Middle Level-Jr. High School

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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A Day in the Life of a Child-- Rwanda


What is it like to grow up in Sub-Saharan Africa? How are our lives different or similar? Explore modern Rwanda through the photographs and interviews of Rwandan youth.

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

Melissa Collum, , , WI; Jennifer Morgan, West Salem Middle School, West Salem, WI

Room: 
303
session id: 
770
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Learning about and Writing for Journals in the Social Studies


Editors of seven major journals in social studies education will provide overviews of their respective journals (purpose, audience, circulation, publication guidelines, etc.) for readers and prospective authors.

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

Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Patricia Avery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Ronald Banaszak, Aurora University, Aurora, IL; Chara Haeussler Bohan , Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Swan Kathy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Jeannet

Room: 
607
session id: 
64
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The Geography Assessment Framework: The NSF Roadmap for Geography Education


The newly created national assessment framework for geographic education emphasizes geographical practices and will guide assessment development for K-16. Participants will leave with models for assessing students' geographical thinking.

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

Elizabeth Hinde, Arizona State University, Phoenix,, AZ; Marianne Kenney, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO; Jody Smothers-Marcello, Sitka High School, Sitka, AK

Room: 
618
session id: 
72
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QR Codes: What are Those?


Increase literacy with QR codes. Discover the many ways you and your students can create QR codes for classroom use. A few ideas are bellwork, story telling and assessment.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Amanda Colborne, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Teresa Bergstrom, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
764
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Slavery, Women and War! Students Debate Ancient Athenian Social Issues


This session demonstrates how students can surpass basic comparisons of Ancient Greek and modern American democracy to understand how enduring social issues were debated in the world's first direct democracy.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Jason Endacott, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; Christina Pelekanos, Village Community School, New York, NY

Room: 
603
session id: 
290
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Come Explore the Multimedia and Technological Renaissance in History Today


Too often our classrooms lack the mediums that distract and detain our students. Today one will gain the ability to use those same distractions to attract and retain all students.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Greg Urbani, St. Francis Episcopal Day School, Houston, TX; Dan Lewis, St. Francis Episcopal Day School, Houston, TX

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
459
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