Our mission is to make material more accessible to students by creating a kinesthetic response. We create lessons that get students out from their desks, actively engaged in "doing history."
Jody Drezner Alperin, Off The Page, Inc., Brooklyn, NY; Vicky Finney Crouch, Off The Page, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
Participants will analyze events leading up to the Revolution. They will engage in the art of debate and use digital technology to create a cartoon animation.
Teresa Potter, Fisher Elementary, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Beth Howard, Mark Twain Elementary, Tulsa, OK
Explore an exciting method of teaching history where students formulate innovative, effective solutions to simulated, real-world problems using a collaborative process called the â€œ4 Ds of problem-solving,â€ from Ted McCain.
LeAnne Wyatt, St. John's Episcopal School, Dallas, TX; Lynn Granello, St. John's Episcopal School, Dallas, TX
Facing History and Ourselves has created resources for teaching evidence-based argumentative writing. Presentation will profile writing strategies and highlight connections to the History/Social Studies Common Core standards.
Mary Johnson, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA
Join TCI to discover concrete strategies for engaging students in learning and connecting them to history. Youâ€™ll learn how to transform history instruction by tapping multiple intelligences.
Nathan Wellborne, TCI, Mountain View, CA; Brian Thomas, TCI, Mountain View, CA
Bring your iPad and explore intriguing educational apps, Web 2.0 sites, and new digital textbooks that up the device's usefulness and potential. Share apps and practices and see classroom examples.
Tom Daccord, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA
This session will focus on how collaborative planning across disciplines can be flexible and successful. Adaptable and innovative teaching strategies will be presented and explored by participants. Resources provided.
Alice Aichele, Hastings Middle School, Upper Arlington City Schools, Upper Arlington, Ohio; Lisa Lloyd, Hastings Middle School, Upper Arlington City Schools, Upper Arlington, Ohio
Led by a sixteen-year veteran of the Chicago Public Schools, this workshop will explore teaching and learning strategies that fully engage student learners and raise rigor in the inclusive classroom.
Ray Kinzie, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois
This interactive hearing engages participants in a historical role play to show how the nation's founders were influenced by European Enlightenment thinkers.
Courtney Ferrari, Valley Catholic Middle School, Beaverton, OR
Participants will learn and actively apply ten literacy strategies for educators to use in helping learners (teachers or students pre K-university) read, write, think, and see for a digital age.
Mary McFarland, WIDE World, Cambridge, MA