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Friday, February 28 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Big History for Middle School - Content, Tools and Tips

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Big History Project (bhp.oerproject.com) is full of scaffolds and supports for middle and high school students who may need extra support. Find how teachers are engaging their students with 13.8 billion years of historical thinking and inquiry by hearing from real, live BHP teachers in California:  Hajra and Erik!  With a clear focus on vocabulary, reading and writing, this session will explore one approach to addressing literacy in the middle school classroom (even if you don't teach BHP).

Speakers
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Erik Christensen

Educator, Granada Hills Charter
Erik Christensen is a fourth year high school teacher at Granada Hills Charter in Los Angeles. He co-teaches 3 sections of Big History to a diverse group of 10th graders including approximately 35% special education students. Additionally, he teaches AP Seminar to 11th grade students... Read More →
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Hajra Saeed

10th Grade Big History/World History Teacher, Sato Academy of Math and Science
Hajra is about to begin her twentieth year teaching in a large urban district. She has learners of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and teaches at a STEM high school focusing on engineering and biomedical sciences.
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Maheen Sahoo

Education Program Specialist, Gates Ventures
Maheen Sahoo is an Education Program Specialist on the OER Project team at Gates Ventures. Her work focuses on building teacher community, both online in the World History Project and Big History Project teacher communities and in-person at WHP and BHP professional development events... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
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