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Pre-Conference Clinics

Off-Site Clinics

8:30–11:30AM

Host: LBJ Presidential Library

Fee: $15

Motown: The Sound of Young America with the GRAMMY Museum

Examine the social and political changes of the 1960s through music with the "Motown: The Sound of Young America" exhibit and curriculum featuring curator and GRAMMY Museum director Bob Santelli.

Presenters: Mallory Lineberger, LBJ Presidential Library, Austin, TX: Bob Santelli, GRAMMY Museum, Los Angeles, CA

9:00AM–3:00PM

Host: LBJ Presidential Library

Fee: $15

Explore Civil Rights History at the LBJ Presidential Library

President Johnson signed three major civil rights bills into law during his administration, using the power of the presidency to advance legislation that continues to impact Americans today. Using primary sources from the LBJ Presidential Library, we will explore the ways in which President Johnson negotiated with leaders and worked to sway public opinion, at times putting his own political future at risk, in order to fulfill the American promise of equality for all.

During your day at the LBJ Presidential Library, we will:

  • Discover curriculum and resources from the LBJ Presidential Library and National Archives.
  • Investigate the disappearance of three civil rights workers during the Freedom Summer of 1964 using telephone conversations, oral histories, and documents from the LBJ Presidential Library's archives as evidence to solve the case.
  • Connect current voting rights issues to history through rich primary sources, including telephone conversations with Martin Luther King, Jr. and telegrams from George Wallace regarding Bloody Sunday and the attempts to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

Step into the Oval Office during a visit to the museum exhibits, which present the life and legacy of President Johnson.

  • Dance with The Temptations and sing with The Supremes in the temporary exhibit curated by the GRAMMY Museum, Motown: The Sound of Young America.

Participants will receive resources from the LBJ Presidential Library, including access to the lessons demonstrated at the workshop, as well as all digitized LBJ Library curriculum. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach the LBJ Presidential Library.

Presenters: Mallory Lineberger, Amanda Melancon, LBJ Presidential Library, Austin, TX

8:30AM–5:00PM

Host: Middle East Outreach Council

Fee: $30

Tasting Trade/Trading Tastes: Teaching Geography and Culture Through Food

Join us as we cook and taste our way through the Middle East and beyond in this full-day, off-site clinic, exploring history, geography, culture, and even conflict by tracing how what we eat reflects who we are. We will also look at how other aspects of culture—raw materials and luxury goods, techniques and technologies, design and disease—have moved and morphed across the world to create a global tapestry of traded commodities and memes you can trace in the classroom through experiential activities.

Whet your appetite for understanding how goods and ideas connect through trade and movement of people as we touch, taste, smell, and feel the commodities exchanged along this route, interspersing discussion with hands-on cooking and other activities. As we make breakfast and lunch (included), we’ll learn the stories of the ingredients we’re using, the spices we use as flavoring, and the impact of trade from east to west, and eventually across the Atlantic Ocean. This will be a highly interactive workshop, so get ready to talk, think, chop, stir, cook, eat, and celebrate the role of food in history!

Participants will leave with a very full stomach and a set of classroom-ready activities on food, spices, geography, and more, as well as the recipes we use in the clinic.

Presenters: Barbara Petzen, Middle East Outreach Council, Washington, DC; Christopher Rose, Jacqueline Vidal, Middle East Outreach Council, Austin, TX

9:30AM–2:30PM

Host: Bullock Texas State History Museum

Fee: $40

Day at the Museum: Immersive Exhibits That Uncover Our Past

Spend the day exploring exhibits and artifacts at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, examining how the decisions and actions of people over the span of 16,000 years of history make up the "Story of Texas." Using extraordinary and larger-than-life artifacts, the exhibits explore the early American Indian civilizations that made use of the natural resources around them and established vast trade networks across the Americas, as well as the European ambitions and geopolitics that drove exploration and colonization into this area. The exhibits trace the political, military, social, and economic stories of Texas throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and how these stories fit in with that of the United States. Teachers of Texas History, as well as Geography, and U.S. and World History, will enrich their content knowledge as the exhibits cross topic and time period lines. Attendees will discover the Museum's multi-sensory films, digital resources, and hands-on teaching collection to practice object-based learning techniques, as a way to bring history to life in the classroom. Attendees will also explore how connecting to the stories of individual people and groups through their artifacts and primary sources allows for more of an understanding about how "history" is made. What we think of as "history" is understanding the stories of how the needs and motivations of people and societies resulted in certain actions, choices, and events that took place, with far-reaching consequences and changes to the world around them. This clinic includes exhibit admission, multi-sensory film screening, teaching resources to take home, discussion and activity modeling, and lunch.

