Register for the 2019 Fall Conference at The Gates Foundation

Register for the 2019 WSCSS Fall Conference: 

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October 12th, 2019 8AM-2PM
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

By the People
Celebrating 100 years of Women’s Suffrage

Register Here! Fall Conference Registration

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

REGISTER HERE:  Fall Conference Registration

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: 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 who 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. They don’t just inspire friends and family to get involved in local politics. They TRAVEL to swing states in order to impact significant change in national politics.

Professor Domke and his team will speak to us 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!

REGISTER HERE:  Fall Conference Registration

Posted on September 3, 2019 .