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Secondary Level-High School

Lesson Hooks: Make Your Class the Catch of the Day!

Grab students' attention with interesting, curious, or atypical resources and activities. Hooks require little preparation and are effective, engaging tools to frame thinking and focus on the concept at hand.

Teaching Historical Writing/Reading Skills in the Collaborative US History Classroom

Session focuses on the collaborative relationship between the mainstream history teacher and the special education teacher. This session will offer strategies to teach historical writing skills in the collaborative classroom.

The Record and the Rhetoric

Two 20-year-veteran AP teachers (US History and English Language & Composition) discuss how they worked with a shared cohort of students to adapt to the new AP US framework.

Exploring WWII: ArtiFACTS and Participants

Engage your students in WWII and expand their historical thinking skills with artifact and media based activities! Participants will receive primary sources and strategies to enhance their WWII units.

The Power of Collaboration in World History

Learn how to integrate key elements of collaborative learning: empathy, communication, skill-building and problem-solving through the use of 3 units of study designed specifically for World History.

Shut Up: Attacks on Freedom of Expression in America

This presentation will examine attacks on the First Amendment-- one of the most important human rights in schools-- and offer educators strategies for resisting censorship and protecting controversial expression.

Growth Mind-Set, Grit and Resiliency

Learn how you can foster resiliency in the classroom by promoting a growth mind-set that encourages students to take risks and develop grit while fueling a passion for learning.

Humor In the Classroom:A Tool For Student Engagement

The role of humor in teaching and learning has long been overlooked. Recent brain research, however, supports the theory that memory and creativity are best activated when surrounded by humor.

Psychology: Gateway to Social Responsibility

This session includes hands-on, activities and demonstrations that promote social responsibility, critical thinking, and civic action in the psychology classroom. All attendees will participate, and all materials will be shared.

The Lessons of Vietnam: To Teach a Nation

The Lessons Of Vietnam are still being learned as we approach 50 years since our involvement in South East Asia. A detailed look at Why we became involved..


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