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Unfinished Sentences: Testimonies from the Salvadoran Civil War

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Bring grassroots history into your classroom! The Unfinished Sentences Testimony Archive is an online collection of videos telling the story of the Salvadoran civil war from the perspective of survivors.

State of Emergency Management: Teaching Civics When Democracy is Seized

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Using Michigan's Emergency Management policies (Detroit Public Schools & Flint water crisis), participants will discover a variety of pedagogical opportunities to build civic engagement through local investigations across multiple ages.

Managing Tensions: Preparing Elementary Teachers for C3 Social Studies

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
This session highlights the tensions inherent in C3-oriented preservice elementary teacher education, invites participation in solving these puzzles, and demonstrates two teacher educators' approaches to addressing dilemmas in teacher preparation.

Using Choices' New Teacher Kit and Curriculum with Preservice Teachers

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Learn how the Choices Program enables soon-to-be-teachers to incorporate C3 Framework skills and multiple perspectives into their teaching. Choices' free New Teacher Kit and strategies for its implementation are provided.

Reducing Marginalization of Civic Education through Partnership and Research

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:15am
Learn how the partnership between a local civic advocacy group and educational researchers used local voices to begin reversing the marginalization of social studies in a large urban school district.

Creating Digital Partnerships for Social Justice via College Councils

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Learn how preservice, beginning, and experienced teachers create digital partnerships to further all students' understanding of social justice topics. Leave with organizational tips and classroom-tested lessons.

The Forgotten Domain of Social Studies: Efficacy, Experiences, and Enthusiasm

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
This presentation focuses on preservice teachers' social studies self-efficacy, experiences and enthusiasm for the C3 Framework, standards, and practicum experience.

Keeping up with the Times: Social Studies Changes and Continuities

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
This panel addresses the challenges, changes, and continuities in social studies education over the past 100 years from John Dewey's 1916 influential report to the current C3 Framework.

Using College Councils to Take Informed Action in Social Studies

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 5:30pm
As the focus of the social studies shifts to informed action, teacher preparation programs need to strategically allow their candidates to put theoretical knowledge into practical application using university councils.

Service Learning and Community-Based Research as the Core of Methods

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
By moving social studies methods to the community, candidates learned classroom and community-based methods for teaching, new ways to foster student engagement, and experience promoting the democratic aims of education.

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