2019 CCSS FALL ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Creating Citizens: Every Grade, Every Year

DATE AND TIME

Fri, October 4, 2019

7:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT

LOCATION

Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley Street

New Britain, CT 06053

The CT Council for the Social Studies welcomes you to register for our # Annual Fall Conference. The theme of the conference is “Creating Citizens: Every year, Every Grade.” This year’s conference has sessions for ALL educators representing the Social Studies. We will also be kicking off the day with a panel discussion,  25+ teachers sessions, a Leadership Session, an “Unconferencing” afternoon session that will be designed and organized organically for you to share your interests and discuss with colleagues.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

7:30 AM-8:30 AM – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:30 – Exhibitors/Vendors

8:30 – 9:45 – Welcome and Opening Panel: “A Century of Progress: From the 19th Amendment to #MeToo”

10:00-10:50 – Concurrent Sessions I

11:00-11:50 – Concurrent Sessions II

12:00-12:45 – Lunch & Exhibitors/Vendors

1:00 – 1:50 – Concurrent Sessions III

2:00 – 3:30 – “Un-conference” and Leadership Sessions


Session 1 (10:00 – 10:50)

Session Title
Room
 Abstract
Identity and Rescue during the Holocaust
 
Presenter: Kimberly Ballaro
Audience: History, Holocaust Education;
Level: Grades 6-12
308
Through an activity from our program curriculum, we will look at what identity is, what traits make us individuals, and how we show empathy towards other people. We will then look at the connection between studying identity and the Holocaust. With that, we look at ordinary people who did extraordinary things between 1933-1945: people who rescued Jews, local survivors who were rescued and protected by non-Jews and the impact of choices.
Engaging the K-5 Student in the Excitement of the Election Season
 
Presenter: Gloria M. Garvis, Author
Audience: Civics;
Level: Grades K-5
306
“E is for Election Day” is an award winning A-to-Z tour of election season vocabulary. From B is for Ballots, C is for Conventions, D is for Debates to You is for YOU, this book coupled with vibrant kid-friendly illustrations will engage your future voter in the sights, sounds, and vocabulary of election season.
The Red, White, and Blue Program and Women’s Suffrage
 
Presenters: Stephen Armstrong, Moriah Moriarty, Kate McGrath, Allison Norrie
Audience: American History, Civics;
Level: Grade K-12
106
During this session participants will learn about the Red, White and Blue Program, which recognizes schools in the secondary and elementary school levels for civic participation.  The theme of this year’s program is “The Suffrage Movement and Women’s Rights.” Presenters will share methods to teach these subjects at all levels of instruction.
Better Angels: Growing Student Skills for Communicating across the Political Divide
Presenters: Sara L. Silver, David Greene
Audience: Civics;
Level: Grades 9-12
 
305
High schools are places where young citizens begin to articulate political views that are often shaped by what they hear and see around them. In these politically divisive times, many students either avoid these discussions altogether or communicate in unskillful ways. Our organization, Better Angels, seeks to reclaim democracy at the grassroots level through citizen participation in transformative workshops and debates.
In this session, we will describe Better Angels methods to promote civic engagement and conflict resolution, in ways that are consistent with the state’s Social Studies/Civics standards. The goal is never to change opinion or win an argument; rather, it is to enlarge students’ understanding of “the other” in a respectful and stimulating atmosphere.
National Council for the Social Studies as an Advocate for Teachers and Students
Presenter: Larry Paska, Executive Director, National Council for the Social Studies
Audience
Level: All
105
During this session Larry Paska, the Executive Director of NCSS, will discuss important programs sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies, including the Advocacy Toolkit and the recently expanded Junior Rho Kappa program. He will also discuss important issues facing social studies at the national level.
Civics Online Reasoning with SHEG Resources
 
Presenter: Ed Dorgan
Audience: Civics;
Level: Grade 9-12
 
304
Our students are bombarded with online information and without specific skills they are apt to be duped by false claims and misleading arguments. This workshop will help teachers tackle teaching these critical skills through assessments from the SHEG ‘Civics Online Reasoning’ program. Teachers can use the tasks explored to design classroom activities that focus on class discussions about digital content and as formative assessments to learn more about student’s progress as they learn to evaluate information.
Exploring the Smaller Persian Gulf States
 
