Refugee conflicts present political, geographical, and social complexities. Learn how to teach and engage students in meaningful, dynamic ways by using Meograph, a 4-dimensional map-based digital timeline and story-telling tool.
Stephanie Wujcik, The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA, US
Learn and sample how global competencies are integrated in a geography curriculum.
Laura Ross, Rockwood South Middle School, Fenton, MO, US; Stacy Stibal, Parkway Central Middle School, Chesterfield, MO
Learn how international travel and technology was used to connect students to global issues and improve democratic citizenship through cross-cultural collaborations, including ready-to-use lesson ideas and resources.
Amy Cohen , Parkway, Ballwin, MO, US; Christine Henske , Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, Maplewood, MO, US
Join the second of two panels in an opportunity to discuss what environmental/sustainability learning and citizenship “looks like” through examination of environmental experiences, thematic inquiries and unique geographic/cultural issues.
Matthew Hollstein, Columbus City Schools, Columbus, OH, US; Jeanne Knapp Ed.D., NCSS Environmental and Sustainability Education, San Francisco, CA, US; Scott Noet, Minnesota Council for the Social Studies/Owatonna Junior High, Owatonna, MN, US; Brian Towns, OASIS (Oregon Alternative School for Integrated Studies), Oregon, WI, US
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