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Secondary Level-High School

Using Rubrics to Assess Performance - Based Academic Tasks

This session will examine the process for constructing effective rubrics to assess performance-based academic tasks. Presenters will also address how rubrics promote opportunities for formative assessment and student reflection.

Video Stimulated Recall: A Window into the Work We Do

This session will explore the enhanced professional development practices, and observation models to support teachers. Think aloud and video stimulated recall methodologies can help improve classroom and reflective practices.

Opening Windows and Finding Spaces to Talk about Race

This presentation will introduce Teaching Tolerance's free professional development resources that can help educators build understanding of and fluency in talking about race in the curriculum, classroom and community.

Historical Inquiry: From Facts to Meaning

The historical inquirer is a teacher and a learner at the same time: a dual inquirer. The Dual Inquiry Model is a conceptual framework for guiding inquiry-based learning and teaching.

The 1993 e.Coli Outbreak: THE JUNGLE in the Pacific Northwest

This American reform issue impacts students' minds and stomachs. Connect early progressivism and literature with the state of food safety a century later and a pivotal PNW event.

When History Meets the Web: Teaching with Digital Primary Sources

We introduce the Newberry Library's Digital Collections for Classroom Use thematic anthologies of classroom-ready, primary-source documents that are free and accessible to all over a dynamic new website.

Imag[IN]ing History

Imag[IN]ing History presents painting, sculpture, photography, and film as the basis for a student's imagining history. It assesses the roles played by propaganda, viewpoint, and cultural literacy in shaping history.

Learning to Write, Writing to Learn, Grading Tips to Survive

Learn how to teach students to write like historians using Writing to Learn and Learning to Write strategies. Leave with resources and tips on how to manage the grading.

The National WWII Museum's Collection in Your Classroom

The National WWII Museum's collection of oral histories is available online. Museum educator Nathan Huegen will showcase histories from the battles and the Homefront. Annotated guides and lesson templates included.

Promoting Authentic Learning: Using National History Day in Your Classroom

Come and see how to make connections between past events, present issues/current events, and future problems using National History Day projects. See how you can fashion a student-centered classroom.


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