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
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