Episode 67: American Indians in Children’s Literature with Debbie Reese

In episode 67, Dan and Michael talk with Debbie Reese, a tribally enrolled Nambe Owingeh member, an educator and activist, and the founder of the popular American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) website and blog.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Check out Dr. Reese’s website for a wealth of resources including her vast resources on Indigenous children’s literature: https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/
  2. Learn more about the children who died at Carlisle Indian School, Army begins unearthing remains of children who died at Carlisle Indian school (2017, August 8).
  3. Some books Debbie recommended in the episode (in general order of grade level from younger to older):
    1. Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith
    2. Indian Shoes by Cynthia Leitich Smith
    3. In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III
    4. If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
  4. Source for learning more about Indigenous books, peoples, cultures, & sovereignty:
    1. A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children by Doris Seale & Beverly Slapin (editors)
    2. Lessons From Turtle Island: Native Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms by Guy W. Jones & Sally Moomaw, Ed.D.
    3. Page of resources that includes encyclopedias:
    4. Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
    5. Interview of Debbie with the English Journal (check it out English teachers!): http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/EJ/1061_sep2016/EJ1061WeAre.pdf
    6. A great article by Dr. Reese, “Indigenizing Children’s Literature
  5. Work Dr. Reese did last year for the First Nations Development Institute:
  6. Debbie’s blog posts:
    1. ” Are we people of color?
    2. Top Board Books for the Youngest Readers

Contact

Debbie Reese is tribally enrolled at Nambe Owingeh, a federally recognized tribe. She taught elementary school in Albuquerque, Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, Oklahoma, and returned home to Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe and Pojoaque Elementary School in Pojoaque, New Mexico. She completed her doctorate at the University of Illinois where she helped establish the Native American House, launched an American Indian Studies program, and helped push the university to discontinue  mascot was discontinue their stereotypical Indian mascot. She launched the American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) website and blog in May of 2006. She can be found on Twitter @debreese.

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Episode 66: Teaching Geography with Chris Heffernan

In episode 66, Dan and Michael talk with middle school world geography teacher and #WorldGeoChat moderator Chris Heffernan about teaching geography.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Check out the #WorldGeoChat moderated chats on Twitter on Tuesday nights at 9pm EST/8pm CST or join the conversation 24/7 using the hashtag
  2. You can find the #WorldGeoChat blog at WorldGeoChat.wordpress.com
  3. “The Power of a PLN” from the #WorldGeoChat squad  for National Geographic: https://blog.education.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/24/the-power-of-a-pln/
  4. Chris has written a number of helpful blog posts, including:
    1. Stop making students memorize maps!
    2. 3 ways to add geography to your classroom
    3. You don’t need to teach geography to be a global educator
    4. 3 things we could do tomorrow to make Americans geoliterate
    5. Why geography matters now more than ever
  5. Check out the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) and their conference at ncge.org
  6. Check out Google Earth; Google My Maps; Google Expeditions
  7. Blog posts from #WorldGeoChat moderator Pete Spiegal on Google Maps:
    1. New Google Earth basics
    2. New Online Google Earth tutorial: Part II
    3. New Online Google Earth Tutorial: Part III
  8. Planet Money T-Shirt Project NPR story, series, videos (intro, part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, all) and Lesson Plan
  9. 99% Invisible podcast episode on shipping containers: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/reefer-madness/
  10. Chris has his students plot out 10 countries and physical features in a region on satellite view to understand and do a See-Think-Wonder: What do you see? What do think about you see? What do you wonder about what you see?
  11. Check out the UN Sustainable Development Goals: GlobalGoals.org

Contact

Chris Heffernan teaches 7th-grade world geography at Jefferson Junior High School in Naperville, Illinois, and is starting his seventeenth year there. He loves maps, but hates when students are forced to memorize them. Chris has focused his course on having students appreciate the different ways that people around the world are influenced by physical systems. He is passionate about water issues and strives to have his students take action to solve problems ranging from issues at school to the global water crisis. He can be found on Twitter @cheffernan75 and through the #worldgeochat blog (worldgeochat.wordpress.com).

