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

  • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm
    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Engage students in active historical inquiry through investigations in their own backyards. Participate in hands-on lesson plans and strategies using local history as a vehicle for historical inquiry.

      "Sarah Widincamp, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "The session will share how building Empathy is a key element to understanding History and Building School Culture. Based upon the lesson, """"Think Like A Historian."""""

      "James Campbell, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Atlanta, GA, @TheRealJamCam"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    101

      "Participants will learn how to """"issue-ize"""" their existing instructional units in American History and World History by applying an issues-centered focus to increase student engagement and understanding."

      "Mark Previte, University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, Johnstown, PA; Ronald Evans, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; Kim Koeppen, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN; Scott Wylie, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; Gregg Jorgensen, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL; Arlene Gardner, New Jersey Center for Civic Education, Piscataway, NJ; Jay Shuttleworth, Columbia University, New York, NY"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Collaboration between teacher education candidates at three universities demonstrate ways to work together to address civics, citizenship and international and global concerns"

      "James Daly, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ; Irena Zaleskiene, The Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Vilnius, ; Olga Tarasenko, Borys Grinchecnko Kyiv University, Kyiv, "

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    309

      "Experience four collaborative units: The 1920's and """"The Great Gatsby; """" The Holocaust and Elie Weisel's """"Night; """" The Great Depression and Library of Congress Primary Sources; Reading and Interpreting Ballot Propositions. "

      "Syd Golston, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ; Catherine Ballman, South Mountain High School, Pho, AZ; Charles Diaz, South Mountain High School, Phoenix, AZ; Suzanne Vogt, Trevor Browne High School, Phoenix, AZ; William Reimers, Trevor Browne High School, Phoenix, AZ"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    107

      "Pandemics, rising oceans, Middle East conflicts, and terrorism - learn to challenge your students'ability to think critically by employing diplomacy in these relevant scenarios. Lessons for classroom use provided."

      "Lois Graham, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL; Maegan Grogan, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    208

      "Explore using photographs to engage middle school students in history and civics. This fun, interactive session will provide strategies on how to incorporate visuals without sacrificing content."

      "Jearl Nix, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      A variety of questioning strategies to promote critical thinking and inquiry learning will be presented along with tips for improving student participation.

      "Paige Schulte, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    105

      Hear the successes and challenges from a Tennessee school district who set out to transform the social studies classroom by transitioning from traditional textbooks to digital resources.

      "Jeff Elliott, Cleveland City Schools, Cleveland, TN; Casey Price, Cleveland Middle School, Cleveland, TN"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    302

      The Common Core doesn't have to be frightening! Work with real NYC classroom teachers on easy methods to modify your teaching and materials to be more aligned with the CCSS!

      "Matthew Foglino, ATT/UFT, Wings Academy High School, Bronx, NJ; Michael Freydin, ATSS/UFT, Halsey JHS 157, Queens, NY"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    204

      "Action Civics is a pedagogical approach to civic learning that embraces collective action, and encourages youth voice, agency and leadership. Action civics practitioners share specific classroom strategies in this session."

      "Lisa Bardwell, Earth Force, Denver, CO, @earthforce; Brian Brady, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL, @mikvachallenge; Scott Warren, Generation Citizen, Boston, MA, @gencitizen"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Gain access to nearly 200 primary source lessons from """"American Memory"""" website; Obtain ideas on increasing use of Library of Congress resources; Learn about funding teacher training."

      "James McConnell, Michigan Council for History Education, Livonia, MI"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    207

      "Explore the power of well-rounded civic learning through a globalization case study of the Roman Empire and Han China that emphasizes economics, government, and comparative culture analysis."

      "Andrew Potter, Envision, Vienna, VA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    Liberty C

      "First Common Core, then Disciplinary Literacy, and now C3! What's a teacher to do? Presenters will provide strategies for developing lessons that include all the above. "

      "Marcie Taylor-Thoma, Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore, MD; Donna Olszewski, Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore, MD"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "This presentation provides teachers with lessons, resources, and models to develop a global exchange in their elementary classroom using blogs, Skype, Twitter and apps. Open your classroom to the world!"

      "Joan Barnatt, Elon University, Elon, NC; Marna Winter, Elon University, Elon, NC"

    • 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"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Details of a collaborative national project to develop and implement more globalized world history curriculum for middle and high school, led by the Alliance for Learning in World History"

      "Michael Lovorn, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Ashley Woodson, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    111

      Interact with supervisors who will share strategies and resources created to help teachers increase rigor in social studies instruction and strengthened student's 21st Century Skills through C3 Implementation.

      "Rebecca Bush, Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Holland, MI; Alice Reilly, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA; Debbie Daniell, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, GA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Instruction will be provided on how to incorporate various computer games into world history, civics, and United States history classes in order to improve student understanding of social studies concepts."

