Annual Conference

Community Scholar Speakers


Several NCSS communities have invited the following prominent scholars to speak on issues related to their missions.

Community scholar sessions are open to all attendees. Attend any and all sessions of interest to learn about the discussion topics and the role that communities play within NCSS.   --> read more »

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On-Site Conference Services


NCSS Registration Hours

Second Level, John B. Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston

  • Wednesday, Nov. 19, 11:00AM-7:00PM
  • Thursday, Nov. 20, 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Friday, Nov. 21, 6:30AM-5:30PM
  • Saturday, Nov. 22, 7:00AM-4:30PM
  • Sunday, Nov. 23, 7:00-10:00AM

Name Badges

All conference participants must register, including chairs, presenters, exhibitors, and committee members. Badges must be worn at all times to gain access to conference sessions, exhibits, and events.

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Tips for First-Time Attendees


We are excited that you will be joining us at your first NCSS Annual Conference in Boston!

Now that you've registered, you may be wondering what to expect. As a conference attendee, you'll experience informative professional development sessions, amazing exhibits, and the best networking with like-minded educators.

The tips below will help you have an engaging and enjoyable conference experience.

Before You Go

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Committee and Governance Meetings


NCSS conducts official business at the Annual Conference. Unless otherwise noted, meetings of the House of Delegates, operations committees, and other NCSS work groups are open to all NCSS members interested in the governance of the Council.   --> read more »

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Committee and Governance Meetings


Committee and Governance Meetings at the NCSS Annual Conference   --> read more »

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Onsite Information


Onsite information for NCSS Annual Conference   --> read more »

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College credit available at Annual Conference

NCSS conference attendees have two options for earning graduate credit.

One graduate-level semester credit is available through Adams State College. Applicants must attend at least 15 hours of sessions, workshops, and speakers, and keep a log of everything attended. The credit requires a short paper or lesson plan incorporating information learned at the conference. Download the syllabus  --> read more »

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Literacy/ELA Common Core Sessions at 2012 NCSS Annual Conference


Social studies and literacy are mutually inclusive. The ability to understand vocabulary and concepts is an essential part of the social studies, and social studies offers many rich topics to use to teach literacy skills.   --> read more »

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NCSS Conference Registration Scholarships for First-Time Attendees


National Council for the Social Studies believes that high quality professional development is important to the professional growth of social studies teachers, and to the outcomes in the classrooms in which they teach. This is especially true for early career teachers.   --> read more »

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AP Workshops


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