Middle Level-Jr. High School
Participants will learn methods to support students' understanding and use of primary and secondary sources and explore ways to better ensure participation in discourse related to document-based questions.
Ryan Theodoriches, Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver, WA
Become a critical consumer of the news by examining where it comes from and how it is disseminated.
Marilyn Cover, Classroom Law Project, Portland, OR; Barbara Rost, Classroom Law Project, Portland, OR
Primary sources are the heart of an engaging course in history. Learn concrete strategies (APARTY) for analyzing primary sources and methods for in-depth analysis aligned to Common Core.
Marcia Motter, Clayton Middle School, Reno, NV
Common Core requires us to be literacy teachers. Discover ways to incorporate literature, poetry, music, and film into thematic units guided by Essential Questions that connect to students. Materials provided!
Leslie Smallwood, Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Atlanta, GA
Many students, especially those with learning disabilities or executive functioning difficulties, need explicit instruction to organize time, materials and information. Explore strategies to close the resulting achievement gap.
Bruce Miller, Landmark School, Manchester, MA
Tablets and eBooks can encourage students to “do history.” Two NCSS endorsed iBooks, “It’s 1776: Should I Stay or Go?” and “It’s 1812: Who Won the War?", will be highlighted.
Mike Clare, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON
Teaching students how our government works is challenging. Teaching students to participate as future voters and leaders in government is critical!
Kelly Hawse, Frankfort Schuyler Central Schools, Frankfort, NY
Participants will preview a new K-12 curriculum that connects multicultural content, culturally relevant instruction, and the rigor of the Common Core literacy standards. This session focuses on media literacy.
Emily Chiariello, Teaching Tolerance, Montgomery, AL
Open the world of character education through MY HERO's online resources! Using global galleries of student-submitted photos, stories, and films, empower your students as critical viewers-- and contributors-- about heroes.
Wendy Gorton, The MY HERO Project, Laguna Beach, CA; Jeanne Meyers, The MY HERO Project, Laguna Beach, CA
This session will present visual images (such as paintings and photographs) to encourage students to generate questions that promote inquiry and higher-level thinking about content.
David Nicholson, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD