Middle Level-Jr. High School
Share an innovative curriculum framework that focuses social science instruction intentionally on inquiry methods, the analysis of texts, and the effective communication of thoughts and ideas while implementing the CCSS-H/SS.
Gary McNaney, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US; Martin Moe, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US; Monica Swope, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US
Global educators foster globally competitive students. Session features a short documentary and an introduction to a study tour program that allows American teachers to immerse themselves in Turkey’s rich culture.
Zeynep Guven, Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF), Washington, DC, US
Myths are expressed in stories, images, and folk tales, reflecting society and its values. Do they actually reflect our values? Do they represent an ideal? Do they represent historical reality?
Bill Fetsko, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, US; Bill Sullivan, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, US
We highlight service learning as a tool for social justice and the development of 21st century literacy skills. Presented here is a dynamic model for civic engagement in classrooms.
Brooke Blevins, Baylor University, Waco, TX, US; Mary Duty, Waco ISD, Waco, TX, US; Karon LeCompte, Baylor University, Waco, TX, US; Sunny Wells, Baylor University, Waco, TX, US
Join a team of educators who traveled to Malawi for this hands-on session as they demonstrate how to help students negotiate complex sustainability issues while making global to local connections.
Ismail Gyagenda, Mercer University, Macon, GA, US; Niomi Henry, Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, GA, US; Zipangani Vokhiwa, Mercer University, Macon, GA, US
Take a fantastic voyage to ancient civilizations through rap, rock, and pop songs that will leave your students dancing and learning at the same time. Learn a Gangnam-style routine.
Tina Anima, McClure Middle School, Seattle, WA, US
Discover how partnerships between schools and museums help to integrate historical content and common core standards. Explore lessons on the American Revolution leading to appropriate formats of civil discourse today.
Tab Broyles, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, US; Kelly Curtright, OK State Department of Education, Director of Social Studies, Oklahoma City, OK, US; Beth Howard, Mark Twain Elementary School, Tulsa, OK, US; Teresa Potter, Fisher Elementary School, Oklahoma City, OK, US
This interactive session introduces Out of Eden: Project Zero’s Learning Community – a free, international, online project related to journalist Paul Salopek’s epic walk around the world.
Brenda Ball, Crofton House School, Vancouver, Canada; Elizabeth Dawes Duraisingh, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US
Join TCI to discover how you can integrate Common Core Standards into your instruction without reinventing the wheel. You'll look at Common Core and your content in a new way.
Nancy Bredin, TCI, Mountain View, CA, US
Discussing interdisciplinary subject ideas, participants will gain insight into integrating social studies, English Language Arts, and technology standards into classroom lesson plans as demonstrated in eMINTS classrooms around the world.
Linda Bennett, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US; Carla Chaffin, University of Missouri - Columbia, eMINTS National Center, Columbia, MO, US