Category: Poster

70 - Reviving the Humanities: Teaching for Intellectual Virtue and Complex Thinking

Saturday, Nov 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

With the polarization of American politics and divisiveness of social issues, the need for advanced humanities curriculum that encourages productive dialogue and the cultivation of intellectual empathy is paramount. The Reviving the Humanities initiative helps educators to develop deep learning tools incorporating advanced humanities content, historical thinking skills, and intellectual virtues within a framework of culturally relevant curriculum. Teachers and curriculum designers will learn through a wide range of examples how to define and teach intellectual virtues and integrate College Board’s AP Historical Thinking Skills model in middle school and high school social studies and humanities programs.

Todd Kettler

Assistant Professor
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

Todd Kettler is assistant professor at the University of North Texas where he teaches courses in gifted education, creativity, and development. Kettler was recently co-author of A Teachers' Guide to Differentiating the Common Core Language Arts for Gifted and Advanced Learners (2014) and editor of Modern Curriculum for Advanced Academic Students (2016). He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Baylor University.

Lindsay E. Lee

Graduate Student
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

Lindsay Lee is an Educational Psychology Doctoral student at the University of North Texas that focuses on advanced social studies curriculum and resiliency in adolescence. Her background includes teaching AP World History and AP Psychology at Little Elm High School where she helped teachers integrate technology and evidence-based strategies into their lessons.

Leslie Marchetti

Graduate Student
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas