Global Connections

Poster Session-Building Global Perspective: Aligning Short-Term Travel to the Common Core


Thinking about taking students abroad? Maybe you already do. Come explore a curricular approach to international travel. A semester-long inquiry based model that promotes deeper thinking through experiential learning.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 4:20pm - 5:15pm
Presenters: 

Jeff Barry, Grayslake High School, D127, Grayslake, IL, US; Jeff Schagrin, Grayslake High School, D127, Grayslake, IL, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
673
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Poster Session-Global Competency through Intercultural Exchanges: Civic Action in the Classroom


Global citizenship is a key 21st century skill. This session discusses four key ways to promote global competencies through intercultural learning in the classroom. Engage; Teach; Send; and Host.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Robin Blanc, AFS-USA, New York, NY, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
22
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Poster Session-Operation Military Kids: Understanding and Supporting Military-Connected Students


Participants will learn how to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of the 2,000,000+ military-connected students in the U.S., who are often most challenged by our globally interconnected world.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Hillary Anderson, Memphis Public Schools, Memphis, TN, US; Bethany Hill-Anderson, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US; Karee Orellana, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US; Stacey Cutter, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
822
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Poster Session-Teaching Cultural Intelligence


Cultural intelligence is a strong indicator of a student's success in multicultural environments. By helping students develop cultural intelligence, teachers enhance the student’s education and future.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Allen Schaidle, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
317
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Poster Session-Yesterday's Child: An Online Curricula that Brings Ancient Lives Alive


Yesterday’s Child online series uses storytelling to promote critical thinking and literacy. It explores how ancient history lives today through innovation, technology and cultural touchstones in music, art and food.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Shirley Gazsi, AntiquityNOW, New York, NY, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
842
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Poster Session-Examining the Egyptian Arab Spring through Hip-Hop


Transcend traditional media in your current issues class! This poster highlights the use of hip hop and popular Egyptian music to explore Arab Spring and current issues in Egypt.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Omar Hafez, Kafr el Sheikh University, Kafr el-Sheikh, , EG; Ryan Knowles, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US; Jennice McCafferty-Wright, University of Missouri and North Callaway R-1 Schools, Columbia, MO, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
544
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Poster Session-Out of Place and Finding Home: Curriculum on Bhutanese-Nepali Refugees


This lesson examines the quest for social and political rights by Bhutanese-Nepalis. Materials and activities help students examine why and how persons become displaced and how they rebuild their lives.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Rachel Meyer, South Asia Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
124
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Poster Session-An Ecological Education: Interdisciplinarity in Social Studies


Social studies, by its very nature, demands an interdisciplinary approach. Likewise, ecological education thrives in cross-curricular settings. We will examine how we can integrate ecologically inspired approaches into social studies.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Janis Irwin, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
922
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Poster Session-Not Just Story Time: Read-Alouds in Social Studies and Literacy


This presentation describes potential benefits of using interactive read-alouds of a variety of text types to help elementary students meet social studies learning goals and the Common Core ELA Standards.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Stephanie Strachan, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US; Annie Whitlock, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
443
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Poster Session-Using Technology to Increase Cultural Understanding through International Collaboration


Want your students to communicate and collaborate with global peers? Come to a showcase of global collaboration projects happening between classes active in iEARN (International Education and Resource Network).

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Lisa Jobson, iEARN-USA, New York, NY, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
695
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