Participants can take the course for FREE or for CREDIT with three options to choose from:
OPTION 1 - FREE
For anyone curious about stories from Iowa’s past including community members. Participants can see materials, participate in discussions, submit assignments but neither grades nor credits are given even if all the work is completed. There is no certificate at the end of the course but students can print a Canvas transcript as a proof they have taken the class. You are required to have a Canvas For Teacher account to access the course and choose one of the two strands available. See links below to enroll:
OPTION 2 - LICENSURE RENEWAL CREDIT
For K-12 teachers and other educators looking for Licensure Renewal Credits (1, 2 or 3 LR). This course has been approved by the Iowa Department of Education and may be an option to meet school and/or state requirements for professional development. Students get an ISU Certificate at the end of the semester.
The course will be formatted with content modules in two strands: 1) the Civil Rights Movement and anti-Black racism in Iowa, and 2) Iowa Indians and struggles for sovereignty and representation. Participants are encouraged to choose one of the content module strands in order to read articles and chapters related to the content, listen to podcast interviews with local experts and scholars, examine primary sources, and watch video documentaries. For those earning 2-3 LR credits, the pedagogy module includes similar resources focused on best practices for integrating this content into the K-12 curriculum. The face-to-face day hosts several local and national experts for a series of interactive workshops.
OPTION 3 - UNIVERSITY CREDIT
Graduate or undergraduate student credits (ISU tuition – 3 credits course – course code: C I 422x/522x).
The course will be formatted with content modules in two strands: 1) Civil Rights Movement and anti-Black racism in Iowa, and 2) Iowa Indians and struggles for sovereignty and representation.
A face-to-face workshop will be offered at the State Historical Society on June 15. The workshop will be required for all students taking the course for university credit (graduates and undergraduates) and educators who are registered for 2 and 3 licensure renewal credits. The workshop is optional for all other participants. Community members are encouraged to attend.