NCSS Annual Conference Sessions


Following is a preliminary list of sessions, workshops and poster presentations that have been accepted for the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference. This list is subject to change. A finalized, printed program, including rooms and times, will be available at the conference.

Sessions and poster presentations are held on Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22. Workshops will be held Sunday, November 23. The list of pre-conference clinics, offered on Thursday, November 20, can be found here.

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2014 NCSS Annual Conference Session Schedule

  • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am    109

      First session in four-part symposium. Focuses on resources that increase engagement in reading/writing in interactive format. Offers proven resources to excite students and introduces blogging and book trailers as methodologies

      Chris Salituro, Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Hayley Lotspeich, Wheaton North High School, Wheaton, IL; Jean Shin, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am    Sheraton Hotel Back Bay B, Independence East, Independence West

      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.

      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

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am    310

      The Instruction Community shares several “teacher-tested” best practice methods for delivering meaningful, active learning experiences to K-12 students, with special emphasis on differentiating instruction and closing the achievement gap.

      Joel Rothblatt, Southern California Social Science Association, Los Angeles, CA; Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Janie Hubbard, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Melinda Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL; Scott Petri, John F. Kennedy High School, Los Angeles, CA; Ruth Luevanos, Pacoima Middle School, Los Angeles, CA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am    301

      All NBC teachers or those interested in certification or renewal-this session is for you! Three certified teachers will discuss the benefits, ins and outs of certification, and the National Board Certified Teachers community.

      Michael Yell, Hudson Middle School, Hudson, WI; Kim O’Neil, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Peggy Jackson, Moriarty High School, Moriarty, NM

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am    Sheraton Hotel Back Bay A

      What does 21st century citizenship look like for today’s students? Join P21 and exemplar schools to unpack lessons from the field in connecting local citizenship and global issues.

      Helen Soule, P21, Washington, DC; David Young, VIF, Chapel Hill, NC; Helen Gross, Carolina Forest International Elementary School, Jacksonville, NC

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am    Sheraton Hotel Liberty B

      Presenter will offer strategies to develop content reading and critical thinking skills, build academic vocabulary, and engage elementary learners. She will share ready-to-use lesson ideas and differentiation techniques. Handouts provided.

      Donna Knoell, Shawnee Mission, KS

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am    309

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

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

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am    110

      Join TCI to experience a lesson that explores spatial inequality. You’ll "travel" to four neighborhoods in Mexico City. Ultimately, you'll write a newspaper article describing the extreme inequalities you observed.

      Bert Bower, TCI, Mountain View, CA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am    312

      Yale’s Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) provides globally-themed professional development. This session discusses opportunities PIER Summer Institutes provide to teachers, and participants discuss how PIER programs support their teaching.

      Laura Krenicki, Tara Ehler, Yale University Programs in International Educational Resources, New Haven, CT

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am    104

      Led by a nineteen-year veteran of the Chicago Public Schools, this workshop explores 4C-related teaching strategies that strengthen critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, and communication in the 21st century classroom.

      Ray Kinzie, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am    305

      How to turn your students into historians who form questions and examine primary sources as evidence while studying the Boston Massacre!

      Damon Huss, Bill Hayes, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am    204

      Unveiling of a website/digital archive on Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins and 19th-century figure upon whom it is based. Lessons tied to Common Core in History, Science, ELA.

      Sara Schwebel, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am    101

      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.

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

  • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - Fri, 11/21/2104 - 1:55pm
  • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm
    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    102

      An author of the C(3) Framework and members of the National Action Civics Collaborative will discuss tools, practices, and assessments for ""Taking Informed Action.""

      Peter Levine, CIRCLE/Tisch College/Tufts University, Medford, MA, @peterlevine; Lisa Bardwell, Earth Force, Denver, CO; Brian Brady, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL

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