Middle Level-Jr. High School

Thoughtful Student Questions Reap Rich Results


Students need help formulating effective search questions to inform their study. Let’s explore techniques and strategies for success from the Right Question Institute, Information Fluency, Common Sense Media, and others.

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

Sara Armstrong, Sara Armstrong Consulting, Berkeley, CA

Room: 
308
session id: 
526
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Bead for Life: Eradicating Poverty One Bead at a Time


The mission of Bead for Life is to create sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of extreme poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange.

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

Tracee Simpson, Bead for Life, Boulder, CO

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
510
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Global Citizenship? Asian Citizenship?


We explored global citizenship in social studies curricula of Thailand, Philippine, Brunei, and Korea. Curriculum analysis and survey method were used to see how students learn and understand global citizenship.

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

Jungsoon Choi, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Seoul, ; Myung-Jung Kim, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Seoul, ; Jo Il Cha, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Seoul, ; Chong Uk Ahn, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Seoul,

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
504
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Studying the World through Story: Using Fiction to Implement CCSS


Use story to captivate students while helping them enhance their research skills and achieve Common Core State Standards. Ready-to-go exercises, lesson plan suggestions, hands-on activities and other sure-fire strategies provided.

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

Jennifer Hanson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA, @libraryjenn; Padma Venkatraman, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI; Diane Kern, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Room: 
108
session id: 
500
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Change the World: Local and Global Think-Care-Act Projects


Incorporate social-action projects in history classes and school culture. Help students think, care, and act regarding local and global problems in pragmatic, age-appropriate ways that empower rather than overwhelm them.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:20pm - 6:15pm
Presenters: 

Susan Cannon, Episcopal Academy & Teach for Peace.org, Newtown Square, PA, @peace_ed

Room: 
200
session id: 
493
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Tea Parties, Then and Now: Connecting History to Headlines


Through comparing the Tea Party of revolutionary Boston to the anti-government sentiment in modern America, this presentation focuses on the connection between historical past and contemporary conflict.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Kenneth Davis, ,

Room: 
303
session id: 
485
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Keep Calm and Teach Government that Inspires


Provide participants with creative strategies that simulate real-world application of civic responsibility and engage students to get involved in the democratic process for a lifetime.

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

Regina Holland, Georgia Humanities Council, Atlanta, GA; Heather MacKenzie, Georgia Humanities Council, Atlanta, GA, @hezmac18

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
460
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Using Primary Sources from the Library of Congress with Students


Gain access to nearly 200 primary source lessons from ""American Memory"" website; Obtain ideas on increasing use of Library of Congress resources; Learn about funding teacher training.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm
Presenters: 

James McConnell, Michigan Council for History Education, Livonia, MI

Room: 
302
session id: 
457
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UndergroundRailroadResources.org: Resources for Teaching with Primary Documents


This session will share the UndergroundRailroadResources.org initiative which provides K-12 teachers with curricula and primary resources for developing understanding of Underground Railroad, economics of slavery, freedom, equity, and civil rights.

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

Kimberly Clayton-Code, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, @kimberlycode; Denise Dallmer, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
453
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21st Century Skill-Building: Nuts and Bolts of Action Civics


Action Civics is a pedagogical approach to civic learning that embraces collective action, and encourages youth voice, agency and leadership. Action civics practitioners share specific classroom strategies in this session.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:20pm - 6:15pm
Presenters: 

Lisa Bardwell, Earth Force, Denver, CO, @earthforce; Brian Brady, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL, @mikvachallenge; Rachel Gunther, Youth on Board, Boston, MA; Fajr Harris, Boston Student Advisory Council, Boston, MA

Room: 
204
session id: 
451
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