Center for Educational Media (MTSU)

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm CDT

This session focuses on instructional strategies (e.g., acoustic highlighting) teachers and paraprofessionals can use in the classroom to make it more accessible for students with hearing loss. We look at the educational environment and how to make our classrooms acoustically appropriate for all students. In addition, we will discuss how best to work with the educational team including the interpreter, itinerant teacher, and speech-language pathologist.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:45am CDT

Students with ACEs, Adverse Childhood Experiences, are inherently going to display their thorns throughout their school day. Their behavior many times is an outward expression of internal turmoil. This session is designed to help stakeholders identify and eliminate what we view as thorns and instead focus on the rose possessed by students of adverse experiences. We must cultivate our strategies as administrators, teachers, and counselors to minimize the impact of behaviors while supporting students.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:45am CDT

In a school with high poverty and more than half of its students receiving EL services, a number of gaps are likely to exist in language and vocabulary, culture, college and career planning, socio-economic circumstances, and mindset. The keys to bridging these gaps lie in developing relationships and providing opportunities that allow all stakeholders to grow in their appreciation of individualities and recognition of transferable skills.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

Jennifer Core (Tennessee Historical Society) explains what National History Day is, the different submission categories, and tips on how your students can succeed on a national competitive level.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT

Kira Duke guides teachers through the Teaching with Primary Sources website, pointing out resources teachers can use in the classroom and where to find starting point topics for students' National History Day projects.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT

Switching gears, Kira Duke takes a tour through the new Library of Congress website, highlighting sections like "Today in History", "Blog: Teaching with the Library of Congress", and "Teacher Resources" all with resources already prepared for your classroom use. There's also a demonstration of how to filter for specific media types (i.e. Photos, Maps, Audio or Video Recordings, Newspapers, Legislation, etc.) and more hidden features of the website.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm CDT

Kira Duke leads a discussion on how using Primary Sources can help develop critical thinking skills with examples to get students in the mindset of a particular time-frame.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm CDT

Jennifer Core dives into what makes a good National History Day project, shows 2018 judging rubric examples, and how a project all ties elements together.

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am CST

Define Citizenship and Goals of Government

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm CST

Federalist Papers and Discussion and Resources

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:15am CST

Intentional Civic Learning

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm CST

The Bill of Rights

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 10:45am to 11:45am CDT

[Part 2 of 4]

Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham continue guiding teachers through examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress.

In this "Evaluating Sources" Activity, the teachers are divided into groups and given opposing views from Howard Zinn, Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen. Utilizing critical thinking and Primary Sources, teachers discover not only the political bias, but search to find commonality between views.

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am CDT

[Part 1 of 4]

Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham guide teachers through examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress. Teachers develop both open-ended and close-ended questions (based on Writing Prompts and Primary Sources) and discuss the advantages and challenges students may run into in a classroom learning environment.

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm CDT

Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham continue guiding teachers through a workshop examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress.

The "Research in Team" Activity shows teachers taking on individualized roles in groups examining Primary Sources. Each member scaffolds the research process - ending with group presentations.

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm CDT

Dr. Graham leads teachers through the re-designed Library of Congress website; showing teachers digital exhibits ready for use in the classroom and how Primary Resources can lead to other resources.
The day wraps up a discussion activity with questions students might have in the classroom and how to answer them.

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT

Rose Murray goes through the pros and cons of different ELL testing materials through different entites.

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm CDT

A group discussion of different progress monitoring tools and methods for English language proficiency.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

In Part 1 of the ELL District Collaborative: SPED Procedures for ELL Students we learn how to identify a potential ELL student that is a SPED student as well, the support and resources that WIDA offers, and other FAQs regarding the subject. All this with a small group discussion following the presentation.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm CDT

A whole group discussion on the topic with an emphasis on the following two questions:
1. Skills that students need to exit ELL and ways to document how they are progressing
2. Kinds of tests for students to determine if a student has special needs or if there is an English language barrier

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