The National Council for Social Studies is holding their 97th annual conference November 17th to 19th in San Francisco. This year the conference will be focused on the theme of “Expanding Visions and Bridging Traditions” which seeks to think through how to teach students in an rapidly changing world, how to cultivate media literacy, and how to integrate new technologies into the social studies classroom. KQED will be hosting a workshop, exhibiting and will present three sessions at the conference. More info about sessions and public media partner offerings listed below.

KQED Session Info:

Media Literacy Through the Eyes of Public Media Workshop
Thursday, November 16, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
KQED Studio, 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco
Free Event. Register for the workshop through conference registration.

Join Listenwise and KQED to explore high-quality resources for helping educators teach media literacy in their classrooms. Leave with easy-to-use educator resources built by trusted media sources to encourage critical thinking and show students how to be more discerning about the information they consume. Tour of station included.

Weaving Data Into Stories
Friday, November 17, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Room: 2004, Moscone Center West

Learn how the addition of simple media-making activities can make information visual in a way that deepens understanding and encourages students to share with a larger audience of peers and adults. See examples of student media projects and get hands-on experience to prepare students for producing effective media pieces for the classroom and beyond.

Unmute Your Classroom: Inspiring Student-Driven Inquiry and Interaction
Friday, November 17, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Room: 3018, Moscone Center West

Students are always asking questions. How can we go beyond the traditional research paper and put student inquiry at the center of historical learning and exploration? Join KQED to explore methods and resources designed to help students ask high-quality questions, investigate an answer, and create a multimedia response they can share with peers both in and out of the classroom.

From Viewer to Doer: Addressing Media Literacy Concepts through Media-Making
Friday, November 17, 4:45 – 5:45 pm
Room: 3018, Moscone Center West

Explore how to integrate media-making projects into the social science classroom to support learning while building essential academic skills. Student media projects foster collaboration and critical thinking, and strengthen media literacy.

Partner Sessions:

WE THE VOTERS: Twenty Short Films for the People
Friday, November 17th, 8:45 – 9:45 AM
Room 2003, Moscone Center West
Host: PBS Education

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of HBCU’s Workshop
Friday, November 17th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Room 3002, Moscone Center West
Host: ITVS

 Secrets Revealed! How YOU Can Break the Fake News Cycle
Saturday, November 18th, 9:15 – 10:15 AM
Room 2003, Moscone Center West
Host: PBS Student Reporting Labs

Teaching ‘The Great War’ through Compelling Themes and Media
Saturday, November 18th, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Room 2003, Moscone Center West
Host: WGBH

Write Across the Curriculum: U.S. History for Grades 9-12
Saturday, November 18th, 2:15 – 2:45 PM
Alcove A, Second Floor, Moscone Center West
Host: WGBH
*Poster Session

Building Empathy: Examining the U.S. – Mexico Drug War through Documentary
Saturday, November 18th, 4:05 – 5:05 PM
3rd Floor Table 27, Moscone Center West
Host: POV
*Poster Session

Midterms Matter!
Saturday, November 18th, 5:15 – 6:15 PM
Room 3000, Moscone Center West
Host: PBS NewsHour Extra

I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin, Race & America
Sunday, November 19th, 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Room 2003, Moscone Center West
Host: ITVS & Independent Lens

KQED at the National Council for Social Studies Conference 15 November,2017Stephanie Thatcher

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Stephanie Thatcher

Stephanie Thatcher is currently an undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in Philosophy and Legal Studies. Her interests primarily lie in civics, politics, and media literacy. Stephanie is the KQED Education Services Intern.

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