PreK-Elementary

Children as "Solutionaries": The Impact of Inquiry-Based, Environmental Education


Using authentic work samples, instructional footage, and interviews, the results of a multi-region, environmental curriculum pilot on children's understanding of sustainability and their roles as “solutionaries” will be explored.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Elizabeth Crawford, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC; Nancy Luke, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Room: 
602
session id: 
712
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ELA Integration in the Content Classroom, We've Done Your Homework!


An innovative approach to ELA integration with historical fiction used as the instructional force behind content instruction. Result: An array of student created products, including an intricate reading response journal.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Rick Lumpkins, Shepherdsville Elementary School, Shepherdsville, KY; Michele Grey, Shepherdsville Elementary School, Shepherdsville, KY

Room: 
605
session id: 
489
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Historical Dilemmas: Andrew Jackson and the Debate over Indian Removal


Elementary teachers collaboratively designed and implemented a lesson aimed at helping students authentically debate Indian Removal. Students examined multiple historical perspectives before recommending a policy decision to Andrew Jackson.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

James Howell, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; John Saye, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
407
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Truth About Totem Poles: Windows to Pacific Northwest Indigenous Cultures


To understand North America is to understand First Nations. The ancient and contemporary history of Pacific Northwest Coast tribes can be taught through the lens of one icon. Materials provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Amy Sotherden, Center for the Study of Canada/ SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY; Betsy Arntzen, Canadian-American Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Room: 
619
session id: 
993
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21st Century Project-Based Learning in the Social Studies Classroom


This session will present ways to use Project-based Learning (PBL) in social studies classrooms to help teachers prepare their students for real-world, 21st Century skills.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Bobbi Hansen, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Room: 
604
session id: 
14
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The Window Project: Exploring Global Interdependence through Art


This session examines the use of The Window Project, an integrated social studies and arts task, in the elementary classroom to demonstrate global connections and interdependence through collective art media.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Lisa Brown Buchanan, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC; Christina Tschida, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
946
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"Geogulary" "Vocabraphy" ??? Interactive Vocabulary Activities for Geography and Beyond


Learn low budget, high impact vocabulary activities you can use tomorrow. Brain based strategies for Pacific Northwest geography terms or any subject where vocabulary comprehension is key to student success.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Laurie Zahn, Ashford University, Clinton, IA

Room: 
211
session id: 
434
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How is the View Different from that Window? Understanding Perspectives


Appropriate for teachers of elementary and middle school students, participants will view the world from different perspectives through the purposeful integration of social studies standards, reading strategies, and children's literature.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Kathy Brashears, Tennessee Technology University, Cookeville, TN; Melissa Comer, Tennessee Technology University, Cookeville, TN

Room: 
308
session id: 
213
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Promoting Geographic Literacy through English and Spanish State Student Atlases


In this poster session, presenters identify one approach for creating a state student atlas in English and Spanish. They also share design features of supporting resources and accompanying professional development.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Gwenda Rice, Western Oregon University, Portland, OR; Teresa Bulman, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
282
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Mom, Were You Afraid of Being Eaten by a Dinosaur?


Understandings of chronology and time are foundational to making sense of history. This presentation offers elementary teachers multiple activities for engaging students in developing a sense of chronology.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Leslie Hall, Washington State University-Spokane, Spokane, WA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
846
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