Ancient Egypt: A CE-MIST TILT (Traveling Interdisciplinary Literacy Trunk)

Session # II
CEU # 1321
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 12:00 - 12:45
Room #: 108

In this unit, sixth grade students research the climate and papyrus plants of ancient Egypt. They look for simple machines in ancient Egyptian inventions and construct a pyramid, then measure its sides, angles, and surface area. They design an Egyptian temple using line and rotational symmetry, create an illustrated alphabet of Egyptian hieroglyphs, and design an Egyptian death mask. Join us as we share our experience working with the Center of Excellence in Middle-Level, Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching (CE-MIST) program at the University of South Carolina Aiken. We will discuss the process we used to create our school’s TILTs (Traveling Interdisciplinary Literacy Trunks) and we will show you our completed trunk on Ancient Egypt. Participants will receive access to CE-MIST resources and tools including sample interdisciplinary unit plans and templates to make your own TILTs.

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Busbee Corbett Elementary Middle School

Center of Excellence in Middle-level, Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching (CE-MIST)


The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire & the Industrial Revolution

A CE-MIST TILT (Traveling Interdisciplinary Literacy Trunk)

Session # III
CEU # 1337
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 1:45
Room #: 108

What were the causes of the Industrial Revolution and how did it change the course of history? What was the cost of a safe work environment and equal wages? Join us as we share our experience working with the Center of Excellence in Middle-Level, Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching (CE-MIST) program at the University of South Carolina Aiken. We will discuss the process we used to create our school’s TILTs (Traveling Interdisciplinary Literacy Trunks) and we will show you a completed trunk with hands-on activities such as designing tables, timelines and graphs that are representative of workers’ pay scales, work shifts, productivity, and labor conditions during the Industrial Revolution. Participants will receive access to CE-MIST resources and tools including sample interdisciplinary unit plans and templates to make your own TILTs.

Presenters:

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Tara Davis
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Busbee Corbett Elementary Middle School

Center of Excellence in Middle-level, Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching (CE-MIST)


Landform Regions of South Carolina

A CE-MIST TILT (Traveling Interdisciplinary Literacy Trunk)

Session # IV
CEU # 1361
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 2:00 - 2:45
Room #: 208

Are you looking for a motivational, interdisciplinary unit that aligns with Common Core standards? Join us, the 8th grade team of A. L. Corbett, as we share our experience working with the Center of Excellence in Middle-Level, Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching (CE-MIST) program at the University of South Carolina Aiken. We will discuss the benefits of interdisciplinary teaching and the process we used to create our school’s TILTs (Traveling Interdisciplinary Literacy Trunks). We will show you a completed trunk with hands-on activities and examples of student work related to Landform Regions of South Carolina. Participants will receive access to CE-MIST resources and tools including sample interdisciplinary unit plans and templates to make planning easier! It is our hope that you leave with an interdisciplinary unit that you will find useful and be able to implement in your classroom and school.

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Busbee Corbett Elementary Middle School

Center of Excellence in Middle-level, Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching (CE-MIST)


TILTing Back in Time to the Holocaust: A CE-MIST Traveling Interdisciplinary Literacy Trunk

Session # VI
CEU # 1389
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 4:00 - 4:45
Room #: 202

Don't have time to plan for a cross-curricular unit? We have the solution for you! Join us as we share our experience working with the Center of Excellence in Middle-Level, Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching (CE-MIST) program at the University of South Carolina Aiken. We will discuss the process we used to create our school’s TILTs (Traveling Interdisciplinary Literacy Trunks) and we will show you a completed trunk with hands-on activities and children’s literature related to the Holocaust. Participants will receive access to CE-MIST resources and tools including sample interdisciplinary unit plans and templates to make planning easier!

Presenters:

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Leavelle McCampbell Middle School

Center of Excellence in Middle-level, Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching (CE-MIST)


Traveling Trunks: Mobile Multidisciplinary Middle School Curriculum Units by Three USCA Undergraduates

Session # IV
CEU # 1356
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 2:00 - 2:45
Room #: 203

Through the Magellan Scholars program, three English majors at the University of South Carolina Aiken developed two portable multidisciplinary curriculum units, one on enslaved potter David Drake (language arts, science, social studies, and visual arts) and the other on South Carolina poet and inventor James Legare (language arts and science). The completed trunks will be housed at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center's Traveling Science department, where they will be available for teachers to check out, free of charge. This session is presented in partnership with the Center of Excellence in Middle-Level, Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching (CE-MIST) program at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Presenters:

Dr. Tom Mack
Tayler Rogers
Brianna Arnone
Jennifer Gilmore


Bullying 101: Advocacy for the Victims

Session # V
CEU # 1371
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 3:00 - 3:45
Room #: 108

Every seven minutes a child is bullied in the schoolyard! Statistics show that adults only intervene 4% of the time. Come explore how educators can make a difference. This session is presented in partnership with the Center of Excellence in Middle-Level, Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching (CE-MIST) program at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Presenters:

Kristen Taylor
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