Middle Level-Jr. High School

The Current Events Classroom: Teaching About Bias, Diversity & Civics


Using current events and controversial issues, this workshop will help educators teach about bias, diversity and civics. Through interactive activities, participants will learn to turn “teachable moments” into enriching curricula.

Time: 
Sun, 11/23/2014 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Jinnie Spiegler, The Anti-Defamation League, New York, NY

Room: 
108
session id: 
448
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How Do I Teach my Students to Write about History?!?


Learn how to create analytical writing products for history class. Session will focus on analytical frameworks (sentence starters and prompts), anchor charts, monitoring for for mastery, and scaffolded organizers.

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

Viviana Perez, Democracy Prep Public Schools, New York City, NY

Room: 
308
session id: 
440
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Inquiry on the Intrepid: A Multi-Visit Museum Experience


Explore how a blended learning environment and a multi-visit museum experience can support the shift to the Common Core standards and the C3 Framework.

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

Nicholas Lawrence, East Bronx Academy for the Future, Bronx, NY, @teachlawrence; Gerrie Hall, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York, NY, @IntrepidMuseum

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
429
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Global Studies: Cross-Curricular Collaboration in the Middle Grades


Learn strategies for tearing down curricular walls to develop cohesive courses that make content relevant and offer local-global and ancient-modern skill-building connections.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Stephanie Jordan, Rock Quarry Middle School, Tuscaloosa, AL, @sp_jordan or @Mrs_JordanRQMS

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
417
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From Project to Service: Teaching Learners to Be Active Citizens


With a focus on civics education, this session guides teachers through a four-step process in transforming the classroom into a service learning center of active citizenship.

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

Janis Kyser, The Tennessee Center for Civic Learning and Engagement, Bledsoe County, TN; David Phillips, The Tennessee Center for Civic Learning and Engagement, Bledsoe County, TN; James David, STEM Academy, Chattanooga, TN

Room: 
304
session id: 
410
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Teaching the Civil Rights Movement: Essential Practices


“Teaching the Civil Rights Movement: Essential Practices,” identifies five strategies that teachers who want to inspire students activism and citizenship with lessons on the civil rights movement must adopt.

Time: 
Sun, 11/23/2014 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Sara Wicht, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL, @SaraW_TT; June Christian, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL, @JuneC_TT; Emily Chiariello, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL, @EmilyC_TT

Room: 
202
session id: 
415
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Island of the Blue Dolphins, Digital Archives, and Student Inquiry


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Sara Schwebel, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Room: 
204
session id: 
403
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Total Package: Motivated Students, Course Content, Developing Skills . . . No Grades


Engage your students through a simulation that can be woven into your curriculum...all without the incentivized grade motivating their every move. You've got to see it to believe it.

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

Kevin DuRoss, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI; Jade Moeller, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
391
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You're the Curator: Creating a Historical Exhibit Using Multiple Literacies


You're the Curator"" engages teachers and students in creating online and classroom exhibits based on historical themes. Free primary source materials including documents, pictures, photographs from the National Archives provided.

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

Mira Cohen, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library/National Archives, Simi Valley, CA; Maureen Reilly Lorimer, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA; Rachel Rooney, Common Core, Washington, DC

Room: 
110
session id: 
383
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The Three 'R's of Civic Education: Reading, wRiting, and Relevance


This practical session focuses on preparing students to be active citizens by analyzing primary sources and creating practical, evidence-based arguments through writing.

Time: 
Sun, 11/23/2014 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Jeff Elliott, Cleveland City Schools, Cleveland, TN; Casey Price, Cleveland Middle School, Cleveland, TN; David Phillips, Tennessee Center for Civics Learning and Engagement, Bledsoe County, TN

Room: 
304
session id: 
378
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