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Selected Presentations

Refereed Conference Paper Presentations
Young people's views on experts and evidence in political documentaries (with Jason Chen). To be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2014.

The challenges of gaming for democratic education: The case of iCivics (with Angela Banks and Christine Nemacheck). To be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2014.

Teaching history with film: The perspectives and pedagogies of historians. To be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2014.

There is a reason they are still called games: The affordances and constraints of iCivics games for democratic education (with Chris Nemacheck and Angela Banks). Games+Learning+ Society Conference 9.0, Madison, WI, June 13, 2013.

Considering Film as a Medium for Engaging in Deliberation of Controversial Issues: Young People's Response to The Response. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April 2013.

Project Civis: Curriculum and Professional Development for Underserved and Underachieving Middle School Populations (with Carol Tieso & Janice Robbins). Presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Seattle, WA, November 15, 2012.

The Construction of Ideology in Curriculum and Instructional Media: A Distributed Perspective. Presented at the Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference, New College, Oxford, United Kingdom, September 11, 2012.

Developing Inclusive Middle School History Curriculum for Democratic Citizenship (with Carol Tieso & Janice Robbins). To be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2012.


The Burden of Historical Representation: The Case of/for Indigenous Film
. Presented as part of the symposium Beyond Documents: Enriching Historical Inquiry at the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC, December 2011.

Hilary: The Movie, The History Channel, and the Challenge of the Documentary for Democratic Education.
Presented as part of the symposium The Challenge of the Documentary in Democratic and Social Studies Education at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA, 2011.

The challenges of writing “first draft history”: The evolution of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath in school textbooks in the United States
(with Dr. Diana Hess). Presented as part of the symposium Curriculum in Vulnerable Times: International Perspectives at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA, 2011.

Authentic Pedagogy: Examining Intellectual Challenge in a National Sample of Social Studies Classrooms
(SSIRC group).
Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA, 2011. Awarded “Best Paper Award” by the Research in Social Studies Education SIG.

The social studies inquiry research collaborative (SSIRC): Authentic intellectual challenge in social studies classrooms
. Presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, November 11, 2010.

Using film as historical narrative. To be presented as part of symposium Teaching history with film: Powerful cases from the field with Scott Metzger and Richard Paxton at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, 2010.


From a roar to a murmur: Virginia's history & social science standards, 1995 to the Present
(with David Hicks, Stephanie Van Hover, and Melissa Lisanti). Presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Atlanta, GA, November 12 2009.

The Distributed Nature of Ideology in Social Studies Instructional Media. Presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Atlanta, GA, November 11 2009.

The “History Channel Effect” and the Challenge of the Documentary for Social Studies Teaching and Learning. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA, April 2009.

The Role of Ideology in the Production of Instructional Media: A Distributed Perspective.
Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA, April 2009.

The Past in Motion: Powerful Models for Teaching History with Film.
Presented (with Rich Paxton, Alan Marcus, and Scott Metzger) at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA, April 2009.

The Social Studies Inquiry Research Collaborative.
Presented (with other members of the SSIRC planning committee) at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Houston, TX, November 12-13, 2008.

The ideological implications of using “educational” film to teach controversial events. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Houston, TX, November 12-13, 2008.

Colonial Williamsburg’s Electronic Field Trip Model: A Model Virtual Field Trip for the Social Studies? Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, March 2008.

Powerful and authentic social studies in a high stakes state: Negotiating opportunities and preparing pre-service teachers.
Part of symposium: Teaching Social Studies Methods in an Age of Accountability. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, San Diego, CA, November 28, 2007.

Epistemology Drives Pedagogy: Two History Teachers’ Practice with Film. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, April 11 2007.

Terrorism According to the Text: Representations of 9/11 and Terrorism in Popular High School Social Studies Textbooks (with Dr. Diana Hess). Part of symposium: Curricular Politics: The Roles of the Present in Representing the Past. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C., November 30, 2006.

Attempting to Understand the Lives of Others: Film as a Tool for Developing Historical Empathy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. April 11, 2006.

Film as a Tool for Engaging Students in Historical Thinking. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. April 10, 2006.

Was That How It Really Happened? Using Film and Video to Engage Students In Historical Thinking. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Kansas City, MO. November 17, 2005.

The Burden of Historical Representation: Race and "Educational" Hollywood Film. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Baltimore, MD. November 18, 2004.

Other Refereed National and Regional/State Presentations

Teaching and Learning about the "War to End all Wars" as its Centenary Approaches. (with David Hicks and Stephanie Van Hover). Presented at the Virginia Council for the Social Studies annual conference, Roanoke, VA, November 1, 2013.

Bringing Everyone into the Discussion: Conducting Successful Middle Grades Seminars (with Patty Jones & Molly McClain). To be presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC, December 2011.

Using Film to Teach Controversial Historic and Contemporary Events and Issues
(with David Hicks and Stephanie Van Hover). Presented at the Virginia Council for the Social Studies annual conference, Williamsburg, VA, October 22, 2010.

Making the Most of Films to Critically Examine World and U.S. History (with David Hicks and Stephanie Van Hover). Presented at the Virginia Council for the Social Studies annual conference, Williamsburg, VA, October 22, 2010.

