It's not too early! We're already accepting session proposals for Boston 2024! We'd love for you to share your awesome resources, ideas, strategies, and projects with other social studies leaders.
2023 Conference Resources
We loved seeing all of you in Nashville! Multiple sessions. Great exhibitors. David Grann as the keynote. Wonderful food, drinks, and convos at the Savvas social. We're already looking forward to next year in Boston!
Looking for session handouts and slide decks? We've got you covered. Head over to Presentation Slide Decks and Resources to access 2023 materials as well as those from past conferences!
Our Partners Are Your Partners
We're dedicated to empowering and supporting educational leaders across the country. One way to do that is to connect you with third-party resources, tools, and organizations. The following companies and organizations are ready to help you advance the teaching and learning of PK-12 social studies.
2023 Mel Miller
NSSLA Leader Webinar Series
We're excited to offer a new season of learning for 2023 - 2024. Many of our webinars are led by NSSLA conference sponsors and exhibitors. So if you couldn't make it to Nashville, this is the next best thing! (And be sure to scroll down to access resources and video from our past sessions.)
HQIM in Action: Transforming Social Studies Classrooms
What are High-Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) and how can they elevate social studies curriculum? Join Bruce Lesh and Stefanie Wager as they unpack the benefits of HQIM for districts, teachers, and students. They'll discuss how using HQIM can address the current challenges teachers face in the social studies classroom by strengthening inquiry-based learning, promoting diverse experiences, supporting differentiated instruction, and more.
Strategies for Teaching Skills-Based Lessons
Brian Thomas TCI
Teaching the Whole Story: Integrating Diverse Voices into Your Social Studies Curriculum
Virnilisa Printup and ABC -CLIO
Retro Report: Stories From History, Lessons for Today
iCivics: Harmony in Our Story
ChatGPT and AI in the Social Studies
Ed Finney - Schodack HS NY, Peter Paccone - San Marino HS CA, Avery Pan - Class Companion CEO, & Jeff Swisher - Hammond City Schools IN
Joan Jahelka & Emily Ann Richards
Integrating Social Studies into the Elementary Classroom
Dr. Darren Guido - Caesar Rodney Schools, DE
What’s On the Agenda? Developing Engaging and Meaningful Opportunities
Dr. Montra Rogers - Social Studies School Services
Civil Conversations with Complicated Topics
Joe Schmidt - Bill of Rights Institute & Nichelle Pinkney - Klein ISD. TX
Teaching Under-Represented Women
Dr. Tuyen Tran - UC Davis & Cindy Matta - UCLA
Katie Lauffer - Savvas Publishing