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The Purpose of Goals of the CUFA Retreat

The purpose of the CUFA Retreat is to provide for the exchange of scholarly ideas in an informal and interactive format. Sessions are intended to engage participants in discourse on topics relevant to the discipline of social studies. The retreat is designed to allow for the development of emerging ideas that have the potential to impact the profession. Collective interests are also appreciated as well as cross-disciplinary collaborations. The CUFA Retreat is a great platform for inviting other discipline scholars and new social studies scholars to join our organization. The CUFA Retreat is a great opportunity to network with colleagues and to initiate research projects.

CUFA Retreat Program

Updated January 16, 2015

2015 CUFA Retreat Friday, January 16, 2015

3:00 PM: Hotel Check-in

3:15 – 4:15: Registration: UNCC Center City Building

4:15– 5:30: Opening Concurrent Sessions
J.B. Mayo (University of Minnesota)
A Vision for LGBTQ Research in the Social Studies: What are the next steps?
Anthony Pellegrino (George Mason University)
Collaboration and Co-teaching with Specialists in History and Social Studies
Scott Waring & Richard Hartshorne (University of Central Florida)
Library of Congress -- Teaching with Primary Sources at UCF: Overview, Evolution, Opportunities, & Challenges
Bruce VanSledright (UNC Charlotte) -- CANCELLED
Social Studies as Inquiry
Susan Harden, Heather Coffey, Amy Good (UNC Charlotte)
Prospect for Success: A Model for First Semester Student Engagement in Higher Education
Erik Byker & Nakeshia Williams (UNC Charlotte)
Tweeting as Civic Agency: Social Studies in the Hashtag

5:30 – 7:30: Welcome Meghan Manfra , CUFA Chair


Fireside Chat with Ron Evans hosted by E. Wayne Ross (The University of British Columbia)

7:30 – 9:30: Group Dinner Rock Bottom Brewery (Appetizers Provided by CUFA)

2015 CUFA Retreat Saturday, January 17, 2015
7:30 – 8:00: Breakfast Coffee, tea, and bagels provided
(Refreshments sponsored by UNC Charlotte’s Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction Urban Education Program)

8:00– 9:15: Concurrent Sessions I
Todd Hawley, Alicia Crowe, Katie Knapp , Michael Levicky, & Gabriel Swarts (Kent State University)
Student voices and program choices: Developing social studies teacher education programs
John Lee (NC State University) & **David Hicks** (Virginia Tech)
Guidelines for Using Technology to Prepare Social Studies Teachers
Keith Barton (Indiana University)
Reviewing Social Studies Research: A Preview of Social Studies in AERA’s 5th edition of the Handbook of Research on Teaching
Meghan Manfra (NC State University)
Something that Matters: Action Research and the Social Studies
Alex Cuenca (Saint Louis University) & Lara Willox (University of West Georgia)
Strategies for Writing Successful CUFA Proposals

9:25– 10:40: Concurrent Sessions II
E. Wayne Ross (The University of British Columbia)
Is Democratic Citizenship Possible in the Age of Neoliberalism?
Tracy Rock (UNC Charlotte)
Global Connections in Methods Courses
Tony Castro (University of Missouri) & Alex Cuenca (Saint Louis University)
On What Issues Should CUFA Take a Stand? Policy Statements That Matter
Scott Morrison (Elon University)
Environmental Citizenship: Green Social Studies (Teacher) Education
Sarah Shear (Penn State Altoona)
Building bridges: Engaging pre-service teachers as researchers

10:50 – 12:05: Concurrent Sessions III
Joe Feinberg (Georgia State University) & **Carla Peck** (University of Alberta)
Grant Writing Strategies
Rebecca Seaman (Elizabeth City State University) -- CANCELLED
Flipping the Social Studies Classroom: Using Class Time to Deepen Critical Thinking and Historical Skills
Linda Levstik (University of Kentucky)
A Human Dependence on Things: Rethinking "Sourcing"
Avner Segall (Michigan State University)
Using Critical Lenses in Social Studies Research and Teaching
Christopher Busey (Texas State University)
Social Studies Teacher Educator Demographics: Interpretations and Implications for the Field

