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Middle Level-Jr. High School

Middle School Students Save the World!

Discover a learning experience for graduating 8th graders that requires the application of 21st century skills toward solving a vital, complex global problem and presenting those findings to authentic audiences.

Using Portraiture to Teach a Socratic Seminar

Host: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Learn how to teach your students to discuss a dynamic historical text and a visual portrait, in tandem, through the context of a student-led Socratic Seminar. Materials provided.

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is within walking distance of the convention center.

Teaching the Civil War through a Social/Emotional Learning Framework

Experience how an inquiry-based learning approach uses the narrative structure of Storypath to enhance student engagement and create "the lived experience" for historical, civic, and social/emotional learning. Curriculum provided.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

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