How does engagement in international, online collaborative research teams impact preservice teachersâ€™ understanding of global issues and human cultures? American and South African teacher educators share opportunities and insights.
Elizabeth Crawford, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC; Les Meiring, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth,
Engage tech savvy youth and increase achievement via safe social networking and online media. See how Edmodo and more is used in a real teacher's classroom for instruction and communication.
David Blacketer, The Delta High School, Richland, WA
Through this unique life changing course, students will gain insights to the many ways our government interacts with the rest of the world while developing policies on human rights.
Byron Sandford, William Penn House, Washington, DC; Bruce Kochis, University of Washington-Bothell, Bothell, WA; Ronald Krabill, University of Washington-Bithell, Bothell, WA
Using the findings of a recent mixed-methods study featuring secondary students blogging residents in Swaziland and Malaysia, this poster session presents heuristics for promoting cross-cultural literacy.
Daniel Stuckart, City University New York--Lehman College, Bronx, NY; Kenneth Carano, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Using 21st century skills, this session engages participants in the exploration of social justice and human rights from the Amazon of Ecuador to the Gulf Coast of the United States.
Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; Nicole Means, West Feliciana Parish High School, St. Francisville, LA
Learn to turn your personal passion for citizenship into meaningful service-learning experiences for elementary students through the TRM approach! Help your students become active young local and/or global citizens.
Sara Fry, Boise State University, Boise, ID; Shari Griffin, Fox Creek Elementary School, Highlands Ranch, CO
Tired of sneaking social studies into your curriculum "left behind?" This session offers strategies and resources linking social studies to ELA Common Core Standards through social media and children's literature.
Lynnette Erickson, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; Thomas McGowan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Judith Neufeld, Lander University, Greenwood, SC
Learn how students can share their research about historical characters, world religions, and ancient cities through exchanging letters, art and artifacts in order to understand the global exchange of ideas.
Rebecca Kaye Smith , City and Country School, New York, NY; Jessica Vander Salm, City and Country School, New York, NY
Come to this session to listen to authors Helen Wilbur and Katherine Schlick Noe talk about their work and how it relates to social studies.
Gregory Imbur, Goshen College, Goshen, IN; Scott Waters, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS; Doug Selwyn, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY; Kristy Brugar, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Explore Asia through its performing arts and receive the featured curriculum unit, "Performing Arts of Asia," published by The Seattle Times and UW's Jackson School of International Studies.
Mary Cingcade, East Asia Resource Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Tikka Sears, Southeast Asia Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA