Be sure to mark your calendar and start making plans to attend the 2017 Kansas Social Studies Conference Kansans Can: Social Studies Leading the Way
Join us for a great time on November 5-6, 2017 in downtown Wichita at the historic Hotel at Old Town and Conference Center. You won’t want to miss it! Get the full details at the conference website.
The conference theme is focused on the teaching and learning of historical thinking skills and assessments with a special highlight on economics and the state board’s Kansans Can vision. You’ll walk away smarter with new details about the upcoming Spring 2018 social studies assessment, civic engagement strategies, tech integration tools, current best practice, and the latest from the Kansas Council for Economic Education.
$50 – Kansas Teachers/Administrators
$20 – Kansas Pre-service Teachers
$50 – Exhibitors
The registration fee also include hors d’oeuvres at the awards reception Sunday evening, breakfast Monday morning, and lunch Monday afternoon so don’t delay and register today! We can send you an invoice to pay registration at a later date but reserve your hotel as soon as possible.
Extra bonus? The conference is in the center of Old Town with all sorts of fun things to do. We’ve also arranged for amazing prices at the Hotel at Old Town, a great piece of Wichita history. Be sure to reserve your room before the October 12th cutoff date. Don’t wait until the last minute as these rooms will go fast at this rate! Contact the hotel directly to book your reservation. (You can request an invoice so the school can provide payment/check at check in.)
Queen Studio – $79.00/night
King Studio – $89.00/night
Queen/Queen Studio – $99.00/night
This conference will have great information for all grade levels, including special sessions for elementary teachers. Full details on the session schedule is coming in early October. (Interested in presenting?)
Sunday, November 5th:
3:00 – 6:15 p.m.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Reception/awards ceremony with hors d’oeuvres and drinks
KSDE Update from Don Gifford
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Special screening of Dawn of Day, a historical documentary about the Underground Railroad in Kansas that brings to light Wabaunsee County’s unsung heroes who traversed one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history. Faith, family, and politics united a community of neighbors who lived and died to ensure Kansas was a free state. Hang around after for conversation and teaching tips.
Monday November 6th
Guest Speaker: Mark Schug, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
We are currently soliciting session proposals so be sure to send us a proposal by September 20th if you have some great information to share with colleagues.
- Save the date.
- Talk to your admin.
- Bookmark the website.
- Submit a session proposal.
- Share this information with your social studies colleagues.
Need more info? Contact:
Vice President for Programs & Administration
Kansas Council for Economic Education