Center for Educational Media (MTSU)

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.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:20am CDT

An overview of the National Writing Project’s College-Ready Writers Program is given. Then an approach to teaching students how to write a detail research report using five parts is discussed. The five parts: Part One - Introduce the Issue, Part Two - Research & Methods, Part Three - Your Findings, Part Four - Analysis, Part Five - Conclusion & Recommendations.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:55am CDT

Making a case in an opinion editorial as a mini-unit is discussed. A planning document becomes the focus of the discussion on how to guide students through their op-ed's. Casey then goes through some of his students work to look in more detail at how the op-ed mini-unit was executed within his classroom.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 12:45pm to 1:50pm CDT

Exploration of the National Writing Project's College-Ready Writers Program website, along with a discussion about the resources provided by them and how to utilize it.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:15pm CDT
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm CDT

Dr. Dawn McCormack demonstrates the ideas of order (Maat) and disorder (Isfet) impact the history and culture of Ancient Egypt. Explaining how the words and drawings in tombs were constructed and why some stories wind up on sacred temples, Dr. McCormack even tells how the aspect of personalities translates between kings.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm CDT

Corroboration Among Primary Sources

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

Kira Duke shows teachers how to make history more interactive by viewing past images through a historical lens. Utilizing photos and worksheets developed by the Library of Congress teachers build critical thinking skills in their students that carry beyond the History classroom.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm CDT

Strategies for Teaching Excerpted Text

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am CDT

Dr. Stacey Graham breaks down the basics for History lessons in the classroom, from defining an excerpt easily for students, to navigating historical maps. Examining 2 excerpts about "The Starving Time" (Jamestown's difficult winter) both for an 4th grade class and another for 8th grade, Dr. Graham showcases the Old English barriers students may encounter and how teachers can guide students to understanding.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:15am CDT

Food in WWII

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm CDT

Dr. Lynn Nelson walks teachers through the history of Franklin, TN, the decisions, philosophical debates, the difference between property and land, and the settlers' mentality of where Government Power originates.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

Tennessee's Reconstruction Years


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