The media has buzzed with elementary and middle school teachers reluctant to give up treasured novels for informational text. This presentation demonstrates how historical novels written for the middle grades (3-8) can be re-purposed to satisfy the CCSS's call to teach students how to read, write, and think as historians.
Facilitator: Chanda L. Robinson, Secondary School Social Studies Consultant, Richland School District One Columbia, SC
Presenters: Sara Schwebel, Associate Professor of English, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Using the unique materials available free online from the Newseum's Digital Classroom explore the connections between the First Amendment and the Civil Rights Movement. Students explore five freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment and the origins, milestones, lasting legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, and effects of the movement today.
Presenter: Maggie Crawford, Education Manager, Newseum, Washington, DC
The session will explore effective strategies for teaching with complex texts. Whether preparing to align lesson plans to the Common Core State Standards or simply looking for new strategies, this session will provide the latest research and practice to make using complex texts simple for your teachers and students.
Facilitator: Emily Engle, Teacher Created Materials, Huntington Beach, CA
Presenters: Eric LeMoine, Academic Officer, Teacher Created Materials, Huntington Beach, CA
History Assessments of Thinking (HATs) use primary sources from the Library of Congress to measure historical thinking. Each HAT is linked to the Common Core and has an easy-to-use rubric for evaluating student responses. Participants will receive assessments and practical advice about integrating HATs into classroom instruction.
Facilitator: Joel Breakstone
NSSSA Members Only
Speaker: Dr. Herman Viola
Which skills from the Core Reading Standards can most easily be emphasized, and how can students learn, practice and become proficient using them within a social studies context?.What assessment practices work best for determining student achievement of these skills? This session will identify several core skills and provide strategies for acquiring and assessing them. Resources provided.
Facilitator: Dorsee Johnson-Tucker, retired teacher and IB coordinator, Lakewood, CO
We often see sources and or technology as alternatives to the tyranny of the history textbook but does this always work? This session looks at practical ways to blend these resources into powerful learning packages in which traditional resources and new technologies complement each other to enhance motivation and learning.
Facilitator: Stephanie van Hover
Presenters: Ben Walsh, Deputy President, Historical Association (UK), United Kingdom; Stephanie van Hover, Associate Professor, Social Studies Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Consider how to meet diverse student needs based on teaching style and learner needs. Experience how to differentiate content, classroom process and products according to students' multiple intelligences, readiness and interest in a standards driven classroom. This strategy effectively integrates primary source materials and higher-ordered thinking to engage students in a meaningful way.
Presenters: Steve Beasley, Co-Founder, s3strategies, Lubbock, TX; Sherry Owens, Partner, s3strategies, Lubbock, TX
The Choices Program's Common Core-aligned curriculum is an excellent fit for secondary classrooms. Find out why Choices materials are found in over 1/3 of the schools in the country, and how you can utilize Choices' free professional development to build staff capacity. Complimentary curricula, including iBooks, will be provided.
Facilitator: Susan Graseck, Director, Choices Program, Brown University, Providence, RI,
Presenters: Mimi Stephens, Director of Professional Development, Choices Program ,Brown University, Providence, RI, Mimi_Stephens@brown.edu
NSSSA Members Only