Stay on the forefront of education reform by incorporating approaches such as STEM and Arts Integration into elementary social studies. Participants will leave with a CD of ideas and activities.
Tim Johnson, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD, US; Laura Pinto, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD, US; Shannon Pugh, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD, US
Failures, scandals, triumphs, newspaper headlines--we love our reality stars! And its all part of the CCSS! Learn how to bring the reality stars of history into your classroom!
Kelly Cranstoun, Pearson, Lake Zurich, IL, US
This interactive session will highlight the work that National Geographic and the Network of Alliances have done creating resources that connect geo-literacy and the Common Core.
Brenda Barr, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, US; Kim Hulse , National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, US
Run, run as fast as you can….Discover The Gingerbread Man, an integrated-thematic curriculum for grades 1-2, that engages students and addresses Common Core. Participants receive a free copy.
Grant Black, University of Missouri-St.Louis, St. Louis, MO, US; Sharon Laux, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, US
Teaching reading and writing skills using a social studies theme ensures productive instructional time spent with both language arts and content skills. Learn how to create innovative, inspiring, theme-based units.
Bruce Miller, Landmark School, Manchester, MA, US
Culturally responsible literature is a delightful and powerful tool to teach Common Core Standards. Let’s explore methods of using multicultural literature with differentiated instruction to get at the Core
Renee' Lyons, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US; Deborah Parrott, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US
Amidst the buzz about informational writing and close reading -- don’t underestimate the power of historical fiction! Learn how to captivate young learners while meeting the CCSS.
Ryan Hughes, Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA, US
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