The conference continues a CCSS tradition devoted to exploring ideas and activities by which social studies educators can help students make intelligent decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.
California Council for the Social Studies is requesting proposal submissions to present at the 53rd Annual CCSS Conference: "CCSS Wants You: Dig in for the Challenge!." The following strands will be highlighted in the upcoming conference:
Scholars Series: War and Propaganda -- Content-based presentations on any topic related to war and/or propaganda.
Common Core Standards- Describes how educators can incorporate the Common Core Standards in English-Language Arts and History-Social Science into their curriculum and instruction (sessions that include close reading and text complexity strategies are encouraged.)
Technology -- Describes how technology and the use of multimedia resources can be used in or outside the classroom.
Civic Literacy -- Describes how students can acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions to become effective citizens before and after high school graduation in a way that promotes civic participation of their classmates, parents and community.
Diversity and Social Justice -- Describes how educators can adapt History-Social Science instructional practices to ensure equitable accessibility of content for the learning needs of diverse students, students with special needs and/or at-risk students to close achievement gaps and reduce dropout rates.