Written by Michelle Thursday, January 17, 2013
Get your training on!
Hickory Hill offers several professional development workshops for Georiga-Carolina educators throughout the summer that are designed for maximum learning and maximum enjoyment with minimum expense. All workshops are approved by the Georgia Department of Education.
Get Natural 1 kicks off the summer learning season June 5th - 7th. This 3-day, 2-PLU workshop is offered in conjunction with the McDuffie Environmental Education Center in Dearing, GA. We will hit topics in science and social studies and show you creative ways of mixing up the two subjects – they call that cross-curricular – to keep your students engaged. We will explore Georgia Native Species, the Civil War, and MORE! This highly hands-on workshop costs $30 and includes lunch and snacks daily plus all materials.
Next in the lineup for 2012 is Teaching with Primary Sources on June 27th & 28th. This 2-day, 1 PLU workshop is based in the Teaching with Primary Sources initiative launched by the Library of Congress.
This class will teach you all about integrating primary sources into the CORE CURRICULUM!
In this intensive, hands-on class, we will explore primary sources available for free or at low cost that will enhance all of the subjects you teach. The cost for this class is $30 and includes lunch and snacks daily and all materials.
In July, is Dig History: Archaeology for Educators on July 25th & 26th. Archaeology is a fascinating way to look at history. It can also help teach math and earth science topics. However, much of the view people have of archaeology is incorrect. So, this course will introduce archaeological thought and methods, with a focus on south-eastern archaeology. Participants will excavate at the Jeffersonian Publishing Plant site on the grounds of Hickory Hill. The cost for this 1-PLU class is $30 and includes lunch daily and all materials. Dress comfortably for getting dirty and being outdoors. Closed-toe shoes are mandatory.
Rounding out the summer is Monarchs Across Georgia. This class is a partnership with MAG and is taught by a naturalist and educator from Stone Mountain Park. The class begins at 5:00pm on Friday, August 23rd, and runs all day Saturday, August 24th. It is a scientific look at the Monarch butterfly and how butterfly topics can be employed across the curriculum and at any grade level; there are also some great craft projects to make and take. The cost for this class is $50 and includes dinner Friday, lunch and snacks on Saturday and all materials.