Civics & Government

"Do As I Do": Modeling Collaboration and Inclusion in Civics


Elementary teachers share a professional collaboration model used to teach civics across grade levels, applying Project Citizen and student mentoring to foster inclusion, differentiation, and meaningful participation among all learners.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Stephanie Serriere, Penn State University, State College, PA; Lorraine McGarry, State College Area School District, State College, PA; Elizabeth Cullin, State College Area School District, State College, PA; Jennifer Cody, State College Area School District, State College, PA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
201
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Teaching 21st Century Literacy Skills with Civil Discourse Strategies


This session addresses our ideologically divided media and the uncivil behavior it often inspires. Participants will learn 21st century literacy skills that help deflect uncivil discourse in adoloscents.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Kimberlee Sharp, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Room: 
3B
session id: 
359
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Using the Supreme Court as Lens for Discussing Controversial Topics


Supreme Court cases can provide an intellectual framework for students to discuss controversial topics. Session will use recent cases to explore how to use Supreme Court briefs in the classroom.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Catherine Hawke, American Bar Association Division for Public Education, Chicago, IL; Mabel McKinney-Browning, American Bar Association Division for Public Education, Chicago, IL

Room: 
2A
session id: 
518
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The Digital Upgrade of "Letters to the President"


The Annenberg Presidential Learning Center will introduce 21st century strategies of communicating to our elected officials. Participants will leave with classroom ready curriculum, literacy strategies, and technological upgrades.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Janet Tran, Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, Simi Valley, CA; Anthony Pennay, Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, Simi Valley, CA

Room: 
204
session id: 
125
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The Drafting Board: Developing Writing Skills through Civic Debate


iCivics' latest online tool helps students build literacy and argumentation skills by crafting polished essays around a range of exciting civics topics; it also provides teachers with key assessment tools.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Kelly Landis, iCivics, Washington, DC; Jeff Curley, iCivics, Washington, DC

Room: 
201
session id: 
892
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I'm a Future Voter!


Educating the next generation of active, informed citizens.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

JulieAnne Behar, Washington Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division, Olympia, WA; Lindsay Pryor, Washington Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division, Olympia, WA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
485
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Campify Your Classroom: No Marshmallows Required


This session will bring the magic of summer camp activities to the classroom to engage students in innovative learning experiences that promote the necessary skills to be active democratic citizens.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Wendy Scott, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
506
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Technology and the Fourth Amendment


Wiretapping, infrared, GPS, oh my! Courts repeatedly address the use of technology to conduct searches. Will explore cases raising technological challenges to the Constitution, and discuss methods for teaching them.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Tiffany Middleton, American Bar Association Division for Public Education, Chicago, IL; Catherine Hawke, American Bar Association Division for Public Education, Chicago, IL

Room: 
303
session id: 
519
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Putting the Constitution into ConText


This session will expose participants to James Madison's Notes on the federal convention, making the debates over the Constitution from 225 years ago relevant to the debates about government today.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Jen Howell, Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier, Orange, VA

Room: 
2A
session id: 
884
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Public Opinion: Who Cares and Why Should You?


Integrating a study of public opinion into Social Studies, Math, Science, and English. Students will review, create, and write about surveys and other methods of opinion taking with technology.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Shawn Quinn, Henry Moss Middle School, Bowling Green, KY; Keri Mosier, Henry Moss Middle School, Bowling Green, KY; Chloe Harper, Henry Moss Middle School, Bowling Green, KY; Sharyn Bailey, Henry Moss Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Room: 
307
session id: 
800
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