Middle Level-Jr. High School

Transforming Students of Today Into Problem-Solvers of Tomorrow


Explore an exciting method of teaching history where students formulate innovative, effective solutions to simulated, real-world problems using a collaborative process called the “4 Ds of problem-solving,” from Ted McCain.

Time: 
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

LeAnne Wyatt, St. John's Episcopal School, Dallas, TX; Lynn Granello, St. John's Episcopal School, Dallas, TX

Room: 
204
session id: 
584
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"I Write to Learn What I Think": Literacy through History


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.

Time: 
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Mary Johnson, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA

Room: 
618
session id: 
961
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History Alive! Just "Do" History


Join TCI to discover concrete strategies for engaging students in learning and connecting them to history. You’ll learn how to transform history instruction by tapping multiple intelligences.

Time: 
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Nathan Wellborne, TCI, Mountain View, CA; Brian Thomas, TCI, Mountain View, CA

Room: 
607
session id: 
441
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The iPad and the 21st Century Social Studies Classroom


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.

Time: 
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Tom Daccord, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA

Room: 
2A
session id: 
755
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Tearing Down Walls: Helping Kids Make Connections between Classes


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.

Time: 
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Alice Aichele, Hastings Middle School, Upper Arlington City Schools, Upper Arlington, Ohio; Lisa Lloyd, Hastings Middle School, Upper Arlington City Schools, Upper Arlington, Ohio

Room: 
615
session id: 
773
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You Can Do It! Facilitating a Dynamic Inclusion Classroom


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.

Time: 
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Ray Kinzie, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois

Room: 
205
session id: 
650
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Enlightenment Hearing: European Philosophy and the American Constitution


This interactive hearing engages participants in a historical role play to show how the nation's founders were influenced by European Enlightenment thinkers.

Time: 
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Courtney Ferrari, Valley Catholic Middle School, Beaverton, OR

Room: 
603
session id: 
227
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Vantage Point: One Window, Two Views


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Adam Floyd, Lee University, Cleveland, TN; Carl Boyton, Lee University, Cleveland, TN

Room: 
606
session id: 
909
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Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners through Graphic Novels


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Ruth Luevanos, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA

Room: 
3A
session id: 
1022
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The Convergence of Three Civilizations: An Explorationinto Interdisciplinary Instruction


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Kristy Brugar, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI

Room: 
307
session id: 
20
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