Explore ways to incorporate service learning into geography/social studies courses. The Mill Street Project had community college students exploring the potential impacts of downtown redevelopment upon an adjacent lower-income neighborhood.
Explore redefined literacies that enable citizens to communicate effectively, think critically, and act conscientiously in a global community. Presenters promote a transliterate approach that suggests nine layered literacies.
Create a college course that ignites informed action, agency, advocacy, and activism in future teachers, K-8 students and instructors, inspiring civic engagement in social studies education, schools, and local communities.
Explore powerful social studies instructional strategies in interactive tasks borrowed from Bravo's Top Chef. This high leverage experience will help preservice teachers to deepen collaborative, flexible and reflective habits of mind.
The burn-out rate for educators remains at a frightening level. Teacher preparation programs need to think about preparing preservice teachers with strategies to maintain their social and emotional health.