Middle Level-Jr. High School
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 ‚Äúteachable moments‚Äù into enriching curricula.
Jinnie Spiegler, The Anti-Defamation League, New York, NY
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.
Viviana Perez, Democracy Prep Public Schools, New York City, NY
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.
Nicholas Lawrence, East Bronx Academy for the Future, Bronx, NY, @teachlawrence; Gerrie Hall, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York, NY, @IntrepidMuseum
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.
Stephanie Jordan, Rock Quarry Middle School, Tuscaloosa, AL, @sp_jordan or @Mrs_JordanRQMS
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.
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
‚ÄúTeaching the Civil Rights Movement: Essential Practices,‚Äù identifies five strategies that teachers who want to inspire students activism and citizenship with lessons on the civil rights movement must adopt.
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
Unveiling of a website/digital archive on Scott O‚ÄôDell‚Äôs Island of the Blue Dolphins and 19th-century figure upon whom it is based. Lessons tied to Common Core in History, Science, ELA.
Sara Schwebel, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
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.
Kevin DuRoss, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI; Jade Moeller, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI
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.
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
This practical session focuses on preparing students to be active citizens by analyzing primary sources and creating practical, evidence-based arguments through writing.
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