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
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
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
Shakealia Finley, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY, @shakealia
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
A facilitated discussion regarding teacher preparation for disciplinary literacy instruction based upon data regarding changes in preservice teachers' attitude and beliefs about teaching social studies collected throughout a methods course.
Amy Bottomley, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; Prentice Chandler, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
By examining the American Dream, participants will compare, analyze, and apply PARCC Research Simulation Tasks, CCSS, and the C3 Framework for Social Studies,creating RST-style investigations for classroom use.
Renee Baylin, Baltimore County Public Schools, Office of Social Studies, Towson, MD; Kelly Smith, Baltimore County Public Schools, Office of English Language Arts, Towson, MD