Middle Level-Jr. High School

Global Classroom Connections: From Bold Goals to Nuts and Bolts


Are you ready to get students communicating with peers across the globe? A panel of experienced teachers and a handy packet will help you select a project and get started.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Laura Adriance, World Affairs Council, Seattle, WA

Room: 
214
session id: 
381
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Teaching 21st Century Literacy Skills with Civil Discourse Strategies


This session addresses our ideologically divided media and the uncivil behavior it often inspires. Participants will learn 21st century literacy skills that help deflect uncivil discourse in adoloscents.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Kimberlee Sharp, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Room: 
3B
session id: 
359
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"Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State" Web-Based Curriculum


"Since Time Immemorial" is a new web-based, classroom ready curriculum designed to infuse accurate/current/reliable information about Native Americans both in Washington State and across the U.S. into classrooms.

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

Shana Brown, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA; Jerry Price, Yelm Community Schools, Yelm, WA; Mark Bowden, Yelm Community Schools, Yelm, WA; Sandra Gordon, Yelm Community Schools, Yelm, WA; Nemah Choubaquak, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Olympia, WA

Room: 
211
session id: 
761
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Making Social Studies Accessible to English Learners


English learners have double the work to master content. This session emphasizes strategies to develop academic content vocabulary, increase comprehension, and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.

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

Jennifer Boyle, Benchmark Education, Pelham, NY

Room: 
606
session id: 
1051
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Physical Geography and Country Borders--Cooperation or Conflict?


Use maps to investigate the relationship between physical geographical features and country borders in Europe, and how it can lead to cooperation, or conflict. All materials available free at NatGeoEd.org.

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

Michal LeVasseur, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC; Kim Hulse, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

Room: 
206
session id: 
748
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Water Education as an Integrated Theme in Dutch Education


Water, a multi-dimensional theme that offers inspiring opportunies for integrated social studies lessons. In the Netherlands, such a curriculum is developed and is now adopted by school.

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

Jeroen Bron, Dutch national institute for curriculum development, SLO, Enschede, ; Eddy Van Vliet, Dutch national institute for curriculum development, SLO, Enschede,

Room: 
203
session id: 
393
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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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