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Saturday, February 23 • 9:25am - 10:40am
Making in the Middle School and Middle Grades Humanities Classroom

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We’ve seen a great deal of energy and excitement in our schools as the STEAM movement has grown in popularity. Yet as we break down the acronym, it can be tricky to see where our humanities classes might fit into this important work. In this session, we’ll explore how making in the ELA and social studies classroom can support critical thinking, problem-solving, social activism, and creativity among our students.

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Mia Gittlen

Teacher, Union Middle School
Mia is the K-8 Instructional Technology Teacher on Special Assignment for Berkeley Unified School District in Berkeley, CA. For over a decade, she has taught middle and high school in public and independent schools in the Bay Area and Massachusetts. 
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Beth Gillis

MS Humanities
Beth has taught a variety of middle school subjects over the past 19 years in California and New York. Most recently, she worked at the San Francisco School and Sea Crest School in Half Moon Bay. She's taking the year off to work on her own technology projects and to volunteer at... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 9:25am - 10:40am PST