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Integrate Science, Social Studies, and Literature to Fascinate and Empower

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Award-winning literature helps integrate social studies, science and common core! Joy Hakim tells the Story of US and the Story of Science, too, for practical ideas to fascinate and empower learners.

When 2nd Meets 7th: A Collaborative Approach to Immigration

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:15am
Discover how a cross-grade partnership can motivate and engage students. Walk away with examples and templates to create your own partnership unit.

Spy School 113: Incorporating Espionage Skills in Your Classroom

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
Observation, analysis, team building and critical thinking are skills used by both spies and students. Learn how to utilize the International Spy Museum's unique resources in your classroom.

Investigating Democracy: An Integrated Approach

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Participants will experience a dynamic project-based curriculum comparing democracy in ancient Greece and the United States. Attendees will be invited to join in a simulation of each type of government.

Carter G. Woodson Books in the Classroom

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Strategies for using Carter G. Woodson Book Award books in the classroom will be shared.

Engaging Inquiry Strategies for C3 Framework Success with American History

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Inquiry strategies promote critical thinking, analysis of primary sources, argumentation, and social studies vocabulary. Explore interactive, easily implemented strategies that boost success with the C3 Framework and American history.

Is a Better Mousetrap Always Better?: Inventions and Social Impact

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Inventions change history and impact people and the environment. Use nonfiction literature and engaging activities to identify significant inventions and evaluate their benefits and consequences in a changing world. Receive handouts.

Digital Differentiation for Learning and Inquiry

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Learn how to harness mashups of a plethora of tools to bring the world into your classroom. The mix of tools reaches all levels of learners.

Education Empowers Girls around the World: Meet Malala and Suma

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Meet Malala Yousafzai and Suma from Nepal on film. Receive materials to motivate your students to raise both their awareness and voices to empower girls around the world.

Taking Informed Action through Project-Based Learning

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Students created documentaries of over 70 veterans of World War II and modern conflicts. These students took informed action to preserve their stories and share them with the community.


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