The complex nature of global issues provides educators an opportunity to teach using a multidisciplinary approach. This technologically driven presentation will deliver ideas and ready-to-use resources to do just that.
Kurt Johnson, American School of Bombay, Mumbai, India
Join the first of two panels in an opportunity to discuss what environmental/sustainability learning and citizenship “look like” through an examination of controversial issues, environmental history and civic sustainability thinking.
Christopher Johnson, , Evanston, IL, US; Casey Meehan, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, US; Jay Shuttleworth, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY, US; Bethany Vosburg-Bluem, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US
This session presents materials from and results of collaboration between secondary teachers and university scholars designed to challenge students’ misconceptions about the Middle East and Islam using issues-centered, document-based approaches.
Bradley Abel, John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL, US; Paul Kelly, Elk Grove High School, Elk Grove Village, IL, US; Melissa Mabry, John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL, US; Michael Stoll, William Jewell College, Liberty, MO, US; Rebecca Vercillo, John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL, US
Student reaction to Kony 2012 illustrates that teaching students how to decode information online in different modalities across transmedia environments is foundational to the development of effective global citizens.
Tom Daccord, EdTechTeacher, chestnut hill, MA, US
Two in one: teach math and social studies simultaneously! This session will demonstrate innovative lessons that help elementary students learn about the Middle East while practicing required math skills.
Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US
TThis presentation will help teachers develop simulations of global climate conferences to improve student understanding of the science and politics of global climate change.
Stephane Alrivy, Springfield, VA, ; Turtle Haste, Taylor Middle School, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM, ; Dean Vesperman, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US
This session introduces elementary educators to TeachUNICEF curricula on malnutrition. Participants will learn how UNICEF is combating malnutrition and explore ways to inspire students to take action on global issues.
Scott Hirschfeld, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, New York, NY, US; William Van Pelt, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Washington, DC, US
Powerful social studies is meaningful, challenging and value laden – just like music. In this session we address teaching about/for/in a global culture with the youtube generation.
Susan Lane, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia; Carolyn O'Mahony, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, US; Ruth Reynolds, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia; Gregory J. Soden, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US
Today educators must raise awareness among themselves and their students of modern-day slavery. A supplemental/drop-in curriculum with five digital lessons simplifies the facilitation of this imperative action.
Valerie Ellery, The A21 Campaign, Costa Mesa, CA, US; Kristen Morse, The A21 Campaign, Costa Mesa, CA, US; Renee Nouvelle, The A21 Campaign, Costa Mesa, CA, US
Explore the possibilities for teaching with books from the NCSS Notable Trade Books list. Committee members share their favorite books from the 2013 list, classroom activities, and raffle off books.
Kristy Brugar, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, US; Tina Buster, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA, US; Melinda Odom Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, US; Cynthia Tyson, The Ohio State University- School of Teaching and Learning, Columbus, OH, US; Scott Waters, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS; Cynthia Grady, Washington, DC, US; Sheri Sinykin, Sun Lakes, AZ, US; Kristina Swarner, Chicago, IL, US