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Teacher Workshop

Teacher Workshop Registration

July 23, 2024, 8:30am to 4:00pm

Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS

8:30am sign in
Lunch on your own
Class size is limited to 25 participants
Online registration closes July 22, 2024

Cost $35.00

The Delta Blues Museum is pleased to offer a focusing on the newly developed educational lesson plans that accompany the Explore & Learn features on our website.
The workshop is ideal for English Language Arts and Social Studies teachers with a focus on grade levels 4 through 8, but all subjects and grade levels are welcome to take part in this workshop.
The $35 fee includes 0.6 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) through Coahoma Community College.

Sign-in at the Museum will open at 8:30am. Presentations will be given in the upstairs wing of the Delta Blues Museum at #1 Blues Alley beginning at 8:45am and ending at 4:00pm with a time set aside for lunch. Educators wishing to earn CEU's must register on or before the day of the event, pay the fee and complete an evaluation form. Applications will be processed after these steps are completed and teachers will receive 0.6 CEU credits through Coahoma Community College. Reservations for this workshop will only be taken on-line.

Please Note: Reservations will NOT be honored by phone. Class size is limited to 25 participants.

Led by veteran educator and University of Mississippi Training Specialist Jennifer Ringo, the interactive workshop is designed to support teachers in integrating blues music, culture and history into the classroom.

Participants will explore a series of lesson plans offered by Delta Blues Museum that focus on influential Blues musicians, places and events, such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and the Great Migration.

Each lesson sequence addresses several K-12 Common Core state standards, including Anchor Standards for ELA and National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. All lesson sequences layer reading, writing, and thinking along with activities designed to promote student engagement and collaboration. Ringo hopes the day-long workshop will allow teachers to collaborate and explore new educational material, explaining that participants "will work through a few of the lesson plans, teachers-as-learners, so they can experience the activities and strategies."

This workshop is made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area

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#1 Blues Alley Lane
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: 662-627-6820
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