Middle Level-Jr. High School

The Drafting Board: Developing Writing Skills through Civic Debate


iCivics' latest online tool helps students build literacy and argumentation skills by crafting polished essays around a range of exciting civics topics; it also provides teachers with key assessment tools.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Kelly Landis, iCivics, Washington, DC; Jeff Curley, iCivics, Washington, DC

Room: 
201
session id: 
892
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Stressed Out Trying to Make History Fun? Come Get Ideas!


Get ready-to-go U.S. and World History lesson plans, and learn progressive ways to motivate students through hands-on approaches using simulations, new technology and great website resources.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Kristin Herigodt, Chippewa Middle School, Des Plaines, IL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
500
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Beyond Superheroes and Villains: Encouraging Historical Literacy with Graphic Novels


Not your brother's comic book! Graphic novels are increasingly available for the social studies. This session examines their link with content literacy and opportunities for the classroom. Lesson materials provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Caroline Sheffield, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Penny Howell, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
698
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Rock, Roll and Remember...Using Music, Humor and Mnemonics!


Rock, Roll and Remember uses music, humor and mnemonic devices to help history and geography educators aid the retention of knowledge in their students.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Bill Ross 111, American Institute for History Education, Swedesboro, NJ

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
805
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Islamic Achievements: An Exploration through Primary Sources


Learn to use primary sources from the World Digital Library; teach students how to analyze and explore written and visual works from the golden age of Islamic achievement.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Courtney Ferrari, Valley Catholic Middle School, Beaverton, OR; Sarah Standish, Lincoln High School, Portland, OR

Room: 
603
session id: 
225
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Exploring the Use of Realia to Enhance Student Learning


Presenters share various realia collected from their travels to enhance students' knowledge of the world. Participants will be encouraged to examine their own travels and surroundings to promote global connections.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Chelsea Woods, Salem-Keizer School District, Salem, OR; Courtney Wehner, Dallas School District 2, Dallas, OR

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
796
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Breaking Down Stereotypes: Teaching Students about Diversity among American Citizens


Recognizing barriers created by stereotypes is essential when teaching students about diversity we face each and every day. Addressing those stereotypes and removing them is important for helping students learn.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Jona Hall, Marietta City Schools, Marietta, OH

Room: 
204
session id: 
680
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Accessing Social Studies with Technology for the UDL Way


Universal Design for Learning provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone, improving inclusion and accessibility with ready-to-implement strategies, tools and resources.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Julie Moore, Central Kitsap School District, Seabeck, WA

Room: 
607
session id: 
69
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Journey from the Dust


Economic and environmental collapse of the 1930s and the will to survive sends one young man on a journey from the Oklahoma dust to a new life in the northwest.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Michael McClinton, Living Voices, Seattle, WA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
497
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Using Digital Windows to Open the World of Geography


Participants will explore ways to selectively integrate online resources into their geography courses. When properly adopted, these techniques will aid in promoting critical thinking, multicultural awareness, and global interdependence.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Eric Moyen, Lee University, Cleveland, TN; Ashley Shankles, Jasper Middle School, Jasper, TN

Room: 
212
session id: 
1012
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