Students are ill-prepared for the social crisis of our times: our democracy has been hijacked. Lessons explore constitutional history, human values at the core of democracy, and action plans.
Riki Ott, Ultimate Civics, Berkeley, CA
Teachers often plan their lessons in isolation, without assistance from colleagues. Technological tools such as Dropbox and Google Documents help open up lesson planning, allowing teachers to "crowd source" planning.
Samantha Manchac, Chavez High School, Houston, TX; Marisela Martinez, Chavez High School, Houston, TX; Reggie Berry, Chavez High School, Houston, TX
The adoption of the Common Core standards represents a watershed moment in educational history. Never before have so many states committed to so similar a program of reform with such far-reaching implications. That said, very little consideration has been given to developing instructional and assessment materials to follow through on the promises and obligations of the Common Core. --> read more »
Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; S. G. Grant, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY; John Lee, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Every location has a history. Explore limitless possibilities for students to "capture" where their forefathers stood. Educators will be taught to refocus learning social studies methods through a camera lens
Deborah Jones-Kuykendall, Causey Middle School, Mobile, AL; Andrea Kohutek, Causey MIddle School, Mobile, AL; Deborah Snowden, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
The DBQ Project will overview their materials and professional development, and discuss how they have helped students and teachers grade 4-12 handle the rigorous document analysis and evidence-based writing in civics, world and U.S. History.
Chip Brady, The DBQ Project, Evanston, IL
Tour free turn-key instructional materials designed to fit any personal finance program. Use the National Endowment for Financial Education's (NEFE) non-commercial resources (updated in 2012) to equip teens with fundamental money management skills. www.hsfpp.org
Susan Sharkey, National Endowment for Financial Education, Denver, CO; Dana Cox, National Endowment for Financial Education, Denver, CO
Teaching financial literacy through online fables can mesh economics with essential reading objectives. Fable e-books with financial morals, a related lesson plan, and online extension activities will be shared.
Michele Wulff, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City--Omaha Branch, Omaha, NE
The Keizai Koho Center organizes ten-day Fellowship to Japan in the summer that allows teachers to learn first-hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives.
Donna Lee Siple, Motoharu Ochiai, Keizai Koho Center Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA
This session will share best practices and resources to help educators incorporate financial literacy lessons in grades K-12. Presenters will share free resources available, including online, print, and presenters.
Melody Thompson, Financial Beginnings, Portland, OR; David Bell, Financial Beginnings, Portland, OR
Global Concerns Classroom (GCC) provides free resources for in-class and after school use on global poverty issues for US secondary schools. Learn more about GCC and receive a free packet of global resources.
Amanda Ruckel, Concern Worldwide US, New York, NY