Secrets to Success for Social Studies Teachers

Secrets to Success for Social Studies Teachers

by Ellen Kottler, Nancy P. Gallavan

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ISBN-13: 9781634503211
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,282,617
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for more than thirty years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country’ s largest school districts. She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton.

Nancy P. Gallavan, PhD, is professor of teacher education at the University of Central Arkansas where she specializes in classroom assessments and cultural competence in the Department of Teaching and Learning MAT Program, which she helped to start in 2006. Dr. Gallavan also serves as the UCA Academic Liaison to Institutional Diversity.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jeff Passe
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
1. Design Your Classroom to Create Communities of Learners
2. Understand Standards to Develop Your Curriculum
3. Make Your Instruction Meaningful to Empower Learners
4. Align Assessments With Objectives to Strengthen Outcomes
5. Connect the Learning to Reach Students' Lives
6. Develop Literacy to Build Social Studies Skills
7. Plan With Students in Mind to Prepare Your Teaching
8. Collaborate With Colleagues to Expand Opportunities
9. Incorporate Resources to Make Social Studies Real
10. Integrate Technology to Enrich Learning
11. Seek Powerful Activities to Engage Learners
12. Reflect on Your Practices to Prepare for the Future
Resource A. Social Studies Textbook Evaluation Tool
Resource B. Sample Social Studies Concepts by Level
Resource C. Detailed Lesson Plan Guide
Resource D. Abbreviated Lesson Plan Tool
Resource E. Social Studies Curriculum Evaluation Tool
Readings and References
Index

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