An image of the American flag, and glass lenses. It reads,Teaching American History, Annual Project Directors Conference, August 8—10, 2011, Washington, D.C., Lens on Talent: Portraits of Great History Teachers, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement.


Please note that the structure of this year's conference includes four main strands that are color coded as follows:

(A) Providing History Content Through Quality Professional Development Implementation
(B) Gaining New Perspectives from Teachers and Administrators
(C) Evaluation for Project Accountability and Results
(D) Teaching American History Technical Assistance and More

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Grand Ballroom

LEarning to Think like a history Teacher: Understanding the Distinctive Challenges and practices of history teaching

Bob Bain, University of Michigan, MI

To view a video of Dr. Bain's presentation, please click here
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Renaissance West A

The Busy Project Director’s Toolkit:

Jennifer Rosenfeld and Kelly Schrum, George Mason University, VA

Renaissance West B

DocsTeach — Providing Digital Tools for Teaching with Documents from the National Archives

Stephanie Greenhut and Lee Ann Potter, National Archives, DC

Renaissance East

Reading a Work of Art as a Primary Source

Suzannah Niepold, Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

Meeting Room 12/13/14

The Holocaust as American History: Timeline and Case Study with Primary Sources

Christina Chavarria, United States Holocaust Museum, DC

Grand Ballroom South

Thinking Like a Historian: Using Primary Sources to Explore Point of View

Danna Bell-Russel and Cheryl Lederle, Library of Congress, DC
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch (on Own)
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Meeting Room 2

A (1) –  History as Stories: The Art of Teaching through Field Studies

Minuette Floyd, Valinda Littlefield, and Bob Petrulis
University of South Carolina, SC
Delores Pringle, Williamsburg County School District, SC
Larry Watson, South Carolina State University, SC

Meeting Room 3

A (2) –  Best Practices for Special Education and ESL/ELL US History Instruction

Deborah Nasta, New York City Department of Education, NY
Ellen Noonan, American Social History Project, NY

Meeting Room 4

A (3) –  Beyond the Archive: Art, Music, and Literature as Primary Sources

Tutti Jackson and Molly Uline-Olmstead, Ohio Historical Society, OH

Meeting Room 5

B (1) – How TAH Petaluma Enriched our Classrooms: The Teachers’ Perspective

Nancy Case-Rico, Sonoma State University, CA
Christina Lunde, Novato Schools, CA
Leslie Ihrig and Susan Olds, Petaluma City Schools, CA

Meeting Room 8/9

B (2) – Strengthening our Practice and Perspective through Cooperative Learning Study

Rose Darrough and Laurie Mosier, San Diego County Office of Education, CA
Michael Henderson, Southwest Evaluation Research, CA

Meeting Room 10/11

B (3) –  Padlock: Unlock the Mystery of Teaching History

Katie Hoerner, St. Clair County Regional Office of Education, IL

Meeting Room 12

B (4) –  Teaching and Learning Historical Thinking in the Digital and Mobile Age

Gail Greenberg, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, OH
Nadine Grimm, Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, OH
Robert Grossman, Bay Village City Schools, OHMark Tebeau, Cleveland State University, OH

Meeting Room 13/14

C (1) – The Perfect Storm: Combining High-Impact Strategies to Achieve Predictable Results

Tracie Audifferen, San Diego County Office of Education, CA
James Marshall, San Diego State University, CA

Renaissace West A

C (2) – Utilizing Data to Direct Instruction: The Data Informed History Instruction Model

Jim David, Tennessee Center for Civic Learning and Engagement, TN
Renaissance West B

D (1) – Department Resources and Initiatives: Implications for TAH Grants

Adam Bookman and Christine Miller, U.S. Department of Education, DC
Renaissance East

D (2) – Project Sustainability and the Future of TAH

Bonnie Carter and Margarita Melendez, U.S. Department of Education, DC
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. BREAK

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Breakout sessions

Renaissance West B

A (1) – Keeping the Study in TAH Summer Travel Trips

Lori Campanile, Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified, CA
Michelle DenBeste, California State University, Fresno, CA
Jenny Herrick and Sabrina Mills, Clovis Unified School District, CA
Robin Sischo, Fresno Unified School District, CA

Renaissance East

A (2) - Session Cancelled

Renaissance West A

A (3) –  African-American Struggle for Equality: Modeling an Inquiry-Based Approach to the Common Core State Standards

Richard Cairn, Collaborative for Educational Services, MA
Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse, Collaborative for Educational Services, MA

Meeting Room 2

B (1) –  Down from the Ivory Tower: Co-Teaching to Enhance Professional Development

Laura Beth Arnold, Little Rock School District, AR
Michael Grady, Saint Louis University, MO
James Ross, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR

Meeting Room 3

B (2) –  Connecting the Founding Fathers and their Friends…or Not!

Debra Cline, Jan Rolan, and Pamela Smith, Granite School District, UT

Meeting Room 4

B (3) – Telling America’s Story: Museum Fair and Pass Program in the Bronx, NYC
Docuemnet 2, Document 3, Document 4

Brian Carlin and P hilip Panaritis, New York City Department of Education, NY
Myrna Cortes, Teaching American History – Bronx, NY
Mia Nagawiecki, New-York Historical Society, NY
E.Y. Zipris, Museum of the City of New York, NY

Meeting Room 5

C (1) – Utilizing Mixed Methods to Evaluate a Teaching American History Project: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Enhance Understanding

Daniela Schiazza, Loyola University, IL

Meeting Room 12/13/14

C (2)     Teaching American History National Evaluation

Beth Yeh, U.S. Department of Education, DC

Meeting Room 10/11

D (1) – Keeping the Dream Alive: Recruitment, Networking and Resources

Mia Howerton and James Nosal, U.S. Department of Education, DC

Grand Ballroom South

D (2) – TAH Meetings with Grantees

All Program Officers, U.S. Department of Education, DC

End of Day TWO