      "Jeffrey Probert, Beaufort County Early College High School, Washington, NC"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Students learn about their right of petition and Congressional structure through studying human rights abuses around the globe and visiting Congressional offices to lobby for human rights protections.

      "Benjamin Kahrl, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Discussing and examining controversial issues and changing personal lifestyles; challenging preconceived ideas, accepting change and acknowledging uncertainty and working cooperatively with others can be made easier utilizing children's literature."

      "Deborah Bradbery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, "

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    206

      "Speaking Truth explores the influences, motivations, choices, and moral foundations of global change agents, as inspiration for student activism."

      "June Murray, Fund for the Future of Our Children, Washington DC, DC; Avideh Shashaani, Fund for the Future of Our Children, Washington DC, DC"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    103

      "This interactive, inquiry-based clinic will focus on teaching and learning around the issue of wrongful convictions in our criminal justice system. Free access to all lesson plans and related materials. "

      "Sean Arthurs, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA; Melinda Cooperman , Georgetown University Law Center Street Law Clinic, Washington, D.C., DC; Efrain Marimon, Georgetown University Law Center Street Law Clinic, Washington, D.C., DC"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    202

      "NCSS Scholar Session [International Collaborative Community]: Dr. Yan Wang and Dr. Yali Zhao will present their newly published book """"Seeking Common Dreams between the Worlds."""""

      "Yan Wang, University of Macau, ; Yali Zhao, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      This project will showcase how science fiction and fantasy films transcend the constraints of time and geographic boundaries to find relevance in today's Social Studies classroom.

      "Jason Allen, Saint Joseph School, Martinsburg, WV; Shirley Gazsi, AntiquityNOW, New York, NY"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    303

      "Why do we wait until AP level courses to begin teaching students how to think like historians? Turn your middle schoolers into critical historians, without sacrificing personal connections."

      "Michael Bowler, Derby Academy, Hingham, MA, @DerbyHistory"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      This session provides strategies and ideas to develop integrated Social Studies and STEM experiences (STEMSS) for young preschoolers through use of literacy-based activities.

      "Wilma Robles Melendez, Nova Southeastern University, North Miami Beach, FL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    Independence East

      "How can teachers use children's understanding of potentially controversial topics to design rich, robust social studies curriculum? Learn about the """"What Are They Thinking” assignment and analyze K-6 student work. "

      "Katy Swalwell, University of Maryland, College Park, WASHINGTON, DC"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    109

      The second presentation in a series sponsored by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation explores how Social Studies provides the most authentic platform to engage students in Common Core proficiencies.

      "Kristen Looney, Tony Blair Faith Foundation, London, ; Mary Ellen Daneels, Community High School, West Chicago, IL; Erwin Montojo, , "

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    200

      "Illinois Democracy Schools share their framework for creating sustainable, systemic civic learning programs. Members will emphasize ideas on developing a network of reciprocal relationships between schools and community partners."

      "Janice Belzowski, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Chicago, IL, @McCormickCivics; Don Pankuch, Metea Valley High School, Aurora, IL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    311

      "This hands-on, interactive workshop includes strategies for integrating STEM concepts into their social studies lessons so students can learn about pressing global issues and take action as global citizens."

      "Shanedra Nowell, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, @drn0well; Di Ryter, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    308

      "Explore inquiry lessons about Ancient Egypt, Rome, India and the Middle Ages’ scientific contributions through technology while building 21st Century Skills that promote creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration."

      "Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Karen Guerrero , Arizona Geography Alliance, Tempe, AZ"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    Backbay A

      "Implement close reading strategies with high-level human rights texts that promotes discussion, pushes students’ thinking, and differentiates your instruction. Take home ideas for lessons and make learning exciting!"

      "Victoria Berger, PS 20-Anna Silver School, New York City, NY; Isabel Reyna-Torres, PS 20- Anna Silver School, New York City, NY"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    305

      "Psychology teachers have limited time to explore new research and current applications. Participants will discuss several examples of recent, not well known, and compelling books they can use in classrooms. "

      "Alan Feldman, Glen Rock High School, Glen Rock, NJ; Rob McEntarffer, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE, @rmcenta"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    Independence West

      "The MFA, Boston houses one of the finest collections of colonial American art. Learn how you can use the museum as a resource for teaching about the 18th century."

      "Suzi Fonda, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA; Emily Donahue, Peirce Elementary School, Newton, MA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Learn the nuts and bolts of developing a PBL unit and experience how PBL can build collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity in your classroom."

      "Robert Hallock, Sammamish High School, Bellevue, WA; Katie Piper, Sammamish High School, Bellevue, WA; Katy Smoot, Sammamish High School, Bellevue, WA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      This session will discuss the place of Puerto Rico in US History and how and what we should teach in the classroom so that we can better understand these Americans.

      "David Rodriguez Sanfiorenzo, University of Phoenix, Guaynabo, "

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Sample our menu of reading and writing strategies, activities, and unit plans that incorporate ELA CCS into a US History class. Take home a """"To Go"""" bag of educational treats."

