PreK-Elementary

Voices from the Past: Introducing Historical Letters to Elementary Students


Participants will explore how historical letters, paired with excellent biographies for children, can help students make personal connections to American history as they build essential literacy skills.

Presenters: 

Sam Rubin, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA; Esther Kohn, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

Room: 
Backbay A
session id: 
1296
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Artistic Historians, Historical Artists: Creating Art to Develop Historical Thinking


Learn how to use visual art production as a way for students to develop historical thinking, while producing authentic representations of their understanding of historical concepts.

Presenters: 

Heidi Torres, Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

Room: 
Independence West
session id: 
1254
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Inquiry & Technology: Using Modern Strategies to Inspire Young Learners


How do educators prepare students for jobs that don't exist using technologies that haven't been invented yet? Explore innovative activities and approaches that integrate inquiry and technology in primary classrooms.

Presenters: 

Colleen McGiboney, Puckett's Mill Elementary School, Dacula, GA; Cheri Nations, Puckett's Mill Elementary School, Dacula, GA

Room: 
Back Bay B
session id: 
1241
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Take Me to the Moon: Exploring Moon over Manifest


Journey through Moon Over Manifest as the mystery unfolds connecting 1936 with events decades prior. Literature discourse structures, reading strategies, creative response ideas, historical links as framework for engagement shared.

Presenters: 

Kathy Phillips, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1246
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Keeping Geography Animated: Using Film to Teach Geography


This presentation describes how teachers can use animated films to teach elementary students geography while at the same time teaching inquiry skills. Examples and resources will be provided.

Presenters: 

Joshua Kenna, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Room: 
Liberty B
session id: 
1249
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Teachers and Travel: Making Geographic Connections


Literature review examines benefits of teachers who travel, as they return excited to teach about the world; social studies and geography come to life by visiting places beyond one's backyard.

Presenters: 

Shari Solberg-Ayers, Kyrene Public Schools and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Sandra Senior-Dauer, New England History Teachers Association, Chester, CT

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1236
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Active Citizenship: A Hands-On Approach


Explore strategies to teach active citizenship through hands-on activities. Participants will receive CDs containing strategies to engage the learner using literature, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking.

Presenters: 

Janet Mansmann, San Antonio ISD, San Antonio, TX; Cynthia Hernandez, San Antonio ISD, San Antonio, TX

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1230
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How to Run an Effective Elementary Social Studies Professional Development


Would you like your elementary teachers to explore their social studies instruction? All teachers need guidance in moving beyond their curricular comfort zone. How can you lead that journey?

Presenters: 

Natacha Scott, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1208
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Elementary Literacy Building Strategies with Carter G. Woodson Books


Presenters will share literacy building strategies using Carter G. Woodson Award winning books.

Presenters: 

Ana (Award Session Place Holder) Post, NCSS, Silver Spring, MD

Room: 
209
session id: 
1214
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Exemplary Research in Social Studies


Presenter will share his/her scholarly inquiry in significant issues and possibilities for social studies education.

Presenters: 

Ana (Award Session Place Holder) Post, NCSS, Silver Spring, MD

Room: 
Backbay A
session id: 
1195
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