Samantha Markowitz

Samantha has been teaching for close to 15 years. She graduated from Stony Brook University in the 5-year BA/MAT Program with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Teaching. Samantha has taught in a variety of educational settings ranging from 6-12 grade. She has taught inclusion, honors and summer school classes. Samantha has worked in the Mount Sinai School District for the majority of her teaching career and truly looks forward to going to work every day. She has always had a love of history, even at a young age. As a child, she would take family trips with her parents to the Alamo, Gettysburg and Mount Rushmore. She still enjoys traveling to historical locations. In her spare time, you can find her with her husband and two young sons taking family trips and spending time with their extended family.

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pen, school, notesAcing the Enduring Issues Essay: Preparing for the NYS Regents Exams

*NEW COURSE SPRING 2021

A potentially challenging segment of the NYS Global History Regents Exam, the Enduring Essay requires students to adeptly describe historically significant challenges. Teachers in this course will explore proven tactics for introducing this concept in the classroom and guiding students to mastery-level essay writing.
Applicable to teachers at the secondary level.

ON-LINE  (3 Credits / 45 hours) in-service credit only

$220.00$270.00
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statue of liberty, new york, statueAcing Teaching New York’s Historical Landmarks: Connecting Students to Their Environment
*NEW COURSE SPRING 2021

 

There are so many amazing places of historical significance, so much to experience, and so much to explore, right in our own backyard. Too often, people overlook the rich history of our beloved Empire State. The Big Apple, New York has much to offer students of any grade level as they embark upon a journey of discovery. Teachers in this course will explore engaging project ideas and assignments aimed at connecting their students to the environment in which they live.
Applicable to teachers of any subject/level.

ON-LINE  (3 Credits / 45 hours) in-service credit only

$220.00$270.00
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ellis island, new york city, skylineAcing Teaching Ellis Island Immigration: Coming to America

*NEW COURSE SPRING 2021

This particular course explores the history of Ellis Island and offers interactive materials and creative projects which explore the journey to America. We discuss who came to America, what the immigration process consisted of, and more. As educators, we can make this pivotal point in history come to life for our students. Teachers enrolled in this course will receive lesson ideas which encompass the scope of immigration and the landmark that is Ellis Island.
Applicable to teachers of any subject/level.

ON-LINE (3 Credits / 45 hours) in-service credit only

$220.00$270.00
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capital, usa, governmentAcing Teaching The Creation of Government: Teaching the Constitution and the Bill of Rights

*NEW COURSE SPRING 2021

Many students are not fans of primary source documents, no matter how captivating they can be. As educators, is it necessary to teach these materials in preparation for standardized tests, but we can also make them come to life. Teachers in this course will explore various lesson and project ideas that focus on illustrating the history behind how our government was created.
Applicable to teachers at the secondary level.

ON-LINE  (3 Credits / 45 hours) in-service credit only

$220.00$270.00
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woman, kid, rainAcing Cultural Diversity in the Classroom

*NEW COURSE SPRING 2021

As educators and lifelong learners, we must always remain dynamic in our approach to education.  We must remain abreast of changing ideas and modernized techniques while always remaining constant and consistent in our dedication to making all students feel safe, welcomed, and included.  Cultural Diversity, habitually associated with Social Studies, is a concept that applies to all course subjects and levels, as it focuses on and celebrates the range of races, ethnicities, religions, and affiliations that come together in our classrooms and in the world outside of academia.
Teachers enrolled in this course will explore proven strategies and pedagogical methods aimed at inclusivity, at celebrating differences while focusing on education, at making students of all backgrounds feel safe, welcomed, and included.
Applicable to teachers of all subjects/grade levels.

ON-LINE (3 Credits / 45 hours) in-service credit only

$220.00$270.00
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coal fired power plant, coal energy, wind edgeAcing the Industrial Revolution

*NEW COURSE SPRING 2021

A pivotal unit in the Social Studies curriculum, the Industrial Revolution must be explored and revered.  Samuel Slater and the development of the factory system, how that system has evolved into the modernized factories we see today, the crucial inventions that paved the way for the North, the trailblazers who saw into the future and believed in the country’s potential.  These topics, if taught the right way, have the ability to captivate an audience of students.
Teachers enrolled in this course will explore interactive lesson ideas and modern connections that make teaching the Industrial Revolution an engaging, rewarding experience for students.
Applicable to Social Studies teachers.

ON-LINE (3 Credits / 45 hours) in-service credit only

$220.00$270.00
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