      "Karen Ellison, Hollister R-V School District, Hollister, MO; Charlene Free, Hollister R-V School District, Hollister, MO; Chandra Pierce, Hollister R-V School District, Hollister, MO"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    108

      "Discover the rich educational resources of the Department of State’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms, a place where the essence of the past infuses the present. Interactive session with ready-to-use classroom materials."

      "Marcee Craighill, Director, US Department of State, Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Washington, DC; Susan Holly, Office of the Historian, US Department of State, Washington, DC; George Mitchell, Montgomery County Public Schools, Olney, MD"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      This session will inpsire teachers to use technology in new and exciting ways. We will explore resources and lesson ideas to enrich the US History curriculum.

      "Teresa Francis, Mansfield ISD, Mansfield, TX; Emily Young, Mansfield ISD, Mansfield Texas, Mansfield, TX"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Engage LGBT youth with an innovative project based on the It Gets Better Project. Students create videos for LGBT historical or contemporary figures explaining how it gets better.

      "Amanda Colborne, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, @historycolborne"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Middle school history textbooks often emphasize conflict over resolution. This session examines comparative case studies and resources that integrate concepts of peace education and civic cooperation into the content curriculum.

      "Ashley Testino, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA; Lauren Hower, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA; Rachel Finley-Bowman, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "How our diverse student body found a common thread through global service, education and fundraising. Free the Children organization is """"kids helping kids"""" and can fire up your school too."

      "Felicia ALEXANDER, Melvin H. Kreps Middle School, East Windsor, NJ"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Move learning outside the classroom and into the community by teaming with local agencies, creating an authentic learning opportunity for students to use technology to collaborate, research, and create."

      "Denise Scavitto, St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury, VT, @dscavitto; Angela Drew, St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury, VT, @adrew00"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Aligned with CCSS, this lesson emphasizes critical literacy and textual analysis using primary resources. This session provides strategies to give voice to Japanese Americans by focusing on WWII Internment Camps."

      "Gregory Samuels, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "James Madison Fellows will share challenging lessons, instructional strategies, and hands-on activities engaging students in analyzing and evaluating Constitutional principles providing for the common defense and the blessings of liberty."

      "Ken deMasi, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Arlington, VA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    209

      Presenter will share her/his extensive contributions to knowledge concerning significant areas of social studies education.

      "Ana (Award Session Place Holder) Post, NCSS, Silver Spring, MD"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Would you like your elementary teachers to explore their social studies instruction? All teachers need guidance in moving beyond their curricular comfort zone. How can you lead that journey?

      "Natacha Scott, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Our popular online game has been updated, and now features a robust learning component and enhanced functionality. Learn how to use this game as part of a dynamic economics curriculum!"

      "Jody Hoff, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Economic Education, San Francisco, CA; Rema Oxandaboure, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Economic Education, San Francisco, CA, @sffedeconed and @sffedreserve"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    201

      "Discover the resources available to support your efforts to implement the C3 Framework – webcasts, curriculum, lesson plans, classroom video assets, professional development, publications and more!"

      "Michelle Herczog, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA; Susan Griffin, National Council for the Social Studies, Silver Spring, MD"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    301

      "It is 1:33 a.m. and you're awake. In a few hours you'll be going toyour first teacher orientation at your new school. Who, what, where,how, HELP!!!"

      "Terry Cherry, Naaman Forest High School, Garland, TX"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    313

      This interactive session will feature free and engaging digital tools and resources that will strengthen students' questioning and evaluation skills. Get research-based strategies aligned to the Common Core.

      "Aggie Alvez, Discovery Education, Silver Spring, MD"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm    205

      "This interactive session features a panel of social studies teachers who have moved into their encores, and tips about how you can do this too."

      "Phyllis Segal, encore.org, Boston, MA; Barbara Vacarr, encore.org, San Francisco, CA; Diane Hart, Menlo Park, CA; Peggy Jackson, Moriarty High School, Moriarty, NM"

  • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm
    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "With support from the Library of Congress, the project goal is to use primary sources in conjunction with research developed curriculum activities for United States history teacher."

      "Juan Walker, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA; William Russell, University of Central Florida, Orlanda, GA; John Pagnotti, Fulton County, Fulton, GA; Andrew Kemp, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, "

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Playing, exploring, interacting are not just for the outdoors. Bring open-air love for learning through creating hypothesis and data collection. This session will immerse participants into an inquiry based classroom."

      "Ann Carlock, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NJ, @anncarlock"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Murals offer a universal language for interpreting historical events and expressing cultural values. Learn to help students analyze these visual stories cutting across academic divisions and promoting Common Core skills.

      "Kent Willmann, University of Colorado - School of Education, Longmont, CO"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Join a Teachers for Global Classrooms fellow to learn key elements of global education and how to make it possible in your classroom. Walk away with resources, ideas, and inspiration."

