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Tracking Path to Success: Data-Empowered Students and Evidence-Based Instruction

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:35am to 11:05am
Learn how to generate student-driven academic data to empower your learners! Participants will be exposed to US History PBL and multi-sensory approach developed in high school level at-risk classrooms.

When the Levees Broke: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Learn about the 1927 Mississippi Flood and engage your students in discovering the role of the federal government in citizens' lives and the effect of this natural disaster on the Great Migration.

Threading Culture, Analysis, and Creativity into the Tapestry of Psychology

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Want to weave cultural psychology into multiple units? Foster evaluation, creativity, and other 21st century skills? Take several projects and ideas home to thread into your psychology classroom.

Creating Visual Literacy in the Social Studies Classroom

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Participate in creating a social studies classroom that integrates the arts. Learn strategies for teaching students to decode visual clues in historic artwork, political cartoons, and photographs.

Using Inquiry to Teach about Race in Social Studies

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Community sponsored session to model inquiry lessons on race. Lessons appear in forthcoming edited volume, Race lessons: Using inquiry to teach about race in social studies.

Interrogating Medium and Message: Utilizing Documentaries to Teach about Genocide

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Explore reflective questions that can help teachers and students interrogate historical documentaries about genocide with an emphasis on U.S. policy and global connections.

Turning Twitter into a Critical Inquiry Tool: Techniques and Tips

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Twitter postings are fertile ground for strengthening the analytical skills of historical thinking. The critical inquiry techniques presented will equip teachers in facilitating stronger media literacies with their students.

Three Strikes and Second Chances: Examining Criminal Justice through Documentary

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
In 2012, California amended its three-strikes law, instigating the reintegration of thousands of lifers. PBS's POV presents tools to examine criminal justice and reentry through the documentary, The Return.

I'm Right, but You're not Totally Wrong: Learning to Listen

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
We live in an information glut: filter bubbles, confirmation bias, and media narrowcasting have stymied students' listening and learning abilities. Learn about C3-based, technology-rich activities that foster informed discussion.

Simulations in Practice: Think Like an Economist, Be a Citizen

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
New strategies for teaching fiscal policymaking through inquiry! A recent Congressional Fellow shares how bills really become law. Receive simulations to teach the challenges present in our political environment.

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