Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Call for Participants: Social Studies Curriculum Design

Social Studies teachers from three AEAs, including Prairie Lakes AEA, are invited to come together for three days to build a curriculum using Open Education Resources (OER) to teach the new Iowa Social Studies Standards. The  initial focus is seventh grade Global Issues. HOWEVER, this does NOT mean that you have to teach seventh grade to participate.  The content will be open and available to all teachers. The units will incorporate OER resources, Iowa AEA Online Databases, and appropriate websites. The units will contain all of the tools needed such as assessments, project suggestions and opportunities to differentiate to meet the needs of all learners utilizing the MTSS process. 

PLAEA is looking for 3-5 representatives, so if you're interested, please fill out this survey! Each AEA will compensate the district for substitute and transportation costs.The teams of teachers will meet from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas on Jan. 25, March 15 and May 3. 

There will be an opportunity for one recertification credit available (at the teacher's expense). 

At the end of the sessions, each participant will have at least one curricular unit available in a shared Google Team Drive Folder to teach in 2018-19.

Questions? Please contact Leslie Pralle Keehn at

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