      "Wendy Harris, Metro Deaf School, St. Paul, MN"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Middle school students face complex textbook reading as they explore history and its ramifications. This poster presentation shares research on best practices for enhancing comprehension of history textbook readings.

      "Lisa Crayton, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Document-Based Questions embrace the C3 Framework, providing vast opportunities for student-based questioning, application, evaluation, and informed action. Empower yourself by learning to create and facilitate your own DBQs. Materials provided."

      "Teresa Bergstrom, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; William Newell, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Holly McBride, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Amanda Colborne, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    313

      "The presenters will provide attendees with resources for incorporating LGBTQ histories, topics, and issues into the social studies classroom with a focus on teaching for equity in a democratic society. "

      "Brad Maguth, The University of Akron, Akron, OH; Zachary Lowe, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, OH"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    310

      Social studies teachers must address literacy standards sometimes at the expense of their curriculum. This session explores techniques that keep the focus on social studies while still addressing critical literacies.

      "Aimee Alexander-Shea, Eastern Oregon University, Gresham, OR"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Use an interdisciplinary approach to create of a course about the global community which will foster 21st century skills and a disposition to care about being active global citizens.

      "Deborah Springhorn, Lebanon High School, Lebanon, NH"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    207

      Which Pacific island uses giant stone money and which hosted the Pacific Fleet during WWII? How have these islands maintained their rich traditions despite four eras of imperialism?

      "Suzanne Acord, Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu, HI"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "In response to the Common Core movement, learn about a new social studies curriculum for middle and high school students that teaches self-reflection, service, empathy, voice, and happiness."

      "William Meyer, Bronxville High School, Bronxville, NY, @billpmeyer"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Across all cultures and religions, gifts are an important part of holiday celebrations. This session features a hands-on lesson illustrating why economists say gift giving wastes both money and time. "

      "Lesley Mace, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Jacksonville Branch, Jacksonville, FL; Sherilyn Narker, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Promote civic competence within students by remapping curriculum to match the ten themes of social studies to ensure they are making informed and reasoned decisions in a democratic society.

      "Abby Lavery, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA; Jonathan Shultz, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA; Kyle Byler, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    111

      The VIEW approach uses visual images in inquiry to achieve all four dimensions of the C3 Framework and produce all forms of writing required by the Common Core ELA-Literacy Standards.

      "David Nicholson, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD; Stacy Skinner, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "This poster will provide participants with all the materials they need to conduct a simulation on turning bills into laws. Participants will receive the complete lesson plan, including supplementary materials. "

      "Dr. Betta Borrelli, Georgia College, Macon, GA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    105

      One World Education offers three-week persuasive and argumentative writing units for middle and high school students to research and write about cultural and global issues in the Social Studies classroom.

      "Eric Goldstein, One World Education, Washington, DC, @ericfgoldstein AND @OneWorldEdu"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Discover how Library of Congress primary source analysis techniques align with the Common Core and C3. Simulate implementation of the 1863 National Banking Act. Leave with free classroom-ready resources.

      "Elise Langan, Middle Georgia State College (USG), Macon, GA; Amy Hennessy , Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    203

      "The Newseum’s Women’s Suffrage Movement module reveals participants’ groundbreaking use of the First Amendment’s five freedoms to secure women’s voting rights. Module provides rare historical newspapers, maps, photographs and more."

      "Barbara McCormack, Newseum, Washington, DC, @NewseumEd; Suzanne Gould, American Association of University Women, Washington, DC, @AAUW"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    303

      This workshop will clarify confusion about what exactly a simulation is and provide you the tools you need to design and implement effective simulations in your social studies classroom.

      "Cory Wright-Maley, St. Mary's University College, Calgary, AB; Parag Joshi, Manchester High School, Manchester, CT; Sara Dziedzic, Woodstock Academy, Woodstock, CT"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    104

      "With the recent publication of C3, states have begun revising their frameworks through the lens of this document. Connecticut's transition offers a compelling model for other states."

      "David Bosso, Berlin High School, Berlin, CT, @DavidBosso; John Tully, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, @CT_Council; Steve Armstrong, Connecticut Department of Education, Hartford, CT"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Looking to engage students in learning, integrate core standards and improve test scores? Through the use of blogs and """"out of the box"""" creative assessments - this is a reality!"

      "Ruth Burson, Notre Dame High School, San Jose, CA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    305

      "Join Street Law, Inc. to explore new student activities that integrate current, controversial public issues with U.S Government content in order to boost students’ abilities to participate in our democracy."

