World Savvy prepares students to thrive as global citizens. Using World Savvy Classrooms as an example, this session will explore strategies for building global competency through project-based learning.
Amy Westby, World Savvy, Minneapolis, MN
The Keizai Koho Center organizes a ten-day fellowship to Japan in the summer that allows teachers to learn first-hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives.
Donna Lee Siple, Isao Tanaka, Keizai Koho Center Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA
South Asia Book Award committee members will share lesson plans and titles of winning and honor books published in 2012 and 2013. These materials help teachers explore literature from the region.
Rachel Weiss, University of Wisonsin-Madison, Madison, WI, US; Oralee Kramer, South Asia Book Award Committee, Seattle, WA, US; Rachel Meyer, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US
The Teach Syria team will present and workshop their 40-minute lesson plan that educates middle and high school students about the Syrian conflict.
Andrew Beiter , Springeville Middle School, Springeville, NY, US; Joseph Karb, Springeville Middle School, Springeville, NY, US; Kristin Nolan, News Deeply// Teach Deeply, New York, NY, US; Lara Setrakian, News Deeply// Teach Deeply, New York, NY, US
Preparing students to participate in today’s world requires global competence. In this session, participants will deepen their understanding about education for global citizenship through an exploration of TeachUNICEF’s innovative curricula.
Scott Hirschfeld, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, New York, NY, US
This workshop helps teachers scaffold core literacy strategies tied to the Common Core Standards to deeply engage their students with the topic of climate change.
Mark Baildon, National Institute of Education, Singapore; James Damico, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US
The Archives Committee welcomes all conference attendees to their annual Past President interview. Special guest Syd Golston will discuss: 1.) her visions and goals as an incoming NCSS officer; 2.) significant issues and decisions made during her tenure; and 3.) her visions for the future of NCSS. This session will allow conference attendees the opportunity to observe and be a part of this important process. --> read more »
Michael Lovorn, University of Pittsburgh, PA; Mark Previte, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA
Learn about the rules of war and walk away with Common Core Standards-aligned and classroom-ready tools and activities. Engage and challenge your students with current and historical issues and dilemmas
Alicia Guajardo, American Red Cross, Washington, DC, US; Kim Pennington, K20 Center @ University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, US
What if Julius Caesar was set in a newly independent nation? Learn how to use the works of Shakespeare to integrate global perspectives and the Common Core in social studies.
Jason R. Harshman, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US; Colleen E. Kennedy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US
Foster globally interconnected citizens by organizing service learning community projects while meeting the challenges of the Common Core Standards to ensure initiative and independence in young adults is mastered.
Abby Lavery, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, US; Mario Nieves, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, US; Phil Siegrist, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, US