2020 CCSS Annual Fall Conference

 CONNected: Our Community, Nation, and World

  November 6, 2020

  Virtual Conference FLYER



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The Connecticut Council for the Social Studies is proud to announce our 2020 annual conference, “CONNected: Community, Nation, and World.”

Within a climate of momentous societal change and physical distance, we are planning a fully immersive and comprehensive conference where social studies educators and leaders from across our state will convene to learn, collaborate, and connect using a digital conference platform. We understand there is nothing that can replace an in-person connection. Additionally, digital platforms offer flexible accessibility for sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, and attendees to interact and collaborate. So much of what is revered about the CCSS annual conference will serve as the foundation of our program. As indicated by this year’s theme, our focus will be on bridging the physical divide and facilitating meaningful connections between social studies educators and leaders.

Each year we convene feels like yet another critical time for social studies, probably because historical, political, economic, and geographic inquiry is critical to navigating the analog and digital world. Social studies, as an interdisciplinary discipline, provides the context and tools needed for critical thinking and informed action. Inexplicably, yet consistently, our nation has drifted away from the very bridge designed to foster interconnectedness. In these fraught times, Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer reminds us, “never to forget where we came from and always praise the bridges that carried us over.” This year’s fall conference builds upon where we have been and builds our capacity to reach a world in which all students are educated and inspired for lifelong inquiry and informed civic action. Join us November 6, 2020 as we explore how Social Studies connects our community, nation, and world to our past, present, and future.

While workshops, seminars, and keynote presentations will be held digitally, we are looking for dynamic presentations that invite participation and connectedness; in alignment with this year’s theme.

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