New Jersey education leaders and OER Project believe that teachers are the key to providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead our country into the future. In that spirit, we are collaborating to provide a series of workshops for teachers looking to add a few new tools to their toolbox. Developing students’ skills in any social studies classroom is imperative for understanding the content. These sessions will dive deep into a particular skill and leave you with ideas and tools that can be implemented immediately in your classroom. OER Project team members work with New Jersey educators to design each session with your needs in mind. We are excited to begin this partnership and look forward to learning together throughout the school year.
Recorded January 11, 2024
How can we better connect our students with individuals, groups, and events from times and places that may feel distant? Primary sources! The thoughtful exploration of primary sources in world history instruction can be an inquiry-rich approach that supports student engagement and critical analysis. During this session, educators will unpack OER Project’s approach to using primary sources and have the opportunity to practice using some of the strategies needed to jump-start or enhance student mastery of upcoming units of study.
Recorded October 12, 2023
Doing the work of a historian takes skilled thinking and problem-solving that require both training and practice. Teaching students how to find a problem, locate evidence, and craft a clear solution takes careful coaching and a set of critical learning tools. Join members of the OER Project to discuss the importance of historical inquiry, strengthen your practice around helping students develop these core competencies, and walk away with a few tools to share in your classroom.