Global Connections

Crossing Borders: Building Geography and Language Concepts through Arts Integration


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Julia Barwell, Northern Arizona University, Tucson, AZ, US

Room: 
130
session id: 
799
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Let the International Games Begin: Landmark 2013!


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Terry Smith, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, US; Michelle Huseman, Eugene Field Elementary School, Hannibal, MO

Room: 
274
session id: 
288
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Where’s our Water? Teaching Social Justice through Sustainability Education


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Robyn Fardy, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL, US; Greg Maloney, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL, US

Room: 
261
session id: 
625
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SWAP: Item Analysis Framework for Social Studies Students


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Nicholas Baker, Colonial School District, New Castle, DE, US; Julie Alexander, Colonial School District, New Castle, DE, US

Room: 
266
session id: 
601
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Expanding Civic Learning – P21’s Framework for 21st Century Citizenship


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
266
session id: 
960
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The Problem with Hoodia: Fostering Global Learning Initiatives


This interactive presentation demonstrates professional development strategies for fostering global awareness using cooperative learning, problem-solving, case-study analysis and simulation.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Hilary Landorf, Florida International University, Miami, FL, US; Sarah Mathews, Florida International University, Miami, FL, US

Room: 
261
session id: 
698
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Gaming for Change: Learning about Global Issues through Serious Games


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Ching-Fu Lan, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, US

Room: 
242
session id: 
855
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Unleashing Your Inner Geographer: Explore and Create with National Geographic


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Caryl Sue Micalizio, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC; Sean O'Connor, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

Room: 
124
session id: 
785
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An Ecological Education: Interdisciplinarity in Social Studies


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Janis Irwin, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
922
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Out of Place and Finding Home: Curriculum on Bhutanese-Nepali Refugees


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Rachel Meyer, South Asia Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, TX

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
124
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