Middle Level-Jr. High School
Explore an exciting method of teaching history where students formulate innovative, effective solutions to simulated, real-world problems using a collaborative process called the â€œ4 Ds of problem-solving,â€ from Ted McCain.
LeAnne Wyatt, St. John's Episcopal School, Dallas, TX; Lynn Granello, St. John's Episcopal School, Dallas, TX
Facing History and Ourselves has created resources for teaching evidence-based argumentative writing. Presentation will profile writing strategies and highlight connections to the History/Social Studies Common Core standards.
Mary Johnson, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA
Join TCI to discover concrete strategies for engaging students in learning and connecting them to history. Youâ€™ll learn how to transform history instruction by tapping multiple intelligences.
Nathan Wellborne, TCI, Mountain View, CA; Brian Thomas, TCI, Mountain View, CA
Bring your iPad and explore intriguing educational apps, Web 2.0 sites, and new digital textbooks that up the device's usefulness and potential. Share apps and practices and see classroom examples.
Tom Daccord, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA
This session will focus on how collaborative planning across disciplines can be flexible and successful. Adaptable and innovative teaching strategies will be presented and explored by participants. Resources provided.
Alice Aichele, Hastings Middle School, Upper Arlington City Schools, Upper Arlington, Ohio; Lisa Lloyd, Hastings Middle School, Upper Arlington City Schools, Upper Arlington, Ohio
Led by a sixteen-year veteran of the Chicago Public Schools, this workshop will explore teaching and learning strategies that fully engage student learners and raise rigor in the inclusive classroom.
Ray Kinzie, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois
This interactive hearing engages participants in a historical role play to show how the nation's founders were influenced by European Enlightenment thinkers.
Courtney Ferrari, Valley Catholic Middle School, Beaverton, OR
Participants will see examples of historical events and how different each event is presented based on the writers involvement or affiliation. Strategies include literacy, art, and critical thinking.
Adam Floyd, Lee University, Cleveland, TN; Carl Boyton, Lee University, Cleveland, TN
Graphic novels can be used effectively to meet the needs of diverse learners including English learners and students with special needs. Student-made graphic novels and rubrics will be shared.
Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Ruth Luevanos, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
Explore the possibilities of interdisciplinary instruction through a model unit: Three Civilizations Converging: Europe, Africa, and the Americas! Teacher-tested interdisciplinary strategies involving history, literacy, and visual arts will be modeled.
Kristy Brugar, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI