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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.

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.

Women Behaving Badly: Using Literature to Tell Her-story

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Explore the writings of women throughout history using rich literature. Receive classroom-ready lessons and resources for secondary HSS courses, as well as cross-curricular literacy strategies.

Hip Hop Diplomacy in the Arab World

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:15pm
Teach your students about the Arab Spring and the impact of youth activism through the teen-friendly medium of hip-hop music.

Formative Assessment in AP History

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Explore how to build formative assessments aligned to the new AP History exam in U.S., European, and World History courses. Examine specific strategies and supports.


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