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WELCOME TO WCSS 19!  Please check the WCSS Website for council news, information about WCSS mini-grants, upcoming PD opportunities, and more! Also, you can access all submitted presenter materials here.  Enjoy your two days of social studies fun in Madison!

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Sunday, March 17
 

12:55pm CDT

Why Does It Matter? Making Social Studies Relevant
Limited Capacity full

How can we continue to improve the standing of social studies in elementary and secondary education, increase student engagement and critical and creative thinking, and reinforce the essential role that the social studies play in developing the citizens of tomorrow? By always focusing on a simple four word question – why does it matter?  Part preaching to the choir and part lighting a fire, this session will offer a rationale  and strategies for making changes in both content and student displays of learning by focusing on tying class curriculum to the present and increasing relevance to the lives of students. Come with an open mind and ideas to share!

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Taft

Chuck Taft

History and Summer Spark Guy, University School of Milwaukee
I try (heavy on the try) to make the nation's past come alive for my 8th grade young historians through enthusiasm, activity, technology, and humor - and then share those techniques with teachers of all ages and disciplines! Bottom line - I like learning, 'cuz learning is cool!


Sunday March 17, 2019 12:55pm - 1:45pm CDT
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Monday, March 18
 

12:10pm CDT

Rho Kappa National Honors Society: Recognizing Student Success in Social Studies
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for a way to recognize student success in social studies? Are you a current Rho Kappa Advisor? Come learn more about the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society and the exciting new Rho Kappa Jr. Honor Society!


Monday March 18, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm CDT
Room V

1:10pm CDT

Replenish Your Social Studies Toolbox
Limited Capacity full

Want to add some new tools to your teaching toolbox, and find out how to repurpose some old tools?  Join this fast paced session that offers high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech ideas to integrate into your class - tomorrow!  See some new platforms and experience a twist on old techniques to enhance instruction, foster critical and creative thinking, and increase engagement. Plus ... we should have a good time!

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Taft

Chuck Taft

History and Summer Spark Guy, University School of Milwaukee
I try (heavy on the try) to make the nation's past come alive for my 8th grade young historians through enthusiasm, activity, technology, and humor - and then share those techniques with teachers of all ages and disciplines! Bottom line - I like learning, 'cuz learning is cool!


Monday March 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:00pm CDT
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