VARKing up the Right Tree—Engaging Students Using VARK Learning Preferences to Master the Common CoreSubmitted by TimDaly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 2:52pm
Participants will develop knowledge and skills that will enable them to create meaningful Common Core-aligned social studies learning activities by effectively incorporating the use of students’ VARK learning style preferences.
Bethany Hill-Anderson, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US; Jennifer Stroot, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US; Julie Tonsing-Meyer, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US
Engage students in learning history content and improving research skills by tracing the bloodlines of famous Americans. Readymade, CCSS-aligned lessons utilizing a variety of research tools and primary sources provided.
Robynn Holland, Georgia Humanities Council, Atlanta, GA, US; Regina Holland, Georgia Humanities Council, Atlanta, GA, US; Heather MacKenzie, Georgia Humanities Council, Atlanta, GA, US
Come explore how students use Common Core Standards to apply primary sources, research pivotal events, and interpret how crucial decisions changed American history during the Civil War in 1863.
David Kendrick, Madison County Middle School, Comer, GA, US
Dr. Terrence Roberts presents “The Road to Little Rock Interactive Curriculum” featuring primary source documents and Common Core lesson plans addressing civil rights, social justice, and character education.
Terrence Roberts, Little Rock Nine, Los Angeles, CA, US: Carl Oberholtzer, Detroit Lakes, MN US; Art Phillips, Video Arts Studios, Fargo, ND, US
A differentiated discussion that utilizes values-in-conflict to enable, promote, and encourage student analysis and empathy while discussing public policy issues.
Brennan Lazzaretto, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL, US; Kathleen Meeks, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL, US
Take a tour of feminism, history, and beauty culture with two educators with backgrounds in history, literature, fashion, and cosmetology. Mascara and modernity, girdles and freedom, the bob, and more!
Aimee Hendrix, Eastside Memorial High School, Austin Independent School District; Austin Community College, Austin, TX, US; Nichole Mikko Causby, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, US
Explore how to help students analyze the timeless American Dream messages in sports films. Sports provide a window into history, showcase social issues, and are a metaphor for life.
Kent Willmann, University of Colorado - School of Education, Longmont, CO, US
Recognizing the 50th anniversary of events of 1963, participants will examine a collection of Birmingham, Alabama's oral histories and utilize digital storytelling tools to capture oral histories of today.
Rhonda Rush, Homewood City Schools, Homewood, AL, US; Megan Williams, Homewood City Schools, Homewood, AL, US
Join two highly caffeinated history teachers in an interactive quest to discover engaging methods that make teaching and learning secondary social studies relevant, meaningful and above all, fun.
Kris O'Connor, Marquette Senior High School/Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, US; Blythe Raikko, Marquette Senior HIgh School/Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, US
Participants will learn strategies to provide and support multi-genre reading opportunities in history. They’ll learn how to incorporate the Common Core ELA Standards without losing the social studies.
Jacqueline LaRose, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, US; Ellen Weaver, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, US