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Higher Education

Above and Beyond: Increasing Social Studies Relevance through Field Experience

In order to increase social studies relevancy, varied and intentional field experiences must occur. This presentation will detail unique field experiences that go above and beyond the required placements.

Texting During an Observation? Yes, Please! Backchanneling to Support Metacognition

Interested in facilitating deeper reflection and metacognition in preservice teachers? Allow online chatting between preservice teachers and their methods instructor during field based observations. Learn techniques for effective implementation.

If You're Not from Here...You Don't Know Me.

Guiding preservice elementary teachers' awareness of the value of place, sense of belonging, and geography to build students' connections and understandings through integrating literature, language arts, and social studies.

From A to Zinn: Helping Elementary Preservice Teachers Rethink History

Using student-centered and hands-on learning experiences, this session highlights whether combining teaching methods for elementary social studies with instruction on diverse historical perspectives increases the historical understandings of pre-service teachers.

Education as a Human Right: A University Wide Approach

Human rights are an integral piece to education, but how do we approach human rights at the university level? In this presentation, one university's approach will be explored.

Harold Rugg and the Radical Reformers, 1932-1940

This presentation will compare reform movements in the Social Studies curriculum during the Great Depression to similar contemporary reform efforts, and its impact on modern American public schools.

Becoming Activists: Preservice Teachers' Service Learning Projects

During this study, pre-service teachers learned about grassroots activism and found ways to serve their communities. Presentation includes participants' projects and their plans to model community activism with K-12 students.

Planting the Seeds for Change: Sustainability in Teacher Education

Few programs exist for preparing teachers to meet the challenges of educating for a sustainable future. Learn about one successful initiative while gathering resources for training pre-service and in-service teachers.

Educator Beliefs Regarding Including LGBTQ Topics in Social Studies Curriculum

Nationally LGBTQ issues are vacant from social studies (Mayo, 2011), Educators feel for marginalized students; fear of consequences perpetuates inaction (Passe, 2010). How do social studies teachers include LGBTQ?

Social Studies and edTPA

edTPA is a fast-growing national preservice teacher performance assessment. If you work in higher education, come learn how to best support your candidates in social studies tasks 1-3.


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