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October 3: Kansas Social Studies Conference is gonna be awesome
For some of you, this post may not be that relevant. You don’t live close to Kansas. Or maybe you’re not a social studies teacher. But if you live in Kansas, or close to Kansas, or don’t mind making a trip to Kansas and you’re a social studies teacher, have I got a deal for you.
For the last two years, the Kansas Department of Education, the Kansas Council for History Education, and the Kansas Council for the Social Studies has co-hosted a one day conference focused on best practices and instructional resources. It’s always a great time. You make new friends. You meet old friends. You eat great food. You walk away with door prizes. And you always learn a ton.
The Kansas Geographic Alliance, the Kansas Council for Economic Education, and the Kansas Historical Society all show up as well. Basically, if you have a question about social studies, this conference is the place to be. And it really is for anyone who wants to be a part of an awesome learning opportunity.
This school year, the conference is scheduled for February 23 and will be in McPherson, Kansas. We’re still working on some of the specific details but you need to save the date. Let others in your department know. Talk to your admin folks. And plan on heading to McPherson.
A few teasers:
All the info you need or will need can be found at the conference web site. Like I said, we’re busy tweaking the details so right now you’ll just find the basics. But bookmark the page and be sure to check back in a few weeks. We’ll have the registration up and going, hotel details, and location specifics.
One thing you can do right now is to submit a session proposal. We’re committed to having as many classroom teachers as possible share their best stuff. So if you have a lesson, strategy, tool, web site, resource, or activity that supports best practices in instruction or assessment, we want you. And trust me. You’ve good the goods – you can do this!
Submit a proposal online here. We’re getting a lot of buzz about the conference so you want to get your proposal in soon.
See you in February!