Educator Workshops

The Montana Historical Society will be cosponsoring four workshops for educators this April. Join us in:

  • Lewistown, on April 8, 2017
  • Glasgow, on April 10, 2017
  • Chinook, on April 11, 2017 
  • Cut Bank, on April 12, 2017

Crossing Disciplines: Social Studies, Art, and the Common Core

Interested in meeting Common Core ELA and Math standards and engaging your students in active learning while helping them discover more about the world around them? This workshop is for you.

Butteā€™s Sacred Heart 1936 field ball championship team, MHS Photo Archive PAc 96-8 10
Butte’s Sacred Heart 1936 field ball championship team, MHS Photo Archive PAc 96-8 10

The morning session will be spent on Visual Thinking Strategies, a technique that uses teacher-facilitated discussions of art images to train students in “key behaviors sought by Common Core Standards” (vtshome.org) and learning about ways to teach art through social studies and ELA/social studies through art.   

In the afternoon, participants will be introduced to other ready-to-use, cross-disciplinary lesson plans from the Montana Historical Society, including a lesson from one of our hands-on history footlockers and a lesson that engages students in collecting and analyzing survey data to help them understand change over time. Attendees will leave with a Teaching Montana’s Charlie Russell packet that includes fifteen high-quality prints, PowerPoints, and grade-specific lesson plans. 

The workshop is free. 6 OPI Renewal Units available. 

About the Presenter: Jim Schulz is a state and nationally recognized history and science educator with over thirty years of experience teaching in the Helena, Montana school district. Among his many awards, Jim was chosen as the Montana Centennial Bell History Teacher of the Year (1993), the Montana Teacher of the Year Runner Up (2000), the Disney American Teacher of the Year for Middle School Science (2000), and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists National Earth Science Teacher of the Year (2006).    

Lewistown (Cosponsored by the Central Montana Museum)

Place: 408 NE Main St., Lewistown MT 
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Limit: 25 people

Glasgow (Cosponsored by the Valley County Pioneer Museum):

Place: 816 Highway 2, Glasgow, MT
Date: Monday, April 10, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Limit: 20 people

Chinook (Cosponsored by the Blaine County Museum):

Place: 501 Indiana St, Chinook, MT 
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Limit: 30 people 

Cut Bank (Cosponsored by the Glacier County Museum):

Place: 107 Old Kevin Highway, Cut Bank, MT
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Limit: 20 people