff will discuss the program framework and implementation strategies. See samples of projects, learn about support resources, and discuss standards, program benefits, and next steps to bring History Day into your classroom. Participants will leave with a variety of classroom-ready tools to begin implementing History Day in their own schools. Workshop fee of $85 includes breakfast, lunch, parking, and materials.
 
Workshop date:
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.mTo register for this workshop, email Sarah Aschbrenner.
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.mTo register for this workshop, email Sarah Aschbrenner.

 

Theme Exploration and Curriculum Collaboration

Be prepared to not only listen to the History Day staff talk about the theme, but get ready to share your own ideas into the discussion through collaborative activities in the morning. In the afternoon, we will shift gears to curriculum planning. Bring your calendars, rubrics, and other History Day lessons. Open discussion time will give you the opportunity to collaborate with other attendees. Workshop fee of $85 includes breakfast, lunch, parking, and materials.
 
Workshop date:
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.mTo register for this workshop, email Sarah Aschbrenner.
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.mTo register for this workshop, email Sarah Aschbrenner.

Urban Educator Conference 

This conference is primarily for urban teachers or schools with high diversity and student needs. This conference will cater specifically to issues in urban schools and include breakout sessions and a keynote. 
 
Workshop date:
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Applications for this workshop will be accepted this fall. 

 

Advanced Teacher Workshop

Once you feel comfortable teaching History Day and working with your students on their projects,what else is there? Come to this workshop to find new and innovoative ways to engage with your students and learn new in's and out's of History Day. Workshop fee fo $85 includes breakfast, lunch, parking, and materials.
 
Workshop date:
  • Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To register for this workshop, email Sarah Aschbrenner.
 
If you have any questions regarding workshops, please contact Torrie White.
 
WEBINARS
 

Thesis Statement Webinar

A clear thesis is at the heart of each History Day project.  Take a closer look at the characteristics of effective thesis statements and discuss approaches to guiding students.
  • Once the webinar is purchased, you will receive an email from Torrie White. Purchase a recording of the webinar here
 

Project Organization Webinar

A little strategy can go a long way in creating informative and effective History Day projects. Learn how students can best organize information and discuss tips for each category. 
  • Once the webinar is purchased, you will receive an email from Torrie WhitePurchase a recording of the webinar here
 

Competitions and Judging Webinar

What should you expect at a History Day competition? Discuss how to best prepare students, the judging process, and get answer to questions you have about Regional and State events.
  • Once the webinar is purchased, you will receive an email from Torrie WhitePurchase a recording of the webinar here
 

 

National History Day in Minnesota is sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, Department of History
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