Episode 65: Building a Flipped Community with Andrew Swan

In episode 65,  Michael & Dan chat with middle school teacher Andrew Swan about his efforts in building an online flipped community on Twitter and the use of blogging!

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Check out Andrew’s blog – Flipping Awesome Teaching!
    1. Andrew’s post Introducing #FlipBlogs
  2. #FlipBlogs on Twitter
    1. Archive for a #FlipBlog live chat
  3. Check out our episode on Episode 49: Flipped Classrooms with Elizabeth Miller.
  4. Here are some of the resources that he mentioned:
    1. Flipped Learning Network – Flipped Learning Network is the “best one-stop shopping site for all things flipping”
      1. Check out his author page there!
      2. Flipped Learning Slack page – requires an account. Chat’s are every other week
      3. Flipped Learning definition per Flipped Learning Network
  5. Some blogs about Flipped Classroom
    1. Jon Bergmann’s Flipped Learning Global Initiative. Jon is ‘one of the main pioneers and popularizers of FL. In some countries, 10%+ of teachers are already following this practice, and a few schools are 100% flipped.’
    2. Matthew T. Moore’s Points of Interest for a Flipped Educator (math teacher)
    3. Chrystal Kirch’s Flipping with Kirch (math teacher)

Contact

Andrew Swan has taught middle school for the past 17 years! He earned a B.A. in History at Yale University and received a Master’s degree in teaching from Simmons College. During his teaching career, he has taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English, ancient history, and geography in Maine and Massachusetts. Reach him on twitter – @Flipping_A_Tchr or through his blog! Don’t stop looking for him, Swan.

Episode 64: Elementary Social Studies with Anne-Lise Halvorsen

In episode 64, Dan and Michael chat about elementary social studies with Michigan State professor Anne-Lise Halvorsen.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. You can find more info about Anne-Lise’s work on her website at annelise.wiki.educ.msu.edu/home.

History of Elementary Social Studies

  1. Halvorsen, A. (2013).  A history of elementary social studies: Romance and reality. New York: Peter Lang. https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/28177
  2. Halvorsen, A. (May-June, 2009). Back to the future: The expanding communities curriculum in geography education. The Social Studies, 100, 115-120. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3200/TSSS.100.3.115-120?journalCode=vtss20

Project-based Learning

  1. Halvorsen, A., Duke, N. K., Brugar, K. A., Block, M. K., Strachan, S. L., Berka, M. B., & Brown, J. M. (2012). Narrowing the achievement gap in second-grade socialstudies and content area literacy: The promise of a project-based approach. Theory and Research in Social Education, 40, 198-229. http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/91282680/narrowing-achievement-gap-second-grade-social-studies-content-area-literacy-promise-project-based-approach
  2. Duke, N. K., Halvorsen, A., & Strachan, S.L. (2016). Project-based learning not just for STEM anymore. Phi Delta Kappan98(1), 14-19.  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0031721716666047
  3. Duke, N.K., & Halvorsen, A. (2017, June 20). New study shows the impact of PBL on student achievement [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/article/new-study-shows-impact-pbl-student-achievement-nell-duke-anne-lise-halvorsen 
  4. Halvorsen, A., & Duke, N.K. (2017, June 20). Projects that have been put to the test [Web log post]. https://www.edutopia.org/article/projects-have-been-put-test-anne-lise-halvorsen-nell-duke

Adolescents’ Use of Evidence

  1. Crocco, M., Halvorsen, A., Jacobsen, R., & Segall, A. (2017). Teaching with evidence. Phi Delta Kappan 98(7), 67-71. https://www.pdkmembers.org/members_online/publications/archive/pdf/PDK_98_7/67pdk_98_7.pdf

Contact

Anne-Lise Halvorsen is an associate professor of teacher education, specializing in social studies education, at Michigan State University. Halvorsen’s work focuses on elementary social studies education, the history of education, the integration of social studies and literacy, teacher preparation in the social studies, and students’ historical thinking. She is author of A History of Elementary Social Studies: Romance and Reality (Peter Lang, 2013), and co-author, with Jere Brophy and Janet Alleman, of the third edition of the social studies methods textbook, Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students (Cengage, 2012). She is a former kindergarten teacher and former curriculum writer for the state of Michigan. You can find more on her website and e-mail her atannelise@msu.edu.

Episode 63: Civics Simulations in the Classroom with Jane Lo

In episode 63, Michael & Dan discuss a project-based learning approach to government class – using simulations – with Jane Lo. Jane’s article “Adolescents Developing Civic Identities: Sociocultural Perspectives on Simulations and Role-Play in a Civic Classroom” was recently published by Theory & Research in Social Education.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Lo, J. C. (2017).Adolescents Developing Civic Identities: Sociocultural Perspectives on Simulations and Role-Play in a Civic Classroom. Theory & Research in Social Education, 45(2), 189 – 217.
  2. Check out the Knowledge In Action website for yourself!
  3.  Parker, W. C. , Lo, J. C. (2016). Reinventing the High School Government Course: Rigor, Simulations, and Learning from TextDemocracy and Education, 24 (1), Article 6.
  4. Parker, W. C. , Lo, J. C. (2016). “Give Us Your Best Advice”: Assessing Deep Political Learning. Social Education, 80 (4), 227 – 231.
  5. Jane was part of a webinar for Edweek to discuss this project – check it out here!

Contact

Jane C. Lo is Assistant Professor of Social Science Education in the School of Teacher Education at Florida State University. Her research focuses on the political engagement of youth, social studies curriculum development, and developing measures of deep learning and collaboration. Her methodological expertise includes mixed-methods designs, design-based implementation research, interview and survey methods, and advanced correlational techniques. She teaches courses in social studies methods. To contact her, go here!

Episode 62: Mindful Tech with David Levy

In episode 62, Dan and Michael, a professor in the University of Washington Information School and author of “Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to our Digital Lives,” about mindful uses of technology in our lives and how to teach it.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Buy David’s book as it is filled with activities that can you, and maybe even your students, learn to be mindful users of technologies: Levy, D. M. (2016). Mindful tech: How to bring balance to our digital lives. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  2. One of David’s first articles on mindful tech: Levy, D. M. (1995) “I’m not here right now to take your call: Technology and the politics of absence.” In Proceedings of the Oksnoen Symposium, pp. 61-66.
  3. Dan mentioned Zeynep Tufekci’s new book to learn more about algorithms and how social media influences social protest: Tufekci, Z. (2017). Twitter and tear gas: The power and fragility of networked protest. Naw Haven, CT: Yale University Press. (Free PDF; Buy it to support Zeynep’s work; Audible)
  4. For all your David Levy needs, check out his personal website (davidmlevy.net) or his University of Washington Information School site (dmlevy.ischool.uw.edu).

Contact

David Levy is a professor in the University of Washington Information School. He holds a PhD from Stanford University in computer science (1979), a Diploma in calligraphy and bookbinding from the Roehampton Institute, London (1982), and he was a member of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Learn more about David on his university site, including his many writings.

Episode 61: Civic Education and Bridging the Partisan Divide with Chris Clark

In Episode 61, Michael & Dan chat with Chris Clark about his recent Theory & Research in Social Studies article “Examining the Relationship Between Civic Education and Partisan Alignment in Young Voters.” Our conversation includes a discussion of building an open classroom environment AND how pizza should not be defined by tomato sauce.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Clark C. W. (2017).Examining the Relationship Between Civic Education and Partisan Alignment in Young Voters Theory & Research in Social Education, 45(2), 218 – 247.
  2. Clark C. W.  & Avery P.G. (2016) The Psychology of Controversial Issues’ Discussions: Challenges and Opportunities in a Polarized, Post-9/11 Society. In W. Journell’s, Reassessing the social studies curriculum: Promoting critical civic engagement in a politically polarized, post-9/11 world (pp. 109 – 119). Mitchellville, MD: Rowman & Littlefield
  3. Chris recently added an Adademia.edu profile! You can follow along his academic journey there!

