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TED + Socrates = Peer Mediation for Diverse Learners

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
How do you get your culturally diverse learners to engage and collaborate? This session will guide participants through the process of zone of proximal development (ZPD) through peer mediation.

Cultural Jambalaya's Lagniappe: Visual Recipe for Global Understanding

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:10pm
An award-winning photographer recaptures global adventures through stories and engaging, thought-provoking curriculum, which encourages critical conversation and appreciation for differences among students. Current teacher testimonies and free classroom materials await you.

Making Great Americans: Civics Education for Immigrant and ELL Students

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Discover how to use project-based and experiential learning to deepen and enrich learning for immigrants and English language learners in the civics and government classrooms.

Teach Like Socrates: Ask the Right Questions

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:35pm to 6:17pm
Great teaching needs big questions to guide learning. Leave with a specific strategy, websites/book recommendations and an online course which takes your skill of questioning to the next level.

Why Citizenship Matters

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Michele Jawando, Center for American Progress VP for Legal Progress, will discuss the Center's impact on public policy in civil rights and civil liberties and creating an informed electorate.

Building Democratic Classrooms to Inspire Youth Civic Engagement and Action

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Learn how local teachers used data to engage students in critical examination of racial and economic divides in D.C. and sparked student-led civic action projects.

Using an Ethical Riddle to Develop Student Discourse

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Explore a series of increasingly difficult ethical challenges implemented in a classroom environment to spur complex, critical thinking and dialogue.

Reading Like an Economist: A Multi-Case Study

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:35pm to 6:17pm
Disciplinary literacy is essential in understanding and studying subject area knowledge. This multi-case study investigates economics reading approaches to guide disciplinary literacy instruction in economics.

APHG Teacher Field Experience: Global Understanding and Civic Engagement

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 9:45am
International relations and civic engagement regarding territorial and geographical naming issues enhance teachers' Asian expertise for teaching AP Human Geography. Historical and geographical backgrounds to those issues will be examined.

Activism Matters: Civil Rights Sit-ins, Wade-Ins, and Kneel-Ins

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Sit-ins, wade-ins, and kneel-ins played important roles in the civil rights movement. Review the history of these events, acquire teaching strategies and approaches, and take away resources.

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