Secondary Level-High School
Presentation focuses on utilizing the inquiry based learning approach to teach sustainability through environmental issues in the classroom. Examples of student led action research projects that focus on ecological concerns.
Bob McKitrick, Parkway North High School, St. Louis, MO; Andy Duggan, Parkway North High School, St. Louis, MO; Renee Boyd, Parkway North High School, St. Louis, MO
What do new teachers need for the classroom and how can they find it? Interactive discussions and practical suggestions will focus on making a positive first impression on students.
Sue Blanchette, Dallas Independent School District - retires, Dallas, TX
This session will present strategies for locating and analyzing apps for iPads and equivalent devices vis-a-vis their suitability for social studies content, skills, and dispositions. Includes examples and counter-examples.
Adam Friedman, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC; Thomas Hammond, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA; Philip VanFossen, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
College freshmen used social media to collaborate with high school juniors to examine digital citizenship. The project defined an iCitizen nationally, globally and digitally in the 21st century.
Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT; Beth Ellen Sanders, Tarrant City Schools, Birmingham, AL
Learn to connect primary source curriculum to dynamic travel destinations. Create educational projects with non-profit organizations abroad. Prepare: risk-mitigation, chaperones and safety. Secure professional development credits and creative financing
Alethea Tyner Paradis, Friendship Tours World Travel, Santa Barbara, CA; Kevin Shertzer, Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, CA
Teachers will learn how to use Psychology test banks as a part of the formative assessment process: to diagnose misconceptions and provide specific feedback students can USE.
Rob McEntarffer, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE
Participate in the NPR Marketplace "Budget Hero" simulation adapted for classroom use. Use this hands-on activity to motivate and engage students in the federal budget process.
Katherine Case, Parkville High School, Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, MD
This session will explain the use of standards-based grading in the social studies classroom using Human Geography as the model and focusing on making grading transparent and meaningful for all.
Molly Myers, Lindblom Math & Science Academy, Chicago, IL
Join Street Law for an interactive exploration of federalism and the healthcare reform case decided by the Supreme Court in 2012. Receive interactive lesson plans about these topics.
Megan Hanson, Street Law, Inc., Silver Spring, MD; Cara Gallagher , Riverside Brookfield High School, Ridgewood, IL
James Madison Fellows share effective classroom teacher-developed lessons fostering critical thinking skills while engaging students in civil discourse when considering Constitutional issues of social justice and diversity in American society.
Ken DeMasi, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Mesa, AZ