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1 CBAs -- 21 st Century Tools, Teaching, and Learning OASL/WLMA Conference Karen Williams, WLMA CBAs Ad Hoc Committee

2 New Tools EALRs/GLEs Span Report from OSPI GLE Suggested Unit Outlines by Grade Level px New Rubrics – Grade 5 Civics Example s/Elem08/ElemCivics-YouDecide-CBA.pdf National Standards Education World has a great, concise explanation 21st Century Skills/Literacies

3 Revised CBA Info New CBA information online Elementary CBAs grades 3-5 /default.aspx /default.aspx Middle School CBAs grades 6-8 /MiddleSchool.aspx /MiddleSchool.aspx High School CBAs Grades 9-12 /HighSchool.aspx /HighSchool.aspx

4 Civics Resources Suggested Unit Outlines at OSPI tlines.aspx tlines.aspx History Day Center for Civic Education – We the People on on

5 21st Century Skills and Social Studies Map Specific skills covered by the map include: Creativity and innovation Critical thinking and problem solving Communication Collaboration Information literacy Media literacy Information and Communication Technologies literacy Flexibility and adaptability Initiative and self direction Social and cross-cultural skills Productivity and accountability Leadership and responsibility

6 Historiography online Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students How-to read a primary source and a secondary source Keys to reading history, with questions to keep in mind

7 Key Concepts Strategies – in class or in the library Activate prior knowledge Ask what students think the selection/book will be about before reading Use Open-ended Questioning Model the skill Does the author try to persuade you in any way? How? Can you identify the facts? The opinions Were there any photographs, illustrations, charts, graphs, or diagrams that were important? Why Write down student questions

8 Inquiry -- Reading Select Common Readings w/Appropriate Reading Levels Check WLMA pathfinders for suggestions Online Readability Check http://readability.info Lexiles http://lexiles.com Readability in MS Word oring.pdf oring.pdf

9 Inquiry – Reading 5 Day Unit Plan for Introducing Nonfiction 109 109 Content area reading html html Reading online – non-traditional text sp?HREF=/electronic/rt/2-03_Column/index.html sp?HREF=/electronic/rt/2-03_Column/index.html

10 Essential Questions Essential Question and Thesis Statement Thesis Builder guide/thesis.html guide/thesis.html A place to start for students having trouble with EQ’s It also builds an outline Action Statement -- new jects/ewe2/thesis.htm jects/ewe2/thesis.htm

11 Essential Questions -- 2 Thesis Generator – Middle and High Attributes of a good thesis (Think mathematical equations) Thesis Generator for more advice Think Tank Extended Learning Questions from TrackStar d.jsp d.jsp

12 Research -- Inquiry Primary Sources Primary Source Learning National Archives- lessons and digital artifacts Washington State Library Digital Collections & Resources UW digital collection Digital Collections and Programs -- Library of Congress American Memory, Historic Newspapers, Veterans History, Hispanic Digital Collection

13 Research – Inquiry -- 2 Primary Sources -- Elementary Our Documents Archiving Early America / British Museum Wellpinit School District

14 Research – Inquiry -- 3 Primary Sources – Middle and High School Controversial Issues al.htm al.htm Our Documents AMDOCS --Documents for the study of American history Ancient Web -- The Ancient World’s Great Civilizations British Museum’s Ancient Civilizations

15 Research – Inquiry -- 4 Inquiry – Artifacts National Archives – U.S. artifact analysis sheets and lessons for primary periods Washington State History Lab Burke Museum – Seattle Museum of Arts and Culture – Spokane Traveling Trunks Online resources including photographs and maps

16 Research – Inquiry -- 4 Statewide Database Licensing Many magazines, newspapers and reference books for “pennies” eLibrary-Elementary and Secondary ProQuest-Secondary and Upper Elementary Full Text 1989-2000 Includes eLibrary Elementary (grades 6-12) -- check out Cobblestone and Calliope for diversified reading resources

17 Instructional Support -- Inquiry CultureGrams (states, countries, multimedia) Local Library Databases All you need is your library card Free and Great Social Education - Teaching with Documents monthly feature from NARA – Educators Library of Congress

18 Instructional Support – Inquiry -- 2 Databases – Media AP PhotoArchives- graphics, audio and photos (subscription required) Kitzu -- Digital Kits for Education - photos sets- Wikimedia Commons ki/Main_Page ki/Main_Page United Streaming (subscription required)

19 Instructional Support – Inquiry -- 3 Databases – Media 2 National Archives video on Google Example: United Newsreel Motion Pictures (1942- 1945) Department of the Interior Motion Pictures Video & Pod Casts

