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Bill Zeigler

Humanities Program, San Marcos High School
Bill Zeigler

Programme:
Educators' Conference
Area of Specialty:Social Studies / History

Biography
Mr. Bill Zeigler earned his B.A. in history from San Diego State University and an M.A. in education with an emphasis in professional development in gifted education. He teaches world history and literature in the humanities program at San Marcos High School in California. Bill has been a Reader, Table Leader, and Question Leader for AP World History, as well as a Reader for AP U.S. History. He authored part of the first AP World History Teacher's Guide and was a reviewer for the latest version of that resource.
Mr. Zeigler has always had a keen interest in world history. He was a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation at Princeton University and was awarded a two-year NEH fellowship to study India and China at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has presented at the World History Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the AP Annual Conference, and serves as a member of that program committee. Bill is an international AP and Pre-AP® consultant for the College Board in world history and interdisciplinary strategies, having led presentations for international schools in Heidelberg, Brasilia, Bangkok, Cairo, Madrid and Seoul. Bill lives in San Diego, California with his wife Marianne..

 

Full Day Institute I

Title Embracing the Text: Critical Thinking and History-Social Science Content Mastery through Reading
Programme Educators' Conference
Days Offered October 17th
Description Difficulties with students reading text? This institute will demonstrate practical and proven reading strategies which strengthen student retention, critical analysis, and deeper discussions, skills desired from leading academic programs like the Advanced Placement Program (AP), IB, and CIE. It will demonstrate strategies useful across the curriculum for diverse classrooms.
Objectives This workshop will:
  • discuss the importance and relevance of teaching reading in the history-social science classroom
  • demonstrate reading strategies for student access using appropriate history-social science texts
  • provide practical and proven methods of reading strategies that emphasize analysis, synthesis, and evaluation
  • provide a rationale for reading strategies that demonstrates its critical thinking aspects
  • provide participant opportunities to practice reading strategies using excerpts from the texts demonstrating how the methods can be adapted for diverse classes, from special education to advanced/gifted
Target Audience Teachers
Conference Material Session handouts to be availed soon
 

Full Day Institute II

Title Embracing the Text: Critical Thinking and Social Science Content Mastery through Writing
Programme Educators' Conference
Days Offered October 18th
Description How do you get students relate text to writing? This institute will demonstrate practical, hands-on strategies that build student skills and confidence in analyzing sources and their points of view with essay writing as an outcome. Participants will learn to enhance students’ critical thinking and analytical skills, skills exemplified in leading academic programs such as the Advanced Placement Program (AP), IB, and CIE.  It will demonstrate strategies useful across the curriculum for diverse classrooms.
Objectives This workshop will:
  • discuss the importance and relevance of teaching writing in the history-social science classroom
  • demonstrate writing strategies for student access using appropriate history-social science texts, both primary and secondary
  • demonstrate how to determine, express, and incorporate point-of-view into writing
  • provide practical and proven methods of writing strategies that emphasize analysis, synthesis, and evaluation
Target Audience Teachers
Conference Material Session handouts to be availed soon
 

3-Hour Workshop

Title Embracing the Text: Developing Integrated Strategies for grades 6-12
Programme Educators' Conference
Day Offered October 19th
Description Participants will learn to form a program that will incorporate strategies that build from year to year. This workshop will expand on the previous institutes by demonstrating how reading and writing strategies can be integrated from grades six through twelve. It will demonstrate techniques that will help build a "vertical" integration in any curricula.
Objectives This workshop will:
  • discuss the importance and relevance of teaching reading in the classroom across grade levels
  • demonstrate techniques used to build a “vertical” integration of curricula
  • provide practical and proven methods that emphasize cooperation, and curriculum cohesion and continuity
  • provide a rationale for “vertical teaming” that emphasizes higher-order thinking skills
  • provide participant opportunities to practice techniques used for developing “vertical” integration, from special education to advanced/gifted
Target Audience Teachers
Conference Material Session handouts to be availed soon
 

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