Middle Level-Jr. High School

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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A Literacy-Based Approach to Teaching Tolerance in the 21st Century


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.

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

Emily Chiariello, Teaching Tolerance, Montgomery, AL

Room: 
206
session id: 
309
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Digital Heroes! Engaging Students Globally with the MY HERO Project


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.

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

Wendy Gorton, The MY HERO Project, Laguna Beach, CA; Jeanne Meyers, The MY HERO Project, Laguna Beach, CA

Room: 
602
session id: 
978
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Using Visuals to Promote Inquiry and Higher-Level Questioning Skills


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.

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

David Nicholson, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
168
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Doing and Learning History through Literacy, Interdisciplinary, and Digital Strategies


This presentation will use primary sources, literature, and technology as tools to engage students in the study of history through content examples such as Underground Railroad escape stories. Materials provided!

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

Lynne Zalesak, Jackson Middle School, Houston, TX; Montra Rogers, Houston Independent School District, Houston, TX

Room: 
606
session id: 
206
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