Iowa Council for the Social Studies


Annual Conference

Soaring with Social Studies:

The Time is Now

30th September 2019
Prairie Meadows Conference Center
Altoona
Contact us: icssonline@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker Dean Jacobs Inspires

Hope by Travelling the Globe

Presentation set for Sept. 30th, 2019 at the Iowa Council for the Social Studies.

(Huxley, IA) - Since 2001, Dean Jacobs has spent seven years traversing across the globe exploring over 58 countries on a low budget adventure, propelled by a desire to understand the world we share.

Jacobs was born in Wahoo, Neb. After living on a farm, his family moved to Fremont, Neb., when he was 5 years old. Growing up in the Midwest gave him an appreciation for the simple things in life.

He graduated from Wayne State College, earning a degree in biology, with minors in earth science and art. After graduating, he worked in the administration of Wayne State College as the assistant to the president, before moving on to Purina Mills. Eventually, this path led him to Pfizer Pharmaceuticals where he was employed in sales/marketing for 10 years.

After a great deal of soul searching, Jacobs left the security of corporate America, and decided to pursue other dreams. This was the beginning of a process that would lead to a travelling adventure that would span 22 ½ months and cover 28 countries.

Taking photos became a natural expression of the journey for Jacobs as he documented and verified the common ground of our humanity. To Jacobs, photography is a discovery process where something extraordinary can be found within the confines of ordinary life.

These days, when Jacobs is not travelling, he keeps busy as a contributing newspaper columnist, photojournalist, children’s book author and keynote presenter across the country. He has implemented a successful school program that coaches students to have hopes and dreams.

Jacobs recently led students from the University of Nebraska on a journey to explore Uganda Africa. He will be presenting at Iowa Council for the Social Studies on Sept. 30th, 2019.

For more information, visit www.deanjacobs.org.

Note: Conference registration includes ICSS membership, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks.

ICSS Fall Conference 2019 Registration


   Early Bird  After Sept 22
 First Time Attendee  $100  $125
 Full Conference  $130  $155
 Retired  $100  $125
 Undergrad  $50  $75


License Renewal Credit

ICSS is proud to offer license renewal credit for anyone who attends one of three pre-conference workshops. Attending the workshop plus attending the conference will satisfy the 15-hours required for credit. Workshops take place the Sunday before the conference.

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTERING FOR THESE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS WILL NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THE FALL CONFERENCE. PLEASE ALSO REGISTER FOR THE FALL CONFERENCE USING THE REGISTRATION BUTTON ABOVE.

Event Name:Trailblazers and Torchbearers: Women in American History

Hosted By:Iowa Council for the Social Studies

Event Type:One-Day Seminar

Event Date:September 29th, 2019

DL:Dr. David Krugler  - https://www.ashland.edu/mahg/faculty-staff/david-f-krugler

Registration:8:30am

Seminar:9:00am-3:00pm

Description: Women’s political, social and economic status has undergone several transformations in American history.  This seminar will explore readings and documents in three of those stages: Women of Reform and Revolution, Women in the Progressive Era and Voting Booths and Is Suffrage Enough – the Lasting Impact.  

Link to agenda and readings:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hY3RnYZLuWhGI1v4yVu8kIvQRfTTCm5P

Registration Link:

http://go.teachingamericanhistory.org/l/556702/2019-04-24/67mszr


Sharing a World of 7.6 Billion: Activities for

Global Understanding

Summary:In this hands-on professional development workshop presented by Population Education, participants will engage in participatory activities to understand how to teach about global population trends and the effects of human population growth throughout history. Ideal for human geography, global studies, civics, world history, and other secondary social studies subjects, these activities will focus on data analysis, modeling, and group problem-solving skills in the classroom. All lesson plans are aligned to both national and Iowa state standards.

Format:The presenter will begin the session with a discussion about the history of human population growth before engaging participants in a series of activity demonstrations. At the end of the workshop, all participants will receive:

  • A certificate of completion

  • An access code to an online curriculum containing over 50 ready-to-go lesson plans, background readings, and case studies.

  • Additional program-related classroom resources.

Program:Founded in 1975, Population Education is a non-profit program that provides K-12 teachers with innovative, hands-on lesson plans and professional development to teach about human population growth and its effects on the environment and human well-being.

Registration link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/icss-pre-conference-workshop-with-population-education-tickets-63987518390






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