Presenter: Joel Hinrichs
Audience: Geography, History, Economics, Global Studies: Level: Grades 6-12
302
In this seminar we will explore the perspectives of Qatar and Oman, as they navigate the politics of the Persian Gulf.  The presenter traveled to the two countries on a grant from Qatar Foundation International, using the experience to learn about the region and create units for his students.  He will share activities from his units and his experiences, to assist teachers in understanding how major regional and global powers like the US, Saudi Arabia and Iran exerting power in the area impact the smaller countries; as well as how smaller countries navigate the complex geopolitics of the region.
Freeman Book Awards: Asian and Southeast Asian Titles for Children and Young Adults
Presenter: Anne Prescott
Audience: Global Studies; Level: Grades K-12
 
205
The annual Freeman Book Awards recognize quality books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of East and Southeast Asia. Session participants will learn about some of these books and how they can be used in social studies classrooms or school libraries. Several of the titles lend themselves to interdisciplinary STEAM teaching. Books discussed and suggestions made will be tailored to the session attendees. Participants will also learn about supplemental materials, including recorded webinars with some of the authors. A resource sheet, including a complete list of all books with synopses, will be available.
How Should the Social Studies Address Climate Change?
 
Presenter: Diana Payne, CT Sea Grant
Audience: Geography, Global Studies
Level: Grades 9-12
 
204
An understanding of climate change – its causes and effects – goes beyond the realm of climate science. As perhaps the greatest threat to humanity in the 21st century, climate change is cross- disciplinary and is very much a topic for the social studies classroom. In this session, the presenter will focus on putting the science in a social perspective, first by examining the trends over the past 200 years that correlate to climate change (population growth, fossil fuel use, changing land use). She will then lead participants in a global simulation activity to determine how countries differ in terms of the amount of carbon emitted and their vulnerability to several climate-related risks.
Democracy and Connecticut’s Constitution of 1818
 
Presenters: James D’Acosta, Elizabeth Normen, Connecticut Explored
Audience: American History, Civics
Level: Grades 6-12
 
202
Find out about free resources to teach your students about Connecticut’s constitutional history and how it connects to larger national themes in the early national period. Why did Connecticut wait until 1818 to adopt a state constitution? It’s a fascinating period in American history–and Connecticut is a fascinating case study. This workshop will familiarize you with these free resources, including accessible articles, primary documents, podcasts, and a lesson plan you take can take right into the classroom.

Session 2 (11:00 – 11:50)

Session Title
Room
 Abstract
Meeting Hate with Humanity: Teaching about Life during the Holocaust
 
Presenter: Amanda Lanceter
Audience: History, Global Studies
Level: Grades 6-12
 
308
This workshop introduces a new curriculum developed by the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Incorporating survivor testimony, artifacts, diary entries, and more, these 10 lessons are adaptable to student and teacher needs and can be used in conjunction with the study of a memoir, novel, or other related text. In this workshop, teachers will examine how including and featuring the experiences of survivors and victims – and their communal response to Nazi actions – helps students gain a more complex understanding of the Holocaust. The curriculum’s multiple perspectives contribute to students’ ability to make personal connections to the content. Teachers will participate in an artifact-based activity, in which participants engage in objective observations and inferences using an artifact image to determine what story it might be telling. Working in small groups, participants will write and then present the object’s story to the larger group, before the facilitator will reveal the true story behind each object.
Empowering 5th graders to Change the World through Connecticut’s Kid Governor®
 
Presenter: Brian Cofrancesco, Head of Kid Governor®, The Connecticut Democracy Center
Audience: Civics
Level: Grades K-5
 
306
“Connecticut’s Kid Governor® is an award-winning civics program for 5th graders created by The Connecticut Democracy Center (CTDC). This immersive program teaches students about state government, voting and elections, and civic participation for the authentic statewide election for a Kid Governor. Fifth graders research community issues they care about, create three-point platforms to address those issues, and make campaign videos. Schools run primaries to select nominees and each school’s winner advances to the Statewide Election. In November, 5th graders evaluate the online campaign videos of the final 7 candidates and cast their votes for the student and platform they support. The student receiving the most votes serves a one-year term of leadership and advocacy as Kid Governor, working to fulfill his or her campaign platform and mobilize students statewide to take action and make a difference on the winning campaign issue.
This workshop will introduce elementary educators and administrators to the free Connecticut’s Kid Governor® program and how their 5th grade classes can participate. We will provide an overview of the program, explain how the program is implemented, share tips for engaging other grades and local schools in the excitement of the program, and discuss the impact Connecticut 5th graders have made in our state through the Connecticut’s Kid Governor program.
Help Your Students Find their Voice through Connecticut History Day
 
