The theme for the 2020 conference is: Elementary Civics

Coming this next February at Brightwater Environmental Educational Center in Woodinville, WA

Who will tell your story? In this time of divisiveness how do we hear each other? Who speaks for marginalized groups? How can we understand each other?

Reaching out to students of underrepresented groups is one of the important functions of educators in classrooms. This program will focus on ways of doing that with greater understanding. Who will tell your story?


Highlights of the day include: 

  • Sondra Segunda Cunningham - Haida author and artist

  • Dori Yang - Author of The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball

  • Tony Jonas - Working with Densho interviews

  • Patty Shelton and Nancy Lenihan - New Guidelines for Washington Social Studies

  • Professor Turan Kayaoglu - Muslims in America

  • Regina Ferguson - Broadview Buddies

  • Patty Shelton and Amber Anderson - Celilo Falls Curriculum

  • Speakers from the Mockingbird Society representing homeless youth

  • Time in the museum to visit Step into my Shoes Migration Station as well as labs and history boxes!


Location and Date

February 1st, 2020 8:30AM-3PM

Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center

22505 WA-9

Woodinville, WA 98072

The 2019 Conference Schedule

We have a great selection of speakers, activities, tours, and food for you at the conference.  Check out all the details!

Look for these great teaching strands in the K8 program this year:

Conference Registration - Closed (deadline was 1/28/19)


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Attend the K8 Conference in Tacoma, WA!  Admittance to the K8 Conference, a great lunch, one year of membership to the WSCSS, and six clock hours are provided with this registration.

Registration is $60 for most attendees; $20 for pre-service teachers.

There is no walk-in registration for the K8 conference this year.  If you have any registration questions or concerns including cancellation, please contact the Conference Chair at

2019 Session Documents and Conference Feedback

As our 2019 presenters upload documents from their sessions, we will make them available here.  Many presenters work on their sessions right up until the day of the conference, so come back after you attend the conference in February.