NCSS2014

College Council for the Social Studies: Supporting Our Newest Colleagues


Learn how to create your own college council for the social studies and explore methods that will provide preservice teachers with professional opportunities allowing them to engage and contribute to the field of social studies even before they graduate!

Presenters: 

Tina Ellsworth, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; John Moore, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY,

Room: 
303
session id: 
1311
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Pass your Social Studies Licensure Exam: Strategies, Tips, & Ideas


Preservice teachers will get valuable information to prepare for social studies state licensure exams. Strategies include: large themes within social sciences; understanding historical thinking; decoding primary documents; general test-taking tips

Presenters: 

Karen Burgard, Franklin College, Franklin, IN; John Moore, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; Michael Boucher, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

Room: 
107
session id: 
1308
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How to Launch Your Encore


This interactive session features a panel of social studies teachers who have moved into their encores, and tips about how you can do this too.

Presenters: 

Phyllis Segal, encore.org, Boston, MA; Barbara Vacarr, encore.org, San Francisco, CA; Diane Hart, Menlo Park, CA; Peggy Jackson, Moriarty High School, Moriarty, NM

Room: 
205
session id: 
1309
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To Teach a Nation The Vietnam Story in America


The story of Vietnam will be told through the eyes of American Veterans who served in Vietnam during the war and have co authored a course of study entitled The Lessons of Vietnam. The war will be covered from 1965 to 1975 exploring the myths the lessons and the lasting effects of the Vietnam War on American society then and now. All partipants will receive a copy of the course of study.

Presenters: 

Bob Matthews, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Cary, NC; Bill Dixon, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Raleigh, NC; Joe Harsch, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Cary, NC; Angelo Carmen, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Cary, NC

Room: 
111
session id: 
1310
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Calling all NBCT's and Teachers interested in National Board


All NBC teachers or those interested in certification or renewal-this session is for you! Three certified teachers will discuss the benefits, ins and outs of certification, and the NBPTS community.

Presenters: 

Michael Yell, Hudson Middle School, Hudson, WI; Kim O'Neil, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Peggy Jackson, Moriarty High School, Moriarty, NM

Room: 
301
session id: 
1304
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I Know My Subject, I Don't Know My School!


It is 1:33 a.m. and you're awake. In a few hours you'll be going toyour first teacher orientation at your new school. Who, what, where,how, HELP!!!

Presenters: 

Terry Cherry, Naaman Forest High School, Garland, TX

Room: 
301
session id: 
1305
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Taking Informed Inquiry to New Levels with CCSS Digital Strategies


This interactive session will feature free and engaging digital tools and resources that will strengthen students' questioning and evaluation skills. Get research-based strategies aligned to the Common Core.

Presenters: 

Aggie Alvez, Discovery Education, Silver Spring, MD

Room: 
313
session id: 
1306
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Teaching for DEPTH in the Social Studies Classroom


How does Common Core look in the social studies classroom? This session focuses on DEPTH: Digital integration; Evidence-based reading/writing; Purposeful assessments; Texts with complexity; Higher and clearer learning targets.

Presenters: 

Aggie Alvez, Discovery Education, Silver Spring, MD

Room: 
200
session id: 
1307
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Social Studies Strategies that Prepare Students for College, Career


The Instruction Community shares several “teacher-tested” best practice methods for delivering meaningful, active learning experiences to K-12 students, with special emphasis on differentiating instruction and closing the achievement gap.

Presenters: 

Joel Rothblatt, Southern California Social Science Association, Los Angeles, CA; Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Janie Hubbard, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Melinda Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL; Scott Petri, John F. Kennedy High School, Los Angeles, CA; Ruth Luevanos, Pacoima Middle School, Los Angeles, CA

Room: 
310
session id: 
1303
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The Teachers Law School: Learning about the American Judicial System


Three civil trial attorneys from the American Board of Trial Advocates will introduce the format, purpose and value of ABOTA’s free Teachers Law School program and downloadable lesson plans.

Presenters: 

Charles Baumberger, Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso, Spier & Connelly, Miami, FL; David Halpern, Office of General Counsel, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; James Parsons, ABOTA Youth Education Committee, Palestine, TX

Room: 
203
session id: 
1301
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