Islam: no longer a distant learning. Islam’s history, relationship with Judaism/Christianity, the Prophet’s marriages, sharia, jihad, state vs. religion, women’s issues, Saladin and the Crusades are all at the educator’s fingertips in this documentary.
Faysal Burhan, Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Palmdale, CA, US
Learn how to create partnerships between a college social studies council, campus outreach programs and secondary teachers statewide to field-test lessons.
Tina Ellsworth, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Laura Collins, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Ashley McKee, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Megan Unger, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Mark Schlitz, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US
Highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of essential questions, this presentation will feature exemplar lessons from social studies teachers and a science teacher from the Teachers For Global Classrooms Class of 2013.
Michael Baer, South Adams High School, Berne, IN, US; John Siegrist, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, US; Julie Wakefield, McQueen High School, Reno, NV, US
Meet children who live 300 miles south of the Arizona border, and are learning English and geography concepts through arts integration. Take away exciting CCSS lessons for any K-3 classroom.
Julia Barwell, Northern Arizona University, Tucson, AZ, US
Landmark Project: International collaboration among student-researchers developing geographic, communication, collaborative-problem-solving, and global competencies across cultures and languages. Ninety teams from 3 continents in this challenging 4-week social studies competition.
Terry Smith, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, US; Michelle Huseman, Eugene Field Elementary School, Hannibal, MO
Given the interconnectedness of the world, students must confront current global issues. Students should learn strategies to affect change and create sustainable solutions to problems involving economics, population, environment, etc.
Robyn Fardy, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL, US; Greg Maloney, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL, US
SWAP directs students through a clear process to effectively decode and accurately respond to social studies assessment items. Students gain confidence and increase achievement with this powerful framework.
Nicholas Baker, Colonial School District, New Castle, DE, US; Julie Alexander, Colonial School District, New Castle, DE, US
Experts from Partnership for 21st Century Skills explore the four key areas of 21st century citizenship and share new resources produced in collaboration with leading civic learning groups.
Lizabeth Fogel, P21/The Walt Disney Company, Los Angeles, CA, US; Steve Paine, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Washigton, DC, US; Kathy Welling, EF, Cambridge, MA, US
This interactive presentation demonstrates professional development strategies for fostering global awareness using cooperative learning, problem-solving, case-study analysis and simulation.
Hilary Landorf, Florida International University, Miami, FL, US; Sarah Mathews, Florida International University, Miami, FL, US
Serious online games are great media to engage students to learn about global issues. Theoretical perspectives, case studies, pedagogical approaches and sample lessons will be discussed in this session.
Ching-Fu Lan, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, US