The Newsela Guide to NCSS: Part 2

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The NCSS workshops and sessions this year promise to be truly inspiring. These resources will empower you to bring ideas and suggestions from the workshops into your classroom.

Dive into Docs – These primary sources and famous speeches will help you craft the perfect DBQ or historical inquiry unit.

Historical Thinking Skills – Primary sources and history essays are accompanied by write prompts for social studies designed to support critical analysis of perspective, authorship, significance, and argumentation.  

Students Debate/Students Legislate – Use these articles to structure meaty debate, mock legislative proposals, or mobilize direct action in your classroom.

Election 2016: Provide extensions with Historical Parallels, How Elections Work, Speeches, Trump’s Presidency and more.

Civically Engage Students: Use these articles about students making a difference to inspire your own students to stand up for what they believe in. Or, use these articles to illustrate different forms of government.

Economics Matter: These engaging articles on trade and economics illustrate the power of the economy on everyday life.

Holidays in History: Use primary sources, historical news, and engaging articles to teach the holidays. We had you covered for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Check back soon for the December holidays!

Ancient Civilizations & Archeology: Bring ancient societies to life with exciting articles about uncovering ancient mysteries, and the science and technology of archeology.

Bring non-dominant narratives into the spotlight in your classroom:

Join Newsela for a session in Exhibit Hall Classroom A:

Friday

10:00-11:00am

Tackling Tough Topics

Presenters: Erin Green and Emily Lepkowski

A Newsela Certified Educator will walk you through strategies to tackle real world tough topics via Newsela articles. By having these discussions in the classroom, students will learn to advocate for both themselves and their classmates.  

11:15-12:15pm

Bridging Connections: Past and Present

Presenters: Erin Green and Nicole Boyle

A Newsela Educator Specialist, in partnership with a Newsela Certified Educator, will share activities that allow students to engage with a primary source and connect it to contemporary events. By pairing texts, students will be able to compare and contrast ideas, empowering them to discuss their world.

1:00-2:00pm

Newsela PRO in the Classroom

Presenters: Kelly Marzocchi and Andy Sullivan

A Newsela Educator Specialist, in partnership with a Newsela Certified Educator, will demonstrate how Newsela PRO makes it easy for you to see each student’s areas of mastery and growth allowing you to easily individualize instruction for every student that you teach.

Saturday

10:30-11:30am

Reading across the Curriculum

Presenters: Lisa Butler and Emily Lepkowski

A Newsela Educator Specialist, in partnership with a Newsela Certified Educator, will share close reading strategies that can be used with students at any reading level. These strategies help students interact with the text to aid them in both classroom discussions and mastering reading skills.

1:30-2:30pm

Bridging Connections: Primary Sources and Current Events

Presenters: Lisa Butler and Nicole Boyle

A Newsela Educator Specialist, in partnership with a Newsela Certified Educator, will share ways in which students can engage in cross-textual analysis using Newsela Library articles and current events in Newsela’s collection.

2:40-3:40pm

Continuing the Conversation: Election 2016

Presenters: Patrick Harris and Andy Sullivan

A Newsela Educator Specialist, in partnership with a Newsela Certified Educator, will share strategies for exploring the results of November’s Presidential Election. Students will monitor developments in the changing political landscape and make connections to global events.

The Newsela Guide to NCSS: Part 1

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Excited for the stellar line-up for NCSS 2016 speakers? So are we. We’ve gathered some of our favorite Text Sets that relate to the speakers’ backgrounds so you can easily bring what you learned at NCSS back to your classroom. Stay tuned tomorrow for Part 2, where we’ll feature more extensions For NCSS workshops and sessions.

Friday, December 2

Kris Perry

8:45 – 9:45

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Laurie Halse Anderson

10:00 – 11:00

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Audrey Osler

11:00 – 12:00

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Kenneth C. Davis

11:15 – 12:15

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Jeffrey Rosen

1:00 – 2:00

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Representative John Lewis

2:15 – 3:30

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Mary Beth Tinker

3:45 – 4:45

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Saturday, December 3

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

9:15 – 10:15

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David L. Hudson

9:15 – 10:15

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Gene Policinski

9:15 – 10:15

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Krissah Thompson

10:30 – 11:30

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Warren Zanes

10:30 – 11:30

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Bryan Stevenson

11:45 – 12:45

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John King

1:00 – 1:30

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Terrence Roberts

1:30 – 2:30

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Daniel Feller

2:40 – 3:40

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Sunday, December 4

Ralph Nader

8:00 – 9:00

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Ruth Marcus

10:15 – 11:15

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Ray Suarez

10:15 – 11:15

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Michael Gerson

10:15 – 11:15

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