Literacy inquiry stations, which integrate social studies and literacy, can powerfully teach multiple perspectives. Learn how to use them with preservice teachers, and leave with resources to get you started.
Heidi Torres, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US
Explore the ways in which the Tenement Museum uses the history of the Progressive Era to engage students in the work of past reformers and inspire contemporary civic participation.
Miriam Bader, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York, NY, US
Middle school teachers and university faculty planned and co-taught an interdisciplinary unit about globalization and economics, centered around McDonald's. Curriculum and strategies for collaboration between teachers and college faculty will be presented.
Laura Beth Arnold, Little Rock School District, Little Rock, AR, US; William Delsa, Dunbar Middle School, Little Rock, AR, US; Kristin Dutcher Mann, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, US
Cause/effect, compare/contrast, and problem-solving skills are emphasized in core ELA standards and are applicable in geography instruction. Explore active learning strategies and practices used to teach them in geography classrooms.
Peggy Altoff, Colorado Springs, CO, US
How can we teach reading, writing, and history? How can we help students write better? The curriculum we share has helped academically diverse students think historically and write stronger arguments.
Susan De La Paz, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, US; Mark Felton, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, US; Chauncey Monte-Sano, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US
Popular music often addresses the issues of today. Yet, some songs tell the story of past historical events that correspond to primary source documents from that time period.
Brent Chowen, Brigham Young University--Hawaii, Laie, HI, US
This session discusses a joint professional development effort of Little Rock School District and the History Department faculty from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Laura Beth Arnold, Little Rock School District, Little Rock, AR, US; Kristin Dutcher Mann, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, US; Sara Rose, Henderson Middle School, Little Rock, AR, US
Biology, cognitive load, mindfulness, stress, and anxiety all have an impact on learning. Find out what researchers are discovering about these connections.
Peter Masciopinto, Glen Brook South High School, Glenview, IL, US; Hilary Rosenthal, Bolingbrook, IL
Socratic Seminar is facilitated discussion that teaches students to ask questions, engage in dialogue, and to understand complex content. It's an excellent way to engage in issues of social justice.
Brian Gibbs, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI, US
Interactive presentation for preservice educators. Proven methods will focus on transitioning from college to professional career, interviewing techniques, networking and more. Bring your résumé! Underclasspersons attendance encouraged.
Melissa Collum, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI, WI, US; Jennifer Morgan, West Salem Middle School, West Salem, WI, US