Secondary Level-High School
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
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
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
Students can create dynamic learning artifacts that demonstrate their understanding of important civics concepts by using free and entertaining Internet-based applications such as Wordle, Prezi, Voki, Wideo, and Tiki-Toki.
Jennifer Jolley, Palm Bay Magnet High School, Melbourne, FL, @jjolleymsd; Emma Humphries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, @GatorCitizen
In psychology students often find difficulty connecting content to real-life situations. This simulation will explore how to teach content using real-life situations.
Sarah Smilowitz, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Help your students to build their communication skills by creating a museum-quality display that they will present to their classmates in a fun and engaging ""walk and talk.""
Jennifer Bouchard, Needham High School, Needham, MA
Minneapolis Public Schools added iPad carts in Social Studies classes. Hear about professional development, research findings, student examples and teacher voices in how this project has impacted teaching and learning.
Lanise Block, Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis, MN; Renee Jesness, Mineapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis, MN; Candace Chou, University of St.Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
Focusing on a U.S. and Gaza classroom Skype collaboration and U.S. and Malaysian student blogging activity, participants learn how social media can provide students essential skills outlined the C3 Framework.
Kenneth Carano, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR; Daniel Stuckart, City University New York--Lehman College, Bronx, NY; Marcus Wenzel, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR