5:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Awards & Civics Panel | West Sixth Barrel Room The Friday night panel and mixer will be held in West Sixth Brewery’s Barrel Room. West Sixth supports local charities doing good work in Kentucky and Cincinnati through the Sixth for a Cause program.
Jacqueline Coleman: KCSS Steering Committee member, former Assistant Principal at Nelson County High School, high school civics teacher, adjunct political science professor, candidate for Lt. Governor
Tyler Murphy: Teacher, Boyle County High School, (formerly Woodford County Middle School), Governor's Scholars Program Assistant Campus Director, candidate for Fayette County School Board
DeBraun Thomas: Founder of Take Back Cheapside; Organizer, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Jazmin Smith: Attorney, host of My Old Kentucky Podcast
Michelle Elison, Kentucky Partnership Specialist, Philadelphia Regional Census Center
Christy Cartner, Bryan Station High School social studies teacher, KCSS Steering Committee member
Enjoy a drink on us! Featuring the music of John Hatfield, local musician and social studies teacher
Saturday, September 15, 2018 | Agenda
8:00—8:45 a.m. | Registration, Dickey Hall 109
Breakfast available and visit our vendor tables
8:45-9:30 a.m. | Morning Keynote, Dr. Gerry Swan, Taylor Education Auditorium
Dr. Gerry Swanis an Associate Professor of Instructional systems Design and Assistant Dean for Program Assessment in the University of Kentucky's College of Education. He looks to facilitate implementation of good(ish) practices through the OTIS initiative which focuses on building technology tools and processes to support the work schools do.
9:30-10:15 a.m. | Breakout Sessions I
10:25-11:05 a.m. | Breakout Sessions II
11:05-11:25 a.m. | Break & Light Snacks in Dickey Hall
11:25a.m.-12:10p.m. | Breakout Sessions III
12:15p.m.-1:00p.m. | Breakout Sessions IV
1:05 p.m.—1:45 p.m. | Lunch and Keynote: Joel Pett, Taylor Education Building Auditorium
Joel Pett is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Pett's work has been featured in hundreds of periodicals across the United States, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times.
Lunch on Saturday will be provided by DV8 Kitchen. DV8 Kitchen was developed and operates as a second chance employment opportunity for people who are trying to redirect their lives. People in the early stage of substance abuse recovery often find it difficult to find employers willing to take a chance on them. One out of three employees at DV8 Kitchen will be a second-chance employee. Recently featured in the New York Times! Read it here.
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | KCSS Announcements
Teacher of the Year Winner
Kentucky Social Studies Advocate, KCSS and the University of Kentucky’s peer-reviewed journal
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. National Geographic Advisory Meeting (Kentucky Advisory Council Only), Dickey Hall 135
Descriptions of Sessions Session 1A: National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process, Grades 6-8; Scott Dobler Participants will be introduced to the Geo-Inquiry process developed by National Geographic. The steps are: Ask, Collect, Visualize, Create, and Act. The geo-inquiry process can be applied to problem-solving at local to global scales, and can be adapted to a single class meeting or over a longer period of time.
Session 1B: Writing Our Own American Creed, Grades 9-12; Maggie Brewer In a nation made up of various ethnicities, religions, beliefs, and backgrounds, how do we determine what makes us American? This session will examine the PBS film American Creed using resources created by National Writing Project teachers across the country.
Resources to accompany presentation can be found here.
Session 1C: My New Kentucky Home: Using Project-Based Learning to Engage Newcomers in Social Studies, Grades: 9-12; Donna Neary Jefferson County Public Schools enroll 8000 immigrants and refugees, learning English as a second language. What informed actions will engage these students in democratic processes, and provide the content and skills necessary to become active citizens? This session explores how project-based learning unlocks ESL students’ understanding of their new home.
Session 1D: Civics in Every Subject: Creating opportunities to take informed action across curriculum, Grades: K-12; Carly Muetterties Scholars have long identified schooling’s purpose as preparing students for active, informed, democratic civic life. For this reason, civic education is not limited to one subject area. Instead, civic education is both a responsibility and opportunity for all teachers. This session will discuss strategies for integrating meaningful civic education into every subject, particularly focusing on opportunities to take informed action.
Session 1E: Social Studies Standards Focus Group, Grades: K-12; Hosted By: Kentucky Department of Education, Lauren Gallicchio The Kentucky Department of Education wants YOUR feedback. Come share your perspective and weigh in on the proposed 2018 social studies standards. ***KCSS encourages all conference goers to plan on attending one of the two available focus group sessions.
Session 1F: Click, Teach, Engage: Online Teaching Tools at Your Fingertips, Grades: 9-12; Eva Johnston Come experience print ready and online learning modules, videos, and more that will engage your students. All materials are aligned to national standards and available free of charge. If you teach U.S. or World History, Government, Economics, Personal Finance or current events this session is for you. **See vendor table in Dickey Hall
Session 1G: C3 for K-3! Hands-on, Primary Sources, ELA & Fun for Elementary Social Studies! Grades: K-5; La Keisha Neal, Cindy Gosser 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. **See vendor table in Dickey Hall
Session 2A: National Geographic Giant Traveling Map of Kentucky, Grades K-5; Scott Dobler The Giant Traveling map is a classroom-sized map that you can use in your school. Lesson plans have been developed that cover Social Studies and Science content. Participants will be introduced to the map, and scheduled for delivery. Participants will be required to report their use of the map.
Session 2B: Thinking Out Loud, Grades 4-12; Rebecca Ingram, Dr. Rick Daniel Using the C3 Inquiry Arc, participants will examine and participate in thinking routines that engage students with sources of information, promote understanding through discussion, and lead to independent thinkers who can take informed action.
