PASS is a NCSS professional development program based on principles of authentic intellectual work. This session introduces the PASS criteria, standards and rubrics. Benefits for your district will be highlighted.
Joseph Braun, , Carmel, CA; Susie Burroughs, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Find out how aligning to the National Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Social Studies can help move history instruction toward inquiry while improving disciplinary literacy.
Ryan Theodoriches, Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver, WA; Michael Espinosa, Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver, WA
This session is a "window" on recent economic surveys in the school curriculum. What are current state requirements? Testing? Latest research about required versus integrated courses? Professional development? Curriculum materials?
Mark Schug, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Get the most up-to-date policies, research findings, and practices to prepare students for college, career, and citizenship in the 21st century. Gain critical information and skills to advocate for change.
Michelle Herczog, , Los Angeles, CA; Ted McConnell, Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, Washington DC,
Learn how a partnership formed between a regional university, local P-12 schools, and the community-at-large is building a sustainable culture for health and wellness in the Mississippi Delta.
Leslie Griffin, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
Lesson Study can transform the rich experiences of teachers' Field Study into powerful classroom activities for their students. Explore the process and results of this professional development model.
Mimi Lee , Placer County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA; MImi Coughlin, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA
The Archives Committee welcomes all conference attendees to their annual Past President interview. Special guest Gayle Thieman (2007) will discuss NCSS policies and her experiences during her time in office.
Michael Lovorn, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Mark Previte, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA
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
This session will describe the process used to create the distinctive components of the South Carolina Academic Standards, support documents and assessments that earned an A from the Fordham Institute.
Lewis Huffman, South Carolina Department of Education, Columbia, SC; Leslie Skinner, South Carolina Department of Education, Columbia, SC
How do we improve geographic education for 21st century learners? Explore and discuss the results of a two-year project to enhance professional development, instructional materials, assessments, and research in geography.
Daniel Edelson, National Geographic Education, Washington, DC; Sarah Bednarz, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; Emily Schell, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA