Tools & Strategies for Creating Thoughtful, Engaging Social Studies Instruction at the Middle Level
Presenter: Michael Yell
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Join AMLE, NCSS, and Michael Yell (National Board Certified middle school teacher extraordinaire) for this great webinar, during which we will examine 10 engaging, thought-provoking strategies for creating a different kind of middle level social studies classroom. The easy-to-implement tools and strategies taught will include practical methods for engaging students in inquiry about content, in developing their inferences and hypotheses, predicting, making meaning from texts/authentic sources/video and or streaming clips, and in synthesizing information from reading materials. All the strategies are applicable to any content, and are important tools to meet, and exceed, the expectations of the Common Core and C3 (the social studies framework "College, Career, and Civic Life").
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Michael M. Yell is a seventh grade social studies teacher in Hudson Wisconsin. He was named the National Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the National Council for the Social Studies, has served as a board member and later president for NCSS, and is a Nationally Board Certified teacher (certificate in young adolescent social studies/history). In addition to his teaching, Mike frequently works as a trainer and educational writer; he wrote Link to the Past: Engaging Students in the Study of History
, numerous articles for the NCSS journal Social Education
, is currently writing ebooks in American history, biography, and geography for Australian based company eBlake Learning
. Mike has also done a number of webinars for NCSS, and is a co creator and teacher of an online summer institute for NCSS entitled Strategies and Tools for Exceeding Expectations of the Common Core and C3
. In addition to NCSS, he has been a long time member of AMLE and ASCD. Mike lives in Hudson Wisconsin with his wife Ann and continues to enjoy teaching world history to 130 12- and 13-year-olds a day in the House of Avalon at the Hudson Middle School. Their three adult children live in San Francisco, California, Morgantown, West Virginia, and Milwaukee Wisconsin.