Annual Conference

Reserve your hotel room now for Boston


The Boston Housing Bureau is now accepting hotel reservations for the 2014 Annual Conference. NCSS has room blocks at the four closest hotels to the Hynes Convention Center, offering special discounted rates.

Plus, you will be entered to win a number of prizes, including free nights, upgrades and gift cards.

The NCSS hotels have sold out each of the past four years, so don't delay in making your reservation.

For all of the details, go to www.socialstudies.org/conference/travel

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Ken Burns, Henry Louis Gates among confirmed speakers


Get an early look at the first confirmed speakers for the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference. Filmmaker Ken Burns and historians Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Eric Foner headline the notable list of conference speakers. Click here to see the full list, and check back for updates as more speakers are added.

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2014 Call for Proposals now closed


The Call for Proposals for the 2014 Annual Conference is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted one of the more than 1200 proposals,

Notifications will go out to all primary presenters by the end of May. Please be sure to check your email and your spam box for notification from NCSS.

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Now accepting deposits for 2014 Annual Conference


Do you have funds for the current school year you want to apply toward the registration fee for the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference in Boston in November? We can take a deposit now and invoice for the difference once our registration rates are set in early June. Click here to request details.

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C3 Framework at 2013 NCSS Annual Conference


At the 2013 NCSS Annual Conference, the C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards takes center stage. Join C3 writers, reviewers, contributors, and practitioners to explore this landmark document and learn how to use the educational principles in your classroom immediately. Don't miss this multitude of events and sessions to learn more about the C3 Framework.

Friday, November 22, 1:00PM, America's Ballroom
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Common Core Sessions at 2013 Annual Conference

The 2013 NCSS Annual Conference features more than 100 sessions addressing the Common Core ELA Standards for History/Social Studies, providing classroom-ready resources using social studies content.

Here is a complete list of all conference sessions and poster presentations related to the Common Core Standards, listed by scheduled time and grade level, allowing you to plot out a full schedule of Common Core-related sessions and poster sessions All scheduling information is subject to change

Click on a title to get the session description.

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Conference Highlights


The 2013 NCSS Annual Conference includes many new and interesting features. Here are a few of the major highlights you can choose when you register to attend.

New in 2013!

The NCSS “Unconference”

Join the conversation at the NCSS “Unconference.” At unconference sessions, participants create the agenda. Anyone interested in initiating a discussion can claim time and space by signing up on the unconference schedule board. Unconference sessions feature open discussions with facilitator(s) and participants.   --> read more »

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NCSS Conference Online Learning Center


Listen and learn from sessions recorded at the 2013 NCSS Annual Conference

As part of our commitment to providing members with valuable education, NCSS introduces its newest resource for online education, the NCSS Live Learning Center (http://ncss.sclivelearningcenter.com).   --> read more »

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