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The Florida Council for the Social Studies annual conference is looking for quality sessions that will meet the needs of social studies teachers and teacher-educators from across the state and beyond. Do you have an interesting resource to share? A lesson strategy that you have found effective? New research that might be of use for teachers? New ideas for 21st century social studies instruction? Then I hope that you will consider submitting a session proposal to present at the conference.

When and Where?

The conference is October 28, 2016 8:00 AM to October 30, 2016 5:30 PM at Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista South, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746. 

Sessions include content and pedagogy from across the social studies field and may range from a 50 minute Session or 90 minute Workshop to half day or full day pre-conference clinics.

Who Should Go? Who Should Present? Who Should Exhibit? 

Everyone in social studies. Everyone should go. There are always sessions for every interest, and we encourage K-12 educators and pre-service teachers to attend, network, and learn. You should register to attend.

Everyone in social studies. Everyone should submit a proposal to present. We need YOU to share your expertise with teachers in Florida and beyond. You have experience. You have skills. You should submit a proposal to present. (Please note that you will have to register to attend the conference in order to present).

Everyone in social studies. Well, everyone that has a quality and useful resource for social studies teachers. They are the ones that should register to exhibit at the conference.

This is an adoption year, so attendees can expect that there will be a great many resources available in the exhibit hall and shared in sessions. As session proposals roll in and planning moves forward, I will be sharing updates about exciting sessions and guests that you will find beneficial.

It is the people that make a conference. Without quality sessions, what does a conference offer? Without passionate attendees, what does a conference offer? Please join us at the Florida Council for the Social Studies conference in October and help make sure that social studies continues to matter in this state.