PreK-Elementary

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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Teaching Social Justice through Literature: Common Core to Common Good


Get young students excited about social justice with books! Participants will explore examples of children's literature that set the stage for early social justice learning and development of civic responsibility.

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

Beatrice Fennimore, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Room: 
104
session id: 
266
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Reading South Asia: Recommended Literature and Lesson Plans for K-8


South Asia Book Award committee members will share lesson plans and titles of winning and honor books published in 2012 and 2013. These materials help teachers explore literature from the region.

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

Rachel Weiss, University of Wisonsin-Madison, Madison, WI, US; Oralee Kramer, South Asia Book Award Committee, Seattle, WA, US; Rachel Meyer, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US

Room: 
132
session id: 
322
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A.R.T.: American Revolutionary Tableaus and the Common Good


Visual art as a primary source document in your classroom? It's elementary, when this group of students show how they create research based interpretations using the French Tableau (living picture).

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Sheri Carpenter, Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative, Tulsa, OK, US; Brittany Conway, student, Tulsa, OK, US; Beth Howard, Mark Twain Elementary School, Tulsa, OK, US

Room: 
101
session id: 
939
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Beyond Family Trees: Critical Literacy Approaches to Personal History


The construct of "family" is an experiential starting point for children in understanding history and "the past." Teachers promote just and equitable classrooms when they employ inclusive and relevant approaches.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Lisa Nagel, St. Anne's School of Annapolis, Annapolis, MD, US

Room: 
102
session id: 
767
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Professional Juggling Act: Social Studies Content in the Literacy Block


Use social studies content (informational text) during your Literacy Block with easy, engaging Common Core lessons, 3-D graphic organizers and the latest 2.0 technology for student publishing.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Kathy Hoover, American Legacy Publishing - Studies Weekly, Edwardsville, IL, US; Kim Mogilevsky, American Legacy Publishing - Studies Weekly, Boynton Beach, FL, US

Room: 
266
session id: 
110
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Continent on a Basketball Court? Exploring a NatGeo Giant Map


Get inspired to go global! Join a skilled educator to use one of National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Maps. Experience the innovative activities and learn how to expand your school’s geo-literacy.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Jane Hundley, Lexington Public Schools, Lexington, MA, US

Room: 
229
session id: 
620
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Poster Session-The "Uncommon Core": History, Inquiry and Justice in K-5


This session provides concrete examples of teacher researchers who have long-standing commitments to what we've called "the un-common core" - highlighting the essential nature of history, inquiry and justice for K-5.

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

Sushma Bridgemahon, Champaign Public Schools, Champaign, IL, US; Zanne Newman, Champaign Public Schools, Champaign, IL, US; Susan Noffke, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign, Champaign, IL, US; Katie Hickey Snyder, Champaign Public Schools, Champaign, IL, US; Jennifer Varvel, Champaign Public Schools, Champaign, IL, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
936
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Poster Session-Got Culture? Using Culture Boxes with Young Children


Culture Boxes are valuable for teaching students of all ages. Young children, especially, benefit from interacting with items from other cultures. Don't just read about the Great Wall, build it!

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

Barbara McCrary, Eisenhower International School, Tulsa, OK, US; Lezlie Segovia, Eisenhower International School, Tulsa, OK, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
316
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Poster Session-Moving Students to Action through the CORE


This presentation will introduce participants to a social studies project that integrates social studies, reading/language arts and service learning. Participants will receive examples of the lessons developed.

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

Nichelle Boyd-Robinson, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, US; Virginia Moore, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, US; Thea Williams-Black, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
370
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