Middle Level-Jr. High School

The Freedom to Explore: Technology Based Inquiry Learning


An interactive session will demonstrate ways to use technology in teaching Social Studies as interdisciplinary inquiry in a middle school classroom. Audience will receive lessons and access to online resources.

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

"Christa Evans Heath, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Alpharetta, GA, @heathworld1; Sandy Fitzgerald, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Alpharetta, GA; Nicolas Garcia, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Alpharetta, GA"

Room: 
"Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"
session id: 
287
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How to Prevent Genocides: Students Discover the Answers


"An adaptable lesson, students research and work together to make comparisons between historic genocides with the goal of creating five laws/policies a society can use to prevent future genocides. "

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

"Brittany Lare, Medford Township Public Schools, Medford, NJ"

Room: 
306
session id: 
273
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Social-Media as Inquiry Tool: Acting on NCSS's Technology Position Statement


"Learn about the trials, trade-offs and triumphs of the Technology Community’s efforts to use social media to cultivate inquiring minds. Leave with ideas, recommended apps, colleague contacts, and renewed hope."

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

"Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Shawn McCusker, William Friend High School, Palatine, IL; Kori Green, El Dorado Middle School, El Dorado, KS; Bobby Koeth, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA"

Room: 
111
session id: 
266
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Introducing VIEW: Visuals + Inquiry + Evidence = Writing


The VIEW approach uses visual images in inquiry to achieve all four dimensions of the C3 Framework and produce all forms of writing required by the Common Core ELA-Literacy Standards.

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

"David Nicholson, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD; Stacy Skinner, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL"

Room: 
111
session id: 
248
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"Developing Inquiry in Geography, History, and Economics"


"Join a panel of NCSS leaders as they model lessons that involve inquiry & critical thinking skills. Participants will share exemplary social studies instructional strategies for geography, history and economics. "

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Presenters: 

"Paul Nagel, Pleasant Hill High School, Pleasant Hil, LA; Bruce Damsio, Towson University, Towson, MD; Michael Koren, Maple Dale Middle School, Milwaukee, WI"

Room: 
312
session id: 
254
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Simulating Legislative Processes Utilizing 21st Century Literacy and Inquiry Skills


"This session presents the procedures, resources, and content needed for planning and implementing a mock Congress in the middle grades classroom by applying the Inquiry Arc of C3."

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

"Kimberlee Sharp, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY"

Room: 
111
session id: 
239
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Backyard History: Local History Projects as a Vehicle for Inquiry


Engage students in active historical inquiry through investigations in their own backyards. Participate in hands-on lesson plans and strategies using local history as a vehicle for historical inquiry.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm
Presenters: 

"Sarah Widincamp, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA"

Room: 
"Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"
session id: 
234
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A Social Justice Fair: Learning and Positive Change in Action!


"A school-wide Social Justice Fair is a unique opportunity to create meaningful, relevant engagement with this critical issue. Learn how to put one on at YOUR school!"

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

"Matthew Arnold, The Franciscan School, Raleigh, NC"

Room: 
"Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"
session id: 
226
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Innovation Meets Conceptualization: Refocusing Your Curriculum with a NCSS Lens


Promote civic competence within students by remapping curriculum to match the ten themes of social studies to ensure they are making informed and reasoned decisions in a democratic society.

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

"Abby Lavery, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA; Jonathan Shultz, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA; Kyle Byler, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA"

Room: 
"Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"
session id: 
227
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Empowering Students: Project Citizen and Junior Model United Nations!


"Utilizing the student-driven programs Project Citizen and Model United Nations, middle school scholars inspire, impact, and transform the world representing them by applying their social studies knowledge, skills, and concepts. "

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

"Steven Bilski, Memphis Street Academy Charter School, Philadelphia, PA; Amy Scarpello, Memphis Street Academy Charter School, Philadelphia, PA"

Room: 
"Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"
session id: 
228
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