by Kay Timme, Tyler County Heritage Society Education Committee
The Tyler County Heritage Society is pleased to announce that it has been approved by the Texas Education Agency to provide professional development sessions for teachers. During these sessions, to be held at the Heritage Village Museum, teachers will earn "continuing professional education" (CPE) hours. Heritage Village is already well-established as an outstanding educational field trip destination, hosting thousands of students from East Texas each year, and we are excited to add professional development for teachers.
The TCHS Education Committee will offer workshops throughout the year to assist classroom teachers in providing instruction that addresses the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The Heritage Village Museum is an ideal location for hands-on professional development, as the buildings and authentic artifacts provide an exceptional learning environment. In addition, our presenters and demonstrators, who are experts in pioneer skills, will engage workshop participants in a variety of activities that were necessary for survival in pioneer times.
Our first workshop, "Pioneer Skills for Living" will be held on Saturday, September 27th at Heritage Village, and will engage attendees in the skills of soap-making, butter-churning, and candle-making. Workshop participants can earn three hours of CPE credit that morning, and will have an opportunity to earn an additional three hours through follow-up activities. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $50, which includes lunch at the Pickett House and a ticket to the Harvest Festival. Visit our website at www.heritage-village.org for details, and for the workshop registration form.
For additional information about the upcoming workshop or to schedule a group tour, please call Heritage Village at (409) 283-2272.