Looking at the Evidence (NDTRC Smr Tchr Inst)
Instructor: Erik Holland
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - Friday, June 22, 2018
Meet Wednesday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. & Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with course completion July 10, 2018
Location: ND Heritage Center, Bismarck, ND
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $100
The North Dakota Teacher Resource Coalition will host its annual summer institute for K-12 teachers based in the ND Heritage Center & State Museum. This course investigates resources newly developed and some proved standards from partners in the coalition.
Participants will become familiar with resources produced for classroom use by the North Dakota Teacher Resource Coalition and their connections to national networks, including lesson plans, activity guides, connections with remote sites, development and refining of evidence based and inquiry based teaching techniques, project and object based learning.
All text materials will be provided. On-line curricula from North Dakota Studies, DPI, State Historical Society of North Dakota, National History Day, Project WET, Project Learning Tree manuals.
"I loved the venues and the variety of information and apply it to our teaching. The staff was incredible."
"Thanks for a valuable 3 days - it was a great experience."
Required Student Resources:
Portable computers would be useful.
About The Instructor
Erik earned his M.A. in History from University of Wisconsin and his B.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology from University of North Dakota. He has served as past president of the board of the Museum Education Roundtable (MER), an international network of several hundred museum educators and has served 2 three-year terms on the board and been a member of MER since 1978.
As fourth-generation educator, Erik has worked in educational programming and events at historic sites for more than 30 years. He has served as the Chair of the Educators' and Interpreters' Committee for the American Associate for State & Local History. In North Dakota, Wisconsin and Virginia, he has developed thematic traveling-trunk exhibits, organized and presented programs, and teacher institutes dovetailing teaching standards and hands-on experiences with primary source materials including artifacts, photographs and documents as well as activities and teacher resources for developing critical thinking skills from multiple perspectives.