Join this session to learn about the findings and methodology behind this award-winning research, and to participate in a discussion of the knowledge and dispositions that social studies teachers need in order to effectively prepare their students to be politically aware citizens.
Wayne Journell, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 2014 Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award
Wiliam B. Stanley has spent his academic and teaching career asking social studies educators to challenge traditional ideas imbedded in the social studies. His ideas of reconstructionism placed him at the forefront of more critical investigations of civic education 30 years ago. Today he continues to address philosophic and historical knowledge of educational and social issues. The trajectory of his career has sustained an outspoken and articulate researcher for justice and fairness in education.
William Stanley, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 2014 Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research in Social Studies Award
Integrating contemplative and peace education strategies illuminates how happiness and conflict resolution are interdependent and globally significant. Dynamic strategies and lesson plans will be provided for teachings these concepts.
Natalie Keefer, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Interactive presentation for pre-service educators. Proven methods will focus on transitioning from college to professional career, interviewing techniques, networking and more. Bring your rÃ©sumÃ©! Under classpersons attendance encouraged.
Melissa Collum, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Jennifer Morgan, West Salem Middle School, West Salem, WI
Why have simulations have been criticized and what makes a simulation educative for secondary students? Innovative ideas about enacting U.S. History simulations to foster critical thinking will also be shared.
Lorrei DiCamillo, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY; Jill Gradwell, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY; Joe Karb, Springville Middle School, Springville, NY; Andrew Beiter, Springville Middle School, Springville, NY
With increasingly diverse populations in education, the need for conversations about race within the classroom is paramount. Spirituality as a lens in teaching, we propose allows for honest, meaningful dialogue.
Tami Augustine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Deborah Zurmehly, The Ohio State Univeristy, Columbus, OH
Primary sources are often inaccessible to struggling readers and English learners. This session offers practical strategies to help these students comprehend and critically interact with these invaluable social studies resources.
Aimee Alexander-Shea, Eastern Oregon University, Gresham, OR; Jason O'Brien, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Rho Kappa will be exhibited to participants to encourage beginning a charter. Participants will learn how to charter their chapter and be given a packet of materials to do so.
Linda Massey, NCSS Rho Kappa Honor Society Advisory Chair, Dallas, TX
This poster explores children's perception of social issues seen through the eyes of young ELL migrant children and its implications in delivering culturally responsive social studies experiences.
Wilma Robles Melendez, Nova Southeastern University, North Miami Beach, FL
Do your students have tools to design solutions to the social problems they encounter? Get ideas for empowering students to create their own action research plans with model lessons!
Andrea Barela, North Belt Elementary School, Humble, TX