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"Engaging with K-12 History Education: Collaborative Models for Using Educational Technology"

Summary:

Collaborative teaching projects among K-12 and post-secondary faculty and students have the power to reinvigorate teaching and classroom experiences for all involved in these exchanges. Each of these presentations examines these collaborations through the lens a range of exemplary projects. From RiverWeb, which explores the interaction of the Mississippi River with the people and communities along its banks, to Civics OnLine, devoted to enriching the teaching of civics in Michigan Schools, to the pioneeri ng American Social History Project education programs that involve faculty and students from across the city of New York in a range of learning and professional development activities, each of these projects highlights what can be gained from such collabo rative endeavors as well as providing successful models that could be replicated elsewhere. The presenters will focus on their experiences with these projects, evaluating the challenges of interdisciplinary and inter-institutional endeavors in a range of social, economic and learning contexts.