Presenter: Kaitlin Lloyd, Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin, TX

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

9:30AM–3:30PM

Fee: $30

Austin: A Complicated Past

This bus tour examines Austin as a city that epitomizes the contradictions of the American past, focusing on the role of Lyndon Johnson, Latinos and African Americans, and music.

Presenters: Rich Loosbrock, Nick Saenz, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO

10:00AM–1:00PM

Host: The Contemporary Austin

Fee: $20

Work in Progress: Contemporary Art as a Catalyst for Conversation

Explore a rooftop installation by Jim Hodges, "With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress)" during this dynamic workshop. Reflect and discuss this call to action through art.

Presenter: Emily Cayton, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX

10:00AM–1:00PM

Host: Blanton Museum of Art

Fee: $10

Our Stories: Developing Linguistic and Cultural Agency Through Art Integration

Learn how to adapt lesson features, extend explanations and add questioning strategies to support culturally and linguistically diverse students interacting with art to augment biliteracy within a social justice context.

Presenters: Haydeé Marie Rodriguez, Mohit Mehta, Carla Rangel, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

2:00–5:00PM

Host: Blanton Museum of Art

Fee: $20

Visualizing Cultural Proficiency: Identity, Context, and the Social Studies Classroom

What’s “Cultural Proficiency” got to do with it? Explore how visualizing your personal cultural identity relates to the teaching of social studies at the Blanton Museum of Art.

Presenters: Sabrina Mooroogen Phillips, Ray Williams, Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin, TX

2:00–5:00PM

Host: Bullock Texas State History Museum

Fee: $35

American Indian Culture: Perspectives on the Past, Present, and Future

The Indigenous Education Community, in partnership with the Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Great Promise for American Indians organization, invites you to a special afternoon focused on American Indian culture past and present. Enjoy a guided tour of the Becoming Texas exhibition with Franck Cordes, museum curator, and presentations by Jessica Scott, education and community outreach coordinator for Great Promise for American Indians, and Matt Davila, Standing Rock Sioux, a member of the Red Voices Native American drum group. Learn about boarding schools, diversity and commonalities within Native American culture, and discuss current Native American representation in politics. Receive resources and participate in activities.

Full-Day Clinics

9:00AM–3:00PM

Fee:
$300 for NCSS members

$375 for nonmembers

Preparing NCSS/CAEP Program Reports-Clinic for Program Writers

This clinic will prepare participants to review teacher preparation programs in social studies or related disciplines and to update current reviewers in applying NCSS Standards for the CAEP Program Review Process.

10:00AM–4:00PM

Fee: $30

The Miracle on the Han River

Explore the social, geographic, political, and economic factors that made Korea's economic miracle possible. Learn about the chaebol system exemplified by corporations like Samsung.

Presenters: Greg Ahlquist, Webster Central Schools, Webster, NY; Joseph Karb, Springville Middle School, Springville, NY; Patrick Whelan, St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Bradenton, FL; Tom Sakole, Riverside High School, Leesburg, VA; Deboarh Wing-Leonard, Clear Lake High School, Friendswood, TX

10:00AM–4:00PM

Fee: $40

An Easier Path to Inquiry: Teach Students to Ask Questions

Experience the Question Formulation Technique, a simple, powerful way to teach students to ask and work with questions.  Master the technique and leave with plans to drive rigorous, engaging inquiry.

Presenters: Sarah Westbrook, Dan Rothstein, The Right Question Institute, Cambridge, MA; Teresa Diaz, Tex Hill Middle School, San Antonio, TX; Ashley Melville, Cobb County School District, Marietta, GA; James Brewster, Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy, Austin, TX

10:00AM–4:00PM

Fee: $40

Global Exploration Through Storytelling and Google Geo Tools

Explore the power of storytelling, data visualization, and geo-inquiry with students, using Google Geo tools including: Google Maps, Google My Maps, new Google Earth, Tour Builder, Tour Creator, and more!

