Civics & Government

Responding to Tragedy: Social Studies Can Help!


Using principles of current events instruction, social studies teachers can help students process upsetting events like Newtown and 9/11. Fear can be reduced as learning and civic action is increased.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Jeff Passe, College of NJ, Pasadena, MD; Laura Pinto, Ann Arundel County Schools, Annapolis, MD

Room: 
103
session id: 
235
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Putting NCSS’s Position on Technology into Practice


Come learn how to use social media with your students to breath life into social studies and the democratic experience, grounded in the NCSS position statement on technology.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Linda Bennett, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Kori Green, El Dorado Middle School, El Dorado, KS; Nick Lawrence, East Bronx Academy. New York, NY; Ronald Peck, North Valley High School, Grants Pass, OR; Greg Kulowiec, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA

Room: 
101
session id: 
240
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The Civic Mirror--A Simulation-Based Social Studies Program


This online and face-to-face education program utilizes the best of tech-ed and constructivist learning methods to transform classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Students don't just learn about law, government, and economics, they get to participate in their own mini-versions of them.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Brenda Ball, Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC

Room: 
4C-1
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AP Comparative Government and Politics: Democratization Update--Nation States in Transition


This workshop focuses on three lessons that facilitate student exploration of the concept of democratization as a basis for comparing six nation-states and improving the interpretation of political data.

Time: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Presenters: 

David La Shomb

Room: 
4C-2
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The Civic Mirror - A Simulation-Based Social Studies Program


This online and face-to-face education program utilizes the best of tech-ed and constructivist learning methods to transform classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Students don't just learn about law, government, and economics, they get to participate in their own mini-versions of them.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Brenda Ball, Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC; Paul Chaffee, Heritage Woods Secondary, Bet Moody, BC

Room: 
4C-1
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The Civic Mirror - A Simulation-Based Social Studies Program


This online and face-to-face education program utilizes the best of tech-ed and constructivist learning methods to transform classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Students don't just learn about law, government, and economics, they get to participate in their own mini-versions of them.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Brenda Ball, Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC; Paul Chaffee, Heritage Woods Secondary, Bet Moody, BC

Room: 
4C-1
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Rethinking Democracy and Protecting What We Love


Students are ill-prepared for the social crisis of our times: our democracy has been hijacked. Lessons explore constitutional history, human values at the core of democracy, and action plans.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Riki Ott, Ultimate Civics, Berkeley, CA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
750
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Citizenship Counts: Host a Naturalization Ceremony or Celebration of Citizenship at Your Schools


Interactive lessons educate middle and high school students about the path of citizenship and the rights and responsibilities of civic engagement. Citizenship Counts aims to inspire youth to celebrate citizenship by participating in a naturalization ceremony or a service learning project.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Alysa Ullman, Citizenship Counts, Phoenix, AZ; Tina Ochoa, Citizenship Counts, Phoenix, AZ

Room: 
4C-1
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Performance Based Assessments: Thinking Outside of the Box


This session will provide an overview of Washington's innovative social studies assessment system which has truly shifted traditional thinking around "assessment" in civics, history, geography, economics, and social studies skills.

Time: 
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Carol Coe, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, WA; Mary Anne Christy, Historian in Residence/Lakeside Schools, Seattle, WA; Chris Drape, Seattle School District, Seattle, WA; Anita Morales, Seattle School District, Seattle, WA; Walter Parker, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Room: 
610
session id: 
475
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Teaching Content with Skilled Discussion


Learning the skills of discussion are imperative to citizenship development. Join this workshop to learn about different methodologies for classroom discussion that engage learners in content and build skills.

Time: 
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Katie Moore, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Bebs Chorak, Street Law Inc., Silver Spring, MD

Room: 
613
session id: 
483
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