Socrates in the Social Studies

An online course that empowers social studies teachers to blend philosophical questioning with their content area to inspire critical thinking. Teachers create compelling questions and make a digital portfolio of lesson artifacts modeled after recommendations from the Inquiry Arc of the C3 Framework for Social Studies. Teachers walk away with meaningful evidence for their personal […]

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CCSS Summer Institutes

Please plan to attend one of the Connecticut State Department of Education/Connecticut Council for the Social Studies upcoming summer institutes. The first one will be held June 26-29 at Goodwin Tech The second one will be held August 7-10 at Central Connecticut State University Sessions at each workshop will be held on inquiry instruction, latest […]

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Attend the Right Question Institute’s International Conference!

The Right Question Institute’s International Conference on Best Practices in the Question Formulation Technique is taking place in downtown Boston, July 23-25, 2017. Kindergarten through university educators will be learning and working together to explore the many robust applications of the Question Formulation Technique that lead to greater student curiosity, engagement, deeper learning and, at the same time, […]

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Teaching Resources from the U.S. Institute of Peace

The U.S. Institute of Peace works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded organization, USIP’s staff work at the Institute’s DC headquarters and […]

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