Educators invited to attend Social Studies DBQ Workshop series

Maine DOE is inviting teachers of grades 6-12 to participate in a two-part social studies workshop series scheduled for Nov. 5 and March 15 in Waterville.

The Social Studies Document-Based Question (DBQ) Workshop Series are designed to help teachers implement rigorous reading, writing and thinking activities with students of all skill levels and to increase student proficiency in generating evidence-based arguments. Workshops will be facilitated by leaders of the national DBQ Project.

The November workshop session will introduce the DBQ Project method and supports. Educators will select a suite of materials to best meet their students’ needs and will be asked to teach a DBQ lesson and collect student work prior to the March workshop. The March workshop session will provide an opportunity for teachers to analyze their students’ work and provide an opportunity to learn from their colleagues. Ongoing virtual support will be provided between workshop sessions whereby educators will have direct access to nationally recognized experts of the DBQ Project.

Registration is limited to 40 social studies teachers and the registration deadline is Oct. 15. A $50 registration fee includes lunch both days and a teacher resource binder, valued at $350. Participants will earn 14 contact hours.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Contact Maine DOE’s Social Studies Specialist Kristie Littlefield with questions at kristie.littlefield@maine.gov or 624-6828.