Middle Level-Jr. High School

Preparing for the Common Core: Historical Fiction and the DBQ


This interactive presentation will emphasize the use of reading, writing and critical thinking in History, utilizing the Document Based Question (DBQ), historical fiction and alignment to the Common Core Standards.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Don Azevada, Elk Grove Unified School District, Elk Grove, CA; Nolan French, Joseph Kerr Middles School (Elk Grove Unified School District), Elk Grove, CA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
923
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What's Going On?: Visual Thinking and Critical Evaluation Skills


Discuss the development of critical thinking skills via art and the Visual Thinking Strategies methodology, and explore how this thinking routine benefits students' analysis of the past and present.

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

Suzi Fonda, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA; Sarah O'Leary, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA

Room: 
2A
session id: 
428
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"Thanks Ben for the Post Office!"


Images are the window into U.S. history. An envelope can hook students on history. By analyzing the stamp, postmark and artwork, students will remember documents, events and people.

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

Kris McIntosh, FDC Lessons, Ft. Worth, TX

Room: 
607
session id: 
598
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Nature and Labor: From Disposability to Sustainability


Resource exploitation alienates us from our humanity and the world that sustains us. Engaging lessons explore how treating resources as disposable leads to treating workers as disposable, too.

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

Wendy Ewbank, Seattle Girls' School, Seattle, WA; Ben Wheeler, Explorer West Middle School, Seattle, WA

Room: 
605
session id: 
481
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Classroom-Tested Lessons and Strategies that Enhance Teachers' Work


The Instruction Community shares several "teacher-tested" best practice methods for delivering meaningful, active learning experiences to K-12 students, with special emphasis on differentiation and achievement in all social studies disciplines.

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

Janie Hubbard, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Joel Rothblatt, School for the Visual Arts and Humanities, Lost Angeles, CA; Melinda Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL; Terry Cherry, Naaman Forest High School, Garland, TX; Matt Anderson, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Room: 
617
session id: 
358
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Dyads: The Window into Someone Else's Thoughts


Middle school students strongly prefer one-to-one discussion over teacher-led whole group discussion. If the dyads are carefully designed, citizenship skills and attitudes are enhanced while content knoweldge is deepened..

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

Jeff Passe, Towson University, Towson, MD; Rebecca Shargel, Towson University, Towson, MD

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
944
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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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