The newly created national assessment framework for geographic education emphasizes geographical practices and will guide assessment development for K-16. Participants will leave with models for assessing students' geographical thinking.
Elizabeth Hinde, Arizona State University, Phoenix,, AZ; Marianne Kenney, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO; Jody Smothers-Marcello, Sitka High School, Sitka, AK
How do we improve geographic education for 21st century learners? Explore and discuss the results of a two-year project to enhance professional development, instructional materials, assessments, and research in geography.
Daniel Edelson, National Geographic Education, Washington, DC; Sarah Bednarz, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; Emily Schell, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
This session will explain the use of standards-based grading in the social studies classroom using Human Geography as the model and focusing on making grading transparent and meaningful for all.
Molly Myers, Lindblom Math & Science Academy, Chicago, IL
Presents social studies literacy instruction responsive to digital technologies and Common Core State Standards. Shows how to apply RAFT for authentic inquiries and the Toulmin Model for convincing arguments
David Moore, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Incorporating place-based education related to the concept of sustainability enables students to connect with their environment. Join us to exchange ideas about fostering a sense of place and agency.
Jessica Winkelaar, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Jessamay Thompson, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN