History Day Teacher Workshops

Teacher Workshops and Webinars

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. 

WORKSHOPS

Please contact Jill Hengstler at jill.hengstler@mnhs.org or 651-259-3429 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 includes breakfast, lunch, parking, and materials. Cost: $85 for one workshop. Bundle HD 101 Workshop with “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange” Theme Workshop for discounted price of only $150 total! *If you would like to purchase a bundle package, please contact Jill Hengstler at Jill.Hengstler@mnhs.org or 651-259-3429.*
  • Tues., Sept. 29, 2015, Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshop completed.
  • Tues., Nov. 3, 2015, Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshop completed.
 

“Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History:” 2016 History Day Theme Workshop

The 2016 History Day theme can seem intimidating at first, but it actually offers students a rich array of possibilities for selecting a topic connected to their own interests. Take a closer look at ways to understand the theme, pitfalls to avoid, and how to incorporate the theme into thesis statements and projects. You will bring home topic ideas and tools to use in your classroom to address the theme with your students. Workshop fee includes breakfast, lunch, parking, and materials. Cost: $85 for one workshop. Bundle HD 101 Workshop with “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange” Theme Workshop for discounted price of only $150 total! *If you would like to purchase a bundle package, please contact Jill Hengstler at Jill.Hengstler@mnhs.org or 651-259-3429.*
  • Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshop completed.
  • Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshop completed.
 

Advanced Topics in History Day

Move beyond the basics and take an in-depth look at several important elements of successful History Day projects in this workshop. Special topics for this year include project organization, research skills, bibliographies, judging, and project evaluation. Workshop fee includes breakfast, lunch, parking, and materials. Cost: $85
  • Tues., Dec. 1, Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. To sign up for this workshop, please contact Jill Hengstler at jill.hengstler@mnhs.org or 651-259-3429.
 

Urban Educator Conference

This one-day conference has been designed to meet the needs of teachers from Minneapolis Public Schools, St. Paul Public Schools, and teachers from highly diverse Metro-area schoolss, or schools with high levels of free and reduced lunch. Participants will receive a $100 subsidy for successful completion of the one-day conference. Parking and meals will also be provided. Large group and break-out sessions will cover a variety of topics for both the new and experienced History Day teachers. View the agenda or read session descriptions for more details.
 
Interested educators should apply online by Wednesday, September 23. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, September 25. Attendance will be capped at no more than 40 participants, with preference going to educators from targeted school districts/areas.
  • Sat., Oct. 3, Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, 8:30 – 3:30 p.m. Conference completed.
 

WEBINARS

2016 Theme Webinar
"Exploration, Encounter, Exchange" is a great theme for students interested in all areas of history. Get the basics for approaching the 2016 theme from the History Day staff.
  • Once the webinar is purchased, you will receive an email from Jill Hengstler. Purchase a recording of the webinar here
 

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 Jill Hengstler. 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 Jill Hengstler. Purchase 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 Jill Hengstler. Purchase 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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