Middle Level-Jr. High School

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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Climbing the Family Tree to Historical Thinking


Dig deeply into family history with K-8 students. The research process along with oral history and photo/document analysis allows students to engage in historical thinking and authentic literacy experiences.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Katie Knapp, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
229
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Mapping Movement: Digitizing Refugee Conflicts to Enhance Global Understanding


Refugee conflicts present political, geographical, and social complexities. Learn how to teach and engage students in meaningful, dynamic ways by using Meograph, a 4-dimensional map-based digital timeline and story-telling tool.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Stephanie Wujcik, The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
365
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Learning Global Competencies-A "Teachers for Global Classroom Teacher"(IREX)


Learn and sample how global competencies are integrated in a geography curriculum.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Laura Ross, Rockwood South Middle School, Fenton, MO

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
48
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Making World History Concrete: Buildings as Windows into another Time


Virtual tours of Mesoamerican Middle Eastern pyramids? Architectural similarities of Imperial Palace and Versailles? Investigate using religious and political buildings as cultural and historical artifacts in middle school world history.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Scott Peavey, Tonganoxie High School, Tonganoxie, KS; Tom Resovich, Leavenworth School District, Leavenworth, KS; Molly Fuller, Lawrence-Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, Lawrence, KS; Charley Forsyth, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Room: 
276
session id: 
150
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