•have some creative teaching ideas that you would like to share with other educators?
•align your lessons with and support the Common Core in ways that other teachers might find helpful?
•have a particular lesson that has worked especially well for you?
If so, consider offering a session at the 35th Annual History & Social Science Teachers Conference that will be held on October 10, 2014, at Eastern Illinois University. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Supporting the Common Core,” and we are looking for presentations focused on how social studies teachers can and are supporting Common Core reading, writing, and historical/social studies literacy in their classrooms. We are also looking for presentations in all fields of social science: geography, history, civics/government, economics, psychology, and sociology. Presenters are offered a small honorarium and their conference registration fee is covered.
Please send a brief description (300-500 words) of your proposed session to Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, History & Social Science Teachers Conference Chair, at email@example.com.
Deadline: February 1st
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The 34th Annual History & Social Science Teachers Conference was held on Thursday, October 24, 2013.
The 34th annual conference focused on achieving Common Core literacy requirements in the social studies classroom as well as the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Dr. Catherine Denial (Knox College, Galesburg, IL) opened the day by reflecting on her involvement in Bringing History Home, a program in Iowa for integrating primary source work in K-12 classrooms. She and four other presenters then offered one-hour sessions about Illinois's Civil War history (including information about teaching about the war using primary sources), the SOCC Approach to Primary Document Use, and employing trade books, library resources, and media to meet Common Core goals. Participants also could choose to attend the annual Swap Shop to share teaching ideas. The day concluded with a luncheon where teachers can network and continue to share strategies and ideas about social education. For photos and a longer report about this year's conference, see http://eiuhistory.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/34th-annual-history-and-social-science-teachers-conference/.