Civics & Government

It's About the Pink Elephant: Negotiating Religion in Elementary Classrooms


Should religion be discussed in U.S. public schools? The Supreme Court says yes. Learn why and how to address this controversial topic, and leave with resources to get you started.

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

Heidi Torres, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Room: 
602
session id: 
600
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Social Studies and CCSS for Literacy: One Model for Implementation


Graduate students Teresa Frizell and Sara Stull will share the crosswalk they created between the CCSS for Literacy in History/Social Studies and Washington State's Social Studies Skills Grade Level Expectations.

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

Teresa Frizell, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Sara Stull, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
815
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Creating Future Citizens


Students from Arab Spring countries work with students from the US and Taiwan to learn about democracy. Students explore rights and duties, tolerance and freedom, and civic engagement.

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

Freda Goodman, Georgia Virtual Learning, Atlanta, GA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
677
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Let Freedom Swing: Conversations on Jazz and Democracy


Explore the relationships between democracy and jazz through a multimedia program for grades 6-12 featuring Sandra Day O'Connor and jazz great Wynton Marsalis. DVDs and curriculum materials will be distributed.

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

Ellen Livingston, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; Alison Merkel, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Room: 
211
session id: 
693
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Human-Environment, Service Learning, and Skill Building: Ingredients for Integration


Service Learning gives students a cross-curricular, hands-on approach to studying the environment and the balance in the relationship between humans and nature while simultaneously investigating global interdependence.

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

Colby Cormack, Lawrence Gardner High School, Topeka, KS

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
233
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Youth Courts: A Window on Social Justice in Action


Seattle high school youth will demonstrate their youth court in which they sentence their peers for actual traffic infractions. Participants will serve as the jurors and apply restorative justice goals.

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

Margaret Fisher, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA; Corey Martin, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA; Judge Karen Donohue, Seattle Municipal Court, Seattle, WA; Magistrate Lisa Leone, Seattle Municipal Court, Seattle, WA; Garfield High School Students, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA

Room: 
201
session id: 
508
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Measuring Up: Linking Research to Social Studies Practice


NCSS Research Community representatives will highlight the intersection between research and social studies practice. Research on both teacher and student assessment processes and evidence-based strategies will be presented.

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

Janet Alleman, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Ilene Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Joseph Feinberg, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Paul Fitchett, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC; Theresa McCormick, Auburn University, Aubur

Room: 
602
session id: 
17
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Civil Discouse IS Possible: Using Structured Academic Controversies


We bemoan our the state of our civic discourse. Structured Academic Controversies teach the skills of perspective taking and respectful disagreement. We need to practice/model these in social studies!

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

John Zola, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO

Room: 
304
session id: 
172
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What's New? Policy and Practice for College, Career, and CITIZENSHIP!


Get the most up-to-date policies, research findings, and practices to prepare students for college, career, and citizenship in the 21st century. Gain critical information and skills to advocate for change.

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

Michelle Herczog, , Los Angeles, CA; Ted McConnell, Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, Washington DC,

Room: 
616
session id: 
160
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The Truth is Out There: Political Literacy Today


Teach your students how to leverage digital tools and quality websites to find the facts they need to formulate valid opinions and arguments about today's most controversial political issues.

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

Jeremy Gypton, Sunnyside Unified School District, Tucson, AZ

Room: 
204
session id: 
734
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