"Bias is Ubiquitous": Presentations at
NCHE, MOCHE, and NCSS (2022)

Thank you for attending the sessions either at the virtual National Council for History Education (NCHE) Conference, the Missouri Council for History Education (MOCHE) Conference in St. Louis, or the National Conference for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference in Philadelphia. A copy of the slides can be viewed here or embedded below. If you click on the lower right-hand corner, you may view the slides full-screen.

The handouts and electronic documents featured in the presentation can be downloaded and/or copied below:

  1. Trivial Pursuits assignment and collaborative document
  2. Secret Messages
  3. Death of Mr. Bolos

"The Future of Public Education": Opening Day Speech (2019)

For my second-ever (and final) "Opening Day" speech (as President of the New Trier Education Association), I chose to focus on the future of public education in light of a national teacher shortage. I used a publishing platform called "Medium" (iOS app available) because of the balance it affords between multimedia and text. See the original slidedeck here or embedded below.

FULL TEXT BELOW: The Future of Public Education

"Freedom 'Riters":
NCHE presentation (2019)

Thank you for attending my NCHE (National Council for History Education) Conference presentation on March 15th, 2019. Below is an embedded version of my slide deck. You can view it full-screen by clicking in the lower right-hand corner of the presentation window.

If you would like access to the shared folder of lesson materials, please click here. Although the permission has been set to "view only", you should be able to download anything in the folder or make a copy of an existing document.

"Don't Be A Sheep":
NCSS Presentation (2017)

Thank you for attending my NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies) Conference presentation on November 18th, 2017. Below is an embedded version of my slide deck. You can view it full-screen by clicking in the lower right-hand corner of the presentation window.

If you would like to access the Google Doc of media literacy principles and the bonus material using Schoolhouse Rock, please click here.

"Making the Mundane Beautiful": professional development presentation

Thanks to everyone who attended our session. I will upload the entire slidedeck as well as links to the apps and websites mentioned.

Please make sure you contribute a photo to our "Making the Mundane Beautiful" #atwarwiththeobvious social slideshow HERE.

For now, here is the original slidedeck as presented to my American Studies students:

If you'd like to learn more about the photographic artists featured in the presentation, here are links to Todd Hido and William Eggleston via ASX: American Suburb X (CAUTION: may be classified NSFW).


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