Middle Level-Jr. High School

Enlivening Student Literacy with Historical Fiction in the Digital Age


Participants will discover the power of historical fiction to enliven student literacy through an engaging unit of study on immigration and industrialization using the historical novel Dragonwings by Laurence Yep.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Brent Heath , De Anza Middle School, Ontario, CA

Room: 
303
session id: 
713
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Immigration Beyond Ellis Island


This presentation will engage educators in interactive activities for understanding the immigration process by comparing past and present. This will help educators to overcome misconceptions of their students on immigration.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Kazi Hossain, Millersville University of PA, Millersville, PA

Room: 
618
session id: 
114
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A Window to the American Civil War: Engaging Strategies Overview


This presentation will provide an overview of engaging strategies to use in teaching the ACW. Consideration of learning styles, primary sources, and historical method explored. Access to materials provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Brad Burenheide, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
48
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Promoting Student Discourse with Document-Based Questions


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Ryan Theodoriches, Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver, WA

Room: 
2B
session id: 
200
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What Does it Mean to Be Media Savvy?


Become a critical consumer of the news by examining where it comes from and how it is disseminated.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Marilyn Cover, Classroom Law Project, Portland, OR; Barbara Rost, Classroom Law Project, Portland, OR

Room: 
603
session id: 
861
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A Window View of APARTY


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Marcia Motter, Clayton Middle School, Reno, NV

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
636
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Windows to Ourselves: Integrating Literature & Thematic Units into History


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!

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Leslie Smallwood, Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Atlanta, GA

Room: 
2B
session id: 
491
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I Lost My Book, but I DID Study!!


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Bruce Miller, Landmark School, Manchester, MA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
863
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History as Verb: American Revolution and the War of 1812


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Mike Clare, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON

Room: 
605
session id: 
347
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Social Studies Teachers--Teachers of the Past and Future


Teaching students how our government works is challenging. Teaching students to participate as future voters and leaders in government is critical!

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Kelly Hawse, Frankfort Schuyler Central Schools, Frankfort, NY

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
258
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