Check back after the first of October for a detailed schedule listing session titles, descriptions, and presenters. (All sessions and events will be held at the Hotel at Old Town Conference Center in downtown Wichita, Kansas.)

Sunday November 5
Pre-conference workshops
3:00 – 6:00
KSDE Social Studies Consultant Don Gifford will highlight the Civic Engagement statewide mandate

Reception with free hors d’oeuvres and drinks
6:30 – 7:30

Awards ceremony with National Council for the Social Studies Executive Director Dr. Lawrence Paska

  • Gilder Lehrman Kansas History Teacher of the Year
  • Kansas Council for the Social Studies Judy Cromwell Excellence in Teaching
  • Kansas Council for History Education Teacher of the Year
  • Kansas Geographic Alliance Teacher of the Year
  • Kansas Council for Economic Education Teacher of the Year

Special screening of Dawn of Day: Stories of the Underground Railroad and Q & A with Kansas State University professor Brad Burenhiede.
Dawn of Day is 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.
7:30 – 8:45

Monday November 6
Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 3:30

Keynote by Mark Schug, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
8:30 – 9:15

Breakout sessions
9:30 – 12:00
National Council for the Social Studies Executive Director Dr. Lawrence Paska will share best practices and experiences from around the country

Lunch Provided
12:00 – 1:00

Breakout Sessions
1:00 – 3:30
KSDE Social Studies Consultant Don Gifford will share details about the upcoming social studies state assessment and provide an update on the new assessment model coming in 2020

Prize Drawing
3:30