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Navigating Social and Civic Responsibility with Students with Special Needs

Explore ways to successfully use inquiry-based approaches in inclusive classrooms for students with special needs. The Storypath approach is achieving success, improving the academic and social outcomes of such students.

Puzzling Out Missing Pieces: Investigative Approaches to Biographies of the Enslaved

Nonfiction research requires attention to detail. But what happens when the subject for a biography is not only obscure, but previously marginalized and excluded from most methods of record keeping?

Using Design Thinking in the Elementary Classroom

Learn how to use design thinking - or elements of design thinking - to help your students tackle real-world problems while covering standard content and skills.

Exploring Resources for the Young Learner: Election 2016

Participants will explore resources for the Young Learner preparing for Election 2016. These resources will come from organizations dedicated toward preparing Young Learners for active participation in the political process.

Super Sensational Classroom Simulations

Classroom simulations are wonderful teaching strategies to actively engage students in the learning process. This poster presentation will provide the participants with many topics for possible simulations for their classes.

Celebrating Global Diversity: Exploring World Festivals in K-6

Foster global awareness and strengthen multicultural literacy in young learners by exploring world festivals and cultural celebrations. Leave with classroom-ready lessons, activities, and educational content appropriate for K-6 students.

Tracking Down the Truth: Choosing Stories, Shaping Views

What is news and how do newspapers decide how to cover it? Through teamwork, role playing and discussion, participants learn how front pages are created and reflect the community.

Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries?: Learn the Question Formulation Technique!

The QFT is a powerful and elegantly simple strategy that allows students to become engaged, self-directed learners who take greater ownership of their learning and develop critical thinking skills.

Diversity beyond Cultural Celebrations: Creating Critical Readers with Picture Books

Critical literacy is an effective strategy for diversity discussions in elementary social studies. Session will explain the rationale for such discussions, outline the elements of critical literacy, and provide examples.

The Best Online Resources for Teaching Economics: EconEdLink

Teachers can access some of the best free technology resources on Come see classroom-tested lesson plans, on-line concept videos, quizzes, and simulations to help students master economics.


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