Summer PD 2022

Making Argumentative Writing Engaging in History and English Classrooms​

Engage students’ analytical thinking skills, as well as their imagination, by incorporating argumentative writing into history and literature courses. At U4SC, we have two projects called Readers 4 Social Change and Historians 4 Social Change that allow students to place themselves inside historical moments and fictional stories and write editorial-style articles from the perspective of someone living in that context. Students will learn how to find and analyze primary sources, develop strong thesis statements and persuasive arguments, respond to counterarguments, and think and write from an alternative perspective. This workshop will focus on the basics of a strong op-ed and connecting the skill to history and literature curricula. When teachers use these projects in their classroom, we will post their articles on our site. 

In-Person

Dates: 7/18

Cost: $150

Location: 48 Wall Street, NY New York 10005

Time: 10am to 4pm

PD Hours: 5

Virtual

Dates: 7/20

Cost: $50

Location: Zoom

Time: 1pm to 5pm

PD Hours: 4

Conference sessions: 

  • Why argumentative writing? 
  • Adapting argumentative writing to history and literature courses
  • Anatomy of a great op-ed
  • Looking at examples and resources
  • Prepare a lesson and outline

Using Simulations to Teach Critical Thinking and Leadership​

Today’s students are the next generation of leaders. Simulations are a great way for students to think critically about the decisions that they would make as leaders in different fields. In this workshop, you will participate in a simulation, design one to use in your classes, and receive feedback from peers and facilitators. We will also walk you through our library of over 100 task forces

In-Person

Dates: 7/19

Cost: $150

Location: 48 Wall Street, NY New York 10005

Time: 10am to 4pm

PD Hours: 4

Virtual

Dates: 7/21

Cost: $50

Location: Zoom

Time: 1pm to 5pm

PD Hours: 4

Conference sessions: 

  • Why simulations?
  • Anatomy of a task force 
  • Complete a task force 
  • Create your own task force 
  • Peer review 
  • Feedback, revisions, and brainstorming different applications. 

Facilitators


Priten Shah (M.A., Harvard Education, B.A. Harvard )

Chief Executive Officer

  • B.A. in Philosophy and M.Ed. in Education Policy from Harvard University
  • Is a serial entrepreneur whose projects aim to change power dynamics in various industries and fields
  • Lives in NYC with his pet bird, Pia

Nina Bamberg (M.A. Columbia Teacher’s College)

Director of Programs

  • MA in Peace and Human Rights Education, Columbia University
  • Nonprofit professional who believes in the role the sector plays in strengthening democracy 
  • Loves engaging students in conversations about current events and social issues

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