Annual Conference

Win a Free Trip to the NCSS Annual Conference

Want to attend the upcoming NCSS conference, but need the funds? Share My Lesson is giving away $1,500 towards the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference in Boston. All you need to do is become a member on Share My Lesson (it’s free) and complete a brief survey selecting “NCSS” as your conference of choice. Are you already a member of Share My Lesson? No problem. Just complete the survey and you are entered to win.

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Preservice Teacher Sessions

Are you a new or preservice teacher? The NCSS Annual Conference can provide the answers you need to succeed in the classroom and become the best teacher you can be. With student registration rates starting as low as $70, the conference can provide even greater value, providing access to the leaders in social studies instruction and research.

Here is a small sample of the sessions ideal for preservice and early career teachers. Click on the titles to see full descriptions and scheduling information.

Friday, November 21
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Boston Events

Boston is the perfect location for the 94th NCSS Annual Conference. The city offers a treasure trove of resources for social studies educators—from historic landmarks and organizations to its many educational institutions, including the nation’s oldest school district—many of which we have engaged to make the Boston conference truly reflect the city's history and culture.   --> read more »


Vital Issue Sessions

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Saturday, November 22, 11:15AM-12:10PM

Legacy Voices of Civil Rights Heroes

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Conference registration is now open

Registration for the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference in Boston is now open. Click here to start.

We hope to see you in Boston!


A message from Boston Public Schools concerning its History and Social Studies Department

John McDonough, Interim Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, issued a statement regarding the rumors that BPS was eliminating its History and Social Studies Department. You can read the statement here.

NCSS is very pleased and excited to have the 94th Annual Conference in Boston in November.


Reserve your exhibit booth now!

Join us in Boston for the nation's largest exhibition of social studies resources. Exhibit booth sales have now begun, with a range of rates and options designed to suit every budget. We offer many opportunities to maximize your presence, including exhibitor sessions in meeting rooms and several advertising options.

Don't delay. Last year's exhibit hall sold out, and we're expecting an even larger turnout in Boston. For all of the details, click here.


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.

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Henry Louis Gates, Jose Antonio Vargas among confirmed speakers

Get an early look at the first confirmed speakers for the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference. Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and historians Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Eric Foner headline the notable list of conference speakers. In addition, filmmaker Ken Burns will engage in a conversation about his work as an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Click here to see the full list, and check back for updates as more names are added.


C3 Framework at 2014 NCSS Annual Conference

The 2014 NCSS Annual Conference will feature many sessions highlighting the exciting, on-the-ground work being done to implement the C3 Framework C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards in classrooms. 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 implementing the C3 Framework.

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