Learn what role to play in classroom instruction now that the Common Core State Standards are being implemented.
Clara Colbert, Veronica Majerol, Kimone Johnson, Scholastic Inc., New York, NY
We will explore the vocabulary demands of textbooks, engage participants in learning instructional strategies that increase students’ long-lasting understanding, and share our research that reveals students’ perceptions of vocabulary learning.
Patrick Brown, Kathryn Hopkins, Fort Zumwalt School District, St. Charles, MO
Give your students some direction towards effective searching. Tools from the Right Question Institute, librarians across the country, Common Sense Media, and Public Learning Media Laboratory will be shared.
Sara Armstrong, Sara Armstrong Consulting, Berkeley, CA
The presenters will provide a model for promoting informed and reasoned decision-making on local, national, and global issues through the application of digital primary sources utilizing emerging technological tools.
Scott Waring, Richard Hartshorne, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
This interactive session explores an elementary Civil Rights text set and activities used to integrate social studies and common core ELA standards in meaningful ways that deepen social studies understandings.
Christina Tschida, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; Lisa Brown Buchanan, University of North Carolina Wilmington, NC
The editors of a new NCSS publication present this unique volume, which combines Common Core skills with preK-Grade 5 social studies units, each based on a classic elementary text.
Syd Golston, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ; Peggy Altoff, Colorado Springs, CO
SWAP directs students through a clear process to effectively decode and accurately respond to Social Studies assessment items. Students gain confidence and increase achievement with this powerful framework.
Nicholas Baker, Colonial School District, New Castle, DE
Come see a showcase of 280+ free, online lessons for grades K-12. These lessons integrate national geography standards with ELA or Math CCSS and include everything you need.
Gale Ekiss, Arizona Geographic Alliance, Tempe, AZ; Elizabeth Hinde, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
See how to integrate economics and language arts learning using a popular children’s literature series. Participants will receive four classroom-ready lessons with white board applications.
Erin Yetter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Louisville Branch, KY
How can students get involved in finding "untold stories" about African American History? This session helps schools engage students in civic learning experiences that center around preserving African American history.
Barry Thomas, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE; John Moore, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY