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Sunday, October 28
 

2:00pm CDT

Registration
Sunday October 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
1st Floor Lyon County History Center

2:30pm CDT

HGSS State Assessment: The state assessment embedded in instruction
This session will provide guidance and information preparing teachers to administer the 2020 classroom based state HGSS assessment.  Performance level descriptions, draft rubrics, and sample tasks will be presented.  Teacher will receive information and be able to pose questions.



Speakers
avatar for Don Gifford

Don Gifford

HGSS Educational Consultant, KSDE
Don taught for 32 years in 1A, 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A schools in Kansas. He left the classroom in 2010 for the State Department of Education. Don is the coordinator for Civic Engagement for KSDE and has supervised and facilitated History, Government, and Social Studies Standards (HGSS... Read More →



Sunday October 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm CDT
3rd Floor Lyon County History Center
  Sunday Session, Civics

2:30pm CDT

Resources for Teaching Personal Finance and Economics in the Elementary Classroom
Need resources for integrating personal finance and economics in your elementary classroom?  Attendees will receive free copies of tried and true resources along with the training on how to use them in your K-6 classroom. Teachers and students will enjoy using the Financial Fitness for Life and Financial Foundations for Kids along with learning how to the new online resource EconEdLink.  
 

Speakers
avatar for Angela Howdeshell

Angela Howdeshell

Vice President for Programs and Administration, Kansas Council for Economic Education
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Kim Palcic

Madison Place Elementary
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April Schoenberg

Northview Elementary


Sunday October 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm CDT
2nd Floor Lounge Lyon County History Center
  Sunday Session, Economics

2:30pm CDT

Modernizing Social Studies in the Elementary Classroom Workshop
Kids having a hard time sitting still for your lessons?  Stop the lecturing madness and engage all of their brain! Attending this presentation will show you steps to get into Teaching Heaven while having content driven lessons. Learn to engage their whole brain, which allows for less time for little rascals to get off task.  Come see how Emporia State University’s instructor is helping to revolutionize instruction and make learning fun for all grade levels.

Speakers
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Todd Roberts

ESU Elementary Methods


Sunday October 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
Loretto Langley Kids Zone - 2nd Floor Lyon County History Center

2:30pm CDT

National Geographic's Geo Inquiry Process in Action!
National Geographic’s Geo-Inquiry Process is a new integrated, project-based process that connects real-world challenges to the classroom that help students ask geographic questions, collect information, visualize data, create compelling stories, and become advocates for change. This session will highlight practical applications in the classroom—including ideas for applying Geo-Inquiry to the National Geographic Geo-Challenge on reducing the impact of plastics. You'll walk away with Geo-Inquiry guides, student workbooks, professional learning opportunities, and online courses for educators free of charge.


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 →


Sunday October 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
1st Floor Lyon County History Center

2:30pm CDT

Free Tours of Red Rocks, Home of Pultizer Prize Winner William Allen White - 927 Exchange Street
From 2:30 to 5:30, the William Allen White Community Partnership will be hosting free tours of Red Rocks, the home of Pulitzer Prize winning editor and author, William Allen White. Red Rocks is just a few blocks from the Lyon County History Center.

Refreshments will be served and information about field trip scholarships and a free video about William Allen White will be provided.  

John Chanley and Elly Dice, from Americus Junior High School, will also be available to share information about their 7th grade field trip to Red Rocks.


Sunday October 28, 2018 2:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
927 Exchange Street

3:30pm CDT

Implementing a National Geographic Funded Project Girl Power GIS
National Geographic Society's Project funds "explorers" to implement projects related to geography.  Here's how you do it.  Participants will explore the process that funded three different co-horts to learn geographic information systems.

Speakers
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Debra Bolton

Kansas State University


Sunday October 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm CDT
2nd Floor Lounge Lyon County History Center

3:30pm CDT

Social Studies Teachers and Local Museums: A Match Made in Heaven
This session will focus on how social studies teachers can collaborate with their local museums and/or historical societies to create hands-on activities that will engage their students in the study of local history. During the session, the History Center’s education coordinator will lead a tour of the museum and share activities she has created for local teachers, such as a cemetery walking tour and History to Go Boxes.  A summer intern will share activities she created for two of the History to Go Boxes.  


Speakers
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Hailey Hilgendorf

Emporia State University
Preservice Teacher
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Lisa Soller

Lyon County History Center


Sunday October 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm CDT
3rd Floor Lyon County History Center

4:00pm CDT

Epic! Connections
Social emotional learning and civic engagement are paramount in classrooms today.  In this session we will explore what you already do and connect this to ideas to strengthen these skills for your students.  Come explore the books on Epic! and learn how to pair these with current fiction and chapter books you are using in your classroom to support social emotional learning and civic engagement.  We will explore pairing nonfiction selections with what you are already doing to engage readers, enhance prior knowledge, and allow students to connect globally for civic engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Rice

Lori Rice

Teacher, West Elementary
Lori Rice is a fourth-grade teacher at West Elementary in Wamego, KS, who has taught K-2 reading as well as kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade since 1996. She has a passion for creativity, learning, questioning and the whole child. Her classroom is a place of acceptance and... Read More →



Sunday October 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:20pm CDT
Loretto Langley Kids Zone - 2nd Floor Lyon County History Center
  Sunday Workshop, Elementary

4:00pm CDT

Historical Thinking Boot Camp: Training Students to Think Like Historians
Social Studies today is different. Students are expected to analyze primary source documents, learn to corroborate, contextualize, detect bias, and make a claim with supporting evidence. This can be a HUGE change in thinking for many students. I have developed a Historical Thinking Boot Camp where I spend two weeks training my students out to think like historians. They learn important terms and how to apply it, participate in hands-on activities, and get valuable resources to help them throughout the year. And push-ups may be involved...

Speakers
avatar for Jill Weber

Jill Weber

Cheney Middle School



Sunday October 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:20pm CDT
1st Floor Lyon County History Center

5:45pm CDT

Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony and Reception
We hope you will join us for the reception and awards ceremony that will honor this year's recipients of outstanding teaching awards from the Kansas Council for the Social Studies, Kansas Council for History Education, Kansas Geographic Alliance, and the Kansas Council for Economic Education.  An overall State Social Studies Teacher of the Award will be selected from the four groups and recognized during the ceremony.  Heavy Hors D'oeuvres will be served along with beer and wine.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Breakstone

Joel Breakstone

Executive Director, Stanford History Education Group
Our conference keynote speaker is Joel Breakstone, executive director of the Stanford History Education Group. Yup. That Stanford History Education Group. The one with the very cool lessons and the brand new Online Civic Literacy activities designed specifically to help you build engaged and informed citizens. So tell your friends – this is gonna be awesome... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 5:45pm - 7:00pm CDT
3rd Floor Lyon County History Center
 
Monday, October 29
 

7:30am CDT

Registration
Monday October 29, 2018 7:30am - 8:45am CDT
Alumni Lounge on 2nd Floor of Memorial Union

8:30am CDT

Keynote Address: Beyond selfies and hashtags: New digital literacy curriculum and assessments
Having grown up with digital devices, many young people can seamlessly Tweet, post selfies to Instagram, and watch the latest viral videos on YouTube—sometimes all at the same time. But can these digital natives determine who has funded a website or evaluate the evidence provided in an online debate? This session will explore new curriculum and assessments designed by the Stanford History Education Group to help students evaluate online content.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Breakstone

Joel Breakstone

Executive Director, Stanford History Education Group
Our conference keynote speaker is Joel Breakstone, executive director of the Stanford History Education Group. Yup. That Stanford History Education Group. The one with the very cool lessons and the brand new Online Civic Literacy activities designed specifically to help you build engaged and informed citizens. So tell your friends – this is gonna be awesome... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am CDT
Colonial Ballroom ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

9:30am CDT

Adding BuzzWorthy Engagement to the Social Studies
Can we combine civic engagement, technology and project based learning in a cohesive way? You bet we can, and when we do, our classes become more engaging. Check out our methods of how we combine these three components to expand learning opportunities and make your classes more buzzworthy. Hear about a new projects that can easily be integrated into your classes as well as how to use Google Sites as a basis for future designs. Join us for a a fun session full of ideas, laughs and some new teaching designs.  

Speakers
avatar for Derek Schutte

Derek Schutte

Teacher, Halstead High School
Follow on Twitter @coachschutte
avatar for TJ Warsnak

TJ Warsnak

Teacher, Halstead High School



Monday October 29, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
Blue Key Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

9:30am CDT

Counting on People: Elementary Activities for Global Citizenship
Engage in human geography and civics activities to encourage environmental stewardship in young learners. In this workshop, participants will discover hands-on activities designed to connect students to the world around them – both people and the environment. They will come away with ideas for helping students to explore the fundamentals of human geography including how populations grow and use resources, the importance of healthy ecosystems and healthy communities. At the same time, these activities build 21st Century Skills. Engage in role-playing simulations, concept-mapping and inquiry-based activities that work well with all kinds of learners. Receive electronic lesson plans.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Metzger

Stephanie Metzger

Instructor/PDS Supervisor, Emporia State University
Stephanie Metzger is currently an instructor and supervises student teaching interns for the PDS program at Emporia State University. She has taught for 23 years in Lebo, Emporia, and Olpe schools districts. During her teaching career, she has taught 1st- 5th grades as well as instructing... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
MU 250 A: KSN Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 1, Elementary

9:30am CDT

Expanding Geographic Thinking with Google's Tour Builder
Want to help your students visualize a battle? Or illustrate why shipping along the Mississippi is so vital? How about having your students plan a road trip to historical sites in Kansas or trace the Santa Fe Trail? Google’s Tour Builder can help you do all this and more. This session will explore Tour Builder and the ways it lets you combine locations on the map, images, videos, and written content. Come learn about this easy to learn tool and the ways it can help you increase spatial learning and thinking in your classroom.

Speakers
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Deborah Hann

Emporia State University


Monday October 29, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
MU 250 C: EKSC Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

9:30am CDT

Integrating We the People Into Your Government Curriculum
The We the People process can be your culminating assessment for your government class, allowing students to pick topics of their interest, work in groups, present the product in a professional manner, and answer questions over the material.

Speakers
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Ken Thomas

Blue Valley Northwest High School


Monday October 29, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
Kanza Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 1, Civics

9:30am CDT

Mapping Your Way Through History! Engaging ways to integrate history and geography.
In this workshop participants discuss how to engage middle schoolers deeply in historical study by grounding events in the places they occurred. Combining the teaching of history and geography is nothing new but how do you easily integrate geography and history, so engagement and retention is highest for your students? This workshop applies hands-on mapping, proven inquiry strategies to consider the impact environmental factors had on historic figures, their behaviors, places and the events that unfolded. The strategies we will focus on can be applied to both US and World History courses.Participants will be able to download a free lesson, and walk away with the materials that we use for the session.  


Speakers
avatar for Nicole Padilla

Nicole Padilla

Curriculum Specialist, Social Studies School Service


Monday October 29, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
MU 250 E: Phi Delta Kappa Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 1

9:30am CDT

Rethinking the Humanities: It's Not Just Social Studies and Language Arts
Students are inundated with information daily, hourly and even by the minute with our ever-growing world of technology. In order to build and grow civically engaged students, educators must teach the basics of how to make connections between multiples pieces of text and genres. By building the foundation of analyzing primary source documents within an ELA classroom, students are able to carry reading and writing skills into their Social Studies classes to increase civic literacy across contents, time periods and genres.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlin Hoyle

Kaitlin Hoyle

8th grade ELA, Wamego USD 320
In December of 2012, I graduated from KSU with a Bachelors of Science in Education majoring in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English/ Language Arts and completed my masters in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Reading Specialist from FHSU in the spring of 2017... Read More →


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Monday October 29, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
MU 250 F: Xi Phi Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

9:30am CDT

Teaching the Holocaust
This session will cove ideas, pedagogy, and what to avoid when teaching the Holocaust.  The presenter will be Joan Reichardt who is a 2011-2012 fellow for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. She will be sharing the museums guidelines for teaching the Holocaust as well as many of the  tools available for teachers on the museums website.

Speakers
avatar for Joan Reichardt

Joan Reichardt

Augusta High School


Monday October 29, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
MU 250 B: Black and Gold Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

9:30am CDT

The First Year of Teaching - What's it Really Like?
Are you a preservice teacher who is wondering what the first year of teaching is REALLY like?  This panel of first and second year teachers will share their tips for setting up a classroom, establishing classroom rules, creating engaging lessons, and surviving the ups and downs of a beginning teacher. The panel will be facilitated by Jill Weber, Cheney Middle School.  Panelists will include Annie Thimesch, Elly Dice, and Grant Bachura.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Weber

Jill Weber

Cheney Middle School


Monday October 29, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
Roe Cross ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

9:30am CDT

Why What Happened in 1882 Still Matters
This session will focus on how students in a US history course use an analysis of past government policy debates to create advice for current policy makers debating similar contemporary policies.

For example- Students will learn how to use the debate over the Chinese Exclusion Act to give advice to policy makers currently debating immigration policy.

We will discuss the website I created for my class format.  https://sites.google.com/view/fulbrights-u-s-history/immigration-case-study-1



Speakers
avatar for Thomas Fulbright

Thomas Fulbright

Teacher, Hope Street Academy
I teach Social Studies at Hope Street Academy- a charter school in Topeka, KS. I am also the VP of the Kansas Council for the Social Studies.



Monday October 29, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
MU 250 D: Miller Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

10:30am CDT

Breaking Barriers For Your Students Through Financial Education
Financial education at an early age can lead to a positive outlook and equips students with the resources they need to be successful. Our three financial education programs (Vault 4-6, FutureSmart 6-9 and EVERFI Financial Literacy 9-12) provide a rich foundation in areas such as budgeting, investing, credit, taxes, and financing higher education.  The resources are student-driven, standards-aligned, and have assessments embedded into them.  Join us or visit EVERFI.com to learn more.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Hart

Erica Hart

Senior Schools Manager, EverFi
EVERFI: Connecting Learning to the Real WorldEVERFI is a digital education platform that provides online resources to educators seeking to teach their students essential life skills. Thanks to hundreds of partners that share our mission, we deliver these critical skills to 25,000... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am CDT
MU 250 B: Black and Gold Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 2

10:30am CDT

Building Reading Like a Historian Lessons: Strategies and Design Principles
Participants will explore the design principles of the Stanford History Education Group’s Reading Like a Historian curriculum and learn strategies for constructing engaging, accessible inquiry-based history lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Breakstone

Joel Breakstone

Executive Director, Stanford History Education Group
Our conference keynote speaker is Joel Breakstone, executive director of the Stanford History Education Group. Yup. That Stanford History Education Group. The one with the very cool lessons and the brand new Online Civic Literacy activities designed specifically to help you build engaged and informed citizens. So tell your friends – this is gonna be awesome... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am CDT
Blue Key Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

10:30am CDT

Civics, STEM, and Social Studies
Don’t miss this STEMulating session on Civics and Sustainability in the current climate. Engage and empower students as citizen-scientists and change-makers. Examine and respond to human/environmental conflict through technology, problem solving, and geo-inquiry activities. Classroom-ready takeaways to move your class beyond analysis paralysis.

Speakers
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Kim Gilman

Teacher, Hocker Grove Middle School


Monday October 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am CDT
MU 250 E: Phi Delta Kappa Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 2

10:30am CDT

Creating MINDFUL Citizens in a Post-Truth Era
“Post-truth”—the 2016 word of the year—describes circumstances when objective facts are less influential than personal beliefs and it occurs when we share information without critically reading. So how can we prepare our students to be informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens? Well, one step is to work with them to become MINDFUL creators and consumers of online content—a component of developing into ethical digital citizens. This session will review the MINDFUL acronym (Turner & Hicks, 2016) in relation to teaching students how to be conscientious readers and writers of online media in a social studies classroom and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Lickteig

Amanda Lickteig

Emporia State University



Monday October 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am CDT
MU 250 F: Xi Phi Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

10:30am CDT

Encouraging Civic Engagement
The League of Women Voters of Emporia recently began a project entitled, “Making Democracy Work for the Next Generation.”  The pilot study involving high school and college students revealed that students are eager to be more involved in civic engagement but often need guidance. Members of the Emporia League will share results of their study and ideas for enhancing students’ knowledge of and attitude toward civic engagement and awareness of current events. Resources will be suggested for assisting participants wishing to encourage civic engagement in their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Briggs

Teresa Briggs

League of Women Voters
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Bob Grover

League of Women Voters



Monday October 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am CDT
Roe Cross ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

10:30am CDT

Modernizing Elementary Social Studies
This is a shortened version of Todd's Sunday workshop:  Kids having a hard time sitting still for your lessons?  Stop the lecturing madness and engage all of their brain! Attending this presentation will show you steps to get into Teaching Heaven while having content driven lessons. Learn to engage their whole brain, which allows for less time for little rascals to get off task.  Come see how Emporia State University’s instructor is helping to revolutionize instruction and make learning fun for all grade levels.

Speakers
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Todd Roberts

ESU Elementary Methods


Monday October 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am CDT
MU 250 A: KSN Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 2

10:30am CDT

Saving Kiribati: Teaching Human-Environmental Interaction Using Design Thinking
Looking for a new way to address climate change in the classroom?  In this hands-on lesson, students work through Stanford's Design Thinking Process to develop empathy for Pacific Islanders affected by sea level rise and engage in real world problem solving.

Speakers
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Casey Krouse

Pleasant Ridge Middle


Monday October 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am CDT
MU 250 C: EKSC Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 2

10:30am CDT

Students Discovering Unsung Heroes
Preparing for the upcoming changes in the Social Studies Assessment? Looking for a way to rigorously engage students? The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes has developed a NEW curriculum to address these needs and more.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan (Nate) McAlister

Nathan (Nate) McAlister

Teacher of History, Seaman High School
avatar for Susan Sittenauer

Susan Sittenauer

Teacher, Seaman High School
I have taught at Seaman High School for the past 34 years. I teach U.S. History and Civil and Criminal Rights.In addition, I co-sponsor History Day at SHS.


Monday October 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am CDT
Kanza Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 2

10:30am CDT

Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict with Primary Sources
The Arab-Israeli conflict is in the news every day and understanding it is critical to being a global citizen.  Using a historical approach with an emphasis on primary sources, this session connects the history of the conflict to the current situation.  Through presentation, the use of accessible classroom technologies, discussion and work in small groups, participants will develop content knowledge, experience student activities, and receive lesson plans and corresponding primary source materials.


Speakers
avatar for Andrew Askuvich

Andrew Askuvich

Trainer, Institute for Curriculum Services
The Institute for Curriculum Services (ICS) is dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 education on Jews, Judaism, and Israel in the United States. We do this by developing standards-aligned curricula and training teachers around the country. We believe an excellent education is... Read More →



Monday October 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am CDT
MU 250 D: Miller Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

11:30am CDT

Lunch & Vendors
Enjoy the Taco Buffet - BEFORE OR AFTER - you visit the FIFTEEN vendors as well as the state social studies organizations who will be located around the ballroom.  As you visit each vendor and organization, be sure to pick up a red ticket that you can enter in the door prize drawing that will be held after the last session ends at 2:50.  (You must be present to win!)   The more tickets you collect and drop in the door prize box, the more chances you have to win a GREAT prize.

The Taco Buffet will be available from 11:30 to 12:30.

Once you've visited all of the vendors and organizations and eaten your lunch, we hope you will enjoy the free time to visit with colleagues about Joel Breakstone's keynote address or one of the morning sessions you especially enjoyed.  We also encourage you to visit the rest of the Memorial Union as well as the ESU campus!

Room Assignments:
Kansas Geographic Alliance - MU 250 B/Black and Gold Room
Kansas Council for the Social Studies - MU 250 C/EKSC Room
Kansas Council for History Education - MU 250 F/Xi Phi Room
Kansas Council for Economic Education will have a Vendor table located by MU 250 B and C.

Some of the Door Prizes that will be given away include:
Truman Library and Museum:  Four Tickets to the Harry S. Truman Museum
Kansas State History Museum:  Field trip to Museum for a class of 25
Eisenhower Library and Museum:  Friends of Eisenhower Membership (includes free admission for two for a year) + other Ike goodies
KNEA - Bag and t-shirts
2 Into You Ed Products - Locker basket with goodies
Flint Hills Map Project - 3-CD set of Tallgrass Express String Band's CDs "Songs of the Kansas Flint Hills"



Monday October 29, 2018 11:30am - 12:50pm CDT
Colonial Ballroom ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

1:00pm CDT

Connecting Content Across a Course, Department, or School With Thinking Maps
Thinking maps are visual patterns linked directly to 8 specific thought processes and skills for any course, but perfect for the Social Studies!  We will focus on the use of these maps in a US History classroom and demonstrate how easily connections are made.  By bringing together content and visual thinking we can help students create images of abstract thoughts within our content area.  Used across a department or school, these maps create a consistent language for learning.  These integrate with any content area and allow for differentiation and student-directed learning in our courses.

Speakers
avatar for Kristoffer Barikmo

Kristoffer Barikmo

Instructional Coach, Shawnee Mission East HS



Monday October 29, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
MU 250 D: Miller Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

1:00pm CDT

Get Out The Vote - Historically Speaking
Engage with primary sources from the Dole Archives! Investigate constituent letters from Kansans in 1969 about changing the voting age from 21 to 18 with the 26th Amendment. A mock debate allows your students to deliberate on the “Senate floor” and advance discussion on voting rights with valid points for each side. Other primary source activities will be presented such as additional student-written constituent letters, other research topics, and a new endeavor from the Dole Archives – an archives-oriented digital breakout game.

Speakers
avatar for Dole Institute

Dole Institute

Public Education Coordinator, Dole Institute of Politics



Monday October 29, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
MU 250 B: Black and Gold Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 3

1:00pm CDT

HERS and HIStory: Collaborative Projects and Class-Wide Engaging Strategies and Simulations
In this session Ty Unrau & Kaitlin (Woellhof) Unrau will share projects and simulations they have developed and adapted while working across the hall from each other the past three years at Valley Center High School.  Example projects include: Ultimate Warrior (AOE), Preventing WWI, World Domination Competition, School-Wide Electoral College Simulation, Taking on Terrorism & Woodstock! Each project features a writing and technology component and a holistic approach towards the state standards in World History, American History and Government.

Speakers
avatar for Ty Unrau

Ty Unrau

Teacher, Valley Center High School
15 years experience teaching Government
KU

Kaitlin Unrau

Valley Center USD 262



Monday October 29, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Blue Key Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

1:00pm CDT

HGSS State Assessment: The state assessment embedded in instruction
This session will provide guidance and information preparing teachers to administer the 2020 classroom based state HGSS assessment.  Performance level descriptions, draft rubrics, and sample tasks will be presented.  Teacher will receive information and be able to pose questions.

Speakers
avatar for Don Gifford

Don Gifford

HGSS Educational Consultant, KSDE
Don taught for 32 years in 1A, 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A schools in Kansas. He left the classroom in 2010 for the State Department of Education. Don is the coordinator for Civic Engagement for KSDE and has supervised and facilitated History, Government, and Social Studies Standards (HGSS... Read More →



Monday October 29, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Kanza Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 3

1:00pm CDT

Keeping Up The Engagement in an Overly "Technical" World
Finding ways to increase student engagement (block schedule focused) while utilizing new technology innovation.  The key is collaboration, not just the technology.  Attendee's will learn about different instructional strategies that will discuss implementation of Geography into a HS curriculum, as well as how civic engagement can play a major role in the engagement...plus much more!  

Speakers
avatar for Emily Snyder

Emily Snyder

Maize South High School



Monday October 29, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
MU 250 C: EKSC Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

1:00pm CDT

Shall We Play a Game...Utilizing Games, Role-Plays, and Simulations in the Classroom
Games and simulations are a great way to get students actively involved in the learning process.  This workshop is designed to introduce the concept of utilizing games, role-plays and simulation within the classroom.  It will evaluate and discuss key elements of games, role-plays and  simulations, how to manage them, and allow participants to participate in a simulation to understand these key concepts.

Speakers
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Tom Barker

Teacher Middle School, Lawrence Public Schools



Monday October 29, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
MU 250 F: Xi Phi Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

1:00pm CDT

Soldiers of The Revolution
Engage students in the lives of the soldiers of the Continental Army.  Multiple stand-alone lessons will be presented to supplement your Revolutionary War unit, focusing on people instead of events.  Lessons include the day to day experience of the commanders and soldiers, the experience of African American combatants and the complex choices they faced, and the economic struggles faced by the Patriot government and soldiers.  Additional website resources will be shared.

Speakers
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Michele Rowley

Robinson Middle School



Monday October 29, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
MU 250 A: KSN Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 3

1:00pm CDT

The 411 on Summer PD
Why spend your summers working a second job, coaching, or just laying around by the pool, when you could be exploring the lives of our founding fathers or traversing the globe with leading scholars? Find out more in this panel discussion on summer professional development programs led by KCHE Board President Emily Williams featuring Nathan McAlister, Kim Gilman, Janeal Schmidt, and Casey Meier.


Speakers
avatar for Emily Williams

Emily Williams

I teach U.S. History and AP U.S. History at Derby High School (USD 260). I am also an adjunct instructor for Newman University and president of the Kansas Council for History Education. My passions are history, learning, and inspiring a love of learning in others.



Monday October 29, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Roe Cross ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 3

1:00pm CDT

Using Art as Primary Sources: Methods and Models
Using primary sources in the classroom to stimulate higher level thinking and learning has become mainstream, but their selection is most often limited to written documents.  This presentation by the Kansas Consortium for Teaching about Asia will show instead how to use visual materials as primary sources.  Templates for student use that are readily available will be introduced along with other resources.  These will bring a new dimension to teaching, especially in history and world history classes.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Hope

Nancy Hope

coordinator, Kansas Consortium for Teaching About Asia
Nancy has Masters Degrees in education, fine arts, and art history from Boston University, University of Georgia and University of Kansas. She lived nearly nine years in Japan, first as an officer in the US Navy and then as a designer and dyer of kimono. Her presentation will cover... Read More →



Monday October 29, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
MU 250 E: Phi Delta Kappa Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

2:00pm CDT

Beyond the Bubble: New Assessments of Historical Thinking
Participants will learn how to use historical thinking assessments designed by the Stanford History Education Group that incorporate documents from the Library of Congress’s archives. Participants will examine assessments, rubrics, and sample student responses.


Speakers
avatar for Joel Breakstone

Joel Breakstone

Executive Director, Stanford History Education Group
Our conference keynote speaker is Joel Breakstone, executive director of the Stanford History Education Group. Yup. That Stanford History Education Group. The one with the very cool lessons and the brand new Online Civic Literacy activities designed specifically to help you build engaged and informed citizens. So tell your friends – this is gonna be awesome... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Blue Key Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

2:00pm CDT

Bring it On! Hands-On, Primary Sources, C3, ELA & Fun for Elementary Social Studies
You CAN teach elementary with primary sources and provide hands-on experiences through a C3 lens! This hands-on session includes informed action strategies and all the dimensions of the inquiry arc.  Prepare students to be engaged young citizens in a way that is hands-on, memorable and fun! In this workshop we will combine primary sources, hands-on experiences, interactive technology, and even a comic strip with reading, writing, critical thinking, speaking and listening skills. For all of us who have trouble finding time to teach social studies and must combine it with ELA, we’ve got you covered! Free lesson take-away.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Padilla

Nicole Padilla

Curriculum Specialist, Social Studies School Service


Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
MU 250 A: KSN Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 4

2:00pm CDT

Critical Thinking Strategies
Google makes rote memorization obsolete. Our world needs people who can empathize, discuss deeply and respectfully, and apply knowledge to solve problems. Design thinking, BookSnaps, and Podcasting are great tools for every teacher.

Speakers
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Kyle McClure

Integration Specialist, Buhler USD 313


Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
MU 250 F: Xi Phi Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

2:00pm CDT

Memorializing the Fallen: Civic Engagement Through Fallen Hero Research
Learn about primary source and curriculum resources from National History Day, The American Battle Monuments Commission, and the World War I Centennial Commission, covering World War I and World War II, and how to engage students in researching and paying tribute to veterans from their community.

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Kyle Johnson

Seaman Middle School


Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
MU 250 E: Phi Delta Kappa Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

2:00pm CDT

Religion in the Classroom: Exploring the New C3 Supplement
Anti-religious (particularly anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim) sentiment is on the uptick in the United States and Europe.  Education about and exposure to the world’s religious traditions is critical for students as they move toward becoming global citizens.  Focusing on the new C3 Supplement on Teaching about Religion, this interactive session explores the legal foundations in the United States for teaching about religion in schools, uses case studies to consider the very real challenges involved in teaching this topic, and provides both guidelines and compelling digital options for incorporating the study of religion into your classroom. Teachers of students at every level—elementary, middle and high school—will benefit from this session.  

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Askuvich

Andrew Askuvich

Trainer, Institute for Curriculum Services
The Institute for Curriculum Services (ICS) is dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 education on Jews, Judaism, and Israel in the United States. We do this by developing standards-aligned curricula and training teachers around the country. We believe an excellent education is... Read More →



Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
MU 250 D: Miller Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

2:00pm CDT

The 411 on Summer PD
Why spend your summers working a second job, coaching, or just laying around by the pool, when you could be exploring the lives of our founding fathers or traversing the globe with leading scholars? Find out more in this panel discussion on summer professional development programs led by KCHE Board President Emily Williams featuring Nathan McAlister, Kim Gilman, Janeal Schmidt, and Casey Meier.


Speakers
avatar for Emily Williams

Emily Williams

I teach U.S. History and AP U.S. History at Derby High School (USD 260). I am also an adjunct instructor for Newman University and president of the Kansas Council for History Education. My passions are history, learning, and inspiring a love of learning in others.



Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Roe Cross ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 4

2:00pm CDT

The Secret to Organizing and Implementing School-Wide Civic Engagement at Your School
Learn how one elementary school and their community worked together to implement  school wide civic engagement to include lessons on leadership, digital citizenship,  soft skills,  civil discourse,  and community service in small groups of 10-12 students. Each group included  3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students led by a staff member.  Watch as students go through the process of choosing, voting on, and completing a project for either our school, our community, or our world.  You will receive a QR code that will connect you with a presentation, pictures, videos, and lesson plans so your school can get started too.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Gage

Paula Gage

Special Education, Sunflower Elementary School
I have a passion for getting children involved with their community and getting the community involved with the school. We are teaching ways to have civil discourse, express feelings, and grow in our leadership skills. We don't have to all agree, but we all need to be respectful... Read More →
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Melinda Dee Pitzer

Teacher, Sunflower Elementary School


Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Kanza Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 4

2:00pm CDT

Welcome to IKEducation
Since its inception in 2013, IKEducation has developed programs and activities that connect students of all ages to the life and times of Dwight D. Eisenhower by complementing the primary sources and exhibits found in the Eisenhower Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home, as well as meeting state and national educational standards. This program will introduce attendees to examples of the learning opportunities IKEducation offers teachers and students.  An introduction to the "Rosie the Riveter" program will also be included in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Mitzi Bankes-Gose

Mitzi Bankes-Gose

Director of K-12 Education, IKEducation, Eisenhower Foundation
Museum Education


Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
MU 250 B: Black and Gold Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

2:00pm CDT

Where are We? Inquiry-Based Learning with Geoguessr
Utilizing the web-based program Geoguessr, participants will participate in the creation of an inquiry-based lesson which utilizes the program to incorporate geography with other contents. Employing an inquiry-based learning and C3 Social Studies framework, a modified lesson plan will be shared which models potential classroom use. Students are placed somewhere on Google Earth with the ultimate goal of determining where in the world they are. Students explore the area, gathering clues from signs, images, and landmarks. Emphasis will be placed on student-generated questions.

Speakers
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Seth Lickteig

Kansas State University



Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
MU 250 C: EKSC Room ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor
  Session 4

2:50pm CDT

Door Prizes
Monday October 29, 2018 2:50pm - 3:00pm CDT
Colonial Ballroom ESU Memorial Union 2nd Floor