Iowa Council for the Social Studies

Upcoming events

    • 14 May 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • 31 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Prairie Meadows Conference Center
    Registration is closed

    This year's theme is "The Journey Continues: Your Place in the Standards." Conference sessions will focus on 

    • Developing Questions
    • Inquiry
    • Finding Sources
    • Disciplinary Literacy
    • Taking Action
    • Technology
    • 21st c. Skills

    Our keynote speaker will be James Percoco, author of A Passion for the Past: Creative Teaching of US History and Divided We Stand: Teaching About Conflict in US History.

    The conference will be at a place we have been before:

    The Meadows Event Center

    @ Prairie Meadows

    1 Prairie Meadows Drive

    Altoona, IA 50009

    How will ICSS encourage participants to visit the exhibitors?

    • The exhibitor space is in the midst of all the breakout rooms.
    • All refreshments and snacks will be in the exhibitor area.
    • Exclusive time set aside in the AM and the PM for participants to visit the exhibitors.
    • If this completed contract is received by Sept. 1, ICSS will guarantee that your organization or business will appear in the conference program and on the ICSS website.

    Exhibitor Benefits:

    One exhibitor per booth may attend the conference sessions for free!

    If additional exhibitors would like to attend the conference, they get a discounted rate!

    Exhibitor Opportunity:

    Want to sponsor a strand of sessions on a particular theme in social studies?

    Check the appropriate box, and add the amount to your booth fee.

    We’ll contact you with details.

    Want to join the Iowa Council?

    Simply check the appropriate box and add $25 to your booth fee.

    The ICSS membership coordinator will contact you.

    Learn about the benefits of ICSS Membership at www.iowasocialstudies.org.  

    IMPORTANT! 

    Read the entire contract carefully and thoroughly.

    Some items have been changed and/or updated.

    Questions may be directed to:

    Daniel Jones, ICSS Exhibitor Coordinator

    e-mail:  icssexhibitor@hotmail.com

    Learn more about the conference on-line  www.iowasocialstudies.org


    • 01 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Prairie Meadows Conference Center
    Register

    This year's theme is "The Journey Continues: Your Place in the Standards." Conference sessions will focus on 

    • Developing Questions
    • Inquiry
    • Finding Sources
    • Disciplinary Literacy
    • Taking Action
    • Technology
    • 21st c. Skills
    Our keynote speaker will be James Percoco, author of Take the Journey: Teaching American History through Place-based Learning.

    Two pre-conference workshops are being offered on September 30. License renewal credit will be available for individuals who attend one of the pre-conference workshops AND the ICSS conference. See the information below about the specific workshops. 

    Teaching American History Seminar on Supreme Court Cases That Changed America

    This pre-conference clinic is being offered through Teaching American History.org and the Ashbrook Center. While many Supreme Court cases have shaped American policies and history, this seminar explores cases that focus on the Constitution and Federalism, the Constitution and the Commerce Clause and Civil Rights Cases. Eric Sands Professor of Political Science at Berry College will serve as the content expert for this seminar. 

    The seminar will run from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on September 30th at the Prairie Meadows Events Center in the Skinner C room.  Pre-registration is required, but the workshop is free and lunch is provided. Register at http://go.teachingamericanhistory.org/l/556702/2018-07-06/3ty3xz

    Please note that in order to qualify for license renewal credit, you must attend one of the pre-conference clinics and the ICSS conference. 

    Questions? Contact Michelle Hubenschmidt at mhubenschmidt@tah.org

    Social Studies and Agriculture

    There’s no doubt that agriculture has a large impact on Iowa’s economy. But agriculture’s role in society is much broader.  This session will explore agriculture as it relates to Iowa’s history, the development of societies around the world, and contemporary global issues. We will discuss geography (What do farmers grow where and why? How does this impact a society’s cuisine, clothing, and shelter?) and economics (How does supply and demand change the prices we pay at the grocery store? Can consumer preference, technology, and even weather impact the global economy?).  You will leave this session with ideas and resources to help students explore food, fuel, and fiber production as it relates to history, geography, and economics. 

    This fast-paced professional development will give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the new Iowa Core social studies standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach social studies standards, course participants will integrate agriculture to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. 

    This unique professional development opportunity is free to attend with lunch, refreshments, and classroom resources provided, but pre-registration is required. The content is appropriate for K-12 educators and will include time to collaborate and explore grade-specific content.

    This workshop is being offered by the Iowa Ag Literacy Foundation and will take place from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on September 30th at the Prairie Meadows Events Center in the Grandquist room. Register at https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/IowaAgricultureLiteracyFounda/socstudiesandag.html

    Please note that in order to qualify for license renewal credit, you must attend one of the pre-conference clinics and the ICSS conference. 



    Questions? Contact Cindy Hall at chall@iowaaliteracy.org or 515-331-4183.


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