Explore powerful social studies instructional strategies in interactive tasks borrowed from Bravo's Top Chef. High leverage experience for preservice teachers to deepen collaborative, flexible and reflective habits of mind.
Explore ways to incorporate service learning into geography/social studies courses. The Mill Street Project had community college students exploring potential impacts of downtown redevelopment upon an adjacent lower-income neighborhood.
Explore redefined literacies which enable citizens to communicate effectively, think critically, and act conscientiously in a global community without borders. 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.