Secondary Level-High School
This session will provide teachers with an introduction to the interdisciplinary and multimedia materials available in Echoes and Reflections and equip them with strategies for teaching about the Holocaust.
Sarah Cushman, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Worcester, MA
Student engagement and ownership are directly correlated. This simulation allows students to create a country, analyze available resources and country needs, and collaborate with fellow countrymen, as well as foreigners.
Wesley Hedgepeth, Trinity Episcopal School, Richmond, VA, @hedgepwe
This interactive session will explore the role of student voice and active citizenship in schools by highlighting a variety of ways to engage both students and faculty in democratic processes.
Anne Spector, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA, @brasof; Kerry Sautner, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA
Using the award-winning documentary, Coexist, on post-genocide Rwanda, social studies and language arts teachers will share how they motivate students to think critically about genocide and Othering in our culture.
Mishy Lesser, Coexist Learning Project, Watertown, MA; Joan Landrum, East Hartford High School, East Hartford, CT; AdamMazo, Upstander Project, Boston, MA
Use an interdisciplinary approach to create of a course about the global community which will foster 21st century skills and a disposition to care about being active global citizens.
Deborah Springhorn, Lebanon High School, Lebanon, NH
Developing creativity and critical thinking skills through cross-curricular group projects, students utilize principles of consumerism, advertising, and motivation to create and market products for biological systems with a supernatural twist.
Kerri-Anne Alexanderson, Pine Crest School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, @kasqrd; Megan O'Brien, Pine Crest School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, @sharkchaser25
Having students write text that includes the ""5 W's"" about a historical event for a ""pretend"" historical marker offers a creative, attention-grabbing way to assess students mastery of a topic.
Amy Nathan, Larchmont, NY
Social studies teachers must address literacy standards sometimes at the expense of their curriculum. This session explores techniques that keep the focus on social studies while still addressing critical literacies.
Aimee Alexander-Shea, Eastern Oregon University, Gresham, OR
Practical, wise-practice design strategies for developing primers, paper and online, for historical photographs that scaffold students‚Äô data collection, evaluation, analysis; hypothesis formation, testing; and justifying, supporting conclusions to inquiry-based instruction
Cory Callahan , University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
Learn the ins and outs of implementing one-to-one technology in your classroom. Teacher and student perspectives and strategies will be shared during this poster session. Collaboration encouraged!
Suzanne Acord, Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu, HI