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Social Studies
Inquiry Based Social Studies Instruction

ESC-20 provides professional development and technical assistance to support educators with implementation of the Social Studies TEKS, analyze data to enhance instructional practices to meet the needs of students, and provides targeted support to reach campus and district goals.

Academic Performance
Increased Learning Time
Teacher Quality

Important Session Information:

Inquiry-based learning is a dynamic and engaging approach to teaching social studies that encourages students to become active investigators of historical events and concepts. One powerful tool that can be employed to facilitate this process is the storyboard. Storyboards allow students to visually organize information, develop critical thinking skills, and construct their understanding of historical narratives. This comprehensive training workshop is designed for educators seeking to enhance their social studies curriculum through the integration of inquiry-based learning.

Key Objectives:

  • Storyboard Creation Skills: Attendees will learn how to effectively create storyboards, incorporating elements such as visuals, text, and historical context to convey historical events and concepts.
  • Understanding Inquiry-Based Learning: Participants will gain a thorough understanding of inquiry-based learning principles, including its benefits, strategies, and its alignment with social studies curriculum standards.
  •  Enhanced Critical Thinking: The training will focus on developing critical thinking skills in students, emphasizing the ability to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize historical information.
  • Curriculum Integration: Educators will explore methods for seamlessly integrating storyboard activities into their social studies curriculum, ensuring alignment with learning objectives and standards.
  • Student Engagement: Strategies for fostering student engagement and motivation through inquiry-based learning and storyboards will be discussed and demonstrated.
  • Assessment and Feedback: Participants will learn how to design effective assessment tools to evaluate student performance and provide constructive feedback on storyboard projects.

  • Sharing Best Practices: Collaborative sessions will allow educators to share their experiences and best practices for successful implementation of inquiry-based learning and storyboards.

Workshop Format:

This training will be delivered in an interactive and hands-on format, incorporating a variety of teaching methods, including:

  • Presentations: Expert facilitators will provide insights into inquiry-based learning, storyboard creation techniques, and effective pedagogical strategies.

  • Workshops: Participants will engage in practical activities, designing their own storyboards and receiving guidance from experienced educators.

  • Group Discussions: Collaborative discussions will foster the exchange of ideas and best practices among educators.

  • Feedback and Reflection: Opportunities for reflection and feedback on the training experience will be provided to ensure continuous improvement.

Who Should Attend:

  • Social studies teachers (elementary, middle, and high school)

  • Curriculum developers and coordinators

  • Education administrators and supervisors

  • Anyone interested in enhancing social studies education through inquiry-based learning and storyboards.


By the end of this training, participants will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to implement inquiry-based learning effectively. They will be prepared to engage their students in dynamic, hands-on historical exploration, fostering a deeper understanding of social studies concepts and an enduring love for history.

Join us for this transformative training experience and revolutionize your social studies classroom with the power of inquiry-based learning!

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Monday, October 2, 2023

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(3) CPE - TEA Provider #015950
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Ana Villarreal Simpson
Ana Villarreal Simpson
Date Time Location
10/3/2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - La Villita Room
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208
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Social Studies
2 sessions

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