Middle Level-Jr. High School

Mapping Your Historic Downtown Using ArcGIS Online


Time travel to explore past landscapes with ArcGIS Online! Using historic maps and photographs, attendees will recreate their historic downtown by constructing a place-based, geohistorical inquiry project using local data.

Presenters: 

Margaret S. Chernosky, Maine Geographic Alliance, Farmington, ME; Susan Lahti Lahti, Maine Geographic Alliance, Farmington, ME

Room: 
311
session id: 
200
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Assisting Struggling Readers: Using Informational Texts in Social Studies


Strategies for teaching informational text standards from the Common Core using Social Studies content will be presented. Strategies will include pre-reading activities, during-reading activities and the use of primary sources.

Presenters: 

Kristi Stricker, Concordia University, River Forest, IL; Bethany Hill-Anderson, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
201
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Teaching with Inquiry Based Quotation Activities and Moral Dilemma Discussions


Workshop will consist of an inquiry based discovery activity and a practicum for conducting moral dilemma discussions. The former promotes inquiry based activities, the latter promotes civic education via debate/discussion.

Presenters: 

Denis ORourke, ORourke Educational Consulting and Manhattanville College, Bronxville, NY

Room: 
303
session id: 
209
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Taking the Classroom Home: Edmodo


Discover the wonders of Edmodo for your classroom. This fantastic (free) social media website will allow you to work both in and out of the classroom with your students!

Presenters: 

Rob Waller, King Low Heywood Thomas, Stamford, CT, @MrWallerKLHT; Phil Cicciari, Friends Academy, Locust Valley, NY, @MrCFA

Room: 
203
session id: 
196
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Developing Inquiry Skills: Women of the Revolution


Bravery. Loyalty. Sacrifice. Women possessed all of these qualities. Explore the excitement and peril of women on both sides of the conflict who proved their mettle in America's Revolution.

Presenters: 

Dale Van Eck, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA

Room: 
103
session id: 
187
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Where the Heck is Micronesia?


Which Pacific island uses giant stone money and which hosted the Pacific Fleet during WWII? How have these islands maintained their rich traditions despite four eras of imperialism?

Presenters: 

Suzanne Acord, Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu, HI

Room: 
207
session id: 
172
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Evidence and Argument in Social Studies Inquiries


Presents disciplinary literacy instruction responsive to the C3 Framework and Common Core Standards. Shows how learners can apply close reading to gather evidence and the Toulmin Model to compose arguments.

Presenters: 

David Moore, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Room: 
312
session id: 
173
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Interactive Atlas: Making Maps that Combine Geography and Inquiry


Using online atlas tools, students create maps illustrating investigations and conclusions; examples range from annotated Civil War battles maps to maps analyzing GDP and life expectancy in Africa.

Presenters: 

Molly Farrow, SAS Institute, Cary, NC

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
174
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Hop Aboard to Mexico City


Join TCI to experience a lesson that explores spatial inequality. You’ll ""travel"" to four neighborhoods in Mexico City. Ultimately, you'll write a newspaper article describing the extreme inequalities you observed.

Presenters: 

Bert Bower, TCI, Mountain View, CA, @TeachTCI

Room: 
110
session id: 
160
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Building a Powerful Personal Learning Network


Join TCI and start building your own professional development learning community. We’ll show you the best websites, online communities, and blogs that will help you become a better teacher.

Presenters: 

Brian Thomas, TCI, Mountain View, CA, @TeachTCI

Room: 
110
session id: 
161
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