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Teaching Elementary Social Studies through Yoga and Tae Kwon Do


Innovative and meaningful strategies for combining Social Studies and Physical Education through character and community building activities along with multicultural studies through Yoga and Tae Kwon Do.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Jessica Schocker, Penn State University - Berks Campus, Reading, PA; Valerie Cholet, Penn State University - Berks Campus, Reading, PA

Room: 
618
session id: 
353
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History Comes Alive with the Japanese Storytelling Format "Kamishibai"


Through actual classroom projects, participants learn how the visual storytelling format called kamishibai (paper theater) helps students create compelling presentations that combine writing, editing, drawing, performance, collaboration, and multicultural history.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Hazuki Kataoka, Leaf Moon Arts, Folsom, CA

Room: 
310
session id: 
640
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The Social Studies Games: Teaching The Hunger Games


The popular series of books (and first movie) will be examined for ways that they can be used to teach and engage students in social studies concepts, strategies, and topics.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

J.D. Bowers, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Room: 
308
session id: 
1002
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Social Studies for Global Detectives: The Landmark Games


Project-based learning unites with Social Studies in this intriguing web-based inquiry as students communicate and compete with players from around the world in the global Landmark Games.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Terry Smith, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
538
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NCSS Professional Development through Powerful and Authentic Social Studies (PASS)


PASS is a NCSS professional development program based on principles of authentic intellectual work. This session introduces the PASS criteria, standards and rubrics. Benefits for your district will be highlighted.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Joseph Braun, , Carmel, CA; Susie Burroughs, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Room: 
3A
session id: 
46
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ePortfolio: Situating Ourselves in the Global Context


This collaborative ePen-pal project with University of Puerto Rico enabled my Education students to form a cross-cultural virtual community for sharing perspectives on global historical & contemporary events.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Rosalina Diaz, Medgar Evers College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
641
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Virtual Mentors Changing Teacher Preparation


Changing teacher preparation and field experience for preservice teacher by providing virtual mentors through Skype and Twitter to promote 21st century skills and learning in an elementary social studies classroom.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT

Room: 
615
session id: 
964
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Create Curiosity with Images as Windows to Historic Events


Images are powerful communicators. With inquiry based discussion, visual literacy and critical thinking strategies, 6th-12th graders uncover history behind images from Seattle, Japan's March 2011 disasters, and participants' hometowns.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Mary Hammond Bernson, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Oralee Kramer, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Carinna Tarvin, Highline HIgh School, Burien, WA

Room: 
203
session id: 
860
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When the World Cares: Teaching about Human Rights and Dignity


Session highlights fundamental concepts of universal human rights and humanitarian law, showcases resources and strategies to help students explore their own values, beliefs and connections to globally recognized humanitarian principles.

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

Rosemary Ann Blanchard, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
1019
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Germany Opens Doors: Exploring Cross-Cultural Dialogue through TOP


Learn how to internationalize curriculum and open classrooms to cross-cultural dialogue through the Transatlantic Outreach Program . New materials will be introduced by the authors. Information about study tours provided.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Wood Powell, Goethe-Institut / Transatlantic Outreach Program, Washington, DC; Steven Goldberg, New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY; Kim O'Neil, Liverpool Elementary School, Liverpool, NY; Gerrit Book, , Berlin,

Room: 
303
session id: 
383
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