20 Research -- Inquiry History Portals -- Internet Digital History American Revolution (NPS) History Channel History Matters

21 Research– Inquiry -- 2 History Portals – Internet Center for History and New Media American Memory- Library of Congress Spartacus Educational

22 Organization - Synthesis Graphic Organizers NCREL's GOs sues/students/learning/ m sues/students/learning/ m SCORE's GOs /actbank/torganiz.htm /actbank/torganiz.htm Read Write Think Webbing Tool _interactive.aspx?id=127&title= _interactive.aspx?id=127&title

23 Organization – Synthesis -- 2 Graphic Organizers Inspiration Software – Commercial Product Web2.0 services Wise Mapping – Free basic service – premium for pay upgrade Mindomo Free service

24 Organization – Synthesis -- 3 Timeline Generators teAchnology http://www.teach- erials/bigtimeline/http://www.teach- erials/bigtimeline/ Read Write Think http://www.readwritethink. org/materials/timeline/http://www.readwritethink. org/materials/timeline/ Example made at teAchnology

25 Organization -- Synthesis -- 4 Tracking Tool WOIS – Subscription Service allows students access to their assignments, best work, and track progress with their personal online portfolio

26 Organization – Synthesis -- 5 Note Taking Learn NC Synthesis and note taking sheet ray4212004257/Synthesis_Note_Sheet.pdf ray4212004257/Synthesis_Note_Sheet.pdf The blank page for students to use ray4212004257/Blank_Note_Sheet.pdf ray4212004257/Blank_Note_Sheet.pdf

27 Organization -- Synthesis -- 6 Online Notetaking Read, Write Think NoteTaker &title= &title NoteStar Casa Notes -- Assemble take-home notes in English and Spanish.

28 Organization -- Synthesis -- 7 Online Notetaking The Awesome Highlighter /

29 Organization -- Synthesis -- 8 Bibliographic Citation FREE Citation Machine (Warlick) Noodlebib Express Oregon OSLIS Citation Maker SUBSCRIPTION Noodlebib

30 Organization – Synthesis -- 9 Key Features of a Synthesis from Drew University (1) It accurately reports information from the sources using different phrases and sentences; (2) It is organized in such a way that readers can immediately see where the information from the sources overlap;. (3) It makes sense of the sources and helps the reader understand them in greater depth.

31 Organization – Synthesis -- 10 Help with Synthesis Drew University site o/Synthesis.htm o/Synthesis.htm

32 Organization – Synthesis -- 11 Synthesis GOs Clustering: Use to pull together ideas organizing a product (project, presentation, or paper). Compare/Contrast: Use to organize compare/contrast information. Problem/Solution: Use to articulate problem and consider multiple solutions and possible results. Storyboard: Use to map out presentation or Web page. Graphic Organizers -- Full info Each Big6 step In English and Spanish

33 Position - Presentation Online tools PersuadeStar Provides tools for students to write persuasive essays. Web Poster Wizard Make and post a simple Web page within minutes.

34 Product – Presentation -- 2 The Five C’s of Quality Writing Clarity Conciseness Compelling Content Consistency Correctness five-cs-of-quality-writing-73769.html five-cs-of-quality-writing-73769.html

35 Product – Presentation -- 3 10 Simple Rules for More Effective Presentations 1. Keep it simple Speak naturally Make eye contact Don't do crazy things with your hands – see number 6 Don't do much more than speak, i.e. managing props etc. 2. Be impassioned 3. Build the relationships beforehand if possible 4. Get the audience to participate at varying levels if effective 5. Show, don't tell. That is, use stories and punchy language., don’t rely on facts and figures

36 Product – Presentation -- 3 6. Get rid of distracting idiosyncrasies (peculiar language or behavior – twirling a lock of hair, using “dawg” in all utterances.) 7. Don't misinterpret people's actions and get discouraged 8. Know your material 9. Never, ever, go overtime Adapted from Chris Widner, President of Made for Success

37 Additional Resources Washington Library Media Association Mead Schools CBAs (especially for primary & middle school CBAs) Supporting Student Success dentsSuccess.aspx (especially to see what others around the state are doing) OSPI Social Studies default.aspx default.aspx

38 Image Credits Slide 4 from head1.jpg head1.jpg Slide 17 from WorldRegion_worldmap.gif Slide 21 from

39 Thank you for Coming Karen Williams, WLMA CBAs Ad Hoc Committee East Hill Elementary Library Kent School District

40 Special Thanks A very special Thanks to Eve Datisman who was the creator of this informative resource.


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