Middle Level-Jr. High School
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.
Sara Schwebel, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
How to turn your students into historians who form questions and examine primary sources as evidence while studying the Boston Massacre!
Damon Huss, Bill Hayes, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
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.
Ray Kinzie, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL
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.
Laura Krenicki, Tara Ehler, Yale University Programs in International Educational Resources, New Haven, CT
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.
Bert Bower, TCI, Mountain View, CA
Educators will gain valuable tools and examples to best help facilitate service learning in their classroom and schools.
Sarah Herder, Emily Farrell, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN
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 »
Bill Gerling, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, MO
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!
Rhonda Watton, Templeton Middle School, Sussex, WI
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.
Tom Daccord, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA, US; Greg Kulowiec, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA, US
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.
Susan Martin, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, US; Susan Santoli, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, US