Supervisory-Administrative

Syd Golston: Experiences and Visions of an NCSS President


The Archives Committee welcomes all conference attendees to their annual Past President interview. Special guest Syd Golston will discuss: 1.) her visions and goals as an incoming NCSS officer; 2.) significant issues and decisions made during her tenure; and 3.) her visions for the future of NCSS. This session will allow conference attendees the opportunity to observe and be a part of this important process.   --> read more »

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Michael Lovorn, University of Pittsburgh, PA; Mark Previte, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA

Room: 
Renaissance Hotel-Landmark Ballroom 2
session id: 
991
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Poster Session-Inquiry-Based Social Studies in the Era of Standardized Testing


How do novice teachers find the time and resources to teach the social studies within the current educational paradigm? Moreover, in what ways does the culture of standardized testing effect the way in which practitioners value the social studies?These are the main questions addressed in this presentation. Teacher-participants considered the position of the social studies within their burgeoning ideas about curriculum and pedagogy.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

Page Fahrig-Pendse, Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA, US; Jasmine Knowles, Freire Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
32
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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: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Diane Brantley, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA, US; Cathy Covington, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, US; Chris Harth, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Jackson, MS, US; Michelle Herczog, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angeles, CA, US

Room: 
131
session id: 
958
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WANTED: New Ways to Assess Student Understanding in History


Existing assessments in history do not align with current instructional methods. Combined with an increased emphasis on literacy in the Common Core, new ways to assess student understanding are needed.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Mark Stout, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD, US

Room: 
100
session id: 
170
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Designing Instructional Materials to Challenge Students' Thinking


This presentation will focus on best practices in designing instructional materials in geography and other social studies subjects to engage and challenge students' thinking about global issues.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

Audrey Mohan, National Council for Geographic Education, Washington, DC, US; Emily Schell, National Geographic Education Foundation, Washington, DC, US

Room: 
242
session id: 
435
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Social Studies Common Assessments Aligned to Common Core Assessment Methods


Learn about the assessment methods used by Smarter Balanced and PARCC for the Common Core State Assessment and see examples of K-12 social studies common assessments aligned to these methods.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Natalie Bolton, University of Missouri- Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US

Room: 
261
session id: 
727
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Sustainable Social Studies are Powerful and Authentic with PASS


PASS is a NCSS professional development program based on principles of authentic intellectual work that keeps social studies sustainable. This session introduces the PASS criteria, standards and rubrics.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Joseph Braun, National Council for the Social Studies, Carmel, CA, US

Room: 
102
session id: 
166
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Creating and Sustaining a History Book Club for Professional Development


This session discusses a joint professional development effort of Little Rock School District and the History Department faculty from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Laura Beth Arnold, Little Rock School District, Little Rock, AR, US; Kristin Dutcher Mann, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, US; Sara Rose, Henderson Middle School, Little Rock, AR, US

Room: 
102
session id: 
726
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The Problem with Hoodia: Fostering Global Learning Initiatives


This interactive presentation demonstrates professional development strategies for fostering global awareness using cooperative learning, problem-solving, case-study analysis and simulation.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Hilary Landorf, Florida International University, Miami, FL, US; Sarah Mathews, Florida International University, Miami, FL, US

Room: 
261
session id: 
698
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Creating and Sustaining a History Book Club for Professional Development


This session discusses a joint professional development effort of Little Rock School District and the History Department faculty from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Laura Beth Arnold, Little Rock School District, Little Rock, AR; Sara Rose, Henderson Middle School, Little Rock, AR; Kristin Dutcher, Mann University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

Room: 
102
session id: 
726
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