K-12 Classroom teachers

Everyone has heard of proteins and DNA, but how easy is it to analyze a sample? Come explore the application of advanced biotechnology that can be implemented in the high school classroom during a class period. Using specific tools, students can run a DNA or protein gel electrophoresis unit and obtain results for analysis. These biotechniques have applications to the National and State Science Standards in Science and Technology.

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.

Sharon Clark is a STEM teacher with a gift for grasping and inspiring her students with new learning technologies in the STEM field. She was chosen as a PBS Digital Innovator in 2015 and selected as as EdmodoCon 2017 speaker in 2017. She shares her insights into the the changing world of classroom technology.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rebecca Welch focuses on how to use the WIDA Can Do Descriptors in the classroom and guides the group discussion around strategies that are working, best practices, grading, and ways to keep students motivated toward mastery.

While being a prisoner during the Civil War presented many physical and psychological problems for the captured soldier, prisoners also presented problems to the individuals and governments responsible for their security, care, and feeding. Union and Confederate leaders had to negotiate common terms for the care of prisoners. In this program, students will participate in classroom activities to help them understand the basic needs of prisoners, how to manage conflict and negotiate with others, and what primary sources reveal about the care of prisoners during the Civil War.

While being a prisoner during the Civil War presented many physical and psychological problems for the captured soldier, prisoners also presented problems to the individuals and governments responsible for their security, care, and feeding. Union and Confederate leaders had to negotiate common terms for the care of prisoners. In this program, students will participate in classroom activities to help them understand the basic needs of prisoners, how to manage conflict and negotiate with others, and what primary sources reveal about the care of prisoners during the Civil War.

Cedar glades are a globally unique and fragile habitat found primarily in Middle Tennessee and a few other localities. The limestone topography supports highly specialized plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Join your students for cross-curricular, standards-based activity lessons about the cedar glades and the unique characteristics of organisms found there.

Cedar glades are a globally unique and fragile habitat found primarily in Middle Tennessee and a few other localities. The limestone topography supports highly specialized plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Join your students for cross-curricular, standards-based activity lessons about the cedar glades and the unique characteristics of organisms found there. Encore broadcast of a previously recorded episode.

Nona Hall identifies key characteristics of effective programs for English Learners including how the WIDA English Language Development Framework Training empowers all teachers to successfully serve their ELs.

While teachers' primary focus is on a child or youth's success in school, a student's performance is clearly impacted by factors outside of school. Child abuse and neglect are potentially very damaging to a child's ability to succeed in other areas of life. This program will focus on issues that impact children and youth both at home and at school.

Lecture on the history of Confucianism and its role in Chinese culture and government.

Choosing the Secret City: The Creation and Importance of Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Dr. Cliff Ricketts will discuss his trip from coast to coast on only 2.15 gallons of gasoline. He will discuss how the trip was made with three different vehicles, and how MTSU has a system in place for every commuter in the country to drive daily off only sun and hydrogen from water. Dr. Ricketts will show the vehicles that made the journey and describe how they work.

The morning keynote focuses on brain activity research while reading takes place.

This presentation includes a description of collaboration between ELL teachers and classroom teachers, a research-based discussion of why collaboration is a beneficial ELL instructional option, and how to implement a collaboration plan with key tips for elementary and secondary settings.

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