Global Connections

A Day in the Life of a Child-- Rwanda


What is it like to grow up in Sub-Saharan Africa? How are our lives different or similar? Explore modern Rwanda through the photographs and interviews of Rwandan youth.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Melissa Collum, , , WI; Jennifer Morgan, West Salem Middle School, West Salem, WI

Room: 
303
session id: 
770
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Learning about China through Architecture: Past and Present


Tianjin's architecture offers a "Window to the Pacific Rim" that not only reflects the China's history in the 19th century but also reflects its fast development into modern country.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Jing An, Ohio University, Athens, OH

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
457
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Providing Professional Purpose to Pre-Service Teachers


Explore methods that will provide preservice teachers with professional opportunities allowing them to engage and contribute to the field of social studies even before they graduate!

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Tina Ellsworth, Joe O'Brien, Paul Howard, Taylor Smith, Nick Kraly, Margaret White, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Room: 
3A
session id: 
646
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Embracing the Inevitable? iPad Apps that Enhance Social Studies Curricula


This session will present strategies for locating and analyzing apps for iPads and equivalent devices vis-a-vis their suitability for social studies content, skills, and dispositions. Includes examples and counter-examples.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Adam Friedman, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC; Thomas Hammond, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA; Philip VanFossen, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Room: 
308
session id: 
739
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The iCitizen Project: A Collaborative Journey through Social Media


College freshmen used social media to collaborate with high school juniors to examine digital citizenship. The project defined an iCitizen nationally, globally and digitally in the 21st century.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT; Beth Ellen Sanders, Tarrant City Schools, Birmingham, AL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
922
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Global Classroom: Creating Educational Travel and Service Programs for Students


Learn to connect primary source curriculum to dynamic travel destinations. Create educational projects with non-profit organizations abroad. Prepare: risk-mitigation, chaperones and safety. Secure professional development credits and creative financing

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Alethea Tyner Paradis, Friendship Tours World Travel, Santa Barbara, CA; Kevin Shertzer, Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, CA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
948
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Their Voices, Their World: Connecting Social Studies, Literacy, and Science


We sometimes shelter students from challenging issues because we struggle with them ourselves. Learn about using children's literature to frame global challenges as opportunities to make a positive difference.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Dave Wilton, Facing the Future, Seattle, WA

Room: 
614
session id: 
880
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Preparing Students for Global Citizenship in the Age of Globalization


This presentation will provide elementary teachers K-6th grade and social studies methods faculty with practical lesson ideas to help learners develop skills for success as global citizenship.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Lydiah Nganga, University of Wyoming, Casper Center, Casper, WY

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
801
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Students Making a World of Difference!


H2O for Life provides a transformational service learning opportunity for students to study the global water crisis while taking action to bring water to a school in a developing country.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Patty Hall, H2O for Life, White Bear Lake, MN

Room: 
310
session id: 
119
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