Late Registration is now open for the 2019 WSCSS Fall Conference in Seattle, WA!


The 2019 Fall Conference is coming up October 12th at The Gates Foundation in downtown Seattle! Join educators from around Washington for a day of exploring resources, lessons, and inspiration on the theme of:

By the People
Celebrating 100 years of Women’s Suffrage

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. Social Studies teachers in Washington State are always looking for good ways to teach our students in a way that helps them take action – whether it’s in writing about events of the past, in playing a role in a game or simulation in the classroom, or in using their knowledge of civics to make change in their communities. This conference is designed to help teachers do just that!

·       Choose from over 25 sessions and discussions

·       Receive classroom-ready resources

·       Interact with well-known speakers and educators

·       Discover the latest teaching services and resources

·       Have a great day exploring your favorite subject with coworkers

The 2019 Program and Session Documents

Many sessions on teaching suffrage in today’s classrooms, sessions on the new Washington State Social Studies Standards, implementing the new Civics course for WA students, using flowcharts to trace history, sessions on History Day, how to frame an argument for your students, and more. There is something for every social studies teacher at the 2019 Fall Conference! Keep up with our rapidly changing field of study and register now for the 2019 WSCSS Fall Conference.   Also, check back after the conference to download documents from the sessions you attend.

2019 Keynote Speaker: David Domke


Our keynote speakers this year will be led by David Domke, a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington and former journalist is now the Education Director at Common Purpose. Common Purpose is a non-profit organization devoted to working to foster, support and amplify a democracy that is just and inclusive. They create “on-ramps to civic fieldwork, expand the people engaging in and benefiting from it, and sustain this effort by investing in the next generation of leaders.” Professor Domke and some members of his team will join us to speak about the work they are doing to increase access to voting rights – a key theme for us in our conference this year.

Professor Domke is committed to inter-racial and inter-generational community building, and was one of a group of community members who created civil rights pilgrimages to the US South in 2014; that work is now led and organized by non-profit Project Pilgrimage. Common Purpose has expanded this kind of work through field work all over the country. They travel to places where voters have been prevented from exercising their franchise. They don’t only give money. We don’t just inspire friends and family to get involved in local politics. They TRAVEL to swing in order to impact significant change in national politics.

 Professor Domke and his team will speak to use about ways in which why they are doing the work they are doing and ways in which education can mobilize this kind of activity as well. If you are looking for ways of making your students feel like they can make a difference, these speakers should inspire and motivate you to do even more!

 A final note about Professor Domke: He can eat more than two dozen chocolate chip cookies in one sitting…


Location and Date

October 12th, 2019 8AM-2PM

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

500 5th Ave N

Seattle, WA 98109


Attendee Registration - Late Registration Now Open

Fall Conference Teacher Registration
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You can still register after regular registration deadline for $80. However, lunch is not included with a late registration, please pack a lunch!

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. 

Your registration includes admission to the conference, a box lunch, one year of membership in the WSCSS, and 6 clock hours.

Registration for educators is $70 before the regular registration deadline of October 7th.

Presenters and pre-service teachers pay just $33!

Register at the group rate to save $10 per person on your registration while brainstorming great ideas with your colleagues! If you are registering yourself as part of a group, simply list the names of your group members in the space provided in the registration form.

Online registration for the fall conference is a two-step process. Please make sure you add a registration to your cart AND check out.

If you are registering on behalf of multiple people, fill out a separate registration form for each person and then proceed to checkout. You will be able to pay for all registrations with one transaction.

If you have any registration questions or concerns including cancellation, please contact the Conference Chair at:

Exhibitor Registration - Closed for 2019

Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration
from 40.00
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This year since we are at the Gates Foundation, we do not have Exhibitor tables available for this conference. However, if you want to get your name in the hands of Social Studies teachers across the state, please consider a flyer in our program! $40 gets you an 8.5X11 flyer (black and white printed by us, or whatever color/cardstock/quality if provided by you) handed to participants with their conference program.

Looking to make that face to face connection? Sign up as an exibitor at the Spring Conference in Skamania this coming March. Registration for that conference will be opening later this fall.

If you have any registration questions or concerns including cancellation, please contact the Exhibitor Coordinator at:

Submit a proposal to teach a session at the 2019 Fall Conference - Closed for 2019

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 2019 Fall Conference.  Proposals will be accepted until September 4th, 2019