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.
Nathan Barnes, Opstad Elementary School, North Bend, WA
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.
Trish Birk, Norwood Street Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
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.
Deborah Parrott, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN; Audra Gray, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
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.
Denise Geier, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
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.
Donna Knoell, Shawnee Mission, KS
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.
Tamara Wallace, Radford University, Radford, VA; Glenna Gustafson, Radford University, Radford, VA
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!
Lara Willox, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA; Kristi Stricker, Concordia University, Chicago, IL
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.
Khieta Davis, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY; Mariella Diaz, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY
African-American Folktales: Embracing African-American Students' Character and Content through StorySubmitted by TimDaly on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:03pm
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.
Rénard Harris, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
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.
Jessica Schocker, Penn State University - Berks Campus, Reading, PA; Valerie Cholet, Penn State University - Berks Campus, Reading, PA