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APA/TOPSS Psychology Standards: Deepening Scientific Inquiry & Literacy


Aligned with C3 framework? Let Teachers of Psychology Secondary Schools (TOPSS) and the American Psychological Association (APA) enhance student inquiry, literacy in social science. Includes demonstrations, digital tools, formative assessments.

Presenters: 

Maria Vita, APA TOPSS, Washington DC, DC, @mariavita1; Rob McEntarffer, Lincoln Public Schools, Assessment Specialist, Lincoln, NE, @rmcenta

Room: 
109
session id: 
408
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You CAN Change History: Modifying Instructional Language for English Learners


This session will demonstrate how to modify instructional language to help ELs access the content of US History. Common instructional errors will be discussed. Handouts will be provided.

Presenters: 

Jason O'Brien, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; Andrea Word, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

Room: 
201
session id: 
400
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Creating Inquiry-Based Assessment in the Social Studies


Come learn about inquiry-based instruction in the social studies and how to design assessments that incorporate the critical thinking skills students need to be successful today.

Presenters: 

Sarah Kaka, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, @kakateach

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
401
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Using Civil Discourse to Talk About ANYTHING!


Engage ALL students in deliberation of controversial questions using CCSS literacy skills. Leave with inclusion strategies and materials that create a safe environment for this proven practice of civic education.

Presenters: 

Lisa Willuweit, Community High School, West Chicago, IL; John Chisholm, Community High School, West Chicago, IL; Roberta Felfle, Community High School, West Chicago, IL; Mary Ellen Daneels, Community High School, West Chicago, IL

Room: 
313
session id: 
396
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Inquiry, Values and Human Rights: Meeting the Challenge


Most topics in American History contain human rights issues – issues often reflected in contemporary events. Participants examine inquiry-based teaching strategies for helping students address these value-laden issues.

Presenters: 

Thomas (Tim) Weinland, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Room: 
101
session id: 
397
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Enhancing Your Council's Advocacy Efforts: Connecticut's Success Story


In recent months, members of Connecticut’s social studies community have intensified their public advocacy efforts with resounding success. Learn about their intriguing history, goals, strategies, challenges, and experiences.

Presenters: 

David Bosso, Berlin High School, Berlin, CT, @DavidBosso; John Tully, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, @CT_Council; Steve Armstrong, Connecticut Department of Education, Hartford, CT; Carolyn Ivanoff, Shelton Intermediate School, Shelton, CT; Gene Stec, Madison Middle School, Trumbull, CT

Room: 
304
session id: 
393
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Teaching about Fred Korematsu and the Japanese American WWII Internment


Karen Korematsu, Fred Korematsu’s daughter, will share her father’s story about his fight against the WWII Japanese-American Internment through the video “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights” and Korematsu Institute curriculum.

Presenters: 

Karen Korematsu, Fred T. Korematsu Institute, San Francisco, CA; Evan Goldberg, Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, CA

Room: 
311
session id: 
395
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How to Identify, Design, and Manage Effective Social Studies Simulations


This workshop will clarify confusion about what exactly a simulation is and provide you the tools you need to design and implement effective simulations in your social studies classroom.

Presenters: 

Cory Wright-Maley, St. Mary's University College, Calgary, AB; Parag Joshi, Manchester High School, Manchester, CT; Sara Dziedzic, Woodstock Academy, Woodstock, CT

Room: 
303
session id: 
389
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Effects of Jigsaw on Students' Achievement and Interest in Nigeria


The study investigates the effects of Jigsaw on the achievement and interest of students in social studies and determines gender differences. Quasi-experimental study of a non-equivalent control group design used.

Presenters: 

Joseph Onuoha, University of Nigeria, Nsukka Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu State, ; Njideka Eneogu, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nsukka, Enugu,

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
390
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Ready, Set, Go! Controversial Issues and Classroom Discussion


Discover a research based and practical framework for aligning democratic discussions with Common Core. Participants will be provided with instructional techniques and materials to assess and improve classroom discussions.

Presenters: 

Carolyn Flores, Community High School District 99 South, Downers Grove, IL

Room: 
105
session id: 
386
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