Secondary Level-High School

Not Your Grandmother's Civics Course!


No textbooks! No boring lectures! No one-size-fits-all assignments! Learn about an innovative instructional approach that features student choice, voice, and engagement in the form of academic Challenges and experiential Missions.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:20pm - 6:15pm
Presenters: 

Emma Humphries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, @GatorCitizen

Room: 
304
session id: 
98
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The State of the Source: Scrutinizing Speeches for Democratic Citizenship


Using State of the Union addresses as examples, this session examines one way that teachers can use sources from the past and present to teach democratic citizenship.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:10am - 11:05am
Presenters: 

Mark Kissling, Penn State University, University Park, PA; Christopher Martell, Boston University, Boston, MA, @chriscmartell

Room: 
309
session id: 
91
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Advocating for the Social Studies: Saving World History in Ohio


The presenters will share their advocacy efforts, strategies, and tools to combat legislative changes in Ohio that have downgraded World History to an elective course for high school graduation.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Brad Maguth, The University of Akron, Akron, OH; Corbin Moore, Ohio Council for the Social Studies, Columbus, OH

Room: 
306
session id: 
87
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Let Equality Ring! LGBT Visibility and the Social Studies


The presenters will provide attendees with resources for incorporating LGBTQ histories, topics, and issues into the social studies classroom with a focus on teaching for equity in a democratic society.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm
Presenters: 

Brad Maguth, The University of Akron, Akron, OH; Zachary Lowe, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, OH

Room: 
313
session id: 
88
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Democracy as Way of Life: Students' Conceptions of Responsible Citizenship


This study analyzed participants' written reflections about citizenship. Using weekly quotations participants reflected upon their conception of responsible citizenship. Participants' reflections demonstrated they had developed complex views of citizenship.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm
Presenters: 

David Caulfield, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Dean Vesperman, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
79
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Creating Open Classroom Climates that Promote Democratic Dispositions


Move beyond simulating democratic processes; create classrooms that functions as democracies. Participants will explore the virtues of an open classroom climate and discuss ways to make schools more democratic.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Presenters: 

Scot Wilson, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA, @Scot_A_Wilson

Room: 
313
session id: 
80
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Using Game Theory to Analyze Strategic Decisions


This presentation helps teachers explore ways games including paper/scissors, prisoner’s dilemma, and chicken can be used to help students understand decisions made by rational actors today and in the past.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Dean Vesperman, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Linda Torricelli , Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Room: 
107
session id: 
82
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Document-Based Questions: Freeing Student Inquiry, Empowering Teachers


Document-Based Questions embrace the C3 Framework, providing vast opportunities for student-based questioning, application, evaluation, and informed action. Empower yourself by learning to create and facilitate your own DBQs. Materials provided.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm
Presenters: 

Teresa Bergstrom, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; William Newell, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Holly McBride, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Amanda Colborne, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
83
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The Interview that Gets You the Social Studies Job


An NCSS perennial! Two former high school administrators and NCSS past presidents invite audience volunteers to respond to genuine questions they asked in hiring interviews. Critiques and crucial tips given.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Presenters: 

Syd Golston, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ; Gayle Thieman, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Room: 
302
session id: 
75
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Powerful Formative Assessment: Merging Content and 21st Century Literacy Skills


This session will provide participants an opportunity to observe how historical content is skillfully integrated into ACT style readings with the goal of successfully promoting social studies literacy.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm
Presenters: 

David Elbaum, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Anthony Reibel , Adlai E. Stevenson, Lincolnshire, IL

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
70
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