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Design Thinking in the Elementary Classroom

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Learn how to use design thinking--or elements of design thinking--to help your young learners tackle real-world problems while covering standard content and skills.

Making the World a Better Place: Read-Alouds for Young Learners

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Explore outstanding picture books that will introduce young students to the United Nations's Global Goals to end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice and inequality.

Approaches to Teaching Privilege in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Learn easy and adaptable approaches to teaching privilege and discrimination. Support student explorations into complex issues of social justice through simulations, Dr. Seuss, media literacy, and text-to-history connections through primary sources.

Race, Relationships, and Advocacy: Lessons with Young Children

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Get methods to help young children gain language and perspective relating to race and anti-bias ideas. Experience lessons that address racial identity, racism, advocacy and positive self-image.

Let's Read: The Literature and Social Studies Connection

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 5:30pm
Explore the integration of social studies and literacy standards, leading to the assessment of students' skills in historical inquiry, mapping, creating timelines, identifying primary sources, and other skills.

Daydreams and Fun: Bringing Back the Art of Creative Thinking

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Get powerful ideas for how to build stronger thinkers and learners in your social studies classroom.

How Not to Be a Bore

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Make history in your elementary classroom by making social studies come to life with product boards, history in a box, creative book reports, and living history events.

Creating Global and Community Service Projects

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:15pm to 3:45pm
Creating Global & Community Service Projects addresses NCSS Standards for Teaching Excellence, and is required for activating humaneness in all social studies programs.

Investigate All about It! Inquiry and Elementary Current Events

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
An award-winning, experienced elementary teacher, an induction year teacher, and teacher educators present innovative strategies for placing meaningful, inquiry-based current events instruction at the heart of social studies.

Picture Books and Inquiry: Nurturing Young Citizens

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Learn how to explore civics and current issues through children's literature. Get lessons and a diverse selection of picture books promoting critical and creative thinking.


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