Middle Level-Jr. High School

See the Voices: Creating an Environment of Empathy


Ignite the potential for honor and self-respect in children; create an environment of empathy and an appreciation of diverse perspectives. Foster a sense of community through reflective civic participation.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Kathy Dorr, HonorWorks, Bellingham, WA, US; Richard Marshall, HonorWorks, Bellingham, WA, US

Room: 
262
session id: 
747
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Successes and Setbacks with Blended Learning in Middle/Secondary History Classrooms


Explore how using digital technology and authoring tools supported a history curriculum and a shift to the Common Core. Receive free digital tools and a middle school U.S. history curriculum.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Brianna Lawrence, NYC Department of Education, New York, NY, US; Nicholas Lawrence, East Bronx Academy for the Future, Bronx, NY, US

Room: 
100
session id: 
466
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Abolitionists Debate: Multiple Perspectives Leading up to the Civil War


Participants will be presented with a primary-source-rich unit plan examining events prior to the Civil War from multiple perspectives within the Abolitionist movement, structured around five in-class debates.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Debra Sands-Holden, The King School, Stamford, CT, US

Room: 
242
session id: 
663
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"Regrounding" Social Justice through the Rule of Law


To prepare students to challenge injustice and promote the common good, we must "reground" America's core beliefs through the rule of law: the foundation for equality, fairness, and social justice.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Timothy Isaacs, Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Salem, VA, US; Michael Pace, Jr., Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Salem, VA, US

Room: 
127
session id: 
505
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Road Trip! Developing Creative, Collaborative Geography Projects with Google Maps


Have your students create interactive road trips for geographic content or historical eras with ease! Learn to design a challenging and engaging assessment or project. Bring your laptop!

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Chuck Taft, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, ; Chuck Taft, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US

Room: 
276
session id: 
535
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The Teacher’s Answers: Video Documentary Exploring Islamic Topics on Demand


Islam: no longer a distant learning. Islam’s history, relationship with Judaism/Christianity, the Prophet’s marriages, sharia, jihad, state vs. religion, women’s issues, Saladin and the Crusades are all at the educator’s fingertips in this documentary.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Faysal Burhan, Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Palmdale, CA, US

Room: 
265
session id: 
18
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Social Studies Strategies that Get to the Core of Learning


The Instruction Community shares several “teacher-tested” best practice methods for delivering meaningful, active learning experiences to K-12 students, with special emphasis on differentiating instruction and closing the achievement gap.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Janie Hubbard, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, US; Joel Rothblatt, School for Visual Arts and Humanities, Los Angeles, CA, US; Melinda Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, US

Room: 
242
session id: 
313
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Team Based Learning: Putting the Spark into Content Area Reading


The ability to analyze text is critical for literacy development in social studies classes. Participate in an engaging strategy and assessment that promotes student collaboration and deeper comprehension of texts.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Angie Davis, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US; Colby Hall, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US; Elisabeth McCulley, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US; David Osman, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US

Room: 
241
session id: 
724
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Let the International Games Begin: Landmark 2013!


Landmark Project: International collaboration among student-researchers developing geographic, communication, collaborative-problem-solving, and global competencies across cultures and languages. Ninety teams from 3 continents in this challenging 4-week social studies competition.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Terry Smith, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, US; Michelle Huseman, Eugene Field Elementary School, Hannibal, MO

Room: 
274
session id: 
288
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Economy OR Environment?: Starting to Teach for Ecological Citizenship


Using data from a recurring public opinion polling question, this session examines one way middle level (but really all) teachers can begin to teach social studies for ecological citizenship.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Mark Kissling, Penn State University, University Park, PA, US; Sarah Rogers, Penn State University, University Park, PA, US

Room: 
266
session id: 
234
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