      "Lena Morreale Scott, Street Law, Inc., Silver Spring, MD; Megan Hanson, Street Law, Inc., Silver Spring, MD; Laurel Singleton, Broomfield, CO"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    308

      "Learn how to create analytical writing products for history class. Session will focus on analytical frameworks (sentence starters and prompts), anchor charts, monitoring for for mastery, and scaffolded organizers. "

      "Viviana Perez, Democracy Prep Public Schools, New York City, NY"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "An overview of the Smarter Balanced Assessment of CommonCore skills with an exploration of the implications for instruction, resource collection, and assessment in the history classroom."

      "Ryan Theodoriches, Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver, WA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Explore how the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Regional Program promotes widespread, sustained, effective use of primary sources from loc.gov for K-16 education and teacher professional development. "

      "Sue Wise, TPS Eastern Region at Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA; Nancy Wrick, TPS Eastern Region at Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA; Richard Satchwell, TPS Midwest Region at Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Judy Bee, TPS Midwest Region at Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Peggy O'Neill-Jones, TPS Western Region at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO; Keith Patterson, TPS Western Region at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    311

      "The C3 Social Studies Framework uses inquiry-teaching strategies. C3 applies spatial/environmental perspectives of geography. This session links the C3’s Inquiry Arc, social studies content, and the National Geography Standards"

      "Paul Nagel, Pleasant Hill High School, Natchitoches, LA; Jim Hauf, Berkeley Middle School, Berkeley, MO; Joseph P. Stoltman, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Robert W. Morrill, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    103

      "Learn about a new book by the CEO of UNICEF and an accompanying teacher’s guide covering topics including child rights, infant mortality and children’s health, emergency relief, and child labor."

      "Daniel Sadowsky, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, New York, NY, @TeachUNICEF"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    312

      "Civic practice requires discernment: don’t just accept what you hear. Document-based history trains students to “go to the source,” giving citizens-to-be the tools they need to find out for themselves. "

      "Ray Raphael, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Using primary sources examine differing perspectives of the Little Bighorn Battle. Share highlights of an educational journey to the Little Bighorn site to create relevant lessons using an inquiry format.

      "Becky Firth, Northwest Council for Computer Education TPS, Coeur d'Alene, ID; Kathy Dorr, Northwest Council for Computer Education TPS, Coeur d'Alene, ID"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    Independence East

      Elementary school teachers and teacher educators present innovative strategies for “flipping” purposeful civic-minded elementary social studies instruction and focusing on out of school learning opportunities.

      "Janet Alleman, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI; Michelle Bauml, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX; Sherry Field, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR; Mary Ledbetter, University of Texas Elementary School, Austin, TX; Rob Ley, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, IL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    306

      "Enhance student civic learning using historic events: 1917 Halifax Explosion and 9/11. The emphasis will be on civic virtue, human/environmental interaction with historic perspectives. Lessons include primary and secondary sources."

      "Ruth Writer, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Stephen Marcotte, Beaconsfield High School, Pincourt, PQ"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    107

      This presentation will illustrate strategies for incorporating social media into social studies classrooms to advance critical thinking. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with students and connect classrooms together.

      "Michael-Ann Cerniglia, Sewickley Academy, Pittsburgh, PA, @cerniglia; none none, , ; none none, , "

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    304

      This highly interactive session will help present the best ‚ÄúYOU‚Äù for landing the right job. Bring your r?©sum?© for practice interviews with the biggest names in social studies education!

      "Melissa Collum, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI; Jennifer Morgan, West Salem Schools, West Salem, WI, @jenmorganwi"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    Independence West

      Participants will engage in a model elementary lesson grounded in a problem-based historical inquiry framework in order to decide if American colonists were right to revolt.

      "James Howell, Auburn University, Auburn, AL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    201

      "Flipping"""" US History is an innovative way of teaching. Find out how using this method (and a bit of technology) can revitalize and rejuvenate your instruction."

      "Michael Hutchison, Lincoln HIgh School, Vincennes, IN, @hutchisonm"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Participants will understand how to use webquests to further 21st Century Skills including research, analysis, and multi-literacies. Through digital resources students construct meaning while enhancing their writing and communication skills."

      "Brandon Haas, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Tracy Tilotta, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    200

      Use technology to enhance civic learning and practices. Reach beyond the traditional classroom to create a learning community where students can collaborate with peers and interact with their teacher.

      "Maria Gallo, Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    206

      "Experience classroom activities utilizing music that help students listen and think critically, and interpret historical events in diverse ways for diverse learners. Packets provide 100+ ready-to-use activities."

      "Judith Failoni, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO; Ed Wright, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Using a collection of primary documents, the presenter will outline a technique to help students examine the importance of critically examining the process by which historical narratives are produced. "

      "Dr. Jose Maria Herrera, University of Houston- Downtown, Hosuton, TX"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      This interactive presentation is based on research involving lessons and resources used to teach about the connections between the status of African American women and civic engagement in American society.