Presenters: Kim Randall, Create Global Learners, Palo Alto, CA; Kelly Kermode, Forest Hills Eastern High School, Grand Rapids, MI

10:00AM–4:00PM

Fee: $40

Half-Day Clinics

10:00AM–1:00PM

Fee: $30

Connecting the Past with Today: The Refugee Experience

The world is struggling with the largest refugee crisis since WWII.  Discover ways to support students to make meaningful connections between history and today through the lens of the Holocaust.

Presenter: Jennifer Goss, Robert E. Lee High School, Staunton, VA

10:00AM–1:00PM

Fee: $30

Teaching Slavery in the Colonial North: Tools, Techniques, and Resources

Explore slavery in the colonial North through three new resources (a short dramatic film, website, and in-classroom art-based curriculum) that convey new scholarship and provide techniques for engaging students.

Presenters: Margaret Hughes, Zev Slurzberg, Historic Hudson Valley, Pocantico Hills, NY​

10:00AM–1:00PM

Fee: $30

What is a Vote Worth? Inquiring into the Suffrage Movement

Explore the enduring struggle for voting rights using rich primary sources from the Library of Congress.  Learn techniques for selecting and adapting sources to build engaging inquiry experiences.

Presenters: Carly Muetterties, Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Ryan New, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY​

1:00–4:00PM

Fee: $30

Walkabout: Using Inquiry to Discover the Past, Present of Austin

Find treasure along Lady Bird Lake; discover the secrets of Auditorium Shores and enjoy Zilker Park.  Join a hands-on exploration of Austin using inquiry as our guide.

Presenters: Paul Nagel, Cypress, TX; David Faerber, Lee Magnet High School, Baton Rouge, LA

2:00–5:00PM

Fee: $30

Democracy on Film: The American Laborer

Explore social issues and points of view represented in fiction and documentary films relative to the American laborer.  Learn strategies to develop students’ critical thinking and visual literacy skills.

Presenters: Catherine Gourley, Julia Wayne, The Film Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

2:00–5:00PM

Fee: $30

Designing Food-Themed Interdisciplinary Inquiries for EVERY Social Studies Class

Discover how daily life themes engage every student.  Learn to guide student analysis of current and historical food-related issues with compelling questions and primary sources using the Inquiry Design Model.

Presenter: Cynthia W. Resor, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

2:00–5:00PM

Fee: $30

How Teachers and Schools Can Promote Informed and Equitable Voting

Explore the critical role teachers, school and district leaders can play in promoting informed and equitable voting as well as preparing youth to participate in democracy.

Presenters: Erica Hodgin, Joe Kahne, Civic Engagement Research Group, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA; Abby Kiesa, Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University, Boston, MA; John Rogers, Center X, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2:00–5:00PM

Fee: $30

Inquiry in History: From Investigation to Taking Action

Energize and transform humdrum history topics into compelling, meaningful experiences for kids.  Through inquiry, kids’ explorations and investigations inspire them to stand up, speak out and even take action.

Presenter: Anne Goudvis, Boulder, CO

2:00–5:00PM

Fee: $30

The Fundamentals of Genocide and the Armenian Case

Explore the history of the Armenian Genocide and how it became the archetype for other genocides of the last two centuries.  Gain an understanding of the Ten Stages of Genocide.

Presenter: Sara Cohan, The Genocide Education Project, San Francisco, CA

2:00–5:00PM

Fee: $30

Tools for Geographic Inquiry: Data to Map to Story

Use mobile technology and Web GIS to investigate local socio-environmental issues and engage students in geographic inquiry.  All software is free for schools: Collector app, ArcGIS Online, and Story Maps.

Presenters: Shannon Salter, Allentown School District, Allentown, PA; Thomas Hammond, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

2:00–5:00PM

Fee: $30

Using Interactive Maps to Explore Lessons in Apportionment and Redistricting

Draw lines for your state’s legislative districts using geospatial technology.  Combine history, geography, and civics to explore state population shifts, techniques to identify gerrymandering, and approaches to conduct fair elections.

Presenters: Rebecca Theobald, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO; Anita Palmer, GISetc: Educational Technology Consultants, Austin, TX

 

 

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