Presenters: Rebecca Taber-Conover, Lauren Francese, Tina Bernard
Audience: History & Civics
Level: Grades 6-12
305
Interested in Connecticut History Day (CHD) but concerned that it’s too hard to do in class?  Join this workshop to learn how CHD can be implemented in the classroom. Lauren Francese, Social Studies Coordinator at Staples High School and Tina Bernard, Social Studies Coordinator at Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School will share how they successfully integrated CHD into their social studies curriculum.  Hear how the program has prepared students for the C3: College, Career, and Civic Life.
Collaborative Conversations: Helping Students Understand Issues that Concern Them
Presenter: Sally Whipple, Yesenia Karas
Audience: Civics
Level: Grades 9-12
304
This CT Democracy Center at the Old State House workshop will introduce high school educators to the Collaborative Conversations program, allow them to experience a modified conversation, and explain how classes or clubs can participate. There are many ways to discuss issues that concern high school students. This program adapts a model developed by UConn’s Humility & Conviction in Public Life Initiative. The dialogue is structured and follows a format that is easy to use. Short, common readings bring everyone to the table with shared knowledge. This builds confidence for participants and grounds the conversation in sound information that helps create a spirit of exploration and discovery .The design allows opportunities to practice listening and speaking in a friendly environment. The program also brings in “experts” to answer questions. This satisfies the curiosity that arises during discussions while demonstrating the value of bringing scholarship, context, and real-life experiences into discussions of challenging issues.
Teaching Latino and African American History
 
Presenters: Dr. Fiona Vernal, Anne Gebelein, Dr. Dexter Gabriel, Jeff Ogbar
Audience: American History, Ethnic Studies
Level: Grades 6-12
106
Join four UCONN faculty for a workshop on strategies for teaching Latino and African American History in the wake of the recent state mandate that will go into effect in 2021.  Among the items to be explored are what is at stake in creating this new mandate; the origins, possibilities and limitations of ethnic studies framing US history; opportunities for innovative classroom activities, including project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, and community-engaged learning; shared authority and privilege in the classroom, and resources for teaching Latino and African American history.
Using Newsela to Curate Content and Conversation
 
Presenter: Kasey Dunn
Audience: United States History; Level: Grades 9-12
 
 
302
This session will provide an overview of the uses of Newsela in the classroom with concrete examples of classroom resources/activities. By using Newsela students will be able to make connections between historical events and today’s news with appropriately leveled readings. The session will demonstrate how to provide students with accessible resources; this allows for context building as well as supporting class discussion.
Hands-On & Minds-On:  Active Learning for Social Studies Classrooms
 
Presenter: Kristen Pereira, Pearson
Audience: All
Level: Grades K-12
 
205
Sustaining productive dialogue and student interaction is vital in an inquiry-based Social Studies classroom. Come to this session to study best practices that create classrooms rich in active student participation and interaction. We will incorporate a variety of inputs including images, texts, video, digital inter-actives, and more! Active Classroom Strategies and other quick activities help students develop routines for analyzing primary and secondary sources, develop ideas that allow them to debate and discuss content, and support their arguments and claims with evidence. Learn how these “hands-on” and “minds-on” strategies increased student engagement, and constructive talk in the Social Studies classroom.
Supporting the Shift to Inquiry
 
Presenter: Jeanette Baum
Audience: History, Civics, Geography, Economics
Level: Grades K-5
 
105
How can administrators, curriculum coordinators, and instructional coaches support a whole-school shift to inquiry-based instruction in elementary social studies?  In this informative session, we will explore the challenges of shifting to inquiry and begin to develop a personalized approach to making the shift.
Creating Global Citizens through a Model United Nations Club
 
Presenters: Kelly Lange
Audience: Global Studies; Level: Grades 6-12
 
 
202
This workshop is for secondary teachers interested in establishing a Model United Nations club at their school. We will focus on the various conferences and field trips available, timelines for establishing the club, how to create a student driven club and resources for teaching resolution writing, parliamentary procedure and position papers.
Digging Into History: WWI Trench Restoration
 
Presenter: Christine Pittsley
Audience: History, Global Studies
Level: Grades 9-12
 
204
This session will present a case study in creating, implementing and running a history-focused study abroad program in France. The workshop will focus on how the Digging into History program came to be, the planning phase, student selection and actual outcomes of a three-week trip to a rural village in Eastern France where students restored a set of WWI trenches.

