Early career teachers link students' enthusiasm for digital media with literacy, inquiry and civic engagement beyond the classroom through Web 2.0 tools: webquests, wikis, websites, blogs, social networking.
Gayle Thieman, Portland State University, Portland, OR; Kjerstin Brinton, Portland State Unviersity, Portland, OR; Geoffrey Stuckart, Central Catholic High School, Portland, OR; Nicholas Verbon, Portland State University, Portland, OR; Jeffrey Fuller, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Teams can be a powerful tool in the Social Studies classroom. This presentation will focus on the benefits of co-teaching and course teams for both students and teachers.
Michelle Mullis, North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee, GA; Holly Smith, North Gwinnett High Shool, Suwanee, GA
Join us in an interactive exploration of multicultural picture books designed to increase student engagement, support culturally responsive teaching, and promote equity for all learners.
Bianca Carpenter, Alief Independent School District, Houston, TX
Have you searched the Library of Congress Website and felt overwhelmed? Learn strategies to locate a wealth of primary sources through inquiry and discover ways to get students to think!
Amy Wilkinson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL; Cindy Rich, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois; Cheryl Best, Wolf Ridge Education Center, Bunker Hill, Illinois
Participants will examine the theme of Time, Continuity and Change, applying the core skills of compare/contrast and point-of-view through content, literature and the visual arts.
Peggy Altoff, Colorado Springs, CO; Kay Birukoff, University of Phoenix, Albuquerque, NM; Tom McGowan, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Primary sources are the heart of an engaging course in history. Learn concrete strategies (APARTY) for analyzing primary sources and methods for in-depth analysis aligned to Common Core.
Marcia Motter, Clayton Middle School, Reno, NV
Tablets and eBooks can encourage students to “do history.” Two NCSS endorsed iBooks, “It’s 1776: Should I Stay or Go?” and “It’s 1812: Who Won the War?", will be highlighted.
Mike Clare, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON
Teaching students how our government works is challenging. Teaching students to participate as future voters and leaders in government is critical!
Kelly Hawse, Frankfort Schuyler Central Schools, Frankfort, NY
Participants will preview a new K-12 curriculum that connects multicultural content, culturally relevant instruction, and the rigor of the Common Core literacy standards. This session focuses on media literacy.
Emily Chiariello, Teaching Tolerance, Montgomery, AL
This session will present visual images (such as paintings and photographs) to encourage students to generate questions that promote inquiry and higher-level thinking about content.
David Nicholson, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD