Live Webinar: Achieving the C3: An Exploration into 21st Century Social Studies
with Dr. Kathy Swan
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December 17, 2013 at 4pm ET
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Achieving the C3: An Exploration into 21st Century Social Studies
Dr. Swan speaks about the creation and architecture of the C3 (College, Career, and Civic Life) Framework and its potential impact on the changing landscape of nationwide social studies education. Developed under the auspices of the National Council for Social Studies, the C3 Framework aims to help educators and policymakers tailor the development of learning benchmarks and methods towards preparing students for college-level work and the demands of the professional world.
Dr. Swan will discuss how the Framework was built and her team's hopes for using the framework to influence and guide the creation of state standards, the development of instructional and curricular exemplars, and the formation of professional learning communities.
The C3 Framework was released this fall.
About the Speaker
Kathy Swan is an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on standards-based technology integration, authentic intellectual work, and documentary-making in the social studies classroom. Swan has been a four-time recipient of the National Technology Leadership Award in Social Studies Education, innovating with web-based interactive technology curricula including the Historical Scene Investigation Project, the Digital Directors Guild, and Digital Docs in a Box.
Her co-authored book And Action! Doing Documentaries in the Social Studies Classroom and children's series Thinking Like a Citizen are due to appear fall 2013.
She is also the advisor for the Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum, and Assessment Collaborative (SSACI) at the Chief Council of State School Officers (CCSSO) and was the project Director/Lead Writer of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Most recently, she has been awarded the Senior Goldman Sachs Fellow at the Smithsonian American History Museum and working with the educational team to integrate the C3 Framework into their existing resources.