Social Sciences

Truth About Totem Poles: Windows to Pacific Northwest Indigenous Cultures


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Amy Sotherden, Center for the Study of Canada/ SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY; Betsy Arntzen, Canadian-American Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Room: 
619
session id: 
993
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Breaking Down Stereotypes: Teaching Students about Diversity among American Citizens


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Jona Hall, Marietta City Schools, Marietta, OH

Room: 
204
session id: 
680
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Ten Tips, Activities and Websites for First-Year Teachers


Four novice teachers will present useful websites, interactive student centered activities, and first year teacher "must haves" for a successful first year teaching.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Adrianne Pinkney, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; David Suitts, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Melissa Cohen, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Kristen Reese, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
511
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Who's Talking? What's Heard? Equitable Discussions in Inclusive, Democratic Classrooms


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Karen Gourd, University of Washington Bothell, Bothell, WA; Tina Gourd, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Room: 
214
session id: 
100
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Critical Issues in Social Studies Assessment


This roundtable session examines critical issues in standardized assessment -- including both ends and means, principles and practices -- from local, state, national, and global perspectives.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
618
session id: 
517
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Fundamental Practices: Contemplative Education, Conflict Resolution and Global Interdependence


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Natalie Keefer, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Room: 
620
session id: 
579
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"Changing Your Life" from Student Teacher to Professional Educator


Interactive presentation for pre-service educators. Proven methods will focus on transitioning from college to professional career, interviewing techniques, networking and more. Bring your résumé! Under classpersons attendance encouraged.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Melissa Collum, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Jennifer Morgan, West Salem Middle School, West Salem, WI

Room: 
619
session id: 
894
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Why Do Social Studies Simulations Get a Bad Rap?


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
214
session id: 
99
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Conversation about Race: How Spirituality Promotes Dialogue in Teacher Education


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Tami Augustine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Deborah Zurmehly, The Ohio State Univeristy, Columbus, OH

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
529
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Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Linda Massey, NCSS Rho Kappa Honor Society Advisory Chair, Dallas, TX

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
1053
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