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Grouping and Engaging Young Adolescents

Presenters: Deborah McMurtrie, Bridget Coleman, Gary J. Senn
Schedule: Monday, November 6, 2017, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Room: 104-B
Session Code: SES-02848-G3G1
Session Program ID: 1110
Professional Learning Code: QM-17

Description:
Movement and social interaction are essential in the middle school classroom! In this session, we will model kinesthetic strategies for grouping and actively engaging your students as alternatives to whole-class lecture. We will investigate grouping students by chance, interests, opinions, and learning styles, and we will demonstrate several instructional strategies to use with small groups including a pop culture survey and a Role, Audience, Format, Topic (RAFT) writing strategy.

Deborah H. McMurtrie, University of South Carolina Aiken
Bridget K. Coleman, University of South Carolina Aiken
Gary J. Senn, University of South Carolina Aiken

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Center of Excellence in Middle-level, Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching (CE-MIST)

Geocaching as a hands-on, integrated activity

Presenters: Gary J. Senn, Deborah McMurtrie, Bridget Coleman
Schedule: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 9:45 - 10:45 am
Room: 104-B
Session Code: SES-03482-S6X2
Session Program ID: 2243
Professional Learning Code: IY-72

Description:
Many educators have enjoyed the international phenomenon geocaching as a hobby and some have found creative ways to integrate this adventure into education. Geocaching is an activity that will excite middle level students and will provide opportunities for them to learn content. Participants in this session will learn about a number of educational uses of geocaching and will go on a short geocaching adventure on the grounds outside of the building.

Gary J. Senn, University of South Carolina Aiken
Deborah H. McMurtrie, University of South Carolina Aiken
Bridget K. Coleman, University of South Carolina Aiken

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Center of Excellence in Middle-level, Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching (CE-MIST)

National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education (NAPOMLE) Best Practices Session

The 2018 SouthEast PoMLE Symposium

Presenters: Bridget Coleman, Lienne Medford, Bea Bailey, Nancy Rupert, Deborah McMurtrie, Gary Senn
Schedule: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 3:10 - 4:10 pm
Room: 118-C
Session Code: SES-03810-Z7G8
Session Program ID: 2534
Professional Learning Code: RV-56

NaPOMLE Goal Addressed:
1. Communicate the needs of young adolescents to a broader audience, including community groups, professional groups and retirement associations.
4. Disseminate the critical importance of having a teaching workforce that is committed to and specifically trained to teach the young adolescent to school districts, state departments of education, federal government organizations and boards of education.
5. Political outreach – actions NAPOMLE can take to promote political outreach to key stakeholders on behalf of young adolescents and middle level education.

Presentation abstract:
The SC PoMLE invites all PoMLE groups from the SouthEast to work in partnership on a symposium initiative for 2018. This session will promote collaborative efforts among state level POMLEs.

Bridget K. Coleman, University of South Carolina Aiken
Gary J. Senn, University of South Carolina Aiken
Lienne Medford, Clemson University
Bea Bailey, Clemson University
Deborah H. McMurtrie, University of South Carolina Aiken
Nancy Rupert, University of North Carolina Ashville

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