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.
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.
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.
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:
- Native Americans with corresponding interactive map
- Immigrants in the U.S. and abroad
- LGBTQ communities
- Black Lives Matter Movement
Join Newsela for a session in Exhibit Hall Classroom A:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.