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Inquiry 2.0: Online Discussion as Inquiry-Based Learning

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 9:45am
Explore simple, easy-to-implement strategies that support Common Core writing in the social studies standards. Leverage your online educational tools to involve your students in inquiry-based learning practices.

CASH in with Inquiry! Captivating all Students in History

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Captivate your students and foster critical thinking when you use historical inquiry. Learn how to implement and scaffold primary/secondary sources so all students can become the historians!

Service Learning 113: Engage, Globalize, Transform Lives through Nasaruni Academy

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 11:45am
Empower girls' education and globalize your class with Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls, Kenya. Participants learn to bring real change at home and abroad--starting with mini-action project in our session.

Research-into-Practice Lecture: Ordinary People/Extraordinary Circumstances: Reimagining Diversity in Civic Education

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
This session presents exemplary social studies research for practitioners. Dr. Ashley Woodson addresses the oversimplification of civil rights leaders as civic superheroes, and ways to expand Black students' civic imaginations.​

Hack the Web and Increase Social Studies Literacy with DocentEDU

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Use DocentEDU, a free cloud service, to transform Google docs or web pages into engaging, interactive, multimedia lessons with built-in assessment capabilities.

Advocacy Amplified through the First Amendment

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
How can students effect real change in their communities and beyond? Examine historical social campaigns to learn how First Amendment freedoms and persuasive tools can be leveraged to achieve goals.

Gameify Your Classroom: Use Video Games to Your Advantage

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Take advantage of students' natural interest in competition and games by learning to create units or courses that channel that interest into learning meaningful content and skills.

Empowering Teachers to Empower Students through Meaningful, Inquiry-Driven Curriculum

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
How can we help our students love social studies? Empower them to take the lead! In a world of strictly written curricula, teachers can easily still do this!

Engaging Assessment Strategies for High and Low Tech Classrooms

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Whether you're in a one-to-one or a one-computer classroom environment, there will be formative and summative assessment strategies you can use tomorrow for grades 3-12.

Engaging Students to be Citizens of the World

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Educate your students to become citizens of the world by engaging them with world news in a historical context.


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