Middle Level-Jr. High School

R.A.F.T.ing the Mediterranean Sea with I.B. Oars


Using principles of the International Baccalaureat Programme for the Middle Years, lessons learned in ancient world history come to life in written expressions by those seemingly present to the events.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Maureen Carroll, Damien Johnson, Shaker Middle School, Shaker Heights, OH

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
328
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Closing the Gap with Common Core and U.S. History


Learn techniques that will help you develop a rich U.S. History class. At the end you will be able to incorporate non-fiction text and political cartoons effectively in your classroom.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Christian Cogdill, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN; Kat McRitchie, Memphis Teacher Residency, Memphis, TN

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
877
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Questioning Stategies for American History and Meeting the Common Core


Explore five questioning strategies to enable on-level and inclusion students to succeed with American history while meeting Common Core standards. Strategies will be modeled with a transcontinental railroad unit. Handouts provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Vivian Bernstein, Social Studies School Service, Culver City, CA

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
246
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Oral History in the Social Studies Classroom: Promoting Social Justice and Cross-Cultural Understanding


The strategy of oral history as a way to develop a social justice classroom and cross-cultural understanding is discussed. Implemented with pre-service teachers, three oral history samples are analyzed.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Alberto Lopez-Carrasquillo, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
359
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Pictures and Poetry in Motion: Using Perspectives to Build Background


Students don't have any background knowledge? Learn how to use pictures and tableau's to help students develop poems that demonstrate their understanding of historical perspectives. Also addresses Common Core Standards!

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Ruth Luevanos, Pacoima Middle School, Pacoima, CA; Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ; Pablo Ramirez, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

Room: 
280
session id: 
946
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Pop Culture in Social Studies: Using Superheroes to Engage Students


Familiar formats like superheroes, trading cards and action figures engage and motivate students. These strategies immerse students in social studies via pop culture, and help build common core connections.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Quinn Rollins, Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT

Room: 
123
session id: 
293
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JFK, Social Studies, and the Common Core


Learn what role to play in classroom instruction now that the Common Core State Standards are being implemented.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Clara Colbert, Veronica Majerol, Kimone Johnson, Scholastic Inc., New York, NY

Room: 
104
session id: 
984
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Fostering Meaningful Student Vocabulary Learning in Middle School Classrooms


We will explore the vocabulary demands of textbooks, engage participants in learning instructional strategies that increase students’ long-lasting understanding, and share our research that reveals students’ perceptions of vocabulary learning.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Patrick Brown, Kathryn Hopkins, Fort Zumwalt School District, St. Charles, MO

Room: 
276
session id: 
459
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When “Why?” and “What If?” are the Right Answers


Give your students some direction towards effective searching. Tools from the Right Question Institute, librarians across the country, Common Sense Media, and Public Learning Media Laboratory will be shared.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Sara Armstrong, Sara Armstrong Consulting, Berkeley, CA

Room: 
265
session id: 
381
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Using Primary Sources and Emerging Technology to Promote Civic Engagement


The presenters will provide a model for promoting informed and reasoned decision-making on local, national, and global issues through the application of digital primary sources utilizing emerging technological tools.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Scott Waring, Richard Hartshorne, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Room: 
242
session id: 
635
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