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Session 1
CEU # 1801
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 10:45-11:30
Room: 101

Let's move: A strength-based approach for kinesthetic learners
We know that physical movement and opportunities for social interaction are essential in the middle school classroom. This session offers strategies for active, purposeful learning, flexible grouping, and kinesthetic teaching approaches as alternatives to whole-class lecture.

Dr. Deborah H. McMurtrie, University of South Carolina Aiken
Dr. Bridget K. Coleman
, University of South Carolina Aiken

Dr. Gary J. Senn, University of South Carolina Aiken

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

Session 3
CEU 1853
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 2:45-3:30
Room: Ballroom A

The Achievement Gap for African American Males
Two pre - service teachers will share their research on the African American male's achievement gap in our schools. They will discuss unintentional teacher bias and practices such as tracking, suspension, and expulsion that marginalize these students.

Dr. Deborah H. McMurtrie, University of South Carolina Aiken
Hannah Jameson
- student

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

Session Canceled

Session 4
CEU 1874
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 3:45-4:15
Room: Ballroom C

Geocaching as a hands-on, integrated activity
The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how geocaching can be used as a tool to provide middle level students with hands-on activities that promote integrated learning. The international phenomenon of geocaching has gained much interest over the past few years. Many educators have enjoyed geocaching as a hobby and some of them 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 will learn about geocaching and view examples of how geocaching has been used in education. A few unofficial geocaches will be placed outside of the building and participants will have the opportunity to seek these “geocaches” using smartphones and apps that can be downloaded at the time of the presentation.

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

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  • Presentation (ppt = 1.1 MB)

 

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

 


URL = http://rpsec.usca.edu/Presentations/SCAMLE2018/ (February 2018)