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Arrest Me Properly: How Civil Disobedience Shaped and Shapes America

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Civil disobedience has led to reform throughout US History. Compare evidence from three historic and modern cases of civil disobedience to explore its role in reform.

Our Evolving Classrooms: Involving Students with Autism in Social Studies

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Lacking confidence/skills necessary to meet the needs of your students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Learn information/evidence-based strategies to assist students in reaching their full potential in social studies classes. This session is designed for all grades.

From Limbaugh to Maddow: Current Events and Media Bias

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Limbaugh and Maddow are names synonymous with biased reporting. Students must develop the skills required to sift through various sources of information in order to form valid opinions.

Rights, Race, Confederate Flag: Global Education in our Backyard

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Discover a project-based learning initiative that harnesses technology to connect middle-schoolers across the country--to each other and to such universities as Harvard--as they ponder the limits of rights.

Beanie Babies, Pocket Watches, and Washington's Wooden Teeth

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:35pm to 6:17pm
Everyday objects can reveal a range of information if you ask the right questions. Object-based inquiry encourages observation and critical thinking. Allow your students to be curators with museum-integrated learning.

Perusing Paired Passages to Perceive Perspective

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Motivating students and making content relevant is challenging for our 21st century students. Explore strategies to integrate paired passages into your instruction to meet this goal.

Effective and Stressless Ways to Integrate Tech into Your Lessons

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Engage and motivate students using proven free game-changing tech tools to bolster your curriculum. Inquiries, presentation tools, simulations, memes, Twitter/social media, podcasts, distance learning, and apps/extensions. Materials provided.

Cultural Spaces as a Vehicle for Higher Level Learning Strategies

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Learn innovative methods for using informal learning spaces in ways that reinforce and extend student abilities and use of higher order of thinking.

The New American Battlefield: The Civil War in National Memory

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
Learn how students can become the front line of the battle to encourage the preservation of memory and the fields of glory fought over during the Civil War.

Integrating Technology and Project-Based Learning - The Cliff Notes

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Are you leery about incorporating project-based learning or technology into your classroom? We can provide you with tips and strategies to help you get started.

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