Discuss the development of critical thinking skills via art and the Visual Thinking Strategies methodology, and explore how this thinking routine benefits students' analysis of the past and present.
Suzi Fonda, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA; Sarah O'Leary, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
Support student academic achievement through vocabulary intervention strategies in social studies. Engage all learners in building word learning skills through targeted processes.
Tina Heafner, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC; Dixie Massey, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
World history students may show a need for new ways to care about events or people from earlier generations. Come see three ways to spark and involve your secondary learners.
Mary Ann Johnson, Northwest Consulting Center, Seattle, WA
Empathy does not necessarily develop from historical analysis alone. By thoughtfully matching multiple sources to inquiry-based instruction, we can help students understand the relationship between circumstances, problem-solving, and justice.
Joseph Marangell, East Haven High School, East Haven, CT; Regine Randall, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
This workshop introduces innovative online resources for high school and distance learning teachers about Japan. Lecture clips, lesson plans, and an interactive online forum for teachers will be presented.
Waka Takahashi Brown, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Stanford, CA; Naomi Funahashi, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Stanford, CA
This presentation by two high school history teachers will help practitioners identify the key elements of a simulation, as well as the ways to differentiate preparatory readings and role responsibilities.
Laura Robb, Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle, WA; Pamela Mushen, Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle, WA
Historical efforts to control, contain, and cure the spread of disease have affected international relations and domestic political/social policies. The juncture of Asia and Europe provides an important case study.
Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tucson, AZ
Common Core requires us to be literacy teachers. Discover ways to incorporate literature, poetry, music, and film into thematic units guided by Essential Questions that connect to students. Materials provided!
Leslie Smallwood, Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Atlanta, GA
Many students, especially those with learning disabilities or executive functioning difficulties, need explicit instruction to organize time, materials and information. Explore strategies to close the resulting achievement gap.
Bruce Miller, Landmark School, Manchester, MA
In less than an hour, this simulation will have your students completely comprehending the economics of the Silk Roads and the voyages of exploration. Complete simulation included for participants.
Michael Vogler, Coconino High School Flagstaff Unified School District, Flagstaff, AZ