Through Colorado's District Sample Curriculum Project, teachers from across the state have produced 670 K-12 curriculum samples based on the Colorado Academic Standards and the Common Core.
Stephanie Hartman, Colorado Department of Education, Denver, CO, US; Brian Sevier, Colorado Department of Education, Denver, CO, US
Participants will examine effective integration of Social Studies and Common Core Standards. Strategies for improving teacher candidates’ abilities to create effective integration will be shared. Participants will receive example lessons.
Amy Good, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US; Tracy Rock, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US
Practice global citizenship in your classroom using your local farmer’s market. Participants will explore economics, geography and sustainability practices through the use of mobile devices, iPads and the global classroom.
Theodore Green, Webster University, St. Louis, MO, US; Thomas Zinselmeyer, Saint Louis University High School, St Louis, MO, US
We will analyze the depiction of urban education in HBO’s "The Wire" and discuss how this series can help student teachers reflect upon critical incidents from their field placements.
Timothy Patterson, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, US; Scott Wylie, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, US
Professors of elementary reading and social studies methods courses will share how two pre-service courses shared instruction and assessment in order to model teaching and learning across the curriculum.
Norma Linda Mattingly, Cedar Rapids, IA, US; Jan Rohner, Cedar Rapids, IA, US; Jennie S. Schmidt, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA, US
Modern students may use music to negotiate understandings of the world around them. This session models a wise-practice teaching strategy for using a “music literacy” to develop civic competence.
Cory Callahan, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, US; James B. Howell, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US
In the current standards-based environment, many social studies teachers look for opportunities to engage their students in meaningful, substantive work while simultaneously keeping to the pacing guide. In this session, participants will be introduced to a research-based process for student documentary film creation designed and tested for the standards-based classroom.
Mark Hofer, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, US; Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US
Do you teach social studies methods for teacher candidates? Strategies to motivate teacher candidates to teach social studies that enhances student learning will be presented and discussed.
Cheryl Torrez, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US; Scott Waring, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, US
Presenters discuss efforts to prepare secondary teachers who can engage students with historical thinking and historiography, and they describe a methods course project designed to develop these skills and strategies.
Michael Lovorn, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US; Ashley Woodson, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US
Learn how to create partnerships between a college social studies council, campus outreach programs and secondary teachers statewide to field-test lessons.
Tina Ellsworth, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Laura Collins, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Ashley McKee, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Megan Unger, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Mark Schlitz, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US