Bridging Religious and Cultural Divides with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation's Face to Faith ProgramSubmitted by TimDaly on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 10:25am
Humanity faces many daunting challenges in the 21st century. But none is greater--or more urgent--than the challenge of preparing young people to negotiate religious and ethnic differences with civility and respect. That's why more than 800 schools in 20 countries, including 100 in the U.S., are using Face to Faith, an educational initiative offered free to all schools by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. Through video conferencing and secure online community, students engage one another directly in civil, but robust dialogue about issues of faith and belief that matter to them. --> read more »
As we look forward to implementing a new national framework for inquiry in social studies, the question becomes, How do we assess this? Michigan's social studies teachers and consultants grappled with that very question last year and would like to share what they learned and developed in this interactive session.
Facilitator: Mary Janzen, Instructional Coach, Fresno Unified School District, Fresno, CA
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Session 5.8: It's hip to be SQUARSS": Supporting Quantitative Understanding, Analysis, and Research in the Social Studies"Submitted by TimDaly on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:38pm
This round-table session discusses key issues regarding: what makes good" quantitative research, the relationship between quantitative and qualitative research, deconstructing the stigma of quantitative research, and quantitative research and policy-making."Presenters: Ryan Knowles, University of Missouri; Brett Levy, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Keith Barton, Indiana University Bloomington; Judith Torney-Purta, University of Maryland; Carole Hahn, Emory University
The current situation in rural and urban settings brings forth several questions regarding the importance of contextualized teaching and learning, teacher preparation, and its relationship to the social studies. Drawing upon conceptual delineations of place-based, rural and urban education we pose a series of questions to engage fellow Social Studies teacher educators in dialogue about our practice. Presenters: Whitney Blankenship, Rhode Island College; Michelle Reidel, Georgia Southern University; Caroline Sullivan, Georgia State University
Chair: Lisa Buchanan, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Discussant: Laura Willox, University of West Georgia
- Paper 1: Present at the Creation: Social Studies Supervisors Develop Their Own Assessment
Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University
- Paper 2: By Teachers for Teachers: Engaging Colorado Educators as the Creators of 21st Century Social Studies Curricula