DONE-Social Studies Bootcamp - Wisconsin Dells

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Registration Closed.
Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction
Agency Contact: Kris McDaniel
Location Facility Date Time Notes
Wintergreen Resort
60 North Gasser Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Conference Center 7/22/2019 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Wintergreen Resort
60 North Gasser Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Conference Center 7/23/2019 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Welcome to Year 2 of Rollout for the Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies!  Bootcamp this year will focus on curriculum work.  You've spent a year getting to know the new standards - now it's time to get real about them!

Topics include:

  • What does "local control" mean - and how much can DPI help me set up a curriculum?
  • Inquiry as an Instructional Framework
  • Systems of Assessment for social studies
    • Backwards Design/Understanding by Design in regards to determining classroom assessment cycles
  • Local curriculum gap analysis - pattern analysis of strengths and weaknesses in content in your curriculum
  • Updating your K-12 scope and sequence, if needed
  • More on civic engagement, inquiry in the classroom, disciplinary literacy, and incorporation of state requirements such as Environmental Education, American Indian Studies, and Information and Technology Literacy into social studies

Drafty agenda for Bootcamp 2019

Extremely important to NOTE: DPI cannot tell you what to teach at each grade level.  This will NOT be a workshop where Kris is telling you what must be taught at any grade level or in any course.  It is designed to walk through social studies curriculum work, and districts will need to make some decisions.  The facilitators will be available to ask the tough questions such as, "Why is it ok that you have students entering high school without any knowledge of how our economy works?",  "Why are your students studying history every single year when we are a social studies state and the revised standards are quite explicit that all strands should be infused into courses?", "How are you meeting the state requirements for Act 31 (American Indian Studies) and/or Environmental Studies?", or "How will you incorporate inquiry into what you're doing in the classroom?" 

As always in Bootcamp, you will have a lot of time to talk within your district teams, and across districts.  This year more than others, we strongly suggest district teams attend, as many curricular decisions are not often made by one person or classroom teacher. 

More information can be found on the Bootcamp landing page.

Note: Payment must be made by credit card or check; DPI is unable to process district purchase orders  If you would like an invoice for multiple people registered from the same district, please choose "invoice" at checkout and contact Kris at