Secondary Level-High School
Games can support student engagement, personalized learning, skill development, and powerful enduring understandings. Come learn how to evaluate educational games and how to apply these games to teaching world history.
Joseph Ballou, Civic Games, New York, NY, US
We will present the Newberry Library’s Digital Collection for the Classroom–thematic collections of classroom-ready, primary source documents that will support CCSS skill development and enhance student learning.
Charlotte Wolfe, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, US
This session will explore the cultural implications of the Cold War and will provide teachers with strategies and resources for engaging their students and strengthening their literacy and communication skills.
Kay Ackerman, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA, US; Sarah Bair, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, US
Tablets inspire creativity and hands-on learning for students. This session will highlight innovative, engaging, and educational apps that will draw your students into the study of social studies. BYOD!
Angela Affronti , Ithaca City School District, Ithaca, NY, US; Melissa Seideman , Haldane High School, Cold Spring, NY, US
Many psychology students are intimidated by statistics. During this workshop, participants will learn an all-purpose participatory activity designed to communicate the concepts of distribution, mean/median/mode, standard deviation, and statistical significance.
Rob McEntarffer, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE, US
A forum to address the high school dropout crisis among U.S. Latinos, featuring the voices of those most impacted in films and resources from PBS’s American Graduate Latino initiative.
Renee Gasch, Independent Television Service, San Francisco, CA, US; Annelise Wunderlich, Independent Television Service, San Francisco, CA, US
Through activities and discussions, participants explore two free downloadable lessons by the Bill of Rights Institute that help students understand the development and impact of the contract theory of government.
Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, US
How do modern states adapt to global political forces? Challenge your students to answer this essential question using a case study model focused on measuring mastery of 21st Century skills.
Suzanne Bailey, Virgil I. Grissom High School, Huntsville, AL, US
Here is one package that teaches what high school students need to know about economics and personal finance. Included are readings, videos, assignments, tests with links to the Common Core.
Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, US; Mark Schug, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US
Their biographies grace few library shelves, but humanitarian Muslims like Abdelkader embody our deepest values and provide role models for us all alike (as well as great Common Core readings).
Kathy Garms, Abd el-Kader Education Project, Elkader, IA, US; Barbara Petzen, oneblue, Washington, DC, US