      "Jason Harshman, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, @tchlrnchnge; Anne Umpleby, Pickerington North High School, Pickerington, OH"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    301

      "This session will offer effective strategies and resources to integrate slavery into any US history curriculum. Topics included: discussing difficult topics in classrooms, Northern slavery, WPA narratives, role playing techniques. "

      "Bethany Jay, Salem State University, Salem, MA; Cynthia Lyerly, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA; Joanne Pope Melish, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Steven Oliver, Salem State University, Salem, MA; Lindsay Randall, Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology/Phillips Academy, Andover, MA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    101

      "This participatory session will expand knowledge of the 1960s through the exploration of critical '60s texts. Presenters will model a close read, then guide participants in developing their own."

      "Margaret Hughes, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY; Steve Armstrong, Connecticut State Department of Education, Hartford, CT"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    109

      The third presentation in a series sponsored by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation demonstrates how analysis of evidence from multiple paradigms deepens student understanding of themselves and the global community.

      "Kristen Looney, Tony Blair Faith Foundation, London, ; Mary Ellen Daneels, Community High School, West Chicago, IL; Cory Davis, Lewis and Clark High School, Spokane, WA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "In an effort to increase student understanding of geographical concepts, we designed a lesson that relied on a mobile learning device to encourage students to explore the world around them. "

      "Jonathan List, The University of Akron, Akron, OH; Brent Bryant, Northern Potter School District, Ulysses, PA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "This interactive session will model strategies focusing on using an inquiry-based, student-driven process that engages and empowers every single student in the classroom--including reluctant learners and first-generation college students. "

      "Laura Swartzbaugh, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL, @lswartzbaugh"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    309

      History is an art and a science. The art is principally the construction and analysis of narrative. This session explores transmedia story-telling and analysis in world history classrooms.

      "Joe Ballou, Democracy Prep Public Schools, New York, NY, @Joe_Ballou"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Nationally recognized program shares assessment template, instructions, rubric, and databases it created to guide candidates’ evaluation of planning, teaching, student learning, and self-reflection in all ten NCSS themes."

      "Karin Gedge, West Chester University, West Chester, PA; Brent Ruswick, West Chester University, West Chester, PA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    Backbay A

      "Participants will take part in K-6 historical thinking activities in which they view and interpret images, documents, and other primary sources. Come learn how our youngest students become historical thinkers!"

      "Dr. Amie Weinberg, Prince William County Schools, Virginia, Manassas, VA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Presenting CNN's 2013-2014 National Citizenship Award Program: Chad Pergracke's """"Living Lands & Waters.Org"""" Environmental Service Program for schools, global ideals, and the social studies."

      "Frederick Isele, Western Illinois University, Moline, IL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    110

      "Learn strategies for using primary sources from the Library of Congress to study the Civil Rights Act of 1964, emphasizing actions of citizens and government response. "

      "Meg Steele, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, @TeachingLC; Cheryl Lederle, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, @TeachingLC"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    102

      This interactive session will answer the questions: Why is political polarization happening? How does polarization change how political issues get discussed in the classroom? Includes activities for teaching about polarization.

      "Paula McAvoy, Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Using either Twitter or Twister, students practice summarizing new information, sharing their opinion on current events or political candidates, or solving problems faced by historical and contemporary world figures."

      "Amanda Colborne, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, @historycolborne"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Encourage students to think critically about military power, human rights, and war crimes while investigating what happened at My Lai in March of 1968. Detailed lesson plans and resources provided. "

      "Rhonda Gambill, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, @rgambill"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Session provides strategies for integrating academic language into historical inquiry and narrative construction. Attendees will leave with three concrete, flexible lesson ideas that can be revisited over a school year."

      "Robert Lucas, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, @robertmlucas; Christina Tschida, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    Backbay B

      "Civics and integrated learning build compatible partnerships! Learn how one idea by two educators spread to other teachers, schools, and districts. Take away outstanding lessons adaptable for any K-2 classroom."

      "Julia Barwell, Northern Arizona University, Tucson, AZ; Jessica Howe, Flowing Wells Unified School District, Tucson, AZ"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    208

      Two Teaching American History grant teachers share the process of using sports history to explore primary sources and create mini-documentaries.

      "Lee Irby, Flagstaff Unified School District/Northern Arizona Teaching Academy, Flagstaff, AZ; Veronica Villegas, Flagstaff Unified School District/Northern Arizona Teaching Academy, Flagstaff, AZ"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    209

      Presenter will share implications for social studies teaching of outstanding research completed in pursuit of the doctoral degree.

      "Ana (Award Session Place Holder) Post, NCSS, Silver Spring, MD"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Explore strategies to teach active citizenship through hands-on activities. Participants will receive CDs containing strategies to engage the learner using literature, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking."

      "Janet Mansmann, San Antonio ISD, San Antonio, TX; Cynthia Hernandez, San Antonio ISD, San Antonio, TX"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    205

      This interactive session will explore the Stanford History Education Group’s free online curriculum. Participants will complete a sample lesson and consider how to implement these materials in their classrooms.