Session 2C: Should Our Students be Financially Literate or Class Conscious?, Grades: K-12; Kenny Stancil This session will rethink the efficacy of 'financial literacy' efforts by unpacking the assumptions embedded in and the implications of teaching students to be personally responsible consumers rather than socially empowered workers. Ideas for a critical pedagogy of economic insecurity and inequality will also be explored.
Session 2D: Preparing students for Global Citizenship, Grades: 9-12; Emily Rentschler This presentation will focus on reintroducing teachers to the concept and characteristics of global citizenship. Content will be focused around strategies and concepts for how to incorporate the content and skills for global citizenship within the World History curriculum, specifically focusing on incorporating multiple perspectives, interdependencies between regions throughout history, and problem solving.
Session 2E: Social Studies Standards Focus Group, Grades: K-12; Hosted By: Kentucky Department of Education, Lauren Gallicchio The Kentucky Department of Education wants YOUR feedback. Come share your perspective and weigh in on the proposed 2018 social studies standards. ***KCSS encourages all conference goers to plan on attending one of the two available focus group sessions.
Session 2F: Uncharted Territory No Longer: Increasing Data Literacy in Social Studies Classes, Grades: 9-12;Eva Johnston Teachers will be introduced to a free resource guide to help their students better understand visual displays and build their data literacy and historical inquiry skills. Access to a glossary of terms and chart types will be shared. This session is particularly applicable to U.S., World History, and government teachers. **See vendor table in Dickey Hall
Session 2G: Crime Scene Investigation: Analyze the Evidence; Solve the Mystery, Grades: 6-8; La Keshia Neal, Jennifer Carlson Engage middle schoolers deeply in primary source analysis, with a crime scene twist! In this workshop we will s address key standards from the ELA/SS Standards in a highly engaging, crime scene, primary source analysis experience. Take away full lesson. Can be applied to World and US History. **See vendor table in Dickey Hall Session 3A: Service-Learning in AP Classes: A Look at Student Work as Part of the AP With We Service Program, Grades: 9-12; Allison Hunt Examine the challenges and successes experienced with the implementation of service-learning in AP Human Geography. Student project samples will be shared. As of 2018, the AP with We Service program has now expanded to ALL AP courses!
Session 3B: Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict with Primary Sources, Grades: 6-12; Andrew Askuvich The Arab-Israeli conflict is in the news every day and understanding it is critical to being a global citizen. With an emphasis on primary sources, this session connects the history of the conflict to the current situation. Participants will develop content knowledge, experience student activities, and receive lesson plans.
Resources to accompany this session can be found here.
Session 3C: Right Here! Write Now! Grades: 6-8; Kennita Ballard This session will explore the role of writing and writing specific strategies to engage, empower and inspire students in how they interact with, analyze and apply civic education concepts.
Session 3D: History and Policy Education Program with the National History Center, Grades: 9-12; Amanda Perry The program aims to foster students’ understanding of the value of historical perspectives for policy decision making, and to enhance their civic engagement by connecting historical studies to policymaking conversations. HPEP is designed to get students to work collaboratively to select an historical subject that can illuminate the present, conduct research into that history, develop a format for the presentation of findings, identify and invite relevant stakeholders to a briefing, and make a public presentation that reviews their findings and explains its policy implications.
Session 3E: 2020 Census: Statistics in Schools, Grades: K-12;Michelle Elison As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the decennial census counts every person, one time, and in the correct place. Establishing early partnerships with our Kentucky schools will be critical to ensuring a complete and accurate count in 2020. The U.S. Census Bureau provides important free resources to schools through their Statistics in Schools (SIS) program. **See vendor table in Dickey Hall
Session 4A: Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP)- Goethe Institute, Grades: K-12; Carla Gray Want to learn about German history, politics, culture and education? Want free resources for your classroom? The Transatlantic Outreach Program provides all-expense paid, two week study tour to Germany for social studies teachers to learn about modern Germany. This session will inform you about all the Goethe Institut has to offer and tell you how to access these free resources.
Session 4B: CANCELLED A Creative Curriculum for a Crowded World, Grades: 9-12; Clovis Perry Combine world history, geography and life sciences in this hands-on session exploring how humans have shaped the earth and atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution. Presented activities explore human population growth, climate change, changes in land use and urbanization. Activity formats include role-playing simulations, data interpretation, modeling and group problem-solving.
Session 4C: Sparking Inquiry with Google Earth, Grades: K-12; Sam Northern Google Earth enables you to explore the globe with a swipe of your finger. Fly through 3D cities like London, Tokyo, and Rome. Dive in to view the world at street level with integrated Street View. These features spark students’ curiosities about the world—its geographic features and inhabitants. In this session, we will explore all that Google Earth has to offer and discuss how you can use this tool to teach geography, history, and current events.
Session 4D: National Geographic’s Geo-Inquiry Process in Action!Grades: 6-8; Fay Gore In this interactive session, educators will learn strategies to help students develop the critical thinking skills to ask geographic questions, collect information, visualize data, create a compelling story, and ultimately become advocates for change in their local community using a National Geographic explorer’s mindset.
Session 4E: Leading the Charge: Philadelphia’s Youth and their Role in the Protests of the Mid-Twentieth Century, Grades: 9-12; Alexandra Pasqualone This paper examines the protests of African-American high school students in the city of Philadelphia during the period of the 1960s and 1970s. This research discusses the ways in which schools in the city acted as battlegrounds of civil unrest and the various means in which adolescents played an active role in the protests of that era by demanding changes to Philadelphia schools.