In order to increase social studies relevancy, varied and intentional field experiences must occur. This presentation will detail unique field experiences that go above and beyond the required placements.
Interested in facilitating deeper reflection and metacognition in preservice teachers? Allow online chatting between preservice teachers and their methods instructor during field based observations. Learn techniques for effective implementation.
Guiding preservice elementary teachers' awareness of the value of place, sense of belonging, and geography to build students' connections and understandings through integrating literature, language arts, and social studies.
Using student-centered and hands-on learning experiences, this session highlights whether combining teaching methods for elementary social studies with instruction on diverse historical perspectives increases the historical understandings of pre-service teachers.
During this study, pre-service teachers learned about grassroots activism and found ways to serve their communities. Presentation includes participants' projects and their plans to model community activism with K-12 students.
Few programs exist for preparing teachers to meet the challenges of educating for a sustainable future. Learn about one successful initiative while gathering resources for training pre-service and in-service teachers.
Nationally LGBTQ issues are vacant from social studies (Mayo, 2011), Educators feel for marginalized students; fear of consequences perpetuates inaction (Passe, 2010). How do social studies teachers include LGBTQ?