Historical Studies Professional Development
Faculty in Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Master of Arts in Historical Studies program offer invigorating professional development workshops on teaching history.
We hold intensive, two-day workshops on campus each summer. We also offer shorter, in-school sessions that are customizable to each school’s wants and needs.
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Thinking and Reading Like a Historian
Nebraska Wesleyan University
This two-day interactive workshop for K-12 teachers provides strategies for teaching, assessing and engaging students to read primary documents.
Breakout sessions are held from 8 am to 4 pm each day. They allow elementary, middle and high school teachers to collaborate on classroom experiences and teaching techniques.
What’s in it for teachers?
- Learn how to design your own Historical Thinking lesson plan.
- Gain resources and strategies for formative and summative assessment.
- Obtain pedagogy training and learn how to apply historical thinking.
- Learn how to meet the new Nebraska Social Studies Standards.
What’s in it for your students next year?
- They’ll gain skills in sourcing, contextualizing, close reading and corroboration.
- They’ll improve their understanding and performance in history, reading and literacy.
- They’ll increase their overall academic success.
Reserve by March 1 for a $20 discount.
School districts and ESUs sending eight or more teachers receive $25 off each registration.
NWU offers a variety of professional development workshops for school and school district personnel. We adjust workshops to fit a variety of formats, including half-day and full-day professional development opportunities.
- Teaching Close Reading with Historical Documents
- Thinking Like a Historian
- Nebraska Social Studies Standards
- Teaching Nebraska History
To learn more or schedule a workshop, contact: