Just finished talking with a large group of K-12 social studies teachers. Seems like there is still a lack of communication between KSDE and actual teachers on the ground.

Teachers want to do a good job but a lack of information is making that difficult. Some very good conversation this morning and some great questions! I don’t get the chance as much as I would like to just sit and talk history / social studies with other teachers. I think many of the teachers this morning are the same way. Just no one to talk fun stuff with!

I can’t even imagine how difficult it would be to be the only SS teacher 7-12 or 9-12 in a district and not be able to have those types of conversations!

I was impressed with some of their great ideas for integrating standards and research-based strategies.