Middle Level-Jr. High School

Island of the Blue Dolphins, Digital Archives, and Student Inquiry


Unveiling of a website/digital archive on Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins and 19th-century figure upon whom it is based. Lessons tied to Common Core in History, Science, ELA.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Sara Schwebel, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Room: 
204
session id: 
403
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Did You See That? Looking Closely at Sources of History


How to turn your students into historians who form questions and examine primary sources as evidence while studying the Boston Massacre!

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Damon Huss, Bill Hayes, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Room: 
305
session id: 
964
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Transform Your Teaching! How to Make Your Teaching 4C Compatible


Led by a nineteen-year veteran of the Chicago Public Schools, this workshop explores 4C-related teaching strategies that strengthen critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, and communication in the 21st century classroom.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Ray Kinzie, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL

Room: 
104
session id: 
652
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Global Perspectives: Yale PIER Summer Programs for Teachers


Yale’s Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) provides globally-themed professional development. This session discusses opportunities PIER Summer Institutes provide to teachers, and participants discuss how PIER programs support their teaching.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Laura Krenicki, Tara Ehler, Yale University Programs in International Educational Resources, New Haven, CT

Room: 
312
session id: 
898
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Hop Aboard to Mexico City


Join TCI to experience a lesson that explores spatial inequality. You’ll "travel" to four neighborhoods in Mexico City. Ultimately, you'll write a newspaper article describing the extreme inequalities you observed.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Bert Bower, TCI, Mountain View, CA

Room: 
110
session id: 
160
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Service Learning


Educators will gain valuable tools and examples to best help facilitate service learning in their classroom and schools.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Sarah Herder, Emily Farrell, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN

Room: 
309
session id: 
1293
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Social Studies Model Curriculum


Fifty-five Missouri educators have developed a Model Curriculum in social studies, which includes the four major content areas of economics, geography, government, and history--both world and U.S. The major goal behind the units is to give districts models they can use when revising their social studies curriculum. This presentation will explain the process and components to the curriculum. The units are aligned with the Grade-Level and Course-Level Expectations and with the English Language Arts Literacy Standards for social studies.   --> read more »

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Bill Gerling, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, MO

Room: 
121
session id: 
1030
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Giddy Up! Gettin' Up, Gettin' Movin' with Social Studies


2013 Outstanding Middle Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
Join this session to experience varied instructional strategies in a Westward Expansion lesson that will "git" your students moving and active. Challenge their critical thinking, interpret primary source documents and then let their creativity flow. A hands-on session!

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Rhonda Watton, Templeton Middle School, Sussex, WI

Room: 
120
session id: 
1025
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iPads and Digital Competencies: Consume-Curate-Create-Connect


Bring your iPad and explore a Consume-Curate-Create-Connect integration spectrum that exploits the device's usefulness and potential in building essential global competencies. Learn and share innovative apps, practices, and examples.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Tom Daccord, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA, US; Greg Kulowiec, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA, US

Room: 
123
session id: 
680
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Differentiated Instruction: A Gateway to Success with the Common Core


Wanted: Teachers desiring to effectively reach more students through Common Core! Experienced teachers present lessons, resources, strategies successfully used for students with widely differing skills, interests, readiness. Extensive resources/immediate use.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Susan Martin, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, US; Susan Santoli, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, US

Room: 
276
session id: 
324
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