Iowa Council for the Social Studies

Upcoming events

    • 03 Oct 2021
    • 7:30 AM
    • 04 Oct 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • West Des Moines Marriott
    Register

    Pre-Conference Workshops (DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 26, 2021, 11:59 PM)

    This year's theme is "Iowa Social Studies: A Whole New World"

    We are excited to offer 2 options for this year's pre-conference workshops.

    Teachers attending one pre-conference workshop on Sunday October 3 and the ICSS conference on Monday, October 4 will be eligible for a license renewal credit. Please fill sign up for one workshop and fill out the registration form on the side.

        Medal of Honor

        Middle and high school teachers from all subject areas, along with counselors, coaches, and administrators are invited to attend this Medal of Honor Character Development Program training day. The session will provide everything you need to use the Character Development Program. Those who attend will receive all of the resources at no cost, learn techniques for using the lessons with students, and be eligible to do an additional project and receive CEU credit. No cost to attend. Lunch is included.

        Prior registration is required. Please note that all attendees will be expected to comply with local Covid-19 protocols, including those established by the training venue.

        Follow this link to register: https://www.cmohs.org/news-events/event/des-moines-iowa-secondary-training/

        Teaching Japan through Geographic and Historic Lenses

        Join NCTA for this in-person workshop, offered the day prior to the state social studies conference.This workshop will feature presentations on Japan’s geography and early modern Japan’s domestic and foreign policies (mid-16th to mid-19th centuries), as well as curriculum demonstrations that integrate content outcomes and skills development, per Iowa Social Studies standards. Open to Iowa Social Studies teachers, grades 6-12.

        Follow this link to register: https://www.colorado.edu/ptea/content/ncta-iowa


        • 04 Oct 2021
        • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
        • West Des Moines Marriott
        Register

        This year's theme is "Iowa Social Studies: A Whole New World"

        Conference sessions will focus on Equipping Teachers as Leaders in a New Era

        • Engaging in Inquiry
        • Finding and Evaluating Sources
        • Communicating Conclusions/Taking Actions
        • Teaching with Technology

        Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Dianne Bystrom Dr. Bystrom served as the director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University between 1996 and 2018. She established Iowa State’s interdisciplinary undergraduate Leadership Studies Program; taught courses on leadership, women and politics, and political campaigns; and speaks frequently to university and community organizations throughout the state and nation on women’s leadership and political status.

        A frequent commentator and author about political and women’s issues for state, national and international media, her research interests have focused on (1) the styles and strategies used by female and male political candidates in their television advertising, websites and social media and (2) the coverage of women candidates and political leaders by the media.


        Pre-Conference Workshops 

        Medal of Honor Character Development Program 

        Teaching East Asia-- Japan's Place in the World

        Teachers attending the pre-conference workshops on Sunday October 3 and the ICSS conference will be eligible for a license renewal credit. 




        • 04 Oct 2021
        • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
        • West Des Moines Marriott
        Register

        This year's theme is "Iowa Social Studies: A Whole New World"

        Conference sessions will focus on Equipping Teachers as Leaders in a New Era

        • Engaging in Inquiry
        • Finding and Evaluating Sources
        • Communicating Conclusions/Taking Actions
        • Teaching with Technology

          Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Dianne Bystrom Dr. Bystrom served as the director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University between 1996 and 2018. She established Iowa State’s interdisciplinary undergraduate Leadership Studies Program; taught courses on leadership, women and politics, and political campaigns; and speaks frequently to university and community organizations throughout the state and nation on women’s leadership and political status.

          The conference will be at:

          West Des Moines Marriott

          1250 Jordan Creek Parkway

          West Des Moines, IA 50266

          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. 3, 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:  icssonline@gmail.com

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


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