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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.

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.

I Inquire, We Inquire: Learning and Teaching with Primary Sources

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!

The Power of Pictures: Advancing Equity Using Multicultural Picture Books

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.

Windows on the Past: Language Arts, Visual Arts, Social Studies

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.

A Window View of APARTY

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.

History as Verb: American Revolution and the War of 1812

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.

A Literacy-Based Approach to Teaching Tolerance in the 21st Century

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.

Social Studies Teachers--Teachers of the Past and Future

Teaching students how our government works is challenging. Teaching students to participate as future voters and leaders in government is critical!

Doing and Learning History through Literacy, Interdisciplinary, and Digital Strategies

This presentation will use primary sources, literature, and technology as tools to engage students in the study of history through content examples such as Underground Railroad escape stories. Materials provided!

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