Middle Level-Jr. High School

Local archeology: Starting your own "Dig" . . . the Story Concludes


Working with a historical society, professional archeologists, and schools, this concludes a story started at the NCSS 2012/13 conference explaining how one might incorporate active archeological research into the curriculum.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am
Presenters: 

Douglas Lare, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA; Lucia LeVan, Allentown School District, Allentown, PA; Alison Rutter, East Strodusburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA; Thomas Reiss, Bethlehem Area School District, Bethlehem, PA; Dawn Boyer, Allentown School District, Allentown, PA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
629
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C3 and Project-Based Learning in Middle School


How does the C3 Framework fit with Project-Based Learning? Different strategies used to complete a Global Connections Project with a diverse population of students in a Urban, high needs school.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:05am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Ellen Slobodnik, G. James Gholson Middle School, Hyattsville, MD; Caitlin Thompson, G. James Gholson Middle School, Hyattsville, MD; Stacy Price, G. James Gholson Middle School, Hyattsville, MD

Room: 
111
session id: 
630
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Boosting Vocabulary for Success with Common Core Social Studies Literacy


Achieve success for all students in American history through vocabulary. Explore interactive, easily implemented,research based strategies that enable all students to learn history while meeting Common Core literacy standards.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:05pm - 3:00pm
Presenters: 

Vivian Bernstein, Oceanside, NY

Room: 
102
session id: 
609
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"How Did I Get Here?" Emigration as Life or Death


Travel to Ireland, 1850, through a perspective-taking exercise. Using primary sources, build arguments for/against moving to the New World. Use a model that strengthens critical and creative thinking.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Presenters: 

Victor Salazar, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, @TheCAtoHistory

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
602
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Inquiry and Advocacy: Human Rights in the Social Studies Classroom


This session explores how to conduct inquiry projects about human rights. It provides teachers with an inquiry project about one right and a guide and resources for constructing future projects.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:10am - 11:05am
Presenters: 

Heather Hagan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Carolyn Weber, Murray State University, Murray, KY

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
603
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Mystery Skyping: Where in the World are You?


This poster session will allow participates to learn how to incorporate Mystery Skyping into their classroom and open the world to their students.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Presenters: 

Dr. Lisa H. Matherson, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, @LHMatherson; Russell Hammack, Central High School, Tuscaloosa, AL; Dr. Tracy Windle, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
601
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No One Left Sitting: EPIC Instruction for Jumping Into Geography


Do you want to be an “EPIC” educator? This session focuses on utilizing simulations in the classroom that provide students with an Experiential, Participatory, Image-rich and Collaborative environment.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:40pm - 5:35pm
Presenters: 

Jennifer Caylen, Detroit Country Day Middle School, Beverly Hills, MI; Jonathan Roach, Detroit Country Day Middle School, Beverly Hills, MI

Room: 
311
session id: 
597
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From Paper to Tablet Merging Social Studies With Technology


From producing documentaries, publishing books/magazines to creating travel brochures/posters, and Google Earth itineraries, students meet 21st century skills of research/ writing/speaking in classrooms that merge technology and social studies.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:05am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Janice Fairchild, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, MA; Monica Albuixech, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, MA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
591
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21st Century Teaching Strategies for 21st Century Learners


Using four provided lesson plans and a dozen ready-to-use 21st century best practices, explore how to capitalize on today's students' skills and interests to increase learning outcomes.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am
Presenters: 

Wendy Amato, WorldStrides, Charlottesville, VA

Room: 
101
session id: 
590
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The Tsunami Basketball: Fostering Spatial Thinking by Investigating Natural Disasters


Move beyond maps and learn how to foster both spatial sense and global awareness through a series of activities focusing on natural disasters, inquiry skills, scaffolded research and literacy instruction.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm
Presenters: 

Carol Bacak-Egbo, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Room: 
313
session id: 
588
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