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Emily Moody replied to Alaska Council for the Social Studies's discussion What are the Primary Challenges that We Face Teaching Social Studies in Alaska?
"Hi Michelle, I completely agree. For so many of us, we are the ONLY social studies teacher in the school or district. It can be lonely. I appreciate that with technology we have started to connect virtually, but I yearn for a social studies…"
Sep 2
Emily Moody replied to Alaska Council for the Social Studies's discussion What are the Main Assets that We as Social Studies Teachers in Alaska Need to Remember and Use?
"Local knowledge and expertise. In every community there are people who are willing and able to share what they know. The more people we can pull into our classroom from the community, the more relevant and meaningful our instruction will be.…"
Sep 2
Alaska Council for the Social Studies posted a discussion in Information & Resource Sharing Task Group
These appear to be the main questions that our work group needs to consider:

Who are our active members now?

What are their present levels of commitment (hrs/month)?
How are you recruiting new members to this work group?
How are the members…
Jul 28
Alaska Council for the Social Studies posted a discussion in Recruitment & Membership Task Group
These appear to be the main questions that our work group needs to consider:

Who are our active members now?

What are their present levels of commitment (hrs/month)?
How are you recruiting new members to this work group?
How are the members…
Jul 28
Alaska Council for the Social Studies posted a discussion in Professional Development & Events Task Group
These appear to be the main questions that our work group needs to consider:

Who are our active members now?

What are their present levels of commitment (hrs/month)?
How are you recruiting new members to this work group?
How are the members…
Jul 28
Alaska Council for the Social Studies left a comment on AK-CSS Executive Board
"The real work of AK-CSS development comes through high functioning committees. These work groups are where the majority of the energy to set, act and assess our collaborative goals needs to be focused this year. The executive board exists to…"
Jul 28
Alaska Council for the Social Studies left a comment on AK-CSS Executive Board
"We are coming to a make-or-break point this school year in our council's revitalization effort. If we as a board work to make this a model year, we will have a powerful, collaborative organization sustaining and growing one year from now. I hope…"
Jul 28
Alaska Council for the Social Studies and Myla S. Liljemark are now friends
Jul 28
Alaska Council for the Social Studies left a comment for Karen Beranek
"Hi Karen! Welcome back!"
Apr 12
John Trampush replied to Alaska Council for the Social Studies's discussion What are the Main Assets that We as Social Studies Teachers in Alaska Need to Remember and Use?
"You're right, Michele.  Harvesting the insights gained from this year and building forward from these new strategies and procedures IS something we need to do.  Maybe AK-CSS can make this one of our goals for 2021...
The question is what concrete…"
Mar 3
Michelle Daml replied to Alaska Council for the Social Studies's discussion What are the Primary Challenges that We Face Teaching Social Studies in Alaska?
"Distance and isolation has always been a challenge in Alaska.  Also connectivity and devices. This year has defintely proven that.  However, it has also produced ways for us to connect on different platforms, collobarate, and ease some of the…"
Mar 2
Michelle Daml replied to Alaska Council for the Social Studies's discussion What are the Main Assets that We as Social Studies Teachers in Alaska Need to Remember and Use?
"So much technology and tools are available now.  Teachers and students have thought "outside the box" this last year and while it has been a struggle. There are so many strategies and procedures we need to keep doing and using.  We need to use this…"
Mar 2
Alaska Council for the Social Studies and Mark J Biberg are now friends
Feb 26
John Trampush replied to Alaska Council for the Social Studies's discussion What are the Main Assets that We as Social Studies Teachers in Alaska Need to Remember and Use?
"I think the main asset that we need to take advantage of are the powerful set of organizing and collaborating tools now available for teaching and learning.  For the first time in history, the traditional isolation that teachers have had to work in…"
Feb 23
Alaska Council for the Social Studies updated their profile photo
Sep 22, 2020
Alaska Council for the Social Studies posted discussions
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