Middle Level-Jr. High School

Students as Historians: Teaching Students to Ask their own Questions


Experience a process in which students learn to produce and improve their own questions, apply their new skills to primary source analysis and become more engaged in authentic historical inquiry.

Presenters: 

Peggy O’Neill-Jones, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources – Western Region,, Denver, CO, @socialmedia421; Mary J. Johnson, TPS Teachers Network, Library of Congress, Denver, CO, @johnsonmaryj; Luz Santana, Harvard University, The Right Question Institute, Cambridge, MA, @rightquestion; Dan Rothstein, Harvard University, The Right Question Institute, Cambridge, MA, @rightquestion

Room: 
303
session id: 
659
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Transform Your Teaching! How to Make Your Teaching 4C Compatible


Led by a nineteen-year veteran of the Chicago Public Schools, this workshop explores 4C-related teaching strategies that strengthen critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, and communication in the 21st century classroom.

Presenters: 

Ray Kinzie, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL

Room: 
104
session id: 
652
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Morocco: Global Classrooms and Cultural Connections for the 21st Century


Sharing insights gained about the education and society of Morocco and other countries of the MENA region and curriculum projects developed as a result of a four-week intensive study program.

Presenters: 

Donna Leake, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT; Halima Belemlih, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT; Khadija Al Arkoubi, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
654
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Thinking like an Economist: Online Digital Tools for Teaching Economics


K-12 teachers can use some of the best free technology resources on EconEdLink. Come see classroom-tested lesson plans, on-line concept videos, quizzes, and simulations to help students master economics.

Presenters: 

Mary Beth Henning, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Phillip VanFossen, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Room: 
111
session id: 
648
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Where Do I Come From?: Family History in the Classroom


The use of family history as research-based approach to the social studies curriculum is a powerful hook because it addresses issues of identity, of historical agency, and of social constructs.

Presenters: 

Andy Mink, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, @andyLEARNs; Mike Williams, Warren County Schools, Warrenton, NC; Jeff Nesbitt, Wake County Schools, Cary, NC

Room: 
303
session id: 
649
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I Care: Building Communities of Empathy in our Schools


How does enhanced empathy impact interactions between people with diverse perspectives? Learn how to build empathy through historical inquiry and personal reflection. Hands-on experiences and lessons to take-away.

Presenters: 

Kathy Dorr, HonorWorks, Bellingham, WA; Swil Kanim, HonorWorks, Bellingham, WA

Room: 
301
session id: 
650
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It's Essential - Essential Questions and the Social Studies


Learn the importance of EQs in all social studies disciplines and levels, share the best examples from your class, and develop creative methods of assessing student understanding of EQs.

Presenters: 

Chuck Taft, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, @chucktaft

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
643
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21st Century Skills and the Power of Digital Resources


Participants will understand how to use webquests to further 21st Century Skills including research, analysis, and multi-literacies. Through digital resources students construct meaning while enhancing their writing and communication skills.

Presenters: 

Brandon Haas, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Tracy Tilotta, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
646
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Deconstructing Political Rhetoric in a Media Saturated World


The development of skill in deconstructing pervasive media based political rhetoric using well-defined media literacy techniques and the language of persuasion in determining bias, authenticity, values, and target audiences.

Presenters: 

Thomas Goodkind, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Elizabeth Rowell, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

Room: 
Independence East
session id: 
647
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Planning around Student Engagement while Utilizing the C3 Framework


We will present how we rewrote our world cultures curriculum using the UbD framework, C3 framework, common core and integration of technology to fit our diverse student needs. Bring Computers

Presenters: 

Caitlin Thompson, G. James Gholson Middle School, Landover, MD; Stacy Price , G James Gholson Middle School, Landover, MD; Ellen Slobodnik, G James Gholson Middle School, Landover, MD

Room: 
110
session id: 
636
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