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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Another Great MEA-MFT Conference Session--and Rethinking Columbus

Last week I highlighted some MEA-MFT sessions of interest while promising PRIZES for the first five readers to stop by our conference booth on both Thursday and Friday. (Come say hello!) 

Here's one more session that looks wonderful:

On Thursday, from 10 to 10:50, Pam Roberts and Tichelle Ickes from Huntley Project High School are presenting "CCSS: Research and Writing for HS Students"
IS 14. I've heard Pam and Tichelle talk about this project, and I'm completely enamored with it. They are emphasizing how the project meets Common Core standards but equally significant (to my mind anyway) is how this local history project connected students to their community.

Here's the description: "Students (Gr. 9) completed a local research project, focusing on primary and secondary sources, utilizing collaborative computer programs and tools. Their final presentation included an annotated bibliography and a Prezi presentation. The project included many Common Core State Standards requirements. "

On a completely unrelated note, I thought some of you might be interested in these timely resources from the Zinn Education Project on "Rethinking Columbus."


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