Middle Level-Jr. High School
Join a Teachers for Global Classrooms fellow to learn key elements of global education and how to make it possible in your classroom. Walk away with resources, ideas, and inspiration.
Wendy Harris, Metro Deaf School, St. Paul, MN
Using the Common Core Standards, participants will explore specific strategies to enhance the reading skills of students with learning disabilities.
Timothy Lintner, University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, SC
Engage students in authentic geographic/historical inquiries about Africa by mapping linguistic data to examine the Bantu migrations, spread of Islam, and Swahili coast/Indian Ocean trade, incorporating CCSS compatible nonfiction reading/writing.
Jim Hauf, Berkeley Middle School, Berkeley, MO
Teachers can unleash student passion by introducing aim questions with rock songs and employing thinking like a historian questioning to evaluate sources to unlock the mystery of engaging aim questions.
Kevin Sheehan, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
Playing, exploring, interacting are not just for the outdoors. Bring open-air love for learning through creating hypothesis and data collection. This session will immerse participants into an inquiry based classroom.
Ann Carlock, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NJ, @anncarlock
Unveiling of a website/digital archive on Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins and 19th-century figure upon whom it is based. Lessons tied to Common Core in History, Science, ELA.
Sara Schwebel, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
How to turn your students into historians who form questions and examine primary sources as evidence while studying the Boston Massacre!
Damon Huss, Bill Hayes, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Led by a nineteen-year veteran of the Chicago Public Schools, this workshop explores 4C-related teaching strategies that strengthen critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, and communication in the 21st century classroom.
Ray Kinzie, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL
Yale’s Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) provides globally-themed professional development. This session discusses opportunities PIER Summer Institutes provide to teachers, and participants discuss how PIER programs support their teaching.
Laura Krenicki, Tara Ehler, Yale University Programs in International Educational Resources, New Haven, CT
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.
Bert Bower, TCI, Mountain View, CA