BHP Team

Bookmark this page! We update it regularly. Big History sessions are always a lot of fun, and they’re a great way to connect with others teaching the course or thinking about doing so. If you’re headed to one of these events and you’re interested in meeting up, drop us a line at team@bighistoryproject.com.


UPCOMING:

Stay tuned!


PAST:

November 22 – 24: National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
Austin, TX
Session Details: Click here for information
Presenters: Bob Bain, Big History Project Advisor, Bob Regan, Director, Big History Project
[Conference Site]

October 26: Arizona Council for the Social Studies
Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ
Session Details: Big History Project and the Arizona State Standards, Saturday, October 26, 9:00 a.m – 9:50 a.m., Room HW848
Presenter: Kathy Hays
[Conference Site]

October 21: New Jersey Council for the Social Studies
Rutgers University, Busch Campus, NJ
Session Details: Essential Thinking Skills: Moving from Passive History to Active History, October 21, 8:50 a.m. – 9:50 a.m., Room 122 C

Using historical thinking skills, students move from memorizing to immersing themselves in answering big questions, looking at things from different perspectives, and developing a lasting understanding of the world around us. This session will demonstrate how to help students develop essential thinking skills and scaffold for different learners.

Presenters: BHP teachers, Sherry Atta and Megan Schultz
[Conference Site]

October 4: Connecticut Council for the Social Studies
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Session Details: Narrative and History: Helping Students Connect the Dots, time and room number TBD
Presenter: Joe Jarvis, Veteran BHP teacher
[Conference Site]

October 1-3: National History Teacher’s Association Conference – AU
Adelaide SA, AU
Session Details: Intro to BHP, Tuesday, October 1, 12:10 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.; Big History, Connecting the local and Global: Case Study Big History Lustre VR Project, Thursday, October 3, 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Presenter: Ashley Keith Pratt, BHP Outreach Coordinator – Australia and Hayden Brown, veteran BHP teacher
[Conference Site]

September 30: Iowa Council for the Social Studies
Prairie Meadows Conference Center, Altoona, IA
Session Details: Essential Thinking Skills – Moving from Passive History to Active History, Monday October 30, 8:15 – 9:00 a.m., Salon 1

When challenged to analyze history like historians, students develop a deeper understanding of the significance of historical events and their relevance here and now. They master lasting skills that apply in any subject of study. This session will explore and try-out strategies and content that help middle and high school students develop essential thinking skills.

Presenter: Rachel Hansen, Veteran BHP teacher
[Conference Site]

September 7: Arizona Council for History Education
Tempe, AZ
Session Details: AZ Standards – New Voices Being Heard in the Big History Project and How Do You Improve Student Writing?
September 7, 8:55 a.m. – 9:45 a.m., Salt River Project Corporate Office

The Big History Project is an almost perfect alignment for the new 6th, 7th and 9th grade Arizona Social Studies Standards. Discover how to become the lead learner in your classroom, while helping students develop critical thinking and writing skills. It’s Free, Online, and Awesome!

Presenter: Kathy Hays, Veteran BHP teacher
[Conference Site]

July 25-26: History Teachers’ Association of Victoria Annual Conference
Melbourne, Victoria, AU
Session Details: Literacy and the Big History Project, Friday, July 26, 11:15 a.m., CQ Functions, Melbourne CBD
Presenter: Ashley Keith Pratt, BHP Outreach Coordinator – Australia
[Conference Site]

July 26-27: History Teachers’ Association NSW State Conference
Camperdown, New South Wales, AU
Session Details: Big History: Developing students’ research & analytical skills, Friday, July 26, 1:40 p.m., University of Sydney, Eastern Avenue Complex
Presenter: Charles Rushworth, BHP Teacher at Liverpool Boys High School
[Conference Site]

July 7-10: National Science Teachers Conference
Darwin, Northern Territory, AU
Session Details: Big History, STEM and Cygnet Bay Tours + VR, Tuesday, July 9, 2:40 p.m., Darwin High School
Presenter: Hayden Brown, BHP Teacher at Australind Senior High School
[Conference Site]

June 29: Queensland History Teachers’ Association Annual Conference
Brisbane, Queensland, AU
Session Details: Literacy gains using the Big History Project, Saturday, June 29, 11:00 a.m., Brisbane Grammar School, Gregory Terrace
Presenter: Casey Lever, BHP Teacher at Ipswich Girls Grammar School and Kim Lochner, BHP Teacher at Stanthorpe State High School
[Conference Site]

March 17 – 18: Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies Conference
Madison, WI, USA
Session Details: Interdisciplinarity & the Big History Project, Time TBD
Presenter: Mike Weisensel, BHP Outreach Coordinator
[Conference Site]

March 18 – 19: Northeast Regional Conference on Social Studies
Framingham, MA, USA
Session Details: Causality & the Big History Project, Tuesday, March 19, 8:10 a.m. – 9:10 a.m., Murphy Room, 5th Fl, McCarthy Center
Presenter: Cari Winterich, BHP Education Outreach Coordinator
[Conference Site]

