Global Connections

Not Just Story Time: Read-Alouds in Social Studies and Literacy


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.

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

Annie Whitlock, Stephanie Strachan, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
443
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Teaching about Human Rights: Learning from Students and Teachers in Four Countries


This session explores principles for teaching about human rights derived from research in schools in the United States, Colombia, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. This research illustrates areas in which students have conflicting or incomplete understandings, as well as the differing approaches taken by teachers in varied settings.

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

Keith Barton, Kathryn Engebretson, Arlene Benitez, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Room: 
122
session id: 
967
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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: 

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

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

Room: 
266
session id: 
601
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Using Technology to Increase Cultural Understanding through International Collaboration


Want your students to communicate and collaborate with global peers? Come to a showcase of global collaboration projects happening between classes active in iEARN (International Education and Resource Network).

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

Lisa Jobson, iEARN-USA, New York, NY

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
695
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Travel and Technology: A Cross-Cultural Approach to 21st-Century Skills


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.

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

Christine Henske, Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, Maplewood,
MO; Amy Cohen, Parkway, Ballwin, MO

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
371
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Mapping Movement: Digitizing Refugee Conflicts to Enhance Global Understanding


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.

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

Stephanie Wujcik, The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
365
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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: 

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

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

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: 

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

Room: 
124
session id: 
785
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