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Find Support to Attend


The 2019 NCSS/NCGE/TCSS Conference is a great investment in your career, yet we know that school budgets can be tight. We strive to make our professional development opportunities not only the best and most comprehensive, but also the most cost effective. Here are some suggestions to help you secure funding and save money:

Securing Funding

  • First-Time Attendee Scholarship. NCSS is pleased to offer a limited number of conference registration scholarships to teachers who have never attended the Annual Conference due to a lack of financial support. Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma educators who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply. 
  • Join an NCSS committee. Districts will often see participation in association governance as a positive indicator of your commitment to the betterment of the social studies profession. This may improve your chances of securing funding.
  • Check to see if there are professional development funds available with your school or school district. Attending an educational national conference often qualifies as professional development training for which your school or district may budget.
  • Use literacy in your request to attend. The conference will feature many sessions designed to help districts, schools, and teachers use social studies content to improve literacy.

Saving Money

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