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.

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, June 30, 2017 - 12:45pm to 2:15pm CDT

Explore the Creative Process in relation to STEM education and provide hands on training in arts integration.

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

This session will focus on the Capstone research that Ms. Skae did for her Vanderbilt Masters program, where she developed a competitive model within her 7th grade classrooms, that focused on belonging to a team and working for collaborative success within the classroom setting. This model improved classroom behaviors and student engagement.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 8:00am to 9:00am CDT

Ph.D. candidate Chris Willingham demonstrates some inquiry-based practices teachers can experience in the classroom with students.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:56pm CDT
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:45pm to 2:15pm CDT

Managing change is a fundamental part of school transformation. This session provides practitioners with authentic strategies that will help school leaders transform their learning environment into an "oasis of hope" for teens who need extra academic support. You will be enlightened as you listen to amazing stories that will inspire you to know your "Why", keep your fire and press forward to help children maximize their potential. Key themes: Civic Engagement, Climate/Culture, Community Partnerships, Social Emotional Learning, Post Secondary Access.

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

With the shift toward the new Tennessee State Standards, the current focus for educators is to ensure that their students are college and career ready when they graduate from high school. Progress towards this shift in Literacy includes regular practice with complex texts and academic vocabulary. How do we make these standards accessible to students with limited English language? This session will explain the misconceptions about English language learners and offer concrete examples of how you can accommodate ELLs so that they can become successful readers in your classroom.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am CDT

Project IMPACT
(Implementing Mathematical Practices and Content into Teaching)

Dr. Angela Barlow (Director of MTSU's Mathematics and Science Education Ph.D. Program) uses farm animals to teach Kindergarteners how different animal groups determine different a set number of animal legs.

Afterwards, Dr. Alyson Lischka moderates a discussion between 60 K-12 teachers and Dr. Barlow on the Kindergarten lesson.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:15pm CDT

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