2012

The Handwriting Wars: Bridging the Digital Divide with Keyboarding


This presentation counters the conventional myth that handwriting instruction in cursive be replaced with keyboarding. It asserts the cognitive connection of handwriting instruction with communication and suggests a balanced approach.

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

April Blakely, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
355
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Human Rights Education for Our Youngest Learners


This workshop will introduce the content and pedagogy of Human Rights Education (HRE) for Pre-K and elementary learners. Participants will be given activities to begin integrating HRE in their classrooms.

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

Sarah Herder, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN; Emily Farell, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
682
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Preparing Students for Global Citizenship in the Age of Globalization


This presentation will provide elementary teachers K-6th grade and social studies methods faculty with practical lesson ideas to help learners develop skills for success as global citizenship.

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

Lydiah Nganga, University of Wyoming, Casper Center, Casper, WY

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
801
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Come Explore the Multimedia and Technological Renaissance in History Today


Too often our classrooms lack the mediums that distract and detain our students. Today one will gain the ability to use those same distractions to attract and retain all students.

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

Greg Urbani, St. Francis Episcopal Day School, Houston, TX; Dan Lewis, St. Francis Episcopal Day School, Houston, TX

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
459
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QR Codes: What are Those?


Increase literacy with QR codes. Discover the many ways you and your students can create QR codes for classroom use. A few ideas are bellwork, story telling and assessment.

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

Amanda Colborne, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Teresa Bergstrom, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
764
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Slavery, Women and War! Students Debate Ancient Athenian Social Issues


This session demonstrates how students can surpass basic comparisons of Ancient Greek and modern American democracy to understand how enduring social issues were debated in the world's first direct democracy.

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

Jason Endacott, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; Christina Pelekanos, Village Community School, New York, NY

Room: 
603
session id: 
290
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Are We Cool Yet? Hot Topics in Cold War Policy


Using historical inquiry your students decide the role of government analyzing current policy in the Cold War's neglected regions, the Great Basin and the Navajo Reservation. Resources will be provided.

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

Cheryl Massey, White Cliffs Middle School, Kingman, AZ; Benjamin Blankenship, Sinagua Middle School, Flagstaff, AZ; Meg Moody, White Cliffs Middle School, Kingman, AZ; Kyle Haynes, Sinagua Middle School, Flagstaff, AZ

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
707
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Windows to World War II: Transatlantic Cooperation 70 Years On


Learn about engaging history lessons set in a global narrative and exciting opportunity for professional development in the UK. Teachers and museum educators share primary source-based practical middle school activities.

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

Jenny Cousins, The American Air Museum in Britain, Cambridge, ; Holly Medland, The American Air Museum in Britain, Cambridge, ; Seth Margolis, Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington

Room: 
212
session id: 
403
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"Goin' West": Paintings as Windows into Americans' Expansionist Attitudes


Participants will experience engaging instruction using primary source paintings of the 19th century American West. They will learn a new, versatile instructional method for promoting historical thinking.

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

Jeffery Nokes, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Room: 
606
session id: 
265
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Highway 61: Blues and the Great African American Migration


This presentation depicts traditional blues music as an example of oral history that paints a tangible picture of the motivations and experiences that led to the Great African American Migration.

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

Ryan Knowles, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
306
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