VARKing up the Right Tree—Engaging Students Using VARK Learning Preferences to Master the Common CoreSubmitted by TimDaly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 2:52pm
Participants will develop knowledge and skills that will enable them to create meaningful Common Core-aligned social studies learning activities by effectively incorporating the use of students’ VARK learning style preferences.
Bethany Hill-Anderson, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US; Jennifer Stroot, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US; Julie Tonsing-Meyer, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US
By using the art of improvisational storytelling, we will explore ways to link historical fact to creative writing that will create meaningful correlations for students.
Erin Sloan, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, US
Participants will learn strategies to provide and support multi-genre reading opportunities in history. They’ll learn how to incorporate the Common Core ELA Standards without losing the social studies.
Jacqueline LaRose, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, US; Ellen Weaver, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, US
This presentation shows how to engage students in creative writing and research by using the iPad in collecting primary and secondary sources from multiple genres to create a shareable ePub.
Steven H. White, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Hilary Harms Logan, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO, US
Learn how to integrate social studies in the reading/language arts block and teach the skills required in Common Core. Get concrete tips and explore valuable resources exclusively for elementary teachers.
Geraldine Stevens, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Evanston, IL, US
TLAC helps students examine issues from multiple perspectives using glasses representing the disciplines: history (time lens), politics (rules lens), economics (stuff lens), geography (space lens), and behavioral sciences (people lens).
S.G. Grant, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, US; Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US; Emma Thacker, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US
This session will provide elementary social studies teachers with 10 strategies that they can use to incorporate literacy into their social studies lessons.
Scott Roberts, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, US
Working with informational text, the CSI approach–Compare sources to Support and Inform positions—incorporates the demands of the Common Core and encourages best practice in the social studies.
Michell Anderson, Felician College, Rutherford, NJ, US; Karen Pezzolla, Felician College, Rutherford, NJ, US; Christine Ross, Felician College, Rutherford, NJ, US
The North American global marketplace began with European explorers and evolved to international trade empires. How did countries and cultures collaborate? Resource-packed presentation of an Explorers and Fur Trade unit.
Betsy Arntzen, Canadian-American Center, UMaine, Orono, ME, US; Amy Sotherden, Center for the Study of Canada, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY, US
In the current environment of standardized testing, is your library supporting the preservation of constitutional democracy? Visit this session to assess collections and discover resources conducive to civics education instruction.
Reneé Lyons, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US; Deborah Parrott, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US