Attendees will participate in hands-on, active learning demonstrations designed to address issues related to cognition, resilience, and critical thinking skills specifically geared for the introductory and AP psychology classroom.
Randal Ernst, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE; Charlie Blair-Broeker, Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, IA
Given the interconnectedness of the world, students must confront current global issues. Students should learn strategies to affect change and create sustainable solutions to problems involving economics, population, environment, etc.
Greg Maloney, Robyn Fardy, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL
This presentation provides strategies for using a critical approach to geography education to enhance students’ global mindedness while engaging teachers in reflection on how they think about the world.
Jason R. Harshman, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
In this interactive workshop, participants will explore strategies to empower students to identify and speak out on issues they care about as a first step toward creating sustainable policy change.
Jill Bass, Meghan Goldenstein, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL
Students don't have any background knowledge? Learn how to use pictures and tableau's to help students develop poems that demonstrate their understanding of historical perspectives. Also addresses Common Core Standards!
Ruth Luevanos, Pacoima Middle School, Pacoima, CA; Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ; Pablo Ramirez, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
Familiar formats like superheroes, trading cards and action figures engage and motivate students. These strategies immerse students in social studies via pop culture, and help build common core connections.
Quinn Rollins, Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT
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