Learn about an innovative strategy that has students "traveling" the world through artifacts, literature, journaling, visual texts, and experiential activities. Resources are provided to help you develop your own "treks."
Heidi Torres, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Enliven your winter holiday lessons with an economic approach designed to empower students to be critical consumers and conscious gift-givers. Participants receive lesson plans featuring service learning and critical literacy.
Erica Christie, Curriculum That Matters, Indianapolis, IN; Sarah Montgomery, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
History Lives! Using innovative teaching strategies/lessons and primary sources, students understand that US colonial history is a story about people, not just a series of memorized dry and dusty dates!
Catherine Canty, Grange Hall Elementary School, Chesterfield County, Virginia, Moseley, VA
View authentic 5th Grade Revolutionary War projects and "living history" presentations created using the CCSS for Literacy in History/Social Studies. Depart with lesson plans, ideas, and new found confidence!
Cyndy Fischer, Hudsonville Public Schools, Hudsonville, MI; Brad Nederveld, Hudsonville Public Schools, Hudsonville, MI
Discover how interactive whiteboards can help you address the diverse learning styles of your students. Receive strategies and resources to help you differentiate your planning, instruction, management and student assessment.
Colleen Schafer, Teq, Cicero, NY; Shawn Akley, Teq, Cicero, NY
Walk through our door, embark on a literary journey to locations around the world! Explore geography of narratives with mapping and digital connections preparing responsible citizens for a global society.
William Lopez, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Kathy Phillips, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Learn to turn your personal passion for citizenship into meaningful service-learning experiences for elementary students through the TRM approach! Help your students become active young local and/or global citizens.
Sara Fry, Boise State University, Boise, ID; Shari Griffin, Fox Creek Elementary School, Highlands Ranch, CO
Tired of sneaking social studies into your curriculum "left behind?" This session offers strategies and resources linking social studies to ELA Common Core Standards through social media and children's literature.
Lynnette Erickson, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; Thomas McGowan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Judith Neufeld, Lander University, Greenwood, SC
This poster session provides a gender analysis of NCSS Notable Trade book winners for the intermediate grades for the years 2006-2008.
Kay Chick, Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA
Through modeling a Storypath approach, participants will learn about engaging pedagogies that connect diverse students to "lived experiences" and promote application of understandings, skills and dispositions for 21st Century sustainability.
Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; Bronwyn Cole, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, New South Wales