Civics & Government
Transform the tragic teachable moments of WWII and Vietnam War for awareness of critical world issues today. Prepare students to assume positive leadership as engaged citizens in our global community.
Alethea Paradis, Friendship Tours World Travel, Santa Barbara, CA; Kevin Shertzer, Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, CA; Nicola Hesketh, Francis Parker School, San Diego, CA; Eric Taylor, Francis Parker School, San Diego, CA
This session will present an overview of the rich partnership between a high school civics course elective in the Boston Public Schools and area youth-led justice organizations.
Stephen Ensdorf, Josue Sakata, Natacha Scott, Frederick Woodard, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA
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.
Judith Torney-Purta, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
"I Could Make a Difference": Research and Theory on Fostering Adolescents' Political Engagement and EfficacySubmitted by David Bailor on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 11:38am
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.
Brett Levy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
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.
Beatrice Fennimore, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
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.
Clarissa West-White, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US; Headley White, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US
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.
Christopher Kubic, Grayslake North High School, Grayslake, IL, US; Emily Weiss, Grayslake North High School, Grayslake, IL, US
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.
Maggie Crawford, Newseum, Washington, DC, US; Mike Hiestand , Student Press Law Center, Bellingham, WA, US; Mary Beth Tinker, Tinker Tour, Washington, DC, US
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!
Craig Carson, Ozark R-VI Schools, Ozark, MO, US
Learn to engage students in a civil mock trial on cyberbullying–either as jurors or participants, using a multimedia DVD curriculum.
Steven Bruehl, Chase Elementary School, Chicago, IL, US; Jessica Chethik, Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, Chicago, IL, US