Iowa Council for the Social Studies

Upcoming events

    • 30 Sep 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Prairie Meadows Conference Center
    Register

    This year's theme is "Soaring with Social Studies: The Time is Now."

    Conference sessions will focus on 

    • Developing Questions
    • Inquiry
    • Finding Sources
    • Disciplinary Literacy
    • Taking Action
    • Technology
    • 21st c. Skills
    Our keynote speaker will be Dean Jacobs, traveler, photographer, speaker and author of "Wondrous Journey" and "Wondrous Creatures" author and speaker.

    Teachers attending the pre-conference workshops on Sunday 29 September and the ICSS conference will be eligible for a license renewal credit. 

    PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTERING FOR A PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP WILL NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THE CONFERENCE ON SEPTEMBER 30. PLEASE BE SURE TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE USING THE "REGISTER" BUTTON ON THE LEFT OF THIS PAGE.

    Pre-conference workshops--

    Population Education: Sharing a World of 7.6 Billion: Activities for Global Understanding

    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.

    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.

    Use this link to register for this pre-conference workshop.

    Teaching American History: Trailblazers and Torchbearers: Women in American History               

    Registration:  8:30am Seminar:         9:00am-3:00pm

    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.

    Use this link to register for this pre-conference workshop.

    WWI 360: Teach Like an Ace

     

    This interactive, interdisciplinary workshop from the National WWI Museum and Memorial offers a blend of meaningful content and primary-source focused methods for teaching WWI and its enduring impact. Learn to debunk common WWI misconceptions, how to teach beyond the Western Front and why we need to teach WWI now more than ever. Attendees will leave with ready-to-use lesson plans, copyright-free image, audio and document primary sources and activities aligned with educational standards.

    Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11VXsqZHbf-EMtS1cE2HKErHitMdZhgvr38rGXYzTYNs/edit


    PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTERING FOR A PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP WILL NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THE CONFERENCE ON SEPTEMBER 30. PLEASE BE SURE TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE USING THE "REGISTER" BUTTON ON THE LEFT OF THIS PAGE.





    • 30 Sep 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Prairie Meadows Conference Center
    Registration is closed

    This year's theme is "Soaring with Social Studies: The Time is Now."

    Conference sessions will focus on 

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

    Our keynote speaker will be Dean Jacobs, traveler, photographer, speaker and author of "Wondrous Journey" and "Wondrous Creatures" author and speaker.

    The conference will be at:

    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


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