12:00 – 1:15: Roundtable Lunch & Discussion of Table Topics
(Lunch sponsored by UNC Charlotte’s College of Education, Dean Ellen McIntyre)
Ryan Knowles: The Implications of Ideology
Jeff Greiner: Digital Textbooks

1:30 – 2:45: Concurrent Sessions IV
Andrew Hostetler (Vanderbilt University), Todd Hawley, Alicia Crowe, Michael Levicky (Kent State University)
What are you teaching for? Social Justice, Teacher Education, and Accreditation
Stephanie Van Hover (University of Virginia) & David Hicks (Virginia Tech)
Student Learning and Social Studies
Patrice Grimes (University of Virginia), Cynthia Tyson (Ohio State University), Paulette Dilworth (Auburn University), J.B. Mayo (University of Minnesota)
Fireside chat with Scholars of Color
Wayne Journell (UNC Greensboro) & George Lipscomb (Furman University)
Preservice and inservice teachers' use of current events in the middle and high school social studies classroom
Judith Torney-Purta (University of Maryland)
Aligning Research Questions with Quantitative Research Design
Please note: this is a virtual session with Dr. Torney-Purta. Please read the attached document prior to attending this session! Hard copies will be available the day of the retreat.

3:00 – 4:15: Concurrent Sessions V
Chance Lewis, Greg Wiggan, Bruce Taylor, Charles Hutchison (UNC Charlotte)
Urban & International Educators Panel
David Gerwin (Queens College CUNY) & Kevin Meuwissen (University of Rochester)
edTPA and Its Discontents
Jeff Passe (College of New Jersey), Paul Fitchett (UNC Charlotte), & George Lipscomb (Furman University)
Leveraging Collaborative Networks for Research
Emma Thacker (Wake Forest University), Sarah Shear (Penn State Altoona), Ryan Knowles (University of Missouri-Columbia), Lauren Colley (University of Kentucky), Tina Heafner (UNC Charlotte)
Growth spurts: Navigating the pains and gains of the dissertation process, job market, and first years in the academy
Jeanneine Jones(UNC Charlotte) -- CANCELLED
Middle Grades University: Engaging in Community-Based Service-Learning in Project L.I.F.T. Schools

4:30 – 5:45: Concurrent Sessions VI
LaGarrett King (Clemson University)
Oh, The Places We Can Go: Exploring Race Critical Theories in Social Studies Scholarship
Theresa McCormick & Deborah Morowski (Auburn University)
Elementary Social Studies Methods Courses: Successes and Challenges
Linda Levstik (University of Kentucky)
The Wisdom of Experience
Carla Peck (University of Alberta)
Meet the Editor, Theory & Research in Social Education
John Lee, Meghan Manfra (NCSU), Adam Friedman, Emma Thacker (WFU), Wayne Journell (UNC Greensboro)
C3 in NC: A Collaboration to Support Implementation of the C3 Framework in K-12 Social Studies Classrooms

5:45 – 7:45: Social Networking Happy Hour

7:00– 10:00: Group Dinner Foodie Tour in Uptown Charlotte (Cost $24. Cash payment due with registration. Reservations required. The group will depart the Center City Building at 6:45pm. Contact

2015 CUFA Retreat Sunday, January 18, 2015

8:00 – 9:00: Java Networks Grab a coffee, pastry and chat with colleagues!

9:00 – 12:00: Featured Extended Sessions Research Methods and Research Design
Session A
Keith Barton (Professor of Curriculum Studies and Social Studies Education at Indiana University)
Getting Rich Data: Fulfilling the Promise of Qualitative Research
Session B
Carolyn Barber (Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Missouri Kansas City)
Applied Research Strategies

12:10 – 1:30: Closing Session Tina Heafner, CUFA Chair Elect
Featured Speaker Terry Ackerman, Past President of National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Associate Dean & Professor of Measurement and Evaluation

Audio Recording of Dr. Terry Ackerman's Closing Session Talk

1:30 – 5:30: Small Group Meeting
NCSS SPA CAEP Writing Team