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One on One with Ronald Evans: The 2015 Distinguished Career Research in Social Studies Award Presentation

This informal session will take the form of a casual "one on one" discussion with Ron Evans, a longtime scholar in social studies education. Evans' work has focused on the historical and theoretical foundations of social studies, issues-centered approaches, and the teaching of history in schools. The session will be initiated and led by moderator Gregg Jorgensen, and will feature an open-ended chat with emphasis on questions from the audience.

New NCSS/CAEP Draft Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers

Draft standards will be presented at this session and your feedback is requested.

New NCSS/CAEP Draft Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers

Draft standards will be presented at this session and your feedback is requested.

If You're Not from Here . . .You Don't Know Me

Guide 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.

Above and Beyond: Increasing Social Studies Relevance through Field Experience

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.

Texting During an Observation? Yes, Please! Backchanneling to Support Metacognition

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.

From A to Zinn: Helping Elementary Preservice Teachers Rethink History

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.

Education as a Human Right: A University-Wide Approach

Human rights are an integral piece to education, but how do we approach human rights at the university level? In this presentation, one university's approach will be explored.

Harold Rugg and the Radical Reformers, 1932-1940

This presentation will compare reform movements in the social studies curriculum during the Great Depression to similar contemporary reform efforts, and its impact on modern American public schools.

Becoming Activists: Preservice Teachers' Service Learning Projects

During this study, preservice teachers learned about grassroots activism and found ways to serve their communities. The presentation includes participants' projects and their plans to model community activism with K-12 students.

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