The History/Social Science learning experience is designed for history, social science, and humanities educators (grades 6–12) to apply engaging, inquiry-based strategies that will increase students’ ability to think, read, and write like a historian.
Participants will experience and design student learning around rigorous Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR®) methodologies to scaffold learning to promote critical thinking and analysis of source material.
Participants will engage in both synchronous and semi-synchronous learning. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced can be leveraged in face-to-face or virtual learning environments.
- Utilize WICOR strategies to deepen students' use of academic language.
- Intentionally incorporate WICOR strategies and methodologies into content curriculum in order to increase student engagement and support rigor.
- Model and coach reading for disciplinary literacy in order to develop students’ capacity to comprehend and analyze complex texts.
- Model and coach writing for disciplinary literacy in order to develop students’ capacity to communicate from an understanding of multiple perspectives.
Laying the Foundation for Disciplinary Literacy
Thinking Like a Historian Would
Reading Like a Historian Would
Communicating Like a Historian Would