When: March 7, 2014 | 9 AM–3:45 PM
Where: Glen Echo Country Club (3401 Lucas and Hunt Road, St. Louis, MO)
Don't miss this professional development opportunity for K–12 teachers!
2014 marks St. Louis' 250th anniversary. Interact with experts on St. Louis' history and discover valuable resources for teaching about St. Louis and its economic history. Choose from grade-specific sessions led by experienced educators and experts. Featured speakers and educational resources include:
This is a free event, and participants will enjoy a free continental breakfast and lunch.
While this is a free event, registration is required. Spaces are limited, so register early. CEUs are available for $25.
To register: Call (314) 516-6590 or register online.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Noncredit Cancellation Policy
The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified immediately, and all program fees will be refunded. If you must cancel a registration, you are entitled to a full refund only if you cancel prior to the first class meeting.
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Sarah A. Coppersmith, PhD, is an instructor at University of Missouri–St. Louis where she enjoys teaching methods of social studies instruction to undergraduate teacher candidates. With a background in science education, geography, historic preservation and inquiry learning, Sarah’s interests range from the sciences to the social sciences. Past service with the National Park Service, Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri Geographic Alliance, and as a consultant with the Smithsonian Institution has afforded her with a wealth of opportunities for creative interdisciplinary teaching and learning inside and outside of the classroom. Sarah and Dr. Lisa Dorner received a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program, which became the impetus for a regional study of the fur trade, which allowed elementary teachers and students to closely examine the geographic, historic and economic factors impacting the mid-Mississippi Valley through primary sources, artifacts, and museum visits. Coppersmith’s recent research includes teachers' and students’ use of primary sources in the fur trade project, and inquiry learning in a language immersion context.
Dr. Fred Fausz is a history professor and former dean of the Pierre Laclede Honors College at University of Missouri–St. Louis, specializing in the ethnohistory of Indian-European relations in Colonial America. He received an AB degree in European history from Thomas More College in his native Kentucky; earned his PhD in early American history from the College of William and Mary, with Phi Beta Kappa honors; and was a fellow of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library, Chicago. Three of his many publications have won “best of the year” awards from historical societies in Missouri, Virginia and Maryland, and in May 2007, Time magazine cited his research on early Jamestown. Committed to sharing historical knowledge with the general public, he was a consultant on Kevin Costner’s eight-hour Indian documentary, 500 Nations, and has exhibited his extensive collection of fur trade artifacts in major museums and at other sites in seven Midwestern states. In 2006, he was the lead organizer and program chair for the Ninth North American Fur Trade Conference in St. Louis and received the 2007 Missouri Governor’s Award in the Humanities for Enhancing Community Heritage. His latest book, published in 2011, is Founding St. Louis: First City of the New West.
Dr. Terry Jones is a Founders’ Professor of political science and public policy administration at University of Missouri–St. Louis. He has also served as the dean of its College of Arts and Sciences. He received a BS in economics from Saint Louis University and a PhD in political science from Georgetown University. He is the author or editor of numerous publications including St. Louis Metromorphosis: Past Trends and Future Directions, The Metropolitan Chase: Politics and Policies in Urban America, and Fragmented by Design: Why St. Louis Has So Many Governments. He has served as a consultant to more than 50 governmental and nonprofit agencies, including numerous school districts, and has held offices in many professional and community organizations. His research interests are primarily in the area of metropolitan governance, urban public policy, state government, and public opinion. He is the recipient of the AMOCO Award for Teaching Excellence and the University of Missouri’s C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship Award. He was also an American Council on Education Fellow in Academic Administration.