The Instruction Community shares several "teacher-tested" best practice methods for delivering meaningful, active learning experiences to K-12 students, with special emphasis on differentiation and achievement in all social studies disciplines.
Janie Hubbard, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Joel Rothblatt, School for the Visual Arts and Humanities, Lost Angeles, CA; Melinda Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL; Terry Cherry, Naaman Forest High School, Garland, TX; Matt Anderson, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Participants will learn methods to support students' understanding and use of primary and secondary sources and explore ways to better ensure participation in discourse related to document-based questions.
Ryan Theodoriches, Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver, WA
This presentation will provide an overview of engaging strategies to use in teaching the ACW. Consideration of learning styles, primary sources, and historical method explored. Access to materials provided.
Brad Burenheide, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
This presentation shares a project developed in partnership with the local history museum that immerses pre-service students in doing powerful and authentic social studies as part of their training.
Jennie S. Schmidt, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA
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 I teach reading without professional development to attain mastery of the reading process? This high energy hands-on workshop will provide strategies to develop comprehension, vocabulary and fluency.
Heidi Trexler, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA; Justin Reese, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA; Lisa Hardwig, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA; Donald Dodson, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA
Helping students connect to text is challenging. Participants will create and use graphic organizers that improve student comprehension and make content more meaningful. Walk away with ready-to-use strategies and resources.
Lisa McCulley, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Colby Hall, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Angie Davis, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Learn about the Library's unique make-and-take professional development system centered on building inquiry-based learning experiences that integrate primary sources into a variety of content areas. For building or district level.
Meg Steele, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Anne Savage, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Evidence-Based Argumentation is a student-centered teaching technique that builds argumentation skills in all disciplines. The workshop will highlight the importance of student-centered teaching and engage participants in several EBA activities.
Steve Stein, Boston Debate League, Boston, MA
Not only do your students benefit from inquiry, but so will your teacher evaluation! Presenters will show how inquiry aligns to the Marzano and Danielson evaluation frameworks and Common Core.
Chris Capadona, Chandler Unified School District, Chandler, AZ; Nel Capadona, Chandler Unified School District, Chandler, AZ