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.
Stacey Gorman, Mundelein High School, Mundelein, IL; Kathryn Rose, Robert E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA
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.
Nicole Roper, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
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.
Nathan Huegen, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA; Melanie Boulet, New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School, New Orleans, LA
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.
Bob McKitrick, Parkway North High School, St. Louis, MO; Andy Duggan, Parkway North High School, St. Louis, MO; Renee Boyd, Parkway North High School, St. Louis, MO
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.
Sue Blanchette, Dallas Independent School District - retires, Dallas, TX
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.
Adam Friedman, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC; Thomas Hammond, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA; Philip VanFossen, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
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.
Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT; Beth Ellen Sanders, Tarrant City Schools, Birmingham, AL
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
Alethea Tyner Paradis, Friendship Tours World Travel, Santa Barbara, CA; Kevin Shertzer, Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, CA
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.
Rob McEntarffer, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE
Participate in the NPR Marketplace "Budget Hero" simulation adapted for classroom use. Use this hands-on activity to motivate and engage students in the federal budget process.
Katherine Case, Parkville High School, Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, MD