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Joshua Kenna

Dr. Joshua Kenna Awarded an Improving Teacher Quality Grant from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Who: Dr. Joshua Kenna (PI) & Dr. Derek Alderman (co-PI from Geography Department)

What: Awarded an Improving Teacher Quality Grant from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (a federally funded program) titled, “Leveraging Disciplined Inquiry to Support Reading, Writing, and Thinking in History and Geography.”

When & Where: A total of 20 high school social studies teachers from Anderson, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Roane, and Union school districts will have an opportunity to participate in a professional development workshop funded by the grant. The workshop will take place at the East Tennessee Historical Society during the summer of 2018.

Why: The goal is to improve teachers’ history and geography content knowledge and help them integrate critical thinking skills and key social studies practices into their instruction, such as analyzing primary/secondary sources, constructing and communicating arguments, and citing evidence from sources.

 

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