Community Scholar Speakers
Sponsored by the Friends of NCSS Community
Explore an innovative model for global education and leadership development that provides access for students from all backgrounds. Global Glimpse's two-year, school-based program provides high school students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds with a global perspective and the skills, perspective, confidence, and motivation needed for college and career success. Participants will learn about the benefits to all involved in the Global Glimpse program in Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador through first hand accounts from educators and students. We will also explore impact metrics and provide tangible tools to support educators across the country to develop parallel learning experiences in their own learning contexts.
Sponsored by the NCSS Research Community
Presentation of research relevant to social studies classrooms: 1) Approaches to centralizing race in social studies by working against individual prejudice or against racial inequity, 2) How role-play in the classroom, when carefully designed and implemented, can help students discuss political issues, take on different perspectives, and understand political processes.
Sponsored by the NCSS Canada Community
Citizenship guides written for immigrants are excellent entry points to discussions of national identity. Comparing guides over time and across countries reveals national self-images and the politics of national identity.
Sponsored by the NCSS Geography Community
“Where?” is not the crucial question in geography. Interrogation of the social construction and political functions of geographic spaces is a means to generate deep insights and inform democratic citizenship.
Sponsored by the NCSS Psychology Community
Behind the façade of social media students are fighting a war to belong. The majority of adolescents now view the Internet as a negative culture but quitting is not an option. This session is for anyone wanting to make sense of a generation lost in cyberspace and to understand the psychology that drives traditional and online bullying and its traumatic impacts. Nicholas Carlisle s a seasoned conference speaker, expert witness and commentator on school bullying for television and radio stations across the world.
Sponsored by the NCSS Asia Community
Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, social studies faculty member at Punahou School in Honolulu and author of the narrative nonfiction book Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds (Harper, 2016) will discuss how a single family reveals the history of Japanese immigration to the West Coast, the experience of nisei second-generation children born and raised as American citizens, the Pacific War, internment, the home fronts in two countries, the atomic bomb, and lasting peace. Those who cross cultures -- no matter how tumultuous the journey -- are those who bridge them.
Sponsored by the NCSS Human Rights Education Community
In this talk, Professor Monisha Bajaj will discuss the global field of human rights education, focusing on specific ways that teachers can bring notions of universal human rights into their classrooms.
Sponsored by the NCSS Citizenship Community
Learn about the research basis for, and practical application of four high-impact strategies recommended to offer students a hands-on civic learning: student voice, deliberative discussions, real-world interactions, and instructor support.