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Historic Carson City: Silver Capital of The West

3 Credits
Once the smallest but one of the most important State Capitals, Carson City was the social center of civilization in a harsh environment. Teachers will make on-site visitations to the Nevada State Capital, Nevada State Museum, Nevada State Railroad Museum, Stewart Indian Museum, and other historic sites. Teachers will experience the role Carson City played in the development of the West. Through visitations and resource materials, teachers will increase their knowledge base for educating students about westward settlement, mining, and the politics of precious metals. Knowledge from the course can be used in the classroom to provide an experience for students and the foundation for potential field trips. Options are available for customizing course requirements to better fit teacher needs. Carson City visitation sites are open year round.

NOTE: Required textbook will be sent via postal mail after registering; the optional textbook must be acquired separately.

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Dubravka Fleming

I have 18 years of experience in the field of education, primarily in Special Education. I have taught nearly all grade levels, both as a Resource Specialist and Special Day Class teacher. In addition, for 4 years, I worked in administration, supporting programs at the district, county, and statewide level. In my career, I had the privilege to work alongside administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and community partners in traditional schools, charter schools, virtual schools, and dual-language immersion schools. I believe that education is a lifelong process which doesn’t end after earning a degree or beginning a career. I see great value in continuing education courses which allow educators an opportunity to engage with other professionals, reflect, refine their skill-set and gain new knowledge to take back to their classrooms.