Today’s students are growing up surrounded by digital tools, media, and realities. Both teachers and students need to learn new ways to map and understand their world.

Maps have the power to pique that interest while also building students’ deeper understanding about their region, its history, its demographics, and the challenges and possibilities for future connection across Pittsburgh. In this professional development workshop, educators will get an introduction to a vast array of free resources available digitally from the Heinz History CenterCarnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and the CREATE Lab at CMU. This training, which includes ample time for interaction, including building lessons and sharing with others, is targeted to teachers in grades 6 through 12. Attendees should bring a laptop if they have one.

This workshop will provide 3 ACT 48 credit hours for teachers and free parking. 

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Training: Creative Ways to Use Historic Data and Digital Maps in the Classroom
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Discussion with Sunanna Chand of Remake Learning and Andy Mink of the National Humanities Center
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Learn and Share at the Historic Pittsburgh Fair

The first 15 registrants will receive a $50 gift card to Target to use at their discretion. Don’t delay!

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