Civitas

A Newsletter for the CCS K-12 Social Studies Community

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Special Edition, Reimagine Conference, Summer 2017

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Reimagine Conference for Middle & High School Teachers - June 14-15, 2017

The Office of Teaching and Learning is hosting the Reimagine Conference 2017 on June 14-15, 2017 at the new Columbus Africentric Early College. (3223 Allegheny Ave.) The conference is designed to spark secondary teachers to reimagine middle and high school instruction and learn innovative strategies on how to engage students at high levels through personalization, differentiation, and individualization to increase student achievement.


The Reimagine Conference is packed with local, state, and nationally-recognized presenters, CCS teacher-facilitated sessions and table talks, and two collaborative Edcamps. In addition to session options of 170 minutes, 80 minutes, and 50 minutes, there will be open Learning Labs throughout the two days and a Demonstration and Exploration Fair.


Click here for the Reimagine Conference website. From the website, you can view the schedule at a glance, featured presenters, session descriptions, and create your own personalized schedule.


Registration is now available on CiMS (search activity number 1000025411). Teachers will receive $100 and .6 CEUs for a full day or $50 and .3 CEUs for a half day participation for each of the days.


Highlighted below are some of the sessions especially relevant for social studies teachers. Be sure to check the conference website for the full schedule.



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Session #108 - Constitution Experts: Authentic Assessments in Government and History Classrooms - June 14, 8:30 A.M.

Ryan Suskey, Ohio Center for Law-Related Education

80 minute session

Social Studies


In this session, teachers will learn about instruction and assessment techniques that go beyond the "paper-pencil" test to examine deep thinking about the United States Constitution and its historical background. Using the We The People program, participants will learn to engage students in studying primary source documents, constructing (and defending) argument based claims, and inquiry based assessment models.


This session is most relevant for teachers of Social Studies 8, HS American History, HS American Government, and Law.


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Session #121 - Project Based Citizenship: Turning Students into Agents of Change - June 14, 10:00 A.M.

Ryan Suskey, Ohio Center for Law-Related Education

80 minute session

Social Studies


This session is designed for teachers looking to bring active citizenship to their classroom, empowering their students to explore their role within our community. Youth for Justice (YFJ) and Project Citizen (PC) are project-based citizenship programs, designed to support your current curriculum without going “back to the drawing board” to create or replace units. YFJ/PC Students become “agents of change” working to identify, research, solve, and report on an issue or problem in their community.


This sessions is most relevant for teachers of Social Studies 8, HS American Government, Law, African-American Studies, Sociology, and Global Issues.


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Session #138 - Debate Protocols for Classrooms and School Teams - June 14, 12:30 P.M.

Dr. Stephen Koch, Capital University

50 minute session


Each year Capital University is the site for the middle school debate tournament. In 2017-18, this tournament will also be open to high schools. Attend this session to learn how to incorporate debate protocols into your classroom to meet learning standards and help build your school's debate teams.


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Session #152 - Bring Social Studies Alive...and into the 21st Century, June 14, 2:00 P.M.

Matt Doran, Social Studies Coordinator, Columbus City Schools

80 minute session

Social Studies


This session will engage teachers in strategies from the TCI History & Government Alive! approach, including experiential exercises and interactive notebooks. In addition, we will look at enhancing these strategies through 21st century skills and technology integration.


This session is most relevant for teachers of all 6-12 social studies courses.


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Session #201 - DBQs: An Evidence-Based Writing Approach for All Students - June 15, 8:30 A.M.

Imali Kent, The DBQ Project

170 minute session

Social Studies


This session will provide social studies teachers with an in-depth look at the DBQ Project Six-Step Method of document-analysis and evidence-based writing: 1) the Hook Exercise, 2) the Background Essay, 3) Understanding the Question and Pre-Bucketing, 4) Analyzing the Documents, 5) Bucketing, and 6) the Trash-Out and Writing the Essay. Each step builds on students’ curiosity and increases motivation and confidence to answer a compelling, authentic question. Participants will also see an overview of the DBQ's new robust online platform. Participants will receive a DBQ Binder for the course they teach (Mini-Qs in World History, U.S. History, or Civics).


This session is most relevant for teachers of Social Studies 7, Social Studies 8, Modern World History, American History, American Government, African-American Studies, and Law.


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Session #227 - Build & Respond: AIR-Aligned Assessments on Edcite, June 15, 12:30 and 2:00 P.M.

Julia Sweeney & Nicole Bixler, Edcite

80 minute session (This session is repeated at 2:00 P.M.)

All Content Areas


Leverage AIR-aligned question types to build summative and formative assessments that can drive your instruction. Participants will leave this session with a quiz built on Edcite ready to send to students. We will emphasize the importance of differentiation and responding to real-time student data.


This session is most relevant for teachers of all 6-12 social studies courses.


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Session #232 - Table Talk Sessions Facilitated by CCS Teachers, June 15, 1:30 P.M.

  • Formative Assessment: Historical Thinking - Jennifer LaPlace, Centennial High School
  • Engaging Strategies for Using Desk Maps to Teach World History, Global Issues, and Social Justice - Matt Doran, Social Studies Coordinator


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Columbus City Schools Social Studies

Mission: Support, build capacity, and empower all members of the teaching and learning community to increase student achievement


Matt Doran, 6-12 Social Studies Coordinator

Lynda Ray, K-5 Social Studies Coordinator

Chris Weatherholtz, K-5 Science/Social Studies Coordinator