March 22 – 23: Michigan Council for the Social Studies Conference
Holland, MI, USA
Session Details: Write On! Writing with the Big History Project, Saturday, March 23, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Room 158
Presenter: Gregory Dykhouse, BHP Teacher at Black River Public School and Pierre Sirois, BHP Teacher at East Grand Rapids High School
[Conference Site]

March 15: Colorado Council for Social Studies Conference
Denver, CO, USA
Session Details: Big History Project: Skills and Content in Support of Strong Instructional Practice, 11:20 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., MDC room, 4th Fl, History Colorado Center
Presenter: Allison Lipp, BHP Senior Program Manager
[Conference Site]

March 15 – 17: California Council for Social Studies Conference
San Jose, CA, USA
Session Details: The Big History Project: Tools & Strategies for Improving Writing in History, Time TBD
Presenter: Damian Pawlowski, BHP teacher at Los Gatos High School
[Conference Site]

March 7 – 9: New York State Council for the Social Studies
Albany, NY, USA
Session Details: Interdisciplinarity & the Big History Project, Thursday, March 8, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Room 2A
Presenter: Todd Nussen, BHP teacher at Oceanside High School and Jason Manning, BHP teacher at Edison Middle School
Information on Happy Hour, sponsored by BHP
[Conference Site]

February 28 – March 1: North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Conference
Greensboro, NC, USA
Session Details: The Big History Project: Tools & Strategies for Improving Writing in History, February 28, Session 5, 3:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m., Grandover East
Presenter: Devon Rose, BHP teacher at the Exploris School
HH: February 28, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Bar Down Under, Sheraton Greensboro
[Conference Site]

March 1-2: Middle States Council for Social Studies Conference
King of Prussia, PA, USA
Session Details: Causality & the Big History Project, March 2, 11:30 a.m.- 12:20 p.m., Wayne Room
Presenter: Mike Skomba, BHP teacher at Sommerville High School, NJ
[Conference Site]

March 1 – 3: Washington State Council for the Social Studies
Chelen, WA, USA
Session Details: Interdisciplinarity & the Big History Project, Time TBD
Presenter: Donnetta Elsasser, BHP teacher at Touchet School
[Conference Site]

February 8: Illinois Council for Social Studies Conference
Normal, IL, USA
Session Details: Causality & The Big History Project, Friday, February 8, Session 4, 11:40 a.m.
Presenters: Zachary Cain, Jessica Nunez, BHP teachers at Edison Middle School
[Conference Site]

January 14: GoOpen Summit
Greenwood, IN, USA
Session Details: TBD
Presenter: TBD
[Conference Site]

November 30 – December 2: National Council for Social Studies (NCSS)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Session and Presenter Details: Check them out HERE!
[Conference Site]

October 20: Arizona Council for the Social Studies (ACSS)
Mesa, AZ, USA
Session Details: Saturday, October 20: 12:40pm
Presenter: Kathy Hays
[Conference Site]

October 13: Washington State Council for the Social Studies (WSCSS)
Tacoma, WA, USA
Session Details: Saturday, October 13: 12:50pm – 2:00pm
Presenters: Mike Marshall and Ben Tomlisson
[Conference Site]

October 2: History Teachers of Australia Association (HTAA)
Canberra, Australia
Session Details: 2.40 – 3.35pm
Presenter: Hayden Brown, BHP Teacher
[Conference Site]

October 1: Iowa Council for the Social Studies Conference
Altoona, Iowa, USA
Session Details: TBD
Presenter: Rachel Hansen, BHP Teacher
[Conference Site]

August 25: Arizona Council for History Education
Tempe, Arizona, USA
Session Details: 8:55-9:45am
Presenter: Kathy Hays, BHP Teacher
[Conference Site]

July 26-29: IB Global Conference
San Diego, California, USA
Session Details: Multidisciplinary Units with the IB MYP Program
Presenter: Tom Stabb, the Dwight School, NYC
[Conference Site]

July 26-29: International Big History Association (IBHA) Conference
Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA
[Conference Site]

June 30: Queensland History Teachers Association (QHTA) Conference

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
BHP Meet-Up will take place at lunch on June 30. Email team@bighistoryproject.com for details!
[Conference Site]

April 12-14: NERC 48 (Connecticut Council for the Social Studies)
Hartford, Connecticut
*KEYNOTE: BOB BAIN: Friday, April 12: 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Session Details: Friday, April 12, 9:55am – 10:55am
[Conference site]

March 23: California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS)
San Diego, California
Session Details: Friday, March 23, 4:00pm – 4:50pm
[Conference site]

March 23: Michigan Council for the Social Studies (MCSS)
Clinton Township, Michigan
Session Details: Friday, March 23, 4:00pm – 4:50pm
[Conference site]

March 8-10: New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYSCSS)
Albany, New York
Session Details: Thursday, March 8, 1:20pm – 2:05pm
[Conference site]

March 9-11: Washington State Council for the Social Studies (WSCSS)
Skamania, Washington
Session Details: Saturday, March 10 2:30pm – 5:00pm
[Conference site]

March 2-3: Middle States Council for the Social Studies
Tyson’s Corner, Virginia
Session Details: TBD
[Conference site]

February 8-9: North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Session Details: Thursday, February 8, 8:30am – 9:30am; Thursday, February 8, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
[Conference site]

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