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.
This roundtable session examines critical issues in standardized assessment -- including both ends and means, principles and practices -- from local, state, national, and global perspectives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This interactive presentation demonstrates professional development strategies for fostering global awareness using cooperative learning, problem-solving, case-study analysis and simulation.