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Friday, March 4 • 8:00am - 8:45am
Interactive Civic Literacy - Embracing the Controversies in the Social Studies Classroom By Using Technology

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Participants will be actively involved in the session by engaging with the presenter concerning uses of technology in a Civic Literacy framework, especially regarding controversial topics they all face when teaching any social studies curriculum. Participants will be provided technology resources specific to the Civic Literacy curriculum and the unique aspects of teaching this course in current day setting. This session will provide a specific focus on how to help students identify technology resources which allow them to view a variety of perspectives on a topic and create a comprehensive assessment of their thought process concerning their belief system.

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Dr. Travis Towne

Teacher, Lenoir County Public Schools
I have over 17 years of teaching and administrative experience with a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. I am the Social Studies department chair at the Lenoir County Early College High School in Kinston, NC and currently teach Civic Literacy and Economics... Read More →

Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 44904
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones, Other
  • Diversity As a social studies teacher and as part of the session itself, each of these topics are on the forefront of my mind each and every class period with my students. Therefore, part of the session will identify how to incorporate the support of these ideas within a variety of controversial topics in addition to establishing an interactive Civic Literacy focus for students to recognize and embrace their peers unique views and perspectives as they learn and grapple with their own worldview considerations.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 306A