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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!

Submit a Proposal

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 August 25th, 2017

Location and Date

October 7th, 2017 8AM-2PM

Edmonds Woodway High School

7600 212th St. SW

Edmonds, WA 98026


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.  After a lunch relaxing with old colleagues and new friends, enjoy our 2016 keynote speaker, Rick Steves!


2017 Fall Conference Keynote Speaker: TBA

The Future of Civics at the WSCSS 2017 Fall Conference

October 7, 2017

Edmonds-Woodway High School

The 2016 Program and Session Documents

The program of sessions is now available.  From the 2016 Elections to the 2020 Census, Problem Based Learning to History Day, Syria to India, Common Core Standards to C3 Framework, there is something great for every classroom.  Also, check back soon to download documents from the sessions you attended at the conference.

Attendee Registration

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 (now STEM approved!)  are provided with this registration.

Type of Registration:

Registration for the fall conference is not yet open.  Look for registration to open when school starts in the fallThere will be very limited in-person (no lunch provided) registration the day of the conference.  

  • Registration for educators is $70 until the registration deadline.
  • This year we are offering a group rate for groups of 4+ teachers from the same district.  Save $10 per person on your registration while brainstorming great ideas with your colleagues!
  • 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 first year/preservice teachers pay just $30!

If you have any registration questions or concerns including cancellation, please contact Tara Gray at: Grayt@bsd405.org


Exhibitor Registration

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, WiFi access, and a Social Media post to our membership about your organization.

Table Size:

Exhibitor Registration is not yet open.  Expect registration to open when school starts in August.

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

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