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
New resources from National Geographic Education—including easy-to-use tools for creating map tours and current event connections—bring the interconnected world and its geographic systems to your fingertips.
Caryl Sue Micalizio, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC; Sean O'Connor, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC
Social studies, by its very nature, demands an interdisciplinary approach. Likewise, ecological education thrives in cross-curricular settings. We will examine how we can integrate ecologically inspired approaches into social studies.
Janis Irwin, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
This lesson examines the quest for social and political rights by Bhutanese-Nepalis. Materials and activities help students examine why and how persons become displaced and how they rebuild their lives.
Rachel Meyer, South Asia Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, TX
This presentation describes potential benefits of using interactive read-alouds of a variety of text types to help elementary students meet social studies learning goals and the Common Core ELA Standards.
Annie Whitlock, Stephanie Strachan, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI