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Social studies colleagues, 

Welcome to the 2019 Best Practices in Social Studies Institute!  This is the sixth year of the Best Practices in Social Studies Institute.  Our goal in offering the institute is to ensure ongoing access to professional development in social studies across the state. This year’s institute focuses on helping support implementation of Iowa’s new social studies.  Over the course of the next two days, you will have the chance to attend over 40 different sessions.  Each of these sessions are connected to a best practice in social studies education and also support the new standards in some way- whether it be modeling a pedagogical practice or supporting new content required by the standards.   

A special thanks to all of the individuals and organizations who made the institute possible. Without their support each year, the institute would not be possible.  A special thanks to Johnston Schools for letting us use their facility for this event. Additionally, thanks to Social Studies.com for providing refreshments each morning of the institute. 

Here are some other important pieces of information regarding this year’s institute:

Institute Structure
The institute offers two strands- an elementary and secondary strand. On June 19th, secondary teachers will attend an all-day workshop with keynote speaker Joel Breakstone. On June 20th, secondary teachers will attend breakout sessions. Elementary teachers will attend breakout sessions on June 19th and an all-day workshop with keynote speaker Noreen Rodriguez on June 20th.

Getting to Johnston Middle School

The address of Johnston Middle School is 6501 NW 62nd Ave. Johnston, IA 50131. You can access directions by going here.

Parking

Parking is free and readily available. 


Best Practices
Why is this institute called the best practices institute? In 2014, the Social Studies Leadership Team identified ten best practices in the teaching and learning of social studies. Since then, the institute has connected each session offered to one of these best practices. You can view the best practices rubric here.

License Renewal Credit 

You can register for ONE license renewal credit by going to here. In order to receive the credit, you must fully attend the institute (sign in both days) and submit a one page reflection paper to stefanie.wager@iowa.gov no later than July 12, 2019. Follow instructions in the link to register and complete the assignment. The credit costs $25.00. Grades will be submitted around August 2019 with transcripts available on www.iseatranscripts.org shortly after that. 

Wifi

Guest Network

Password: Win4dragons

Lunch

You will have an hour and 15 minutes for lunch each day.  Here are some nearby restaurants: 

  • Hy-Vee (5750 Merle Hay Rd.)
  • Panera (5525 Merle Hay Rd.)
  • Bandit Burrito (5340 Merle Hay Rd.)
  • Culver’s (8660 Plum Dr.)
  • Jethro’s (5950 NW 86th St.)
  • El Mariachi (5825 Merle Hay Road)


Twitter

Please share what you are learning at the institute by tagging @IADeptofED and/or using #iasocialstudies. 


Other Professional Development Opportunities this Summer

Several other organizations are planning free professional development opportunities for social studies teachers this summer. See an extensive list of national opportunities here and a list of Iowa opportunities here. Many of these offer license renewal credit, resources, and free breakfast or lunch.

Survey

Your feedback is important to us. At the end of the institute, please take a moment to complete the short survey found here.


Thanks for all you do each and every day in classrooms across Iowa.

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Wednesday, June 19
 

8:00am CDT

Registration
Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Outside Auditorium

9:00am CDT

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Wise

Ryan Wise

Director, Iowa Department of Education
Dr. Ryan Wise was appointed Director of the Iowa Department of Education by Governor Terry Branstad in July 2015 and was reappointed by Governor Kim Reynolds in January 2019. In September 2017 he was named Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Educations... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am CDT

9:20am CDT

Herbert Hoover and the Hoover Dam: STEM and History for Multidisciplinary Approach
The Hoover Dam is an engineering feat- constructed in record time, under budget, and economically self-sufficient. It still stands as a testament to engineering achievement more than 80 years after its completion.  Learn about the role of Herbert Hoover as Secretary of Commerce, the controversy over naming the dam, and how the Hoover Dam works.  This session will be multi-disciplinary, focusing on history and STEM. This session will provide primary sources, a hands on activity that can be re-created in the classroom with lesson plans, and multimedia.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Dinschel

Elizabeth Dinschel

Archivist and Education Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
ELIZABETH DINSCHEL is a historian working as an Archivist and Education Specialist for the National Archives. She is actively involved with engaging children with history through National History Day and archival research and leads professional development for teachers across the... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am CDT
Room 203

9:20am CDT

How Do I Get Elementary Students to Ask Good Questions and Allow Time to Seek Answers?
Our new social studies standards focus on inquiry. In this session, questioning strategies: QFT (Question Formulation Technique), Disciplinary Literacy, and Wonder Questions will be shared to guide students on how to allow space for students to ask questions, evaluate sources, and make claims to answer questions. Suggestions on classroom management and organization will be offered for teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Heckart

Kim Heckart

Teacher, College Community Schools
Kim Heckart has focused on teaching in learning for the past 28 years. She graduated from Truman State University in 1990 with a BSE in Elementary Education. Later she received her Reading Endorsement from Iowa Wesleyan College and her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from... Read More →



Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am CDT
Room 205

9:20am CDT

Teaching Civility: Elementary
In this session, learn simple techniques to teach your students how to have civil conversations with friends, parents, teachers, and community members.  Participants will receive instruction on several tools that are easily implemented into every day classroom use, so that students can begin practicing and using these skills at an early age.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Kluever

Jeff Kluever

Assistant Director, Programs, The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center
Jeff Kluever is an Assistant Director, Programs for The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University. A native of Norwalk, Iowa, Jeff graduated from Grinnell College with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and his Initial Teaching License. After teaching and coaching at the... Read More →



Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am CDT
Room 207

9:20am CDT

Teaching with Primary Sources and Iowa History
Learn about free, downloadable and printable Primary Source Sets that will help you teach Iowa history within larger national and international historical topics.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cooley

Jennifer Cooley

Education Manager, State Historical Society of Iowa


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am CDT
Room 201

9:20am CDT

Reading Like a Historian, Beyond the Bubble, and Civic Online Reasoning
Explore curriculum and assessments from the Stanford History Education Group. Reading Like a Historian lessons and Beyond the Bubble assessments foster students' historical thinking skills. New civic online reasoning materials help students evaluate online information. During this interactive session, participants will engage in model lessons, examine student work, watch classroom videos, and consider how to use these materials in their classes.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Breakstone

Joel Breakstone

Director, Stanford History Education Group
Joel Breakstone directs the Stanford History Education Group. He received his Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Along with Mark Smith and Sam Wineburg, he led the development of SHEG's assessment website, Beyond the Bubble. He received the Larry Metcalf Exemplary... Read More →



Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:20am - 3:50pm CDT
Band Room

10:30am CDT

Enriching Social Studies Curriculum with Norman Borlaug, Iowa’s Unsung Hero
Members of the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation will discuss ways to incorporate Norman Borlaug’s numerous contributions to Iowa and the World into content of the elementary social studies curriculum. A variety of available resources will be presented to assist instructors in including Dr. Borlaug in content and instruction while implementing Iowa’s Social Studies Standards.

Speakers
MR

Mary Reicks

Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation
TS

Tom Spindler

Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Room 207

10:30am CDT

Hands-on, Primary Sources, C3, ELA & Fun for Elementary Social Studies
Teach elementary with primary sources and hands-on experiences through a C3 lens! Session includes all dimensions of the inquiry arc.  Prepare students to be engaged citizens in a way that is hands-on and fun! We will combine primary sources, hands-on, and even a comic strip covering ELA and critical-thinking skills. Free lesson take-away.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Padilla

Nicole Padilla

Curriculum Specialist, Social Studies School Service


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Room 203

10:30am CDT

Supercharge Student Questioning with the QFT
Bringing inquiry to your classroom can feel overwhelming.  Where do you start?  How do you honor student voice?  How do you balance core content knowledge with developing inquiry skills?  How do you assess student learning? Discover a powerful method to empower student agency in generating, improving, and activating questions within an inquiry.  The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) will supercharge student questioning in your class.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Room 201

10:30am CDT

Teaching Current Issues Using Inquiry
This session will focus on helping teachers develop inquiry based lessons centered around current issues. It will include ideas for finding sources and cross curricular integration.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Sinclair

Jenny Sinclair

Teacher, Carlisle Schools



Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Room 209

10:30am CDT

What Tradebooks Should I Use to Help in Teaching the Elementary Standards?
A member of the 2016-2019 National Council for the Social Studies Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Committee will present quick summaries of books (K-5) that relate to the Iowa Social Studies Standards. For each book, a quick summary of each book, along with how it connects to standards and or a text set, and available resources will be shared. Additionally, some books will be given away to audience members. Links through Google Slides will be provided to any referenced online resources, or other materials associated with each book.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Heckart

Kim Heckart

Teacher, College Community Schools
Kim Heckart has focused on teaching in learning for the past 28 years. She graduated from Truman State University in 1990 with a BSE in Elementary Education. Later she received her Reading Endorsement from Iowa Wesleyan College and her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from... Read More →



Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Room 205

12:45pm CDT

Creating Performance Assessment Tasks in Civics
Standards implementation requires new thinking about assessment.  One of they key questions when building curriculum based on the standards is “how will we know students have learned it?”  The current standards require students engage in content, disciplinary literacy practices and inquiry.   Educators have identified the need to create assessments where students can demonstrate competency in these areas.  This workshop will introduce educators to strategies to build classroom performance assessment tasks in civics aligned to the standards where students get opportunities to demonstrate what they are learning.  

Speakers
avatar for Beth Ratway

Beth Ratway

Midwest Comprehensive Center
Beth Ratway is a senior technical assistance consultant in state services at AIR. She works with Great Lakes and Midwest Comprehensive Centers to assist state education agencies and intermediate school districts with implementation of the Common Core State Standards and developing... Read More →



Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Room 209

12:45pm CDT

Financial Literacy Lesson Plans for Grades K-5
Learn about new lessons plans that address Iowa's financial literacy standards. Developed and pilot tested by Iowa teachers in collaboration with Iowa State University faculty, the lessons build reading and vocabulary skills. You will learn about the scope and structure of the lesson plans, opportunities for professional development, and how to access the storybooks used in the lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Needles Fletcher

Cynthia Needles Fletcher

Professor, Iowa State University
Small Change: Building Financial Security is a course we are offering for license renewal credit. The course builds personal and professional skills to address financial literacy in Iowa schools.



Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Room 203

12:45pm CDT

Kids Can Do! Books that Inspire and Empower Our Students
Teachers are charged with guiding their students into taking informed action. Books can inspire young people to do so! This session will explore some of the stories - both fiction and non-fiction - that can promote classroom discussion and lead to action. Our children just might change the world!

Speakers
avatar for Ann Adkins

Ann Adkins

Professor, Clarke University



Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Room 205

12:45pm CDT

Nat Geo Educator Certification: Tools and Resources for Addressing the Standards
National Geographic Educator Certification is a free professional development program that builds educators’ skills in generating classroom activities and units that are centered around current real-world problems at local, regional, and global scales. This session will focus on Phase 1 of the program and engage participants in learning how Educator Certification, combining free standards-based online resources and a vibrant online educator community, can help teachers address the inquiry and content expectations of the new Iowa social studies standards.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Larson

Elaine Larson

Regional Director - Educator Network, National Geographic
Since Elaine came to NGS in 2012, she has served as an instructional design manager, education grants director, and now Regional Director for nine Midwest states. Elaine has been involved, among other things, in co-developing and "nurturing" the National Geographic Learning Framework... Read More →



Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Room 201

12:45pm CDT

Introducing Diversity: Integrating Native Content into the K-5 Curriculum
This workshop introduces ideas on how to include American Indian content into the K-5 curriculum on a regular basis. We will discuss examples on how to enrich the curriculum with Native content, and this is a great opportunity to discuss issues around teaching about American Indian cultures. Please note: This is a double session. 

Speakers
avatar for Sebastian Braun

Sebastian Braun

Professor, Iowa State University


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:45pm - 2:55pm CDT
Room 207

1:55pm CDT

Engaging Students with Print Books & Digital Resources for Social Studies Learning
Engaging Students with Print Books & Digital Resources for Social Studies Learning Let curiosity drive learning in social studies by immersing students in rich content (print books and digital resources).  When students engage in digital texts using tools such as highlighting, note taking, hover dictionaries, and more, their comprehension deepens. We will explore how balancing your print texts with digital content will enhance literacy and learning for students. Approaching a content area topic with inquiry, choice, and student voice can increase the joy students experience with disciplinary learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Romero

Mindy Romero

Educational Consultant, Mackin Educational Resources
Mackin, MackinVIA, books, ebooks, audiobooks, Compendium, Mackin Recommends



Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:55pm - 2:55pm CDT
Room 203

1:55pm CDT

Exploring the Teaching Iowa History Project
Come explore the Teaching Iowa History project, a resource of lesson plans and activities aligned with the history strand of the Iowa Social Studies Standards.  Dr. Heidi Lung, UI Lecturer of museum studies will present inquiry based approaches to teaching with museum based primary resources.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Lung

Heidi Lung

Univ. of Iowa, Director Museum Studies, Iowa Museum Association
Greetings All! I am Dr. Heidi Lung, Director of museum studies program at the University of Iowa and Board President of the Iowa Museum Association. I am pasionate about connecting students with community histories through engaging, dynamic, inquiry based strategies. I am sharing... Read More →



Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:55pm - 2:55pm CDT
Room 205

1:55pm CDT

Financial Literacy Tools and Resources for Your Classroom
In this interactive workshop you will be introduced to resources and best practices and have the opportunity to demo different curriculum as well as lots of books. There will be giveaways also!

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Osborne

Kyle Osborne

TS Institute



Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:55pm - 2:55pm CDT
Room 201

3:00pm CDT

Grade Alike Collaboration, Grade 2-3
This session will give participants a chance to ask questions, share resources, and collaborate in order to implement Iowa's social studies standards.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Heckart

Kim Heckart

Teacher, College Community Schools
Kim Heckart has focused on teaching in learning for the past 28 years. She graduated from Truman State University in 1990 with a BSE in Elementary Education. Later she received her Reading Endorsement from Iowa Wesleyan College and her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Room 203

3:00pm CDT

Grade Alike Collaboration, Grade K-1
This session will give participants a chance to ask questions, share resources, and collaborate in order to implement Iowa's social studies standards.

Speakers
avatar for Pat Lehmann

Pat Lehmann

Social Studies Consultant, Keystone AEA


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Room 201

3:00pm CDT

Grade Alike Collaboration, Grades 4-5
This session will give participants a chance to ask questions, share resources, and collaborate in order to implement Iowa's social studies standards.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Cassells

Carol Cassells

Curriculum Consultant, Grant Wood AEA


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Room 205
 
Thursday, June 20
 

8:00am CDT

Registration
Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Outside Auditorium

9:00am CDT

9:00am CDT

Financial Literacy That Works!
In this interactive workshop you will be introduced to resources and best practices and have the opportunity to demo different curriculum. There will be giveaways also!

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Osborne

Kyle Osborne

TS Institute



Thursday June 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Room 203

9:00am CDT

Herbert Hoover and World War I in Primary Sources
Herbert Hoover took his first step on the “slippery slope to public service” in 1914 when he assisted 10,000 Americans return home from war torn Europe.  In the years following, Hoover established the Commission for the Relief of Belgium and became the Director of the United States Food Administration. As President, Hoover struggled to find ways to help the "Bonus Army"--unemployed World War I veterans who marched on Washington in the summer of 1932.  This session will provide teachers with the opportunity to complete a standards-driven, primary source based activity in a group. All of the activities and primary sources will be available to teachers in a Google Folder.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Dinschel

Elizabeth Dinschel

Archivist and Education Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
ELIZABETH DINSCHEL is a historian working as an Archivist and Education Specialist for the National Archives. She is actively involved with engaging children with history through National History Day and archival research and leads professional development for teachers across the... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Room 201

9:00am CDT

Student Engagement with IPTV & PBS Digital Resources
Iowa Public Television and PBS provide thought-provoking online resources that support current events, media literacy, Iowa and U.S. History. Online videos, interactive experiences and content-rich websites are teacher-tested and available at no cost to Iowa educators. Join this presentation to learn more about these and other innovative resources for K-12 teachers and students.

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Bauer

Bryan Bauer

Education Consultant, Iowa Public Television


Thursday June 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Room 205

9:00am CDT

Teaching Civility: Secondary
Students are bombarded with examples of incivility on daily basis.  Social media, television, politics, and even school hallways and cafeterias are all environments in which students encounter incivility.  Students need to learn and practice skills that allow them to remain civil in a sometimes uncivil world.  In this session, learn simple techniques to teach your students how to have civil conversations with friends, parents, teachers, and community members about divisive topics.  Participants will receive instruction on several tools that are easily implemented into every day classroom use

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Kluever

Jeff Kluever

Assistant Director, Programs, The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center
Jeff Kluever is an Assistant Director, Programs for The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University. A native of Norwalk, Iowa, Jeff graduated from Grinnell College with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and his Initial Teaching License. After teaching and coaching at the... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Room 207

9:00am CDT

Creative Hooks for US History/Studies
Looking for ways to engage your class?  This session will offer different creative lessons that have been successful on hooking students into the curriculum. As part of this class you will be working in groups, examining primary resources, using technology, and mastering the art of deception as a teaching resource.  The first hour will focus on classroom set up, start of year activities, and lessons pre-Civil War time period.  The second hour will start with a timeline activity that can work for any time period of history.  However, the focus of the 2nd hour will be on lessons from Reconstruction to WWI.  Feel free to come to 1/2 or all the session.   PPT & Notes

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Meller-Angus

Kimberly Meller-Angus

Middle School Social Studies Teacher and 2018 Iowa History Teacher of the Year, Ankeny School District
Kimberly D. Meller-Angus, 2018 Iowa History Teacher of the Year, is a Global Studies teacher at Northview Middle School in Ankeny, Iowa.  In 2005, she graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Psychology and History.  She also received an American Sign Language Certificate... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 9:00am - 11:15am CDT
Room 209

9:00am CDT

Windows, Mirrors, and Primary Sources
This session will use Bishop's notion of books as "windows and mirrors" to guide participants through a diverse array of children's literature, primary sources, and breakout boxes that meet Iowa Core social studies standards with added emphasis on Iowa History.

Speakers
avatar for Noreen Rodriguez

Noreen Rodriguez

Professor, Iowa State University
Noreen Naseem Rodríguez is an assistant professor of elementary social studies in the School of Education at Iowa State University. She works with teachers, school districts, and national organizations to develop culturally relevant and culturally sustaining social studies curriculum... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 9:00am - 3:50pm CDT
Band Room

9:00am CDT

Medal of Honor Character Development Program Workshop
This workshop will provide educators with all the tools needed to bring the Medal of Honor Character Development Program into the classroom. This flexible, cross-curricular resource, which uses the oral histories of Medal of Honor Recipients, focuses on how students can use these examples of courage, commitment, sacrifice, integrity, citizenship and patriotism to influence change in their own communities. Note: This workshop required pre-registration and is an all-day workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Hospodarsky

Todd Hospodarsky

Medal of Honor Foundation


Thursday June 20, 2019 9:00am - 3:50pm CDT
Room 213

10:10am CDT

Every Kid, Every Day: Using Technology to Create a More Culturally Responsive Classroom
In this session participants will dig into an overview of what culturally responsive teaching means for our classrooms, exploring technology tools and resources to help create inclusive classrooms for all kids. Primarily built around the research and writing of Zaretta Hammond's Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain, this session will provide participants with an overview of what defines a culturally responsive classroom, strategies for making real change, and technology tools to support that work.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle Osborn

Leslie Pralle Osborn

Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:10am - 11:15am CDT
Room 207

10:10am CDT

Mapping Your Way Through History! Engaging Ways to Integrate History and Geography
Engage secondary students in history by grounding events in the places they occurred. Integrate hands-on maps for engagement, fun and retention. Apply hands-on, inquiry strategies to consider the impact geography had on historic figures, their behaviors, places and the events that unfolded. Strategies are applicable to both US and World History.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Padilla

Nicole Padilla

Curriculum Specialist, Social Studies School Service


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:10am - 11:15am CDT
Room 203

10:10am CDT

Teaching a Revolution: Reaching Diverse Learning through the Study of 1989
This session features how museums play a role in teaching about nonviolent social change and free expression through two ways: 1) through primary source- and compelling question-based curriculum; and 2) project-based STEAM learning collaborations with area schools.

Speakers
avatar for Nic Hartmann

Nic Hartmann

National Czech and Slovak Museum


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:10am - 11:15am CDT
Auditorium

10:10am CDT

Teaching Financial Literacy
Speakers
avatar for Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson

Financial Planner, AO Wealth Advisory



Thursday June 20, 2019 10:10am - 11:15am CDT
Room 201

10:10am CDT

Tools for Teaching Contemporary Global Issues
Teaching contemporary global issues can often seem complex and overwhelming but with the right tools and support it can be life-changing for both students and teachers. The World Food Prize Foundation works with educators around the world to help bring global learning concepts into any classroom, specifically emphasizing issues related to global food security. Participants will receive a variety of curriculum resources that allow students to use critical thinking skills, problem solve, and share their own ideas for improving the lives of families around the world.

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Tyrrell

Kelsey Tyrrell

World Food Prize


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:10am - 11:15am CDT
Room 205

10:10am CDT

12:30pm CDT

7th Grade Global Issues and the Inquiry Process
In this session you will see how a 7th grade classroom used a mock United Nations Summit simulation to discuss an action plan to address the Syrian refugee crisis, and the National Geographic Inquiry Process to  explore global issues and plan for informed action.  Resources will include curriculum unit planners, handouts and samples of student work.  CLICK HERE to access resources and CLICK HERE to access presentation (links will also be shared during the presentation)

Speakers
avatar for Chad Guge

Chad Guge

Teacher, North Scott Schools
19 years in public education, all as a part of the North Scott Comm. Schools: 15 years in high school social studies (Geography, Psychology and Sociology), 3 years as an instructional coach, and I just finished my first year as a junior high social studies teacher. I also am a member... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Room 201

12:30pm CDT

Civil Discourse in a Digital World
This session is designed for teachers construct sound arguments while remaining respectful to the ideas and opinions of others. Participants will work through ways to help students enter a world where talking about race, religion, and politics is no longer something we can (or should) avoid. We'll tackle tough topics, historical and modern, and think about how we interact with them with students in age-appropriate ways, both online and in person.


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle Osborn

Leslie Pralle Osborn

Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Room 207

12:30pm CDT

Nat Geo Educator Certification: Tools and Resources for Addressing the Standards
National Geographic Educator Certification is a free professional development program that builds educators’ skills in generating classroom activities and units that are centered around current real-world problems at local, regional, and global scales. This session will focus on Phase 1 of the program and engage participants in learning how Educator Certification, combining free standards-based online resources and a vibrant online educator community, can help teachers address the inquiry and content expectations of the new Iowa social studies standards.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Larson

Elaine Larson

Regional Director - Educator Network, National Geographic
Since Elaine came to NGS in 2012, she has served as an instructional design manager, education grants director, and now Regional Director for nine Midwest states. Elaine has been involved, among other things, in co-developing and "nurturing" the National Geographic Learning Framework... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Room 205

12:30pm CDT

Putting yourself in the President's Shoes: Historical Empathy and the Executive Order
This session emphasizes teaching historical empathy through analyzing presidential uses of executive orders. Session participants will put themselves in Abraham Lincoln's shoes as he decides to suspend the writ of habeus corpus in 1862 by analyzing relevant primary source material. Other significant presidential uses of the executive order will be discussed and the relevant primary sources provided. Link to Google folder with resources:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VJF2DZvdtjoiwcFBYU8vJZ4bWHdtm94a 

Speakers
avatar for Chad Timm

Chad Timm

Professor, Simpson College



Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Room 209

12:30pm CDT

The Great Debate
Historians analyze sources looking for truth or daring to challenge beliefs and form their own opinions based on the evidence.  We dare our high school students to do the same. We’ll engage deeply in primary source analysis in an interactive way then debrief. Lesson take away, including the primary sources.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Padilla

Nicole Padilla

Curriculum Specialist, Social Studies School Service


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Room 203

12:30pm CDT

The Middle East in Modern World History
The Middle East can provide good case studies for many of the larger themes and processes typically included in a Modern World History course. Some examples of these case studies will be provided, along with some materials to teach those case studies.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Mein

Catherine Mein

Teacher, Ballard Schools



Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Room 211

1:40pm CDT

Creating Performance Assessment Tasks in Civics
Standards implementation requires new thinking about assessment.  One of they key questions when building curriculum based on the standards is “how will we know students have learned it?”  The current standards require students engage in content, disciplinary literacy practices and inquiry.   Educators have identified the need to create assessments where students can demonstrate competency in these areas.  This workshop will introduce Educators to strategies to build classroom performance assessment tasks in civics aligned to the standards where students get opportunities to demonstrate what they are learning.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Ratway

Beth Ratway

Midwest Comprehensive Center
Beth Ratway is a senior technical assistance consultant in state services at AIR. She works with Great Lakes and Midwest Comprehensive Centers to assist state education agencies and intermediate school districts with implementation of the Common Core State Standards and developing... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm CDT
Auditorium

1:40pm CDT

Enriching Social Studies Curriculum with Norman Borlaug, Iowa’s Unsung Here
Members of the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation will discuss ways to incorporate Norman Borlaug’s numerous contributions to Iowa and the World into content of the secondary social studies curriculum. A variety of available resources will be presented to assist instructors in including Dr. Borlaug in content and instruction while implementing Iowa’s Social Studies Standards.


Speakers
MR

Mary Reicks

Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation
TS

Tom Spindler

Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm CDT
Room 203

1:40pm CDT

Exploring the Teaching Iowa History Project
Come explore the Teaching Iowa History project, a resource of lesson plans aligned with the history strand of the Iowa Social Studies Standards.  Lessons include inquiry based approaches to teaching with primary resources.

Speakers
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Heidi Lung

Univ. of Iowa, Director Museum Studies, Iowa Museum Association
Greetings All! I am Dr. Heidi Lung, Director of museum studies program at the University of Iowa and Board President of the Iowa Museum Association. I am pasionate about connecting students with community histories through engaging, dynamic, inquiry based strategies. I am sharing... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm CDT
Room 209

1:40pm CDT

OER + SS -- A Perfect Pair?
Join me to learn about OER (Open Educational Resources), how OER can be used with teaching Social Studies, the collaborative work we've done in the NW corner of the state, and discuss if they truly are a perfect pair...

Speakers
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Tyler Youngers

Instructional Technology Consultant, NWAEA
Instructional Technology Consultant in the northwest corner of the great state of Iowa. I also teach online courses on a variety of topics. Currently working in the areas of new social studies standards, digital learning, instructional design, OER, PBL, co-teaching, digital citizenship... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm CDT
Room 205

1:40pm CDT

Where Would You Like to Go Today? Exploring Google’s Mapping Tools to Promote Creation in the Classroom
Go beyond map quizzes and use digital mapping tools that allow your students to create immersive experiences to demonstrate learning and communicate conclusions. This session will explore free technologies that move students from consumption to creation as they explore the world. We will focus on My Maps, Tour Builder, and Tour Creator as tools for a student-centered experience.

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Speakers
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Alex Glade

Social Studies Consultant, Heartland AEA
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Holly Glade

Teacher, Dallas Center-Grimes Schools


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm CDT
Room 201

1:40pm CDT

Women's Suffrage in Iowa-A Brief History & Resources
Leo Landis, state curator with the State Historical Society of Iowa, will provide an overview of the women's suffrage effort in Iowa. The session will discuss leaders from the 1850s to 1920, as well as activities across the state. Landis will provide a list of resources for teaching the history of suffrage in Iowa.

Speakers
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Leo Landis

State Historical Society of Iowa
Leo Landis is the State Curator for the State Historical Society of Iowa. He has his bachelor of science in History from Iowa State University and a master of arts in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University. He has completed all but his dissertation toward a Ph... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm CDT
Room 207

1:40pm CDT

Deepening Diversity. American Indian Content in the 6-12 Curriculum
This workshop will discuss examples of how to easily include Native content into the 6-12 curriculum. Based on teaching standards, we will explore several examples and discuss issues around teaching American Indian content. Note: This is a double session. 

Speakers
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Sebastian Braun

Professor, Iowa State University


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:40pm - 3:50pm CDT
Room 211

2:50pm CDT

Assessing Social Studies Thinking and the Iowa Core Anchor Standards
An introduction to the attempts we have made in Cedar Rapids to creating performance based assessments targeting the Iowa Core Anchors and social studies thinking skills.

Speakers
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Kris Fry

Teacher/Instructional Coach, Cedar Rapids Schools
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Chad Bakkum

Cedar Rapids Schools


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:50pm CDT
Room 209

2:50pm CDT

Get 'em to Think Critically!
Join me to learn about the excellent resources available to K-12 Social Studies teachers to get students to think critically! We'll review several resources, discuss how they fit into the new standards, and have time to share-out the awesome things that are being used across the state.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Youngers

Tyler Youngers

Instructional Technology Consultant, NWAEA
Instructional Technology Consultant in the northwest corner of the great state of Iowa. I also teach online courses on a variety of topics. Currently working in the areas of new social studies standards, digital learning, instructional design, OER, PBL, co-teaching, digital citizenship... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:50pm CDT
Room 205

2:50pm CDT

Teaching Contemporary Global Studies
Participants will walk through a DBQ on the Civil War in Syria that they can use in their 6th or 7th grade classrooms.  Resources, including a writing guide, will be included.

Speakers
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Jake Wager

Teacher, Johnston Schools


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:50pm CDT
Room 207

2:50pm CDT

Teaching with Primary Sources and Iowa History
Learn about free, downloadable and printable Primary Source Sets that will help you teach Iowa history within larger national and international historical topics.

Speakers
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Jennifer Cooley

Education Manager, State Historical Society of Iowa


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:50pm CDT
Room 203

2:50pm CDT

Using QFT to Design Unit Level Questions
This session will show how you can use the QFocus Technique to help develop your compelling and/or supporting unit questions throughout the school year. The presenter will talk about successes and failure using the technique and how it changed the way she approached unit design.

Speakers
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Janet Wills

Teacher, Southeast Valley



Thursday June 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:50pm CDT
Room 201

2:50pm CDT

Your Time is Now: Participating in the Elections Process
Best practices on student, parent and community involvement in civic engagement through meaningful discussion and active participation while educating them about Iowa’s unique role in the political process.

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Kristina Aleksander

Secretary of State's Office
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Sherill Whisenand

Project Director, Secretary of State's Office


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:50pm CDT
Auditorium