Contact

Chris Clark recently graduated with a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Minnesota. He will be starting a job teaching future social studies teachers at the University of Georgia in the Fall of 2017. Prior to academia, he taught high school social studies (US History, Current Events, Psychology, & Philosophy) for six years. His current research focus is on student political identity and how that influences learning and behavior in the classroom. You can reach him via email or on his brand new Twitter account!

Episode 60: Professional Development in the Age of Accountability with Kevin Meuwissen

In Episode 60, Michael & Dan chat with Kevin Meuwissen about his recent Theory & Research in Social Studies article “Happy Professional Development at an Unhappy Time”: Learning to Teach for Historical Thinking in a High-Pressure Accountability Context.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Meuwissen, K. W. (2017). “Happy Professional Development at an Unhappy Time”: Learning to Teach for Historical Thinking in a High-Pressure Accountability Context. Theory & Research in Social Education, 45(2), 248 – 285.
  2. Meuwissen, K. W. (2013). Readin’, Writin’, Ready for Testin’? Adaptive Assessment in Elective and Standardized-Tested Social Studies Course Contexts. Theory & Research in Social Education, 41(3), 285 – 315.
  3. Meuwissen, K. W. (2013). Teachers are Political Actors. What Does This Mean for Teacher Education? [Blog Post].  Retrieved from Warner Perspectives 
  4. You can find his articles for the Huffington Post by clicking here!

Contact

Kevin Meuwissen is a professor of Teaching & Curriculum at the Warner School at the University of Rochester where he directs the social studies teacher preparation program. His teaching and research focus on helping secondary social studies teachers develop a deliberative stance toward curriculum, instruction, and the political institution of schooling as they interact with diverse influences on their pedagogical decisions. In addition to being an expert in his field, he is a dapper dresser. You can email him at kmeuwissen@warner.rochester.edu. Check out his university webpage for more!

Episode 59: Heritage Narratives with Sara Levy

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In episode 59, Dan and Michael talk with Sara Levy about teaching heritage narratives.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Levy, S. A. (2017). How Students Navigate the Construction of Heritage Narratives. Theory & Research in Social Education, 45(2), 157-188.
  2. Levy, S. A. (2014). Heritage, history, and identity. Teachers College Record, 116(6), 1-17.
  3. And here’s a video of Dr. Levy talking about her article inTeachers College Record:

https://vialogues.com/videos/embedded/21195

Contact

Sara A. Levy, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Education at Wells College in Aurora, New York. Her research focuses on teaching and learning in public school history classrooms around global historical events with which students have heritage connections. You can tweet her @ProfSlevy or e-mail her at slevy@wells.edu.

Episode 58: Learning History Outside the Classroom with Lisa Gilbert

In episode 58, Michael & Dan chat with Lisa Gilbert about her Theory & Research in Social Studies media review of Assassins Creed, her background in Museum Studies, and finding history outside the classroom!

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Gilbert, L. (2017). “The Past is Your Playground”: The Challenges and Possibilities ofAssassin’s Creed: Syndicate for Social Education. Theory & Research in Social Education, 45(1), 145 – 155.
  2. Gilbert, L. (2015). Can we control what students learn on museum visits [Blog Post]. Retrieved from museumquestions.com/2015/04/06/can-we-control-what-students-learn-on-museum-visits/.
  3. Gilbert, L. (2015). Help students make the most of their visit to the museum. nche.net/pages/history-matters/may-2014-gilbert
  4. Gilbert, L. (2016). Valuing Critical Inquiry Skills in Museum Literacy. Social Studies Research and Practice, 11(3), 51 – 66 http://www.socstrpr.org/?page_id=3424
  5. Gilbert, L. (2016). “Loving, Knowing Ignorance”: A Problem for the Educational Mission of Museums. Curator, 59: 125–140. doi:10.1111/cura.12153.

Contact

Lisa Gilbert recently earned her Ph.D. in Education from Saint Louis University.  Her research focus is on the relevance of public history for social studies education. This fall, she’ll be starting as an Instructor of Social Studies at Thomas Jefferson School. You can follow her on Twitter at @GilbertLisaK and you can see how she live-tweets museums by checking out her Twitter Moments!