 Session 3 (1:00 – 1:50)

Session Title
Room
Abstract
Effective Teaching Practices for Teaching the Holocaust and Genocide
 
Presenters: Stu Abrams and Colin McDermott
Audience: American History, World History;
Level: Grades 6-12
308
This session will be a panel discussion where experienced teachers of the Holocaust and Genocide will explore effective methods they have used in their classroom to teach these difficult topics. Participants will also have an opportunity to share strategies they have utilized to teach these topics.
Celebrating CT’s Cooperating Teachers and Pre-Service Teachers (two sessions)
 
Presenters: Kelly Falvey, Steve Armstrong, Kellie Crawford, edTPA Outreach
Audience: All, especially pre-service teachers
Level: All
105
Session 3 will allow faculty, supervisors and P-12 partners the opportunity to develop an understanding of the purpose, development and structure of the edTPA assessment.
(See information on related Session 4 below)
Connecticut History Day: Student Choice Student Voice
 
Presenters: Rebecca Taber-Conover and former CHD participants
Audience: History and Civics; Level: Grades 6-12
306
Connecticut History Day (CHD), an affiliate of National History Day, empowers middle and high school students to explore topics they choose through primary source research.  Participants choose how to present their work and may participate in one of six regional contests in the state.  CHD participants develop research, analytical, and presentation skills that prepare them for the future. Meet CHD students and join this workshop with State Coordinator, Rebecca Taber-Conover to learn more about this academic program.
Using Popular Music to Teach Women’s Suffrage and Women’s Rights
Presenters: Allison Norrie, Andrew Warde HS and Stephen Armstrong, CSDE
Audience: US History, Civics, Level: Grades 6-12.
204
During this session participants will explore topics and themes in women’s history that can be explored through American popular music.  We will analyze how music can be used to analyze the role of women in the suffrage movement and during the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights movement, and the 1990s.  We will listen to specific songs and discuss how the roles of women in American society are depicted in these songs.  We will also discuss ways that participants have used popular music in their classrooms.
Saving Students One Story at a Time
 
Presenter: Anthony Valentine
Audience: Social Studies/History, Humanities
Level: Grades 6-12
305
How do we save student lives? By encouraging their voice and implementing resources that speak their language and help guide them towards a confident tomorrow. This reflective and thought-provoking workshop aims to build an atmosphere for self-reflection and exploration of the ideas that improve the social and emotional learning abilities of students.   Each attendee will get their very own copy of KultureMAG Teacher Edition.
Colonial Connecticut History: Teaching from a New Perspective
 
Presenters: Elizabeth Normen, Tammy Denease, & Dr. Frank Mitchell
Audience: History, Civics, Geography, Economics
Level: Grades K-8
205
Learn about a new resource for fifth to eighth grades that grounds the African American experience in the founding of Connecticut. Suitable for language arts and social studies, “Venture Smith’s Colonial Connecticut,” launched in September 2019, uses Smith’s first-person narrative, published in New London in 1798, to teach Connecticut’s colonial history, government, economy, and geography. Smith was enslaved as a boy in West Africa and grew up in the southern New England maritime economy before purchasing his freedom and that of his family. When he died in 1805, he owned more than 100 acres of land in Connecticut. Smith tells a detailed and compelling true story of freedom in colonial Connecticut that students involved in the pilot from the spring of 2019 found both accessible and riveting.
C-SPAN Classroom Resources
 
Presenter: Ed Dorgan
Audience: History, Civics;
Level: Grades K-12
 
304
Workshop participants will learn about the C-SPAN online programs and the C-SPAN Classroom resources. They will discover how to access video of the U.S. Congress (since 1979) and access video clips for ‘On this Day in History’. Participants will gain access (as a C-SPAN Classroom member) to lesson plans. ‘bell ringers’ and their own