Conference registration is now open. Get the details below or just jump right in and head over to the registration form.  At just $50, you can’t go wrong!


Hotel at Old Town Conference Center
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

(Check back for detailed schedule)

Conference registration is just $50 and includes:

  • Sunday afternoon pre-conference workshops
  • Sunday evening awards ceremony
  • Sunday film screening
  • Monday Continental breakfast
  • Monday keynote
  • Monday lunch
  • Awesome learning and networking opportunities via multiple sessions

So a quick review. Sunday workshops. Tons of food. Great speakers on Sunday night and Monday morning. Breakout sessions on Monday by educators sharing their best stuff. Updates from KSDE on future assessments. All for $50!? Yup. This is a non-brainer.

Ready to sign up? Head over to the easy peasy registration form and fill in your information. Questions?

Angela Howdeshell
Kansas Council for Economic Educator Coordinator
1845 Fairmount
026A Clinton Hall
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS 67260