Rethinking Democracy and Protecting What We Love


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Riki Ott, Ultimate Civics, Berkeley, CA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
750
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Lesson Planning as Crowd Sourcing


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Samantha Manchac, Chavez High School, Houston, TX; Marisela Martinez, Chavez High School, Houston, TX; Reggie Berry, Chavez High School, Houston, TX

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
432
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The Common Core and the Social Studies


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 »

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; S. G. Grant, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY; John Lee, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Room: 
606
session id: 
1064
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Opening Windows to the World While Looking Through a Lens


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

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Deborah Jones-Kuykendall, Causey Middle School, Mobile, AL; Andrea Kohutek, Causey MIddle School, Mobile, AL; Deborah Snowden, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
392
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Democratizing the DBQ: Critical Thinking and Historical Writing, Grades 4-12


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Chip Brady, The DBQ Project, Evanston, IL

Room: 
4C-3
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Tour NEFE's New Personal Finance Curriculum


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

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Susan Sharkey, National Endowment for Financial Education, Denver, CO; Dana Cox, National Endowment for Financial Education, Denver, CO

Room: 
4C-1
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Financial Fables with Money Morals: A Look at an e-Book


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Michele Wulff, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City--Omaha Branch, Omaha, NE

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
50
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Ten-Day Study Tour to Japan


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Donna Lee Siple, Motoharu Ochiai, Keizai Koho Center Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA

Room: 
4C-1
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Incorporate Financial Literacy into Your Lessons


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Melody Thompson, Financial Beginnings, Portland, OR; David Bell, Financial Beginnings, Portland, OR

Room: 
4C-4
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Empowering Youth to Take Global Action


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Amanda Ruckel, Concern Worldwide US, New York, NY

Room: 
4C-4
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