Join a team of educators who traveled to Malawi for this hands-on session as they demonstrate how to help students negotiate complex sustainability issues while making global to local connections.
Ismail Gyagenda, Mercer University, Macon, GA, US; Niomi Henry, Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, GA, US; Zipangani Vokhiwa, Mercer University, Macon, GA, US
Explore technology resources that showcase the concept of place in the classroom. 21st-century tools, archival resources, and hands-on activities will illuminate clear connections to the global world for students.
Michelle Pearson, History Colorado and Walden University, Denver, CO, US
Attendees will explore three ways of encouraging disciplinary literacy using readily accessible geospatial tools. Attendees will use these tools to develop projects with connections to Common Core Standards for literacy.
Ty Hollett, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US; Andrew Hostetler, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US
Controversial topics offer opportunities to integrate multiple aspects of social studies. Incorporate assessment of natural systems and human choices in history with analysis and civic engagement to discuss climate change.
Rebecca Theobald, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, US
Learn how children can gain a global perspective by exploring where children from around the world go to school, how they travel to school, and what they learn in school.
Sandra Oldendorf, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, US
Have your students create interactive road trips for geographic content or historical eras with ease! Learn to design a challenging and engaging assessment or project. Bring your laptop!
Chuck Taft, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, ; Chuck Taft, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US
Cause/effect, compare/contrast, and problem-solving skills are emphasized in core ELA standards and are applicable in geography instruction. Explore active learning strategies and practices used to teach them in geography classrooms.
Peggy Altoff, Colorado Springs, CO, US
This presentation provides strategies for using a critical approach to geography education to enhance students’ global mindedness while engaging teachers in reflection on how they think about the world.
Jason R. Harshman, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US
Come see a showcase of 280+ free, online lessons for grades K-12. These lessons integrate national geography standards with ELA or Math CCSS and include everything you need.
Gale Ekiss, Arizona Geographic Alliance, Tempe, AZ, US; Elizabeth Hinde, Arizona State University and Arizona Geographic Alliance, Tempe, AZ, US
Presentation focuses on human interaction with the Mississippi River. These primary sources will be used interactively: Mark Twain’s account of Life on the Mississippi, historic flood photography, and Google Earth.
Jayson Evaniuck, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, US