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Classroom-Tested Lessons and Strategies that Enhance Teachers' Work


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
617
session id: 
358
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A Window to the American Civil War: Engaging Strategies Overview


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Brad Burenheide, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
48
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Promoting Student Discourse with Document-Based Questions


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Ryan Theodoriches, Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver, WA

Room: 
2B
session id: 
200
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Learning to Do by Doing to Learn


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Jennie S. Schmidt, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
807
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From Statehouse to Schoolhouse Redux: How We Earned an A


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Lewis Huffman, South Carolina Department of Education, Columbia, SC; Leslie Skinner, South Carolina Department of Education, Columbia, SC

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
316
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I'm Not a Reading Teacher, I'm a Social Studies Teacher!


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
2A
session id: 
939
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Graphic Organizers That Work: Helping All Students Connect to Text


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
1001
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Free Professional Development for All from the Library of Congress


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Meg Steele, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Anne Savage, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Room: 
212
session id: 
1058
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Evidence-Based Argumentation: Student-Centered Social Studies Classrooms


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Steve Stein, Boston Debate League, Boston, MA

Room: 
201
session id: 
462
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Your Best Evaluation EVER! Using Inquiry in Social Studies


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Chris Capadona, Chandler Unified School District, Chandler, AZ; Nel Capadona, Chandler Unified School District, Chandler, AZ

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
616
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