2012

Experience Turkey: Teacher Tours Sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation


Experience Turkey, the modern, vibrant nation at the intersection of East and West. Explore centuries-old architecture, savor culinary delights and soak up Turkey's rich culture during these two-week tours.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

John Gokcen, Honorary Consul General, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Kirkland, WA

Room: 
4C-1
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On the Road: Secrets to Planning Exceptional School Trips


Learn what’s new in school trips from America’s student trip expert. George DeBolt will share tips on how to plan school trips that are exciting, educational, and within budget.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

George DeBolt, School Trips by DeBolt, Homestead, PA

Room: 
4C-4
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Jean Fair Memorial Symposium on Sustainability


This symposium will address sustainability from the perspective of four academic disciplines--Information Technology, Geography, Economics, and Political Science. Presenters will discuss how the discipline defines sustainability problems and suggest possible policy approaches to address the problems.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 5:30pm
Presenters: 

Michael Berson, Ilene Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Joseph Stoltman, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; James Davis, Social Science Education Consortium, Lafayette, CO; Suzanne Helburn, University of Colorado, Denver, CO; Charles White, Boston University, Boston, MA

Room: 
609
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"Precious Knowledge": The Ban on Teaching History in Tucson Schools


The highly successful Mexican American Studies (MAS) program in Tucson was banned last year. See the acclaimed PBS film "Precious Knowledge" about this program, and hear from our special guest, MAS co-founder Sean Arce.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Room: 
611/612
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Travel around the World without Leaving the Classroom


Awaken your students' curiosity by bringing the world into their classroom and expanding their knowledge of world history, geography, and cultures as well as their skills in critical thinking, writing, research, and analysis through the use of various strategies. A CD with lesson plans and teaching materials tied to various K-12 history, geography, and language arts standards will be provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tucson, AZ

Room: 
608
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Others' Lives: Using Current Non-Fiction Resources to Advance Global Understanding


Enrich your students' views and understanding of historical events, cultural diversity, and global issues through the use of web-based strategies that utilize current non-fiction resources (e.g., memoirs, newspaper articles, etc.) to improve reading comprehension, content knowledge, and interdisciplinary writing skills.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:14pm
Presenters: 

David Bosso, Berlin High School, Berlin, CT

Room: 
608
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Human Rights Education in the Middle School Classroom: What You Do Matters


What is at the heart of who we are as a society? Join this session and walk away with classroom-ready tools and activities to teach your students about historical and present day issues and the activists who made a difference. Technology and active learning to engage middle school students in human rights will be emphasized.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Joseph D. Karb, Springville-Griffith Institute Middle School, Springville, NY

Room: 
608
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TAH Grant Update


Christine Miller, Teaching American History (TAH) team lead at the U.S. Department of Education, will provide updates on the TAH program and other ED programs and will lead a conversation on project sustainability. The session will also feature a presentation by one or more TAH project directors and by staff from the National History Education Clearinghouse.   --> read more »

Time: 
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Christine Miller, United States Department of Education, Washington, DC

Room: 
609
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NCSS/NCATE Reviewer Training and Update


This clinic prepares participants to review teacher preparation programs in social studies or related disciplines and to update current reviewers in applying NCSS Standards in the NCATE Program Review process.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Presenters: 

Leah Engelhardt, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Room: 
Sheraton Willow B
session id: 
1041
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The Collaborative Social Studies Classroom


This session focuses on the collaborative relationship between the mainstream history teacher and the special education teacher. We will offer strategies on how to incorporate modified instruction.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Paul Mazzuca, Ryan Hutchins, Patrick Block, Adlai Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
58
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