Early career teachers link students' enthusiasm for digital media with literacy, inquiry and civic engagement beyond the classroom through Web 2.0 tools: webquests, wikis, websites, blogs, social networking.
Teams can be a powerful tool in the Social Studies classroom. This presentation will focus on the benefits of co-teaching and course teams for both students and teachers.
Participants will examine the theme of Time, Continuity and Change, applying the core skills of compare/contrast and point-of-view through content, literature and the visual arts.
Join us in an interactive exploration of multicultural picture books designed to increase student engagement, support culturally responsive teaching, and promote equity for all learners.
Have you searched the Library of Congress Website and felt overwhelmed? Learn strategies to locate a wealth of primary sources through inquiry and discover ways to get students to think!
Primary sources are the heart of an engaging course in history. Learn concrete strategies (APARTY) for analyzing primary sources and methods for in-depth analysis aligned to Common Core.
Tablets and eBooks can encourage students to “do history.” Two NCSS endorsed iBooks, “It’s 1776: Should I Stay or Go?” and “It’s 1812: Who Won the War?", will be highlighted.
Teaching students how our government works is challenging. Teaching students to participate as future voters and leaders in government is critical!
Participants will preview a new K-12 curriculum that connects multicultural content, culturally relevant instruction, and the rigor of the Common Core literacy standards. This session focuses on media literacy.
This session will present visual images (such as paintings and photographs) to encourage students to generate questions that promote inquiry and higher-level thinking about content.