This weekend, Anthony Jonas, WSCSS Vice President and I, will be in Boston representing the Washington State Council for the Social Studies. It should be an exciting weekend on one of the most history rich cities in America. While the two of us are in Boston, we will continue to post updates from the conference, historical adventures, and highlights from a packed schedule of events and speakers.
NCSS is the world's largest and most comprehensive social studies professional development conference. Thousands of social studies from across the country will descend upon Boston to learn and grow as educators and collaborate with colleagues. I was able to attend the Seattle NCSS Conference in 2012, and I am excited for the chance to be part of such a powerful and meaningful event again.
This is the first time that WSCSS members have had a live blog from the NCSS Conference. Even if you are not attending the conference, you can keep up with all of the great things that are happening and be encouraged to attend an NCSS Conference in the future. If the NCSS Conference and places like Boston, New Orleans (2015) or Washington, DC (2016) seem to far away, then hopefully our excitement about the national conference will encourage you to attend one of our local conferences. While not as large as NCSS, the WSCSS Fall In-service, K-8 Conference, and Chelan Leadership Retreat are just as powerful and meaningful for those who attend.
We hope that you find our live blog from NCSS Boston 2014 interesting, engaging, and a little bit funny and continue to check back on it regularly. Next stop, Boston!
John Hines, WSCSS President