Transcending Traditional Timelines: Using Technology to Contextualize World Religions and Philosophies


An AP World History class teamed with Microsoft to create interactive timelines of World Religions using One Note notebooks and a dynamic tool called ChronoZoom. Learn how to create an inquiry-based collaborative project that integrates technology, creativity and historical thinking skills.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Maggie Sullivan, Mark Payton, Matt DiGiulio and the AP World History class from Whitfield School, St. Louis, MO

Room: 
121
session id: 
1027
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Teaching Justice


2013 Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice
Environmental. Political. Social. Participants will grapple with historical and modern circumstances of justice by exploring six interactive teaching techniques and educational resource stations.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Sarah Segal, Hood River Middle School, Hood River, OR

Room: 
120
session id: 
1026
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Giddy Up! Gettin' Up, Gettin' Movin' with Social Studies


2013 Outstanding Middle Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
Join this session to experience varied instructional strategies in a Westward Expansion lesson that will "git" your students moving and active. Challenge their critical thinking, interpret primary source documents and then let their creativity flow. A hands-on session!

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Rhonda Watton, Templeton Middle School, Sussex, WI

Room: 
120
session id: 
1025
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2013 Carter G. Woodson Award and Honor Books Author Panel


Join this panel discussion for a glimpse at the "story behind the stories" of the 2013 Carter G. Woodson Award and Honor books, as told by authors. After the session, which will include Q&A with the audience, the authors will be signing their books at the NCSS Bookstore, where you can meet them in person.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Chair: Paige Schulte, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA

Room: 
260
session id: 
1024
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Energize your Social Studies Instruction


2013 Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
The presenter will share six simple strategies that she has developed over the years that teachers can use to energize their instruction, get more out of every lesson and help students remember and LOVE social studies!

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Barbara Knighton, Elmwood Elementary School, Lansing, MI

Room: 
120
session id: 
1023
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Understanding 9/11 in the Context of New York City and American History


2013 Outstanding High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient   --> read more »

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

Robert Sandler, Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY

Room: 
120
session id: 
1022
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Voices of Vegas Oral History Project


2012 Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award Recipient
n the "Voices of Vegas" oral history project, students will document and publish longtime Las Vegas area residents' stories, helping to build a sense of community. Participants will learn how to successfully implement their own oral history projects to include Common Core alignment, utlizing social history, teacher and community collaboration, and fostering student presentation skills.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Jeffrey Hinton, Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV

Room: 
120
session id: 
1020
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Teaching Global History Outside the Box and Off the Walls


2013 Award for Global Understanding Recipient
The presenter will discuss how global understanding is based on an attitude of empathy toward our own and other cultures, and how examining other cultures and times, people and societies, requires giving them a chance to speak for themselves, studying their own sources in comparison with our culture's views and sources before making important decisions about who will sympathize with or commit to in terms of aid, support, and respect.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Jack Zevin, CUNY Queens College, New York, NY

Room: 
120
session id: 
1019
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Strengthening Civic and Social Studies Education through Research on Classroom Climate


2013 Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research in Social Studies Award Recipient
Presents research on civic education and political engagement conducted in 30 countries; shows the importance of developmental processes as well as democratic school and classroom climates; connects to current reforms.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 5:25pm - 6:20pm
Presenters: 

Judith Torney-Purta, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Room: 
120
session id: 
1018
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Tackling the Depth/Breadth Problem in AP Social Studies


2012 Exemplary Research Award Recipient
This session provides a strategy for penetrating the depth/breadth tension in AP courses, which are known for "coverage" and sometimes "rigor" but lag behind contemporary research on how people learn.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 4:20pm - 5:15pm
Presenters: 

Walter Parker, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Room: 
120
session id: 
1017
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