Author Archives: Dr. George Colburn

NCSS Conference in Chicago

Waiting to meet teachers at NCSS conference in Chicago is the  great team that helped me launch EXPLORING IMMIGRATION AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, our school series of electronic learning modules (ELMs) today in Chicago @ the national conference of the National Council for Social Studies. To my left is senior content consultant Jeff Bush of Kent County Innovation High. To my right is Prof. Scott Roberts of CMU and Alexis Lecznar of Grosse Pointe Public Schools.

American Immigration, A brief History, 1945-1965 by Dr. John Pendleton

The late Dr. Pendleton, who holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, was commissioned two years ago by the Exploring Immigration Project to write this essay.  Feel free to use it in any way helpful to your development of our learning modules.  If you have notes to add to it, please be in touch with Dr. Colburn, Project Director.  It is available to any teacher for use in the classroom.

Most Likely to Succeed Documentary

“Most Likely To Succeed is a thought-provoking documentary feature film that reveals the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize education as we know it, inspiring school communities to reimagine what students and teachers are capable of doing. ”