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Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers301 East North Water StreetChicago, IL 60611Phone: 1-312-464-1000Fax: 1-312-464.9140www.sheratonchicago.comåÊ(Starwood property)Room Rate:åÊ$169.00 Single/Double; $30.00 additional person plus 15.4% taxCheck-In:3:00 p.m.Check-Out:12:00 noonParking:Self-parking $35.00; Valet parking $49.00Check Cashing Policy:$300.00 daily for SPG Gold & Platinum members; 100.00 daily for SPG members; Travelers checks - unlimitedLocation:2.96 miles to Convention Center (8 minutes)Dining:Link CafÌÄå© opens 6:00 a.m., LBÌ¢‰â‰ã

Breaking Down the Social Studies Standards

The purpose of this workshop, Breaking Down the Social Studies Standards: Incorporating Geography Every Day, is to assist Tennessee‰Ûªs teachers in effectively implementing the new history and geography social studies standards. With the introduction of the new social studies standards for all K-12 courses and the continued focus on Common Core Standards, the Tennessee Geographic Alliance is providing geography instruction, lesson plans and activities to assist teachers at all levels in incorporating geography into their social studies courses as mandated by the new standards.

Let's Talk Forum

TEA will host 12 regional forums in August for TEA members and potential members. The forums will take place from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on a number of dates that are listed below.TEA will share the latest information on critical education employment issues (evaluation, tenure, collaborative conferencing, etc.), provide resources and additional opportunities to help members stay up-to-date on developments, and seek input on the immediate and ongoing needs of our members.To register, send an email to Deborah Bonner containing your name, local, the meeting date you plan to attend and email address. Columbia Central High School - Auditorium, 921 Lion Parkway, Columbia, TN 38401