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Do You Know What Your Students Know? Moving beyond Assessments

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
4:20pm to 4:50pm
Learn about using formative assessments in the social studies classroom. Receive several examples to assess what students know, which then drives your instructional practices.

Teaching about Wars from a Human Perspective

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Learn how to teach about wars from a human perspective with multiple activities that help students understand the impact war has on people's lives.

Take a Schoolcation: Virtual Field Trips Using Google Cultural Institute

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Show students treasures of the world without leaving your classroom using Google Cultural Institute. Get up close and personal with art, artifacts, and world landmarks to enhance history and geography.

A Hands-On Guide to Teaching with a Multidisciplinary Mindset

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
4:25pm to 4:55pm
How do we create global problem-solvers? We must teach with an interdisciplinary mindset. Receive the necessary tools to get started creating an interdisciplinary unit.

Remembering September 11: Student Projects Employing Inquiry and Technology

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
A diverse group of teachers share collaborative lessons encouraging students to critically analyze the events of 9/11. The technologically innovative lessons are based on Common Core and C3 Framework standards.

Raccoons in the Reichstag: Social Studies, STEM, and Student Engagement

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Experience an interactive, interdisciplinary biodiversity and invasive species unit using geography, civics, and science to investigate how humans impact the physical environment and to generate student action on local policies.

To Student Teaching and Beyond

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Learn how to transition from college to professional career, interviewing techniques, networking and more in this interactive session for preservice educators and underclass students. Bring your resumé and questions!

Can We Make a PowerPoint? Structuring Student Research Projects

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Many students, including those with learning disabilities or executive functioning difficulties, need explicit instruction to complete a research project. Explore strategies to structure the research and writing demands for success.

Greek Tragedy: Where Cultural Inquiry and Civic Learning Collide

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:00pm
Aeschylus' Orestia examines the birth of the jury system of Athens. Sophocles' Antigone looks at the tension between civic and religious obligations. Euripides' Medea studies the rights of immigrants and women.

Ten Essential Tech Tools All Civics Teachers Must Have

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
11:05am to 11:35am
Receive 10 tech tools you can leverage immediately to impact your civics instruction. The best part is that they're free!


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