Creating and Situating Authentic Teaching Cases of Controversial Issues in Elementary and Middle Grades Social Studies
This session springboards a long-term, large-scale project connecting university and K-8 teachers. It focuses on creating digital simulations from authentic cases to provide preservice teachers practice opportunities for broaching controversial topics in classrooms. The research background, discussions on potential opportunities and constraints, and brainstorming for future collaboration will be facilitated.
Jennifer Gallagher, East Carolina University; Christina Tschida, East Carolina University; Jacob Gates, Penn State University; Sarah Pamperin, Iowa State University; Kelly Olson, Chicago Public Schools; Jenny Sinclair, Norwalk Community Schools