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Staff Development


Bill Perryman is an independent consultant and develops dynamic teaching lessons and units in the field of social studies education. Bill has conducted numerous workshop trainings and keynote presentations for area organizations, state conferences, school districts and Texas regional education service centers. Additionally, Bill and John Seidlitz co-authored Seven Steps to a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom – Research-Based Strategies for Engaging All Students. The book promotes the development of academic language, literacy and perspective while providing structure for student interaction and total engagement. (see: &

Workshops that promote literacy and academic language development in the social studies classroom:

• Opulent Social Studies – Instructional Strategies for Engaging All Students

• Role Play and Dramatization in the Social Studies Classroom

• Seven Steps to an Interactive Language-Rich Classroom

• The Games People Play! Interactive games that promote language development in the Social Studies classroom

• Windows on History

• Writing Windows

• Literacy & Engagement in the Social Studies Classroom

Workshop Units that include field-based tours of historic San Antonio properties:

• Mission Impossible – Arches of the Mind (Mission San Jose)

• Change Over Time – Architecture in Historic Downtown San Antonio

• Reflections of Opulence - German Settlement in Texas – The King William Historic District

• People, Power, Passion and Pride - Historic San Antonio Landmarks (La Villita, River Walk, Menger Hotel & The Alamo)

• River of Dreams - Our River, Our Story; The San Antonio River Walk (Museum Reach of the San Antonio River Walk)

• Tejano Heroes – Texas History – In Old San Antonio (Casa Navarro State Historic Site)

• History - Hijinks & Haunts - The Treasures of Alamo Plaza!

• A Tale of Two Plazas - (Plaza de Armas & Plaza de Las Islas)

• Village People - The History of La Villita

To schedule a workshop/seminar for your campus or organization, contact Mr. Perryman at or call 210-494-8623

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