There is a new phenomenon occurring in the Arctic. Inuit have mobilized politically and are now playing a key role in international relations impacting how we understand the Arctic region.
Nadine Fabbi, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Teaching Tolerance resources marry multicultural content with culturally relevant instructional strategies. Our materials help teachers engage diverse students with effective strategies while exploring social justice issues. New materials distributed!
Maureen Costello, Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL
Using an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social justice across time, place, and vulnerable populations through literacy, reflection, and art, presenters explore history through studying artmaking in concentration and internment camps.
Margo Collier, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Liz Keefe, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Rebecca Sanchez, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Linney Wix, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Experience how utilizing new media techniques triggers immediate and exponential growth in understanding. Intertwining superficial entertainment with deep content allows students to use digital language in academic settings.
Kyle Johnson, University of Nevada, Reno, NV; Richard Catlin, University of Nevada, Reno, NV; Margaret Ferrara, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
To understand North America is to understand First Nations. The ancient and contemporary history of Pacific Northwest Coast tribes can be taught through the lens of one icon. Materials provided.
Amy Sotherden, Center for the Study of Canada/ SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY; Betsy Arntzen, Canadian-American Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME
Recognizing barriers created by stereotypes is essential when teaching students about diversity we face each and every day. Addressing those stereotypes and removing them is important for helping students learn.
Jona Hall, Marietta City Schools, Marietta, OH
Four novice teachers will present useful websites, interactive student centered activities, and first year teacher "must haves" for a successful first year teaching.
Adrianne Pinkney, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; David Suitts, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Melissa Cohen, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Kristen Reese, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Participants will distinguish between open and inclusive discussions, collaboratively brainstorm inclusive discussion strategies, and connect the strategies to principles, knowledge, and skills fundamental to democracies.
Karen Gourd, University of Washington Bothell, Bothell, WA; Tina Gourd, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
This roundtable session examines critical issues in standardized assessment -- including both ends and means, principles and practices -- from local, state, national, and global perspectives.
Diane Brantley, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA; Chris Harth, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Jackson, MS; Cathy Covington, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Michelle Herczog, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angeles, CA; Leslie Skinner, Office of Social Studies Assessment- State of South Carolina, Co
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