Effectively Using Outside Experiences to Captivate Your Students Presented by: Joel Rothblatt,  Emerson Middle School, LAU...
Why Take “Outside Experiences”? <ul><li>To go in-depth with your learning </li></ul><ul><li>To build your network of profe...
Types of Outside Experiences <ul><li>Local </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>State </li></ul><ul><li>National </l...
General Facts <ul><li>Getting there </li></ul><ul><li>Lodging </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul>
Pre-Travel <ul><li>Shopping List </li></ul><ul><li>Interest Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Question List </li></ul><ul><li>St...
During Trip <ul><li>Shopping List </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Voice Recorder...
Post Trip <ul><li>Share with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Former students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current students </li></ul><...
Artifacts to Consider Buying / Bringing Back to Your Classroom <ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>Playing cards </li></ul><ul...
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CCSS Study Tours Presentation 2011

  1. 1. Effectively Using Outside Experiences to Captivate Your Students Presented by: Joel Rothblatt, Emerson Middle School, LAUSD Immediate Past-President SCSSA (Southern California Social Science Association) 50 th Annual Conference California Council for the Social Studies Sacramento, California March 5, 2011
  2. 2. Why Take “Outside Experiences”? <ul><li>To go in-depth with your learning </li></ul><ul><li>To build your network of professional resources </li></ul><ul><li>To gain greater legitimacy in the eyes of your students </li></ul><ul><li>To bring back artifacts and tales from the areas you teach </li></ul><ul><li>To grow personally and professionally as an educator </li></ul><ul><li>To take a trip and explore </li></ul><ul><li>To take a vacation and refresh yourself </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Outside Experiences <ul><li>Local </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>State </li></ul><ul><li>National </li></ul><ul><li>International </li></ul>
  4. 4. General Facts <ul><li>Getting there </li></ul><ul><li>Lodging </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pre-Travel <ul><li>Shopping List </li></ul><ul><li>Interest Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Question List </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotype List </li></ul><ul><li>Class Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Map </li></ul><ul><li>Business Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction Packet </li></ul><ul><li>News Alert Sign Up </li></ul><ul><li>Pen Pal List </li></ul>
  6. 6. During Trip <ul><li>Shopping List </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Voice Recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Video Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Sticks </li></ul><ul><li>Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Scrapbook </li></ul>
  7. 7. Post Trip <ul><li>Share with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Former students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artifact Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture Trunk </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Artifacts to Consider Buying / Bringing Back to Your Classroom <ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>Playing cards </li></ul><ul><li>Postcards </li></ul><ul><li>Maps of country, city </li></ul><ul><li>Candy with foreign writing </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Room Decorations </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your students beforehand!!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Study Tour Resources
  10. 10. Questions? <ul><li>Contact Joel Rothblatt </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Cell: (310) 804-4869 </li></ul>

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