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Learning to Write, Writing to Learn, Grading Tips to Survive

Learn how to teach students to write like historians using Writing to Learn and Learning to Write strategies. Leave with resources and tips on how to manage the grading.

The National WWII Museum's Collection in Your Classroom

The National WWII Museum's collection of oral histories is available online. Museum educator Nathan Huegen will showcase histories from the battles and the Homefront. Annotated guides and lesson templates included.

Promoting Authentic Learning: Using National History Day in Your Classroom

Come and see how to make connections between past events, present issues/current events, and future problems using National History Day projects. See how you can fashion a student-centered classroom.

Getting Started: That First Impression

What do new teachers need for the classroom and how can they find it? Interactive discussions and practical suggestions will focus on making a positive first impression on students.

Using Inquiry Based Research to Teach Sustainability

Presentation focuses on utilizing the inquiry based learning approach to teach sustainability through environmental issues in the classroom. Examples of student led action research projects that focus on ecological concerns.

Psychology Test Banks: Not Just for Tests Anymore!

Teachers will learn how to use Psychology test banks as a part of the formative assessment process: to diagnose misconceptions and provide specific feedback students can USE.

Global Classroom: Creating Educational Travel and Service Programs for Students

Learn to connect primary source curriculum to dynamic travel destinations. Create educational projects with non-profit organizations abroad. Prepare: risk-mitigation, chaperones and safety. Secure professional development credits and creative financing

The iCitizen Project: A Collaborative Journey through Social Media

College freshmen used social media to collaborate with high school juniors to examine digital citizenship. The project defined an iCitizen nationally, globally and digitally in the 21st century.

Embracing the Inevitable? iPad Apps that Enhance Social Studies Curricula

This session will present strategies for locating and analyzing apps for iPads and equivalent devices vis-a-vis their suitability for social studies content, skills, and dispositions. Includes examples and counter-examples.

Standards-Based Grading in the Human Geography Classroom

This session will explain the use of standards-based grading in the social studies classroom using Human Geography as the model and focusing on making grading transparent and meaningful for all.


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