ABC-CLIO Schools Announces New Training Program

Santa Barbara, CA–May 4, 2007–ABC-CLIO Schools, a publisher of award-winning educational and reference products, is seeking dynamic secondary-level social studies teachers to become trainers in our new school workshop program. In this role, teachers will introduce our social studies databases by guiding educators, curriculum specialists and librarians through workshop activities that promote inquiry-based learning. "We are pleased to support the professional growth of social studies teachers by offering this opportunity to expand their professional experiences," said Becky Snyder, President and Publisher. "This new program builds on ABC-CLIO´s half-century commitment to improving the teaching, learning, and researching of history." By becoming an ABC-CLIO Schools Trainer, social studies teachers will:

Expand their professional network. Participants will attend a one-day regional orientation in July facilitated by an ABC-CLIO Schools Teacher-Fellow. This session will provide the opportunity to meet and interact with other social studies educators. ABC-CLIO Schools Trainers will subsequently deliver workshops to decision-makers at district-level workshops.

Enjoy complimentary access to outstanding resources. ABC-CLIO Schools Trainers will gain personal access to the eight ABC-CLIO Schools databases, which are structured to support the historical-inquiry process. Each database includes up to 15,000 reference entries, including thousands of images and audiovisual sources, by reference category, broad subject, or single issue. Trainers will also receive six different National History Day-themed resource books.

Extend the use of inquiry-based learning in the classroom. ABC-CLIO Schools Trainers learn how to engage students in the gathering, analyzing, and interpreting of information about historical dilemmas by using examples from themes such as nation-building, free speech, and immigration. In addition, ABC-CLIO Schools Trainers will receive financial compensation for their involvement in district-level presentations. Interested social studies teachers can contact ABC-CLIO via email at or by visiting .
About ABC-CLIO Schools

ABC-CLIO Schools> is an award-winning print and electronic publisher of social studies and reference products for students in grades 6-12. ABC-CLIO Schools is a division of ABC-CLIO, a premier history publisher for over 50 years. Established in 1955, ABC-CLIO is a privately held publisher with an international reputation for high quality and innovation. As an educational reference publisher, ABC-CLIO has received critical acclaim for its abstracting and indexing databases, award-winning book program, and progressive online resources.

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