University of Central Oklahoma - College of Business Building
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034
Breakfast Snacks and Coffee will be served at registration
Lunch will be provided
Early Bird Registration: $15
Through Friday, June 8th
Regular Conference Ticket: $25
University Student Ticket: $15
If you or your district needs to pay by purchase order, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.974.6233
Crucial conversations are a part of any social studies classroom. From historical events to current events crucial conversations are sure to come up. How best do we navigate these crucial conversations and debates that come up to allow for healthy discussion and critical thinking?
Sessions will be provided for elementary - high school classrooms with hands-on demonstrations and lessons to get you inspired and ready to start the school year off - Social Studies to Save the World!
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Justin Olmstead, Ph.D.
Crucial Conversations in the Social Studies Classroom - In this talk, Dr. Olmstead will share how he navigates crucial conversations in the classroom to allow for healthy debate. Finding the balance between engaging students' interest, encouraging critical thinking and maintaining a sense of objectivity that let's students master the concepts and develop their own perspective.
About Justin: Justin Quinn Olmstead taught high school history for 13 years and is currently Assistant Professor of History and Director of History Education at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. He presents at national and international conferences on the First World War and Diplomacy, including an invited lecture at The National Archives of the UK and has acted as content consultant for several books on the subject. Currently, he is on the executive committee of the Midwest World History Association, and is the Treasurer and Director of Membership for the international organization, the British Scholar Society.
As Director of History Education, Justin teaches courses that are designed to help train the next generation of history teachers in Oklahoma’s middle and high schools. Justin also offers courses in his areas of specialization. In all of his courses, Justin has students look at the political, social, and cultural landscape of the period in question, as well as exploring the key debates of the period. It is his preference to run his classes as a discussion of the topics and less as a lecture. He also prefers to add primary source documents to the discussion, allowing students to explore the original source in addition to the ideas of the authors assigned for class readings.
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