The Integrated Social Studies (INSS) program is designed to prepare prospective teachers to be purposeful, deliberative decision-makers, reflective practitioners who prepare citizens who will then continue to contribute to the deepening of democracy, and promote the common good.
The vision is designed to prepare pre-service social studies teachers who:
- Continuously reflect on their practice to help learn.
- Engage in collaborative inquiry and partnerships to promote student learning and continued professional growth.
- Create equitable classrooms that are responsive to the needs of all students.
- Plan/organize meaningful lessons and assessments that promote active student engagement in worthwhile learning.
- View themselves as curriculum developers who recognize that social studies content and curriculum are more than information in textbooks and standardized curriculum guide.
Dr. Todd Hawley Promoting citizen action and participatory democratic citizenship in US History
Description: The session explores ways to incorporate citizen action and participatory democratic citizenship into teaching US History. Participants will examine and discuss lesson ideas drawing on the Academic Content Standards.
Andy Hostetler To Tech or Not to Tech: Purposeful use of Technology in Social Studies
Description: In teaching for democratic citizenship we need to consider technology instruction and learning for students to be prepared for a global society, but that technology use must be purposeful, meaningful, and relevant to student s' learning experiences.
Dr. Alicia Crowe What's math got to do with it? Numeracy & Social Studies Education
Description: How are decisions that citizens make influenced by understandings of particular aspects of mathematics? This session will explore this question as well as provide ways to incorporate the citizenship aspects of mathematics into social studies teaching to enhance student learning.
Michael Levicky, Katie Anderson Knapp, & Jeff Drake The Hundred Years War: A century of Social Studies (1900 - 2000)
Description: This multi-media presentation chronicles one-hundred years of issues and trends in social studies education from the Committee of Ten and the roots of the history and geography disciplines to the current doctrine of standards and "No Child Left Behind."