PreK-Elementary

Engaging through Compelling Narrative: Teaching the Chinese Transcontinental Railroad Experience


Examine techniques for engaging students through personal narrative, varying modes of learning, and integrating disciplines. Explore a unit from planning to closure, focusing on meaningful activities and integrated assessment.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Nathan Barnes, Opstad Elementary School, North Bend, WA

Room: 
604
session id: 
931
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Build Your Own Colony: A Simulation Unit


How would you survive in a New World? Come experience a simulation unit about England's early colonization and its effect on Native Americans. Handouts include lessons based on Primary Sources.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Trish Birk, Norwood Street Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA

Room: 
605
session id: 
466
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Using Picture Books to Enhance Social Values in Children


Are you looking for an engaging way to cultivate diversity in your students? Partner with your librarian to instill appreciation and goodwill for pluralism in students with children's picture books.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Deborah Parrott, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN; Audra Gray, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Room: 
203
session id: 
66
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The Virtual Fieldtrip


Taking virtual field trips can provide opportunities for teaching geography and cultural connections, and is the ideal catalyst for extending reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills while engaging in technology.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Denise Geier, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Room: 
206
session id: 
1004
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Teaching Content Literacy Skills, Developing Content and Engaging Elementary Learners


Presenter will offer strategies to develop content reading and higher-level thinking skills, build academic vocabulary, and engage elementary learners. She will share ready-to-use lesson ideas and differentiation techniques. Handouts provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Donna Knoell, Shawnee Mission, KS

Room: 
308
session id: 
789
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Digital Technologies and UDL in the Elementary Social Studies Classroom


Using principles from Universal Design for Learning (UDL), participants will learn how to use digital technologies to make the elementary social studies curriculum more flexible and accessible to all learners.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Tamara Wallace, Radford University, Radford, VA; Glenna Gustafson, Radford University, Radford, VA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
643
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It's Elementary! A Technology Grab Bag!


This session will share over 20 technology resources appropriate for elementary educators! Learn to capture video using Firefox, explore Animoto, discover cool Google tools, learn about Prezi and Glogging too!

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Lara Willox, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA; Kristi Stricker, Concordia University, Chicago, IL

Room: 
617
session id: 
304
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Growing Up in America: A Historical Journey


Presenters will share how they implement a Teaching American History grant project focused on building teachers' content knowledge of American history and developing their pedagogy with regard to historical inquiry.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Khieta Davis, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY; Mariella Diaz, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY

Room: 
604
session id: 
454
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African-American Folktales: Embracing African-American Students' Character and Content through Story


Stories give us voice, shape and direction. Explore adapted African-American folktales that connect with student's character and content knowledge. Focus: African-American students in high poverty and low performing schools.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Rénard Harris, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Room: 
307
session id: 
124
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Teaching Elementary Social Studies through Yoga and Tae Kwon Do


Innovative and meaningful strategies for combining Social Studies and Physical Education through character and community building activities along with multicultural studies through Yoga and Tae Kwon Do.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Jessica Schocker, Penn State University - Berks Campus, Reading, PA; Valerie Cholet, Penn State University - Berks Campus, Reading, PA

Room: 
618
session id: 
353
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