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Writing a Simulation - How to Engage a Diverse Group

This presentation by two high school history teachers will help practitioners identify the key elements of a simulation, as well as the ways to differentiate preparatory readings and role responsibilities.

Using Technology to Explore Japan's History and Society

This workshop introduces innovative online resources for high school and distance learning teachers about Japan. Lecture clips, lesson plans, and an interactive online forum for teachers will be presented.

Contagion, Quarantines, and Cures in History: Case Study, Eurasian Frontier

Historical efforts to control, contain, and cure the spread of disease have affected international relations and domestic political/social policies. The juncture of Asia and Europe provides an important case study.

Free Professional Development for All from the Library of Congress

Learn about the Library's unique make-and-take professional development system centered on building inquiry-based learning experiences that integrate primary sources into a variety of content areas. For building or district level.

Graphic Organizers That Work: Helping All Students Connect to Text

Helping students connect to text is challenging. Participants will create and use graphic organizers that improve student comprehension and make content more meaningful. Walk away with ready-to-use strategies and resources.

I'm Not a Reading Teacher, I'm a Social Studies Teacher!

How do I teach reading without professional development to attain mastery of the reading process? This high energy hands-on workshop will provide strategies to develop comprehension, vocabulary and fluency.

Teaming in Social Studies Classrooms:Co-teaching and Course Teams Across Levels

Teams can be a powerful tool in the Social Studies classroom. This presentation will focus on the benefits of co-teaching and course teams for both students and teachers.

Using Digital Media to Promote Literacy, Inquiry and Civic Engagement

Early career teachers link students' enthusiasm for digital media with literacy, inquiry and civic engagement beyond the classroom through Web 2.0 tools: webquests, wikis, websites, blogs, social networking.

Your Best Evaluation EVER! Using Inquiry in Social Studies

Not only do your students benefit from inquiry, but so will your teacher evaluation! Presenters will show how inquiry aligns to the Marzano and Danielson evaluation frameworks and Common Core.

Evidence-Based Argumentation: Student-Centered Social Studies Classrooms

Evidence-Based Argumentation is a student-centered teaching technique that builds argumentation skills in all disciplines. The workshop will highlight the importance of student-centered teaching and engage participants in several EBA activities.

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