Teaching History with Film – CUFA Research to Practice Session (with Alan Marcus, Rich Paxton, and Scott Metzger). Presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, Denver, CO, November 12, 2010.

Using Documentary Film to Raise Controversial Historical and Contemporary Issues (with Dr. Alan Marcus). Presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, Atlanta, GA November 13-14, 2009.

Teaching Civics with a Multiplayer Online Role-Play Game. Presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, Atlanta, GA November 13-14, 2009.

Exploring Global Perspectives of the Past and Present Through Films (with Dr. Alan Marcus). Presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, San Diego, CA, December 1, 2007.

Teaching About the Presidency through Video & Audio
(with Stephanie Van Hover, David Hicks, and Meghan Manfra). Virginia Annual Conference for Social Studies Educators, Richmond, VA, October 20, 2007.

Using Media and Technology to Teach About the Holocaust and Genocide
(with Meghan Manfra, David Hicks, and Stephanie Van Hover). Virginia Annual Conference for Social Studies Educators, Richmond, VA, October 19, 2007.

Teaching History with Film: Promises, Pitfalls, and Pedagogy (with Dr. Alan Marcus). Presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington D.C., December 2, 2006. Session sponsored by the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies.

Digital Deliberation: Using Digital Tools to Engage Students in the Deliberation of Historical and Social Issues. Presented at the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies and International Education Conference, Middleton, WI. March 20, 2006.

Tinsel Town as Teacher: Hollywood Film in U.S. History Classrooms (with Dr. Alan Marcus). Presented at the Annual meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies. Baltimore, MD. November 19, 2004.

A Window into History: Digital Media and Critical Thinking in the Social Studies. Presented at the Governors Wisconsin Educational Technology Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI. October 13, 2004.

Selected Invited Presentations
The intellectual work of state standardized testing. (with Scott Dewitt, Nancy Patterson, Whitney Blankenship, Brook Blevins, Lorrei DiCamillo, David Gerwin, Jill Gradwell, John Gunn, Lamont Maddox, Cynthia Salinas, John Saye and Caroline Sullivan). Invited presentation for the 2014 business meeting of the Social Studies Research SIG at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 2014.

Using Film in Historical Inquiry and for Engaging in Controversial Issues. Redesigning Pedagogy 2013 Symposium. National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. June 4, 2013.

Beyond Documents: Developing Teacher Epistemology and Pedagogy with Historical Media, Museums, and Memory. College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies Retreat. Raleigh, North Carolina, January 19, 2013.

Disciplinary Literacy: Historical Film Literacy (invited lecture). Engaging Youth with Social Studies Texts Course. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, November 8, 2012.

How Young People's Political Backgrounds Influence Their "Reading" and Discussion of Media (invited lecture). Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK, September 19, 2012.

Considering place in the teaching of history: Teaching with historic sites and film (invited lecture). University of Exeter, Exeter, UK, September 14, 2012.

Teaching about Civil Liberties: 9/11and the War on Terror. Capital Region Education Council Teaching American History Grant. Hartford, CT., March 29, 2012.

Hillary: The Movie, Citizens United, and the Challenge of the Documentary for Democratic Education
(invited lecture). Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT., March 28, 2012.

Teaching Issues in Social Studies with Structured Academic Controversy & Debate. Fairfax County Public Schools Advanced Academics Symposium. November, 2011.

Using Film to Engage in Discussions of Controversial Issues and Events.
Session for The College of William & Mary Teaching Enhancement Project, March 31, 2011.

Teaching Social Studies with the Structured Academic Controversy Model. Workshop for Gloucester County Public Schools, Gloucester, VA, August 23, 2010.

Using New Media to Engage in History and Social Science Inquiry.
Presented at the Dynamic Social Studies Conference, Madison, WI, February 20, 2010.

More Than "Showing What Happened": Using Film to Examine the Past. Presented at the Dynamic Social Studies Conference, Madison, WI, February 20, 2010.

Mapping Across the Social Studies (invited speaker). Presented at the T-TAC Annual Symposium on Professional Collaboration and Inclusive Education, Williamsburg, VA, October 2009.

The History Channel Effect (invited lecture). Symposium on Teaching the Vietnam War. Sponsored by the Program in Social Studies and the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. Teachers College, Columbia University, June 29th, 2009.

Teaching History with Film (invited lecture). Colonial Williamsburg High School Teacher Institute. Williamsburg, VA, June 26th, 2009.

Teaching Secondary Methods (invited speaker with Dr. Diana Hess). College and University Faculty Assembly of NCSS 2009 Retreat. Charlottesville, VA, January 17, 2009.

Documentary Film as a Medium for Teaching and Learning History (tentative title). To be presented for the Charlottesville Teaching American History Grant Teaching Fellows project. Charlottesville, VA, October, 2008.

Using Documentaries and Films to Teach American History. Presented for Virginia Beach (VA) and Halifax County (VA) Teaching American History Grant teaching fellows projects, January 30th & February 15, 2008, respectively.

Film as a Tool for Teaching Social Studies (invited speaker). Presented at the T-TAC Annual Symposium on Professional Collaboration and Inclusive Education, Williamsburg, VA, October 30, 2007.