Dear CCSS Conference 2018 Attendees, Speakers, Exhibitors and Sponsors,
As memories of the annual conference recede into the past, the school year begins to wind down and summer approaches, CCSS holds its Annual Executive Board Retreat to take stock and look to the future. We work to serve our community and value your input, and so hope you'll help us make wise decisions by generously offering your feedback.
If you went to the annual conference: please click here to take a survey designed for members and non-members alike. Members will have an opportunity to provide insights into their membership experience as well. (Most items are check-lists or rating charts, so the survey shouldn't take more than 5-10 minutes to complete; completing open-ended short answer items can add to that time.)
If you're a member who didn't go to the conference: please click here to take a survey designed to give you the opportunity to provide insight into your membership experience.
Exhibitors/Sponsors: please note that a targeted survey addressing your specific views will be coming shortly.
Note also that the call for proposals for the 2019 conference in San Jose will be coming out shortly after the Retreat next weekend.
And many thanks to all members who voted in the recently-completed Executive Committee/ Board of Directors election. Over 30% of eligible voters participated, a very strong showing!
-Avi Black, CCSS Executive Director with the Strategic Planning Task Force (Dawniell Black and Rob Vicario)
March 23-25, 2018
Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
The 2018 conference, Tearing Down Walls: Building Connections, Collaboration and Civil Discourse, will continue CCSS's traditional devotion to providing quality professional development focused on new scholarship, research-based strategies, and networking -- all designed to improve the teaching and learning of history/social studies across the state. You can now hit these links to register for, exhibit at (SOLD OUT), and sponsor the conference -- and make hotel reservations!
IN THE WORDS OF CA STATE SUPT. TORLAKSON...
"I would like to encourage you to consider supporting the attendance of administrators and teachers from your district and schools at the upcoming annual conference of the California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS)... Many elements of the conference, from the framing theme to specific programming and activities, will greatly enhance district and school faculty and staff in their efforts to implement priority initiatives of the California Department of Education (CDE) to advance civic education and the new History-Social Science (HSS) Framework."
CIVIC EDUCATION/CIVIL DISCOURSE AT THE CORE!
The conference theme says it all -- CLICK HERE to see the incredible range of offerings advancing civic education and civil discourse, from sessions, workshops and speakers to field trips and great exhibitors, and from film screenings to a Civic Learning Student Showcase to a forum of California's gubernatorial candidates. Not to be missed!