Secondary Level-High School
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
Peer evaluation allows students to engage in a deeper understanding of topics, provides opportunities to enhance metacognitive skills and creates a shared responsibility of teaching and learning in the classroom.
Laurie Feinzimer, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Jenna Breuer, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Nancy Fenton, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Laura Brandt, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Stephanie Levenbrook, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
Participants receive 13 lessons exploring the Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan wars, civil rights movement, and ongoing discrimination, and suggestions on establishing an atmosphere for teaching controversial issues.
James D'Acosta, Fairfield Warde High School, Fairfield, CT
Learn how to use the voices of freedom fighters to carry out an inquiry lesson where students (7-12) study the 1960‚Äôs Mississippi Freedom Movement. Resources will be provided.
Robert Mayer, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
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.
Emma Humphries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, @GatorCitizen
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.
Mark Kissling, Penn State University, University Park, PA; Christopher Martell, Boston University, Boston, MA, @chriscmartell