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2020 Conference Program

Active Voices: Bringing Social Studies to Life Online and In the Classroom

October 3rd Teaching Hard History 

Elementary 2pm-3pm: Teaching Social Justice Through the Study of the Holocaust KeyNote by Adena Astrowsky, Q & A Session and Great Moments in History Awards Presentations

Secondary 3:30 pm-4:30 pm: Teaching Social Justice Through the Study of the Holocaust KeyNote by Adena Astrowsky, Q & A Session and Great Moments in History Awards Presentations

October 10th: Elections      

Elementary 2pm-3pm: Blowing Up the Narrative: Making the story of Women’s Suffrage More Inclusive from JoAnn Wood, Georgia Department of Education and an overview of Kids Voting from the AZFLE

Secondary 3:30pm-4:30pm: The OER Project-Helping to Empower Young Citizens by Kathy Hays and an overview of the iCivics program, focusing on “Cast Your Vote” Resources and Lesson Plan                                         

https://www.icivics.org/election 

https://www.icivics.org/games/cast-your-vote

October 17thSocial Emotional Learning and Social Studies     

Elementary 2pm-3pm: Social Emotional Learning for Elementary Teachers Roundtable Discussion by ACSS Board Members 

Secondary 3:30pm-4:30pm: Utilizing ADL Activities in the Classroom to Promote SEL by Kim Klett, Mesa Public Schools. Wilbur Murra Award Presentation to Kim Klett

October 24th: Voices in History             

 Elementary 2pm-3pm: Elementary My Dear Watson: Using Disciplinary Literacy to Include Multiple Perspectives, Joe Schmidt, Maine Department of Ed along with an overview of EdPuzzle

 Secondary 3:30pm-4:30pm: Black History: The Middle Passage and More by Natasha Alston. Recipient of the Isidore Starr Award.

October 31st: Pandemics   

Elementary 2pm-3pm: Using Technology to Elicit and Support Visible Thinking Routines, Michelle McLaughlin, North Carolina Department of Education

Secondary 3:30pm-4:30pm: Looking at Pandemics Through the Geographic Lens of the 5 Themes: Focus on Covid 19 by Heather Moll & Gale Ekiss, Arizona Geographic Alliance