      "Brad Fogo, Stanford History Education Group, Stanford, CA, @SHEG_Stanford"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    Liberty B

      This presentation describes how teachers can use animated films to teach elementary students geography while at the same time teaching inquiry skills. Examples and resources will be provided.

      "Joshua Kenna, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Women are often targeted during genocide in very gendered ways. To deepen students’ understanding of genocide, this presentation explores how women are affected by focusing on their narratives and experiences."

      "Rebecca Aguayo, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    210

      "A high-energy, entertaining session with an inspirational message of how to create life-changing experiences for students through a creative, dynamic, and engaging approach to teaching history."

      "Dave Burgess, West Hills High School, San Diego, CA, @burgessdave"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "What does freedom mean? Teachers will learn a strategy to help students understand controversial and historical issues by placing them into our """"freedom box"""" of economic and socio-moral categories. "

      "Melissa Mabry, John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL; Brad Abel, John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL; Rebecca Vercillo, John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm    204

      Participants will investigate the role of public opinion and leadership in the debate over U.S. entry into WWI using Chronicling America a free database of historic digitalized newspapers.

      "Joseph Phelan, National Endowment for the Humanities, EDSITEment, Washington, DC, @edsitement"

  • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm
    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "In an interactive poster session, participants will learn about the Billboard Project. The project promotes 21st-century skills and awareness of community issues. Free, digital resources will be shared."

      "Julie Taylor, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "This study examines how Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are presented within secondary level social studies classrooms. The presentation places an emphasis on the limits caused by being textbook dependent."

      "Jason Allen, Saint Joseph School, Martinsburg, WV; Jason Allen, , ; Jason Allen, , "

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    302

      An NCSS perennial! Two former high school administrators and NCSS past presidents invite audience volunteers to respond to genuine questions they asked in hiring interviews. Critiques and crucial tips given.

      "Syd Golston, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ; Gayle Thieman, Portland State University, Portland, OR"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    313

      Move beyond simulating democratic processes; create classrooms that functions as democracies. Participants will explore the virtues of an open classroom climate and discuss ways to make schools more democratic.

      "Scot Wilson, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA, @Scot_A_Wilson"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      In psychology students often find difficulty connecting content to real-life situations. This simulation will explore how to teach content using real-life situations.

      "Sarah Smilowitz, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    310

      Learn the benefits of using Twitter to network. If you are new to Twitter or don't have an account - this session is for you! Come grow your PLN.

      "Allison Shaver, Plymouth South High School, Plymouth, MA, @allisonshaver; Melissa Seideman, Haldane High School, Cold Spring, NY, @mseideman; Jennifer Schlicht, Bonner Springs High School, Bonner Springs, KS, @jenslish"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "When students """"play games,"""" they don't realize how much they're learning. Come to this hands-on session to try simulations that teach 7-12 grade studentscivics, history, and economics. Handouts provided."

      "Melissa Marks, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA; Michael Knetzer, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA; William Myers, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Learn to locate and engage students in analyzing primary sources from the Library of Congress’ Digital Collections, so you can build students’ content knowledge and cultivate their historical thinking skills. "

      "James Hartwick, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    103

      The project-based approach to teaching human geography will provide new and veteran educators with hands-on instructional strategies to enhance their teaching of AP Human Geography.

      "John Roncone, Barrington High School, Barrington, IL; Nathan Newhalfen, Barrington High School, Barrington, IL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    Backbay A

      Virtual/Actual Field trips. Tied to C3 Framework. Fundraising/grant ideas. Real life connections. Meaningful experiences. Bring the Standards to life. Learning outside classroom walls.

      "Ann Johnson, Dubuque Community School District, Dubuque, IA; Sarah Weber, Dubuque Community School District, Dubuque, IA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    207

      "Cause/effect, compare/contrast, and problem-solving skills are emphasized in C3 and CORE ELA standards and are applicable in geography instruction. Explore active learning strategies and practices used to teach them. "

      "Peggy Altoff, Colorado Springs, CO"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Common Core Standards require social studies to take a dynamic role in literary instruction. Inquiry-based instruction helps students investigate Sherman’s historic march by evaluating evidence and making informed conclusions.

      "David Kendrick, Duluth High School, Duluth, GA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    101

      Most topics in American History contain human rights issues – issues often reflected in contemporary events. Participants examine inquiry-based teaching strategies for helping students address these value-laden issues.

      "Thomas (Tim) Weinland, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    Backbay B

      Was Rosa just the “tired seamstress”? Was her refusal a solitary act of defiance? Come and discuss the portrayal of Rosa Parks and the bus boycott in recent picture books.

      "Eric Groce, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Elizabeth Bellows, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Michelle Bauml, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX; Robin Groce, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Tina Heafner, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "With an eye toward inquiry and community connectedness, this session highlights possibilities for elementary school gardening and local historical study. Technology as a facilitator of inquiry-based learning receives special consideration."

