Civics & Government

The Civic Engagement Project: Evoking Citizenship in a Government Class


Learn about organizing a comprehensive Civic Engagement Project that integrates the six Proven Practices and guides students down the path to active citizenship and participation in your community.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Donald Pankuch, Susan Fuhrer, Heather Weisenburger, Scott Gregory, Metea Valley High School, Aurora, IL

Room: 
101
session id: 
461
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Service Learning


Educators will gain valuable tools and examples to best help facilitate service learning in their classroom and schools.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Sarah Herder, Emily Farrell, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN

Room: 
309
session id: 
1293
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The NCSS Notable Tradebooks: Engaging Elementary Lesson Plans!


Searching for compelling elementary lesson plans tied to a wide array of NCSS Notable Tradebooks in Social Studies? Look no further! Participants will receive a CD with all lesson plans.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

JoAnn Wood, Cobb County School District, Marietta, GA; Michelle Bauml, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX; Lara Willox, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA; Elizabeth Wilson, Lisa Matherson, Cynthia Sunal, Janie Hubbard, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Tammy C. Brown, Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL; Lynn Kelley, Amanda Pendergrass, University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL; Joseph Labant, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; Carrie Lentz, Katy Independent School District, Katy, TX; Melinda Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL; Sarah Hartman, College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick, GA; Deborah Morowski, Theresa McCormick, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; Debra Erikson, Murray State University, Murray, KY; Ruth Busby, Troy University, Troy, AL; Blythe Hinitz, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Room: 
Sheraton Hotel Back Bay B, Independence East, Independence West
session id: 
366
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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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