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Relevant Engagement in the Classroom and the Supreme Court

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 8:30am
Gain a framework of engaging materials and relevant approaches/strategies on how to analyze Supreme Court decisions to understand the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in classrooms.

Chasing History: The Youth Voice and Civic Engagement in 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Learn about a year-long youth civic engagement program called Chase the Race 2016, reflecting the civic perspectives of thousands of teens from across the country.

The Interview that Gets You the Social Studies Job

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Two NCSS past presidents who were high school administrators hiring social studies teachers ask actual interview questions to audience volunteers. This perennial conference highlight is a must for pre-service teachers.

The Power of Project Soapbox: Build Agency, Literacy, and Community

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Learn strategies for Mikva Challenge's transformative public speaking unit, Project Soapbox, that support rigorous literacy skill development, inquiry/issue analysis, build democratic classrooms, and support school-wide youth empowerment. Lessons provided.

From Voice to Influence: Educating Civic Agents in Digital Times

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Responding to needs for digital civic education, this workshop introduces participants to the Youth and Participatory Politics framework for successful civic agency and connects it to the C3 Framework Inquiry Arc.

The World as it Could Be

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Use creative arts to teach the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to amplify its continuing relevance, and inspire students to engage civically to further these rights in their communities.

Integrating ACT Readiness into Social Studies Instruction through Inquiry

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Learn how ACT reading standards and skills can be integrated into rigorous inquiry-based social studies instruction to improve college and career readiness skills for middle school and high school students.

Virtual Reality: The New Reality in Education

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Experience the rapidly developing world of virtual reality. Walk away with lessons and affordable options on how to bring this new technology to your students.

Question Bridge: Transforming Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for Black Male Students

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
Question Bridge is designed to redefine the image of African American males. The goal is to create dialogue, discourse, and incorporate pedagogical orientations; and to discover alienation, implications, and its effects.

On Our Bodies, Yet Out of Sight

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
What didn't we learn from the Triangle Fire? This presentation is for economics teachers who want their students to confront grey areas in consumer culture, using garment manufacturing as an example.

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