      "Amanda Cavin, Henry County Schools, Locust Grove, GA; Charles Elfer, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA; Scott Roberts, Central Michigan University, MI"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    200

      A popular Kennedy Library civic education program will be presented for classroom adaptation. Participants are economic advisors to the president setting priorities for the federal government's discretionary budget.

      "Nina Tisch, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Leave with ready-to-go inquiry lessons where students investigate how the branches work together by researching and building a tree representing the various branch members who responded to segregation.

      "Elizabeth Brown, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, @lizblab; Linda Silvestri, Ocean Avenue School, Middletown, NJ"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    205

      Learn to empower ALL students to reading complex texts with high-level questions that promote a growth mindset and critical thinking. Gain access to a database of teacher-created close reading exemplars.

      "Angela Orr, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV; Stacy Drum, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV; Lindsey Clewell, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    312

      "This panel of teacher/academics discusses the pedagogical effectiveness of biographies of American women to illuminate, expand, enlarge, understand students' understanding of historic periods, movements or events in US history."

      "Carol Berkin, Baruch College, New York City, NY; Bruce Lesh, Franklin High School, Baltimore, MD; Barbara Winslow, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    108

      "Use story to captivate students while helping them enhance their research skills and achieve Common Core State Standards. Ready-to-go exercises, lesson plan suggestions, hands-on activities and other sure-fire strategies provided."

      "Jennifer Hanson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA, @libraryjenn; Padma Venkatraman, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI; Diane Kern, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Learning world geography can be both fun and meaningful! Experience and take away many proven lessons, tips, and tricks that both engage and inform students in human and physical geography!"

      "Jennifer Dawson, Lost Mountain Middle School, Marietta, GA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Travel to Ireland, 1850, through a perspective-taking exercise. Using primary sources, build arguments for/against moving to the New World. Use a model that strengthens critical and creative thinking. "

      "Victor Salazar, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, @TheCAtoHistory"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    305

      This session sponsored by the Academic Freedom Community will offer a discussion of a study of secondary social studies teachers’ perceived degree of curricular control in tested and non-tested states.

      "Robert Dahlgren, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY; Nancy Patterson, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH; Prentice Chandler, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      This interactive session will engage participants by demonstrating how to use games to promote problem-solving and critical thinking in the psychology classroom.

      "Karlye Mull, Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV, @karlyemull"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    102

      "Forget what you think you know about simulations and see how they work in the C3 Framework. Discover easy implementation strategies, support higher-order thinking skills and integrate best teaching practices."

      "Jordana Benone, Teacher Created Materials, Huntington Beach, CA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Understanding that roots of historic conflicts is essential to solving and confronting current challenges. It is essential to connect these crises in history to our modern world through primary sources.

      "Gabriel Swarts, Kent State University, Kent, OH"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    304

      "Limbaugh, Maddow, Beck, and Olbermann are names synonymous with biased reporting. Students must develop the skills required to sift through various sources of information in order to form valid opinions."

      "Joe Zlatnik, Basehor-Linwood High School, Basehor, KS; Ashley Driver, Basehor-Linwood Middle School, Basehor, KS; Scott Peavey, Tonganoxie High School, Tonganoxie, KS; Mike McClellan, Tonganoxie High School, Tonganoxie, KS"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      We demonstrate how imagery and other visually-based geographic representations can complement traditional primary documents as part of a content-rich text set that supports disciplinary literacy in geography.

      "Alex Oberle, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA; Sibyl Cox, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA; Blair Miller, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA; Mollie Ullestad, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Get Geeky! Join a leading Colorado librarian and teacher and learn how to engage students with inquiry, primary sources, and technology in the classroom using LOC.gov resources and social media."

      "Laura Israelsen, Hulstrom Options School, Northglenn, CO, CO, @2geekyteachers; Michelle Pearson, History Colorado, 2011 Colorado Teacher of the Year, Denver, CO, @2geekyteachers"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    105

      "Nationally recognized program shares assessment template, instructions, rubric, and databases it created to guide candidates’ evaluation of planning, teaching, student learning, and self-reflection in all ten NCSS themes."

      "Karin Gedge, West Chester University, West Chester, PA; Brent Ruswick, West Chester University, West Chester, PA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Preservice teachers team up with local Historical Society to provide area schools with primary sources, artifacts and accompanying lesson plans; helping educators and students alike work with “hard evidence."""""

      "Conor Omecinski, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    204

      "Using the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s resources, this workshop incorporates historical literacy, inquiry, and discussion models to examine pressures and motivations that affected ordinary people’s choices during the Holocaust. "

      "Christina Chavarria, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC; Sally N. Levine, Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, Sandy Springs, GA; Dr. Anthony Pellegrino, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "This session offers curricular strategies for teachers to engage in a rich, creative, open-ended project designed to consider the central question of adolescence: who am I?"

      "Michael Levicky, Kent State University, Kent, OH"

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