Learn what’s new in school trips from America’s student trip expert. George DeBolt will share tips on how to plan school trips that are exciting, educational, and within budget.
George DeBolt, School Trips by DeBolt, Homestead, PA
This symposium will address sustainability from the perspective of four academic disciplines--Information Technology, Geography, Economics, and Political Science. Presenters will discuss how the discipline defines sustainability problems and suggest possible policy approaches to address the problems.
Michael Berson, Ilene Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Joseph Stoltman, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; James Davis, Social Science Education Consortium, Lafayette, CO; Suzanne Helburn, University of Colorado, Denver, CO; Charles White, Boston University, Boston, MA
The highly successful Mexican American Studies (MAS) program in Tucson was banned last year. See the acclaimed PBS film "Precious Knowledge" about this program, and hear from our special guest, MAS co-founder Sean Arce.
Awaken your students' curiosity by bringing the world into their classroom and expanding their knowledge of world history, geography, and cultures as well as their skills in critical thinking, writing, research, and analysis through the use of various strategies. A CD with lesson plans and teaching materials tied to various K-12 history, geography, and language arts standards will be provided.
Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tucson, AZ
Enrich your students' views and understanding of historical events, cultural diversity, and global issues through the use of web-based strategies that utilize current non-fiction resources (e.g., memoirs, newspaper articles, etc.) to improve reading comprehension, content knowledge, and interdisciplinary writing skills.
David Bosso, Berlin High School, Berlin, CT
What is at the heart of who we are as a society? Join this session and walk away with classroom-ready tools and activities to teach your students about historical and present day issues and the activists who made a difference. Technology and active learning to engage middle school students in human rights will be emphasized.
Joseph D. Karb, Springville-Griffith Institute Middle School, Springville, NY
Christine Miller, Teaching American History (TAH) team lead at the U.S. Department of Education, will provide updates on the TAH program and other ED programs and will lead a conversation on project sustainability. The session will also feature a presentation by one or more TAH project directors and by staff from the National History Education Clearinghouse. --> read more »
Christine Miller, United States Department of Education, Washington, DC
This clinic prepares participants to review teacher preparation programs in social studies or related disciplines and to update current reviewers in applying NCSS Standards in the NCATE Program Review process.
Leah Engelhardt, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
This session focuses on the collaborative relationship between the mainstream history teacher and the special education teacher. We will offer strategies on how to incorporate modified instruction.
Paul Mazzuca, Ryan Hutchins, Patrick Block, Adlai Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
Explore Sikh culture, traditions, identity, and faith with "Fun Facts"; "Did You Know"; and "Culture Quiz" segments that entertain and inform. This program will leave students engaged and enlightened.
Janice Singh, Kaur Foundation, Potomac, MD