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On-Demand Rich Sayers - Building for Success in Upper-Level Spanish Courses ›
This session provides practical solutions for preparing all students for success in upper level Spanish courses, beginning with Spanish 1. The session explores how to develop communication, build literacy skills, use authentic resources, deepen cultural understanding, and prepare for advanced exams. Come and hear the presenter’s ideas, see demonstrations of materials and technology, and share best practices.
On-Demand Elfrieda 'Freddy' Hiebert - The Role of Vocabulary Learning in Social Studies ›
All of the disciplines that are part of social studies, whether it’s history, economics, geography, or civics, are full of critical concepts. Critical concepts are represented by labels—that is, vocabulary. In this presentation, Freddy Hiebert will describe strategies for supporting students’ facility with vocabulary, while also deepening their knowledge of the big ideas and concepts of social studies.
On-Demand Mary Smeby - Connecting Classrooms Through Authentic Resources ›
Learn to leverage authentic resources in your language classrooms to increase understanding, motivation and cultural awareness in your students.
On-Demand Rich Sayers - Reaching All Students in the World Languages Classroom ›
Finding authentic resources can be a challenge to any Spanish teacher. Making those authentic resources accessible to all students in any level of Spanish is an even greater challenge. This session will demonstrate how to utilize authentic videos, audio, and print resources with different levels of Spanish students.
On-Demand Keishla Ceaser-Jones - Engage the Brain & Increase Student Talk Time with Active Classroom Strategies ›
Who's doing most of the talking in your classroom? Learn strategies to increase the academic discourse in your Social Studies classrooms. This workshop will demonstrate how active classroom strategies can create interactive opportunities for students to think about and discuss social studies content. Participants will acquire strategies to integrate quick and easy energizer activities to increase class participation, deepen the level of discussion, and encourage students to justify their thinking with historical evidence.
On-Demand Kathy Swan - The Wizard of Inquiry: Finding your own ruby red slippers ›
To unlock the mystery of inquiry one must go on an arduous journey….Only the truly gifted educator will be able to complete this odyssey. Hyperbole aside, social studies teachers might be experiencing fatigue as inquiry teaching and learning can sometimes be made to seem akin to reaching educational enlightenment. But, experience shows us that inquiry is how we learn best. Rather than thinking of inquiry as something new, we will spend time making current practices of inquiry visible. Then, we will spend time delving more deeply into the Inquiry Design Model (IDM) ( and the way in which the model helps to support both teachers and students engaged in inquiry.
On-Demand Auténtico Overview ›
Auténtico is a comprehensive Spanish language curriculum for middle grades and high school.
On-Demand Social Emotional Learning Through Project-Based Learning ›
Students with high emotional intelligence have better attention skills and fewer learning problems. These students are generally also more successful in academic and workplace settings. Join Anne Morrison, Curriculum Developer at Yale University's Center for Emotional Intelligence. Anne will show you how to use project-based learning techniques to enhance social and emotional skill development in your classroom.
On-Demand Applying C3 to Everyday Instruction ›

Join the lead writer of the C3 Framework! Dr. Kathy Swan will show you how to apply the C3 framework to your everyday Social Studies instruction. Explanations, demonstrations, and dynamic examples offer practical ideas. Learn how to entice students to craft complex and incisive questions. Explore ways to get them to think critically about primary and secondary historical sources. See how to help students form and support their opinions with evidence. Dr. Swan will discuss the Inquiry Design Model. Deconstruct an inquiry focusing on the questions, tasks, and sources that provide robust learning opportunities.

On-Demand 3-D Literacy Learning: When English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, & Social Media Blend ›
Focusing on student engagement and interaction, this session immerses teachers into a working, instructional model that blends three core content areas, contextualized within what students are keenly familiar—social media. Teachers will take away the instructional model with several student-driven and created activities, and resources.