Middle Level-Jr. High School
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
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
Ignite the potential for honor and self-respect in children; create an environment of empathy and an appreciation of diverse perspectives. Foster a sense of community through reflective civic participation.
Kathy Dorr, HonorWorks, Bellingham, WA, US; Richard Marshall, HonorWorks, Bellingham, WA, US
Explore how using digital technology and authoring tools supported a history curriculum and a shift to the Common Core. Receive free digital tools and a middle school U.S. history curriculum.
Brianna Lawrence, NYC Department of Education, New York, NY, US; Nicholas Lawrence, East Bronx Academy for the Future, Bronx, NY, US
Participants will be presented with a primary-source-rich unit plan examining events prior to the Civil War from multiple perspectives within the Abolitionist movement, structured around five in-class debates.
Debra Sands-Holden, The King School, Stamford, CT, US
To prepare students to challenge injustice and promote the common good, we must "reground" America's core beliefs through the rule of law: the foundation for equality, fairness, and social justice.
Timothy Isaacs, Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Salem, VA, US; Michael Pace, Jr., Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Salem, VA, US
Have your students create interactive road trips for geographic content or historical eras with ease! Learn to design a challenging and engaging assessment or project. Bring your laptop!
Chuck Taft, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, ; Chuck Taft, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US
Islam: no longer a distant learning. Islam’s history, relationship with Judaism/Christianity, the Prophet’s marriages, sharia, jihad, state vs. religion, women’s issues, Saladin and the Crusades are all at the educator’s fingertips in this documentary.
Faysal Burhan, Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Palmdale, CA, US