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Preservice Teachers' Beliefs About Social Studies: The Influence of Engaging Lessons

Explore a study that sought an understanding of the impact of hands-on lessons on the beliefs about social studies developed by preservice teachers, who were students in an undergraduate social studies education methods course. The data used in this qualitative study included drawings by preservice teachers representing their beliefs regarding social studies.
April 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to May 1, 2018 - 8:00pm

This series is designed for those who currently use, or interested in learning about integrating music in their classroom studies. Over the course of four (4) webinars, examine how popular music reflects and impacts society; analyze topics and themes of significant events through the lens of song; and discuss ideas and strategies educators have found effective when using music to engage and inform their students.

Presenter: Stephen Armstrong, NCSS Past President and Social Studies Consultant, Connecticut Department of Education, Hartford, CT, has lead workshops on popular music and social studies at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at the original location of the Woodstock Music Festival. 

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March 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join this webinar to learn more about the Sikh-American community.  Sikhism is the fifth largest World Religion with 25 million followers and Sikhs have been in America for over 130 years.  Find out about their religion, culture, identity and values.  Discover NCSS endorsed resources about Sikhism which you can use in your classroom!

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October 24, 2017 - 9:00pm EDT
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors — of all colors — into the greater context of black history through genetic analysis and traditional historiographic sleuthing.
About the series: Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to uncover the surprising ancestral stories of 28 guests, including Scarlett Johansson, Larry David, Amy Schumer, Ted Danson, Paul Rudd, Lupita Nyong'o, Carmelo Anthony and Ta-Nehisi Coates. 10/24
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July 20, 2017 - 9:00am EDT to July 21, 2017 - 9:00am EDT
A free, two-day exploration of data and statistics in the real world of students will be held online, between noon and 5:00pm Eastern Time, on July 20 and 21, 2017.
* How do students encounter and use data beyond science and math class?
* How do they make sense of Big Data, citizen science, managing their personal data, and recognizing and contributing to ethical data use?
March 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

UArts created a guide to studying photographs, meant for use in the classroom or as inspiration for teachings. It helps users build visual literacy skills - making meaning of images through analysis and interpretation, and using images effectively. Using the TPS Analysis Tool, we will analyze a portrait, a street scene and a recreational image.

Complimentary for NCSS Members

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April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn how design thinking can help social studies educators create a student-centered learning environment and promote the C3 Framework through lesson planning and curriculum building.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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March 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Engaging learners in meaningful ways can make or break learning experiences. It is essential to get the attention of learners through provocations, get them to ask questions, have deep discussions and keep them wanting to learn more.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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