Middle Level-Jr. High School

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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:20pm - 6:15pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
301
session id: 
650
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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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenters: 

Donna Leake, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT; Khadija Al Arkoubi, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT; Caterina Zdrowaki, Woodbridge Public Schools, Woodbridge, CT; Sarah Stolfi, Meriden Public Schools, Meriden, CT; Dana Gilland, Westport Public Schools, Westport, CT; Kasey Carta, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT; Janella Chong, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
654
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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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm
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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm
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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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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm
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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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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:05pm - 3:00pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
643
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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

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:05pm - 3:00pm
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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Local archeology: Starting your own "Dig" . . . the Story Concludes


Working with a historical society, professional archeologists, and schools, this concludes a story started at the NCSS 2012/13 conference explaining how one might incorporate active archeological research into the curriculum.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am
Presenters: 

Douglas Lare, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA; Lucia LeVan, Allentown School District, Allentown, PA; Alison Rutter, East Strodusburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA; Thomas Reiss, Bethlehem Area School District, Bethlehem, PA; Dawn Boyer, Allentown School District, Allentown, PA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
629
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C3 and Project-Based Learning in Middle School


How does the C3 Framework fit with Project-Based Learning? Different strategies used to complete a Global Connections Project with a diverse population of students in a Urban, high needs school.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:05am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
111
session id: 
630
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