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While the schedule may still be a bit flexible, we are excited to announce the current line up for the pre-conference events at the Florida Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference in October.


The Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives will be facilitating a half day, afternoon, pre-conference session.
  • Developing Disciplinary Literacy Skills With Primary Sources & Political Cartoons
    Looking for ways to engage students with primary sources and assist with content comprehension and analysis skills? Dr. Charles Flanagan from the National Archives Center for Legislative Archives will provide participants with pedagogy and classroom-ready resources to bring primary sources, specifically political cartoons, to life in the classroom.  
The DBQ Project will be facilitating a full day pre-conference session.
  • DBQ Mix It Up:  DBQ Online in the Blended Classroom
    The session is designed to help teachers conceptualize ways to deeply engage students in the analysis of historical texts in a blended classroom. Join us and let’s mix it up.
The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) will be providing a full day pre-conference session.  
  • Teaching Strategies for All Struggling Readers in Social Studies Classes·                Content and ESE specialists provide professional development to meet the needs of all learners, particularly struggling readers, in Social Studies classes.  This session is focused on introducing strategies and resources to seamlessly engage all students.  Workshop will be UDL aligned and introduce technology resources to enhance learning.
Florida & National History Day professional educator experts will be facilitating a half day, morning, pre-conference session.
  • Increasing Success & Engagement for History Day
    Florida professional educators will share valuable information, tips, hints, and suggestions for Florida & National History Day based on what they learned during the national institute this summer in Washington, D.C.

You can register for the conference here. And don’t forget about our awesome keynote speaker, Dr. Murali Balaji!