Learn how to create your own college council for the social studies and explore methods that will provide preservice teachers with professional opportunities allowing them to engage and contribute to the field of social studies even before they graduate!
Abbie Vincent, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Alyssa Willhite, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Jason Walters, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Alex Arteaga, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Tina Ellsworth, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Preservice teachers will get valuable information to prepare for social studies state licensure exams. Strategies include: large themes within social sciences; understanding historical thinking; decoding primary documents; general test-taking tips.
Karen Burgard, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL; John Moore, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; Michael Boucher, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
During this study, preservice 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.
Robin Kapavik, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Join this session to learn about the findings and methodology behind this award-winning research, and to participate in a discussion of the knowledge and dispositions that social studies teachers need in order to effectively prepare their students to be politically aware citizens.
Wayne Journell, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 2014 Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award
Join the presenter to learn about History Assessments of Thinking available on the Stanford History Education Group’s Beyond the Bubble Website, and discuss strategies for how to use them as part of a larger approach to formative assessment.
Joel Breakstone, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2014 Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation in Social Studies Award
Wiliam B. Stanley has spent his academic and teaching career asking social studies educators to challenge traditional ideas imbedded in the social studies. His ideas of reconstructionism placed him at the forefront of more critical investigations of civic education 30 years ago. Today he continues to address philosophic and historical knowledge of educational and social issues. The trajectory of his career has sustained an outspoken and articulate researcher for justice and fairness in education.
William Stanley, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 2014 Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research in Social Studies Award
Citizenship is often stated as the purpose of the social studies, but few agree what this means? We will use a document-based question (DBQ) to help wrestle with these issues.
Daniel Krutka, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, @dankrutka; Kim Pennington, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, @pimkennington
Have you ever thought about leading preservice teachers on a study abroad trip? Join us to learn about our experience where we'll share research findings and culminating student projects.
Robin Kapavik, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; Lorrie Webb, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Role-plays, graphic organizers and reflective discussions are used to increase understanding of teaching controversial issues, global issues and the democratic process. Ready-to-go lesson ideas for teachers of all levels.
Lydiah Nganga, University of Wyoming at Casper, Casper, WY; John Kambutu , University of Wyoming at Casper, Casper, WY
Learn how to use the C3 Inquiry Arc and digital documentary-making to address locally relevant issues and to communicate evidence-based findings.
Carolyn O'Mahony, Oakland University, Rochester, MI; Carol Bacak-Egbo, Oakland University, Rochester, MI; Carlos Cagin, Equal Education, ; Mary Kraniak, Oakland University, Rochester, MI; Anne Campbell, Oakland University, Rochester, MI