Grades 6-12 Social Studies Teachers

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jones Institute for
Educational Excellence
The Earl Center at
Emporia State University
1601 State, Emporia, KS

Map to Event:
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$125 (includes lunch & materials)

Graduate credit (0.5) available with no additional work; 1.0 graduate credit available with an additional assignment to be completed and submitted to JIEE. An additional fee for graduate credit.

Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. A minimum of 8 participants is required to hold the workshop.

Registration will close on Nov. 5, 2014.


Doing Social Studies in the 21st Century

As Kansas Social Studies teachers implement the Kansas History, Government and Social Studies (HGSS) Standards adopted in 2013, they face many issues.

  • What do the standards look like in practice?

  • How can I implement the standards across the curriculum?

  • What assistance will students need to transition from the specificity of the deltas to the new assessment?

This workshop will address these questions and help equip teachers to effectively work with the new standards.

Prior to the workshop, Kori and Adam will survey registered participants to determine their comfort level with the new standards. Workshop content will be based on the participants’ identified needs.

Participants should bring their own laptop or mobile device.

Featured Presenters: Kori Green; Adam Topliff


Kori Green has completed her sixth year of teaching at El Dorado Middle School where she has taught both 7th and 8th grade social studies. Kori has presented at MACE and ESSDACK’s Podstock, as well as at the NCSS and NCHE national conferences. Her areas of interest are social media and mobile technology in the classroom. Kori’s favorite experience in education so far has been a residency at the American Air Museum in Britain. Kori was selected as one of the 2015 Kansas Master Teachers.

Adam Topliff has been the 8th grade Social Studies teacher at Wamego Middle School for eight years. In addition to teaching, Adam serves as a member of the WMS professional learning community leadership team, department leader of social studies and past-president of the Kansas Council for Social Studies. He has presented at the KCSS and KCHE state conferences on the topic of integrating writing and communication skills into Social Studies. Adam loves nothing more than to “drag” his wife and kids all over the country to experience history.





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