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It’s time to register for the WSCSS Spring Conference and Retreat! Come join us in the Spring of 2019 from March 1st to 3rd at Campbell's Resort in Chelan, WA. In the meantime, please see below for session documents from our 2018 Conference presenters.
Present that amazing lesson or program you have at the Spring Conference!
The window for submitting sessions for the 2019 Spring Conference is now open. If you are interested in presenting at the Spring conference (and being able to register for the conference at-cost) please begin brainstorming what great lessons or resources you could share on the theme of this year's spring conference: What Unites Us .
We know you've got that great lesson you refine year over year, the program that opened your eyes to a country, or a program that redefined how you teach. If you've got it, flaunt it! The deadline for submitting a proposal is December 14, 2018. If your proposal is approved, remember to:
Register for the conference. In exchange for presenting a session, you'll receive our most reduced conference fee, just $220 for three days!
Book accommodations in Chelan. Remember to mention you're with the WSCSS to get the best rate.
Submit your session documents to email@example.com ASAP
Keynote speakers and workshop sessions will address:
Culturally responsive curricula - Classroom strategies for diverse student populations
Lessons from the past - How we can find common ground across ideological divisions
Global perspectives - Connections and solutions to the challenges we face
2019 Keynote Speakers
Friday Night Keynote: Mark Allen Smith
The Challenges of Seeking Truth in the Current Environment for Media and Politics
Before joining the faculty at the University of Washington in 1997, Mark A. Smith completed his undergraduate degree in economics at M.I.T. and earned his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Minnesota. He is Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of Communication and Comparative Religion at the UW. Smith’s research and teaching focuses on American domestic politics, including elections, public opinion, interest groups, and religion. He is the author of two award-winning books, American Business and Political Power: Public Opinion, Elections, and Democracy; and Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics. He is a regular commentator on national and state politics for print, radio, and television outlets.
Saturday Lunch Performance: Living Voices: Hear My Voice
Living Voices creates dynamic interactive multi-media performances to bring life to history. Using historical perspectives based on real people and events, the Living Voices technique combines live performance with video, audio, visual aids and discussion. Historical film footage and photographs, blended with audio and presented in synchronization with a solo actor, gives the audience a chance to experience how the world looked, sounded and felt during a significant time in history.
Jessie is the daughter of a Political columnist from Tennessee, growing up in Washington, DC during the early 1900s with dreams of being as important to her father as her younger brother is. When her Great-Aunt Charlotte, a longtime suffragist, comes to Washington, she introduces Jessie to the movement. Jessie begins to learn about the history of the women who started the movement, such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the new generation who have continued the fight, like Alice Paul and Lucy Burns--and those who oppose it, including her own parents. Despite their objections, Jessie soon becomes deeply involved in the suffrage movement, comparing their fight for democracy to the one her brother Will stands for when he goes overseas as a soldier in World War I. As tragedy strikes both at home and abroad and the battle for the vote continues to escalate, everyone in Jessie's family must face their own decisions about what they believe is right and the actions they are willing to take on this pivotal issue.
Saturday Dinner Keynote: Hilary Klein
Hilary Klein is the Director of Multi-State Initiatives at Make the Road, a family of organizations that builds the power of immigrant and working class communities to achieve justice and dignity. Hilary has been engaged in community organizing and social justice work for over 20 years, on issues such as immigrant rights, workers’ rights, affordable housing, and violence against women. Hilary also spent several years in Chiapas, Mexico, working with women's cooperatives in Zapatista villages, and is the author of the book "Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories." She lives in Washington, DC with her three-year old twins.
Sunday Breakfast Keynote: Doug Selwyn
Who We Are, Who We Are Not, and Who We Could Be
Doug Selwyn was a teacher in the Seattle Public Schools from 1984-2000 before beginning work in teacher education programs at the university level, first at Antioch University Seattle, and then for the past ten years as a professor of education at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh NY. He was a member of the Washington State Council for the Social Studies for many years, and is a past president. He has written several books on social studies education including Living History in the Classroom, Social Studies at the center (With Tarry Lindquist), History in the Present Tense (with Jan Maher) and Following the Threads: Bringing Inquiry Research into the Classroom. He has just completed a book on the connection between health and education, and the disconnect between what we say and what we do, titled All Children Are All Our Children: Changing the Conversation on Education and Health. It will be published by Peter Lang, and is due out by the end of the year or very early in 2019. He is very excited to be coming back to the Chelan conference.
2019 Spring Conference Registration - Open until February 15th
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before the end of 2018 and you can save $25 off your order when you check out. Just use the coupon code: Chelanatopia to register at the early bird rate.
This per-person registration includes attendance to the conference, five meals (dinner on Friday through breakfast on Sunday) at Campbells Resort, an annual membership in the WSCSS, and 16 clock hours. Spouse registration includes meals only.
Teacher: $275 ($250 with the early bird coupon code)
Group (4+ teachers from the same district): $250 ($225 with the early bird coupon code)
Presenter: $240 ($215 with the early bird coupon code)
Spouse (meals only): $185
LODGING AT CAMPBELLS-- Lodging is not included with conference registration. Campbells resort does provide a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate. Please mention getting a room in the WSCSS conference block to get this lower rate. Accommodations should be made for Friday March 1st and Saturday March 2nd.
PAYMENT INFO -- We are an all-volunteer nonprofit comprised of working teachers. To simplify conference registration, all registrations payments are through online credit card only. We no longer accept checks or purchase orders. If your district is paying your conference fee, please ask your administrator to use the district credit card.
2019 Exhibitor Registration - Now Open!
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 outside the Ballroom for your use during the day, WiFi access, and a WSCSS Blog/Twitter/Facebook post about your organization.
The Spring conference is a great way to introduce your organization and maintain professional relationships with Social Studies teachers, curriculum directors, and department chairs. Share table with another exhibitor for just $135, or reserve your own 6 foot table for $210
Cant attend the conference, but want to get the word out about your organization? Consider getting your flyer directly into the hands of our teachers by registering for a flyer placement in the program folders for $40.
Feel free to begin setting up your table at 7AM (One hour before the conference starts) on Saturday. Please be sure to pack an extension cord for your electronics if needed.
Please remember to reserve accommodations at Campbells Resort, which has a discounted WSCSS rate. Mention that you're with the WSCSS when you call to get the discounted rate!
Please direct all questions about exhibitor registration to Jennifer Ligot at firstname.lastname@example.org
Location and Date
The conference will convene from 1 PM on March 1st to late morning on March 3rd, 2019 at Campbell's Resort.
104 West Woodin Avenue
Chelan, WA 98816
2018 Conference Program
The program for the 2018 Spring Conference and Retreat is now available! Please check out the program to see the conference format and breadth of offerings! Features include workshops led by:
The UW Jackson School of International Studies
Western Washington University
Seattle University School of Education
Concordia University (Portland)
Brown University's Choices Program
2018 Session Documents
Documents provided by our 2018 session presenters can be found here for your reference and future use.