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The Power of Choice: Self-Selected Projects in Secondary Classrooms

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Give your classes a boost and increase engagement with projects! This presentation will help you plan for student choice while simultaneously maximizing your time in class, grading, and planning.

Do You Kahootit or Quizizz in Your Class?

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Do you know how to Kahootit? Hear about numerous ways to use devices to transform your classroom from boring to a happening historical place.

Using Inquiry to Understand Girls' Education and Economic Development

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Explore the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child, girls' education, and economic development in five countries. This session also examines an essential inquiry question through stations.

I am a Man: Promoting Civic Discussion Using Historical Documents

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:20pm
In collaboration with librarians, this project highlights ways of incorporating primary historical archives into urban elementary and middle school classrooms to foster civic discussion toward addressing issues of social justice.

Building Strong Bridges: Tips for Successful Action Civics Projects

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Action Civics requires that students engage in democratic action via technology and social networking. Discover strategies that incorporate new technologies and tips for ensuring successful student projects.

Do the Right Thing: Reading Global Literature on Social Justice

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Promote civic participation and global awareness in students by exploring engaging stories about young international activists seeking social justice. Leave with interactive lessons, classroom-ready activities, and content for middle school.

Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial via Common Core Text Sets

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Discover how a model geography Common Core ELA text set celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service employs both geography-based visual representations and traditional texts.

#ClassroomVR: Leveraging Virtual Reality in the Social Studies Classroom

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Using virtual reality allows students to experience the world in a whole new way. Learn how to use, and build, a VR tour for your classroom.

Think Digitally, Travel Globally

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
How does it feel to stare up at the Washington Monument? How do you recreate that feeling for your students? Explore, engage, and experience virtual field trips.

Thematic Timelines: Solving the Problem of Context

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Research shows students struggle to apply learning to other classes and their world. By utilizing thematic timelines, teachers can train students to recognize themes outside the context in which learning occurred.

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