Teaching the Truth at the WSCSS 2017 Fall Conference

October 7, 2017

Edmonds-Woodway High School

The 2017 Fall Conference is coming up October 7th at Edmonds/Woodway High School north of Seattle!  The conference theme is TEACHING THE TRUTH.  

Spend the day learning or teaching how to help your students have an open mind, find the cold hard facts, develop conclusions, and put them into action!

The 2017 Program and Session Documents

Scaffolds for discussion, The origins of race based immigration law in Chinese Exclusion, how to design student centered inquiry in the age of alternative facts, how to connect historical thinking with social action, and so much more!  The 2017 program has been worth the wait!  Check out the sessions for the 2017 WSCSS Fall Conference.   Also, check back later to download documents from the sessions you attended.

2017 Keynote Speakers: UW Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West!

This fall, meet with other Social Studies educators, future educators, university faculty, and staff at the Fall WSCSS Conference.  Attend great sessions focused on current methods and the latest content by some of the best teachers from around the state.  

Start the day with a bang with old colleagues and new friends, learning about ways of teaching students to ferret out the truth with our 2017 keynote speakers, UW Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West as they share their thoughts on Calling BS in the age of Big Data!


Location and Date

October 7th, 2017 8AM-2PM

Edmonds Woodway High School

7600 212th St. SW

Edmonds, WA 98026

Attendee Registration - LATE REGISTRATION OPEN

Fall Conference Teacher Registration

The annual Washington State Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference is a one day professional development opportunity for all teachers of any of the social studies subjects. 

Attend the Fall Conference in Edmonds, WA!  A box lunch, one year of membership in WSCSS, and 6 clock hours are provided with this registration.

Type of Registration:

Regular registration for the fall conference closed on October 2nd. Late registration is now open, and will remain open until the day of the conference.  Food orders have been placed, so you will need to pack your own lunch.

  • Registration for educators is $70 before the registration deadline of October 2nd.
  • This year we are offering a group rate for groups of 4+ teachers from the same district.  Register at the group rate to save $10 per person on your registration while brainstorming great ideas with your colleagues!  Each person in the group should register independently.  Just list the colleagues from your district that are also attending the conference when prompted on the registration form.
  • If the conference is not sold out, you can register on the day of the conference for $80, but lunch will not be included.
  • Presenters and preservice teachers pay just $30!

If you have any registration questions or concerns including cancellation, please contact Mary Barnes at: mbarnes7@uw.edu.


Exhibitor Registration - CLOSED

Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration

Meet and interact with some of the most involved and dedicated Social Studies teachers in the state!  Your registration will provide you with a table and green tablecloth for your use during the day, one participant lunch, WiFi access, and a Social Media post to reach out to our full membership.

Type of Outreach:

Exhibitor Registration closed on October 2nd.

Meet with the most connected and involved Social Studies teachers from across Washington State.  We'll provide you a table to set up, time in the schedule for attendees to visit you, a shout out and link to your group from our social media platform, and a lunch for your exhibitor.  Reserve a four foot table for just $125, or a full eight foot table for $200.

If you can't make it to the conference, consider having your flyer stuffed in the program folders or build name recognition by sponsoring the morning coffee and bagels!

If you are exhibiting at the conference, feel free to begin setting up your table at 7AM (One hour before the conference starts). Please be sure to pack your own extension cords if you require power.

Please direct all questions about exhibitor registration to Jennifer Ligot at jligot@nsd.org



Submit a Proposal to teach a session at the Fall Conference - Closed for 2017

Are you someone with an awesome lesson, resource or opportunity that you would love to share with Washington Social Studies teachers?  Please consider submitting a proposal to present at the 2017 Fall Conference.  Proposals are accepted until September 13th, 2017