Teachers will learn how to implement an interactive notebook, and use videos, audio clips, maps, and other graphic organizers to help illustrate and teach themes in geography.
Donielle Albrecht, Hutchison School, Memphis, TN
This session will describe the process of organizing geography/social studies conference for pre-service social studies teachers enrolled in a university teacher-certification program. The presenters funded their conference with the award from the 2011 Grant for Enhancement of Geographic Literacy. Level of achievement of expected outcomes will be shared.
Cynthia W. Resor, April Blakely, Connie Hodge, Karen Maloley, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Teachers often plan their lessons in isolation, without assistance from colleagues. Technological tools such as Dropbox and Google Documents help open up lesson planning, allowing teachers to "crowd source" planning.
Samantha Manchac, Chavez High School, Houston, TX; Marisela Martinez, Chavez High School, Houston, TX; Reggie Berry, Chavez High School, Houston, TX
How does one get started in teaching toward a sustainable future? This session presents two stategies for creating a sustainability curriculum. Particpants will analyze each for strengths and drawbacks.
Jay Shuttleworth, Columbia University, NY, NY; Bethany Vosberg-Bluem, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Jeff Passe, Towson University, Towson, MD
Taking virtual field trips can provide opportunities for teaching geography and cultural connections, and is the ideal catalyst for extending reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills while engaging in technology.
Denise Geier, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Participants will apply the "found poetry" technique--an English/language arts teaching strategy--to investigate and interpret current events through a geographic lens. Complete lesson plan and handouts provided.
Ellen Foster, University of Mississippi, University, MS
Develop student global citizenship by linking the landscapes, peoples and cultures of two iconic mountains of the Pacific.Gain exciting, cross curriculum activities focused on Mt. Fuji and Mt. Rainier.
Peter Conrick, Kamiakin Jr. High School (until June). Redmond High School after June 30th, Redmond, WA; Don Borst, Sequoya Middle School, Auburn, WA
Big picture thinker: Someone able to look above, beyond, under and around who makes deliberative decisions using a connectedness lens. Join us as we consider Civic Sustainability skills and dispositions.
Bethany Vosburg-Bluem, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Running out of time for Social Studies? Link learning about India and Pakistan into Language Arts through a simulation of bilateral negotiations and practice researching, persuasive writing, and debating.
Gerardo Aponte, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Join a panel of NCSS leaders as they model lessons that involve critical thinking & literacy skills. Participants will share exemplary social studies instructional strategies for geography, history and economics
Paul Nagel, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX; Bruce Damsio, Towson University, Towson, MD; Mike Koren, Maple Dale Middle School, Milwaukee, WI