Civics & Government

Controversial Issues: From Conflict to Consensus


Teaching controversial issues often leads to uncomfortable classroom interaction for students. Learn to teach divisive topics while fostering appreciation and respect for multiple viewpoints using the Structured Academic Controversy Method.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm
Presenters: 

Michelle Cude, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; Holly Hoover, Stonewall Jackson High School, Quicksburg, VA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
278
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Strengthening Civic and Social Studies Education through Research on Classroom Climate


2013 Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research in Social Studies Award Recipient
Presents research on civic education and political engagement conducted in 30 countries; shows the importance of developmental processes as well as democratic school and classroom climates; connects to current reforms.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 5:25pm - 6:20pm
Presenters: 

Judith Torney-Purta, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Room: 
120
session id: 
1018
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"I Could Make a Difference": Research and Theory on Fostering Adolescents' Political Engagement and Efficacy


2012 Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award Recipient
What does research say about how educators can prepare youth to become actively engaged citizens? This presentation will address this question by examining studies in political science, psychology, and education.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Brett Levy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Room: 
120
session id: 
1016
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Teaching Social Justice through Literature: Common Core to Common Good


Get young students excited about social justice with books! Participants will explore examples of children's literature that set the stage for early social justice learning and development of civic responsibility.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Beatrice Fennimore, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Room: 
104
session id: 
266
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Transforming Hip Hop: From the Bronx to the White House


Hip Hop has gone from a New York-urban-form of music to an internationally recognized and politically influential method of expression. We plan to show its global transformation and significance.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Clarissa West-White, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US; Headley White, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US

Room: 
103
session id: 
775
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The New Generation of Difference-Makers: Equipping Students for Citizen Action


Students have the passion, energy, and creativity to be difference-makers; this session will help educators equip students with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities to make positive changes in their world.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Christopher Kubic, Grayslake North High School, Grayslake, IL, US; Emily Weiss, Grayslake North High School, Grayslake, IL, US

Room: 
126
session id: 
740
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You Can’t Say That?! Tinker in a Digital World


Does the Tinker standard apply to Facebook? Is off-campus, online speech protected under the First Amendment? Examine contemporary cases to determine if a schoolhouse gate exists in a digital world.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Maggie Crawford, Newseum, Washington, DC, US; Mike Hiestand , Student Press Law Center, Bellingham, WA, US; Mary Beth Tinker, Tinker Tour, Washington, DC, US

Room: 
125
session id: 
759
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Energize Me for the Common Core—Brain Breaks for Classrooms!


Explore multiple energizers that lift, soothe, build rapport, or just have fun! Leave this session with classroom activities that can be implemented tomorrow! Move from brain drain to brain gain!

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Craig Carson, Ozark R-VI Schools, Ozark, MO, US

Room: 
265
session id: 
964
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The Case of the Cyberbully: A Multimedia Mock Trial Experience


Learn to engage students in a civil mock trial on cyberbullying–either as jurors or participants, using a multimedia DVD curriculum.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Steven Bruehl, Chase Elementary School, Chicago, IL, US; Jessica Chethik, Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

Room: 
260
session id: 
323
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Poster Session-Fostering Critical and Civic Mindsets in the 21st Century


In order for students to become problem solvers, decision makers, and active citizens, authentic democratic processes must be experienced. Participants will gain classroom resources as inspired by Dewey and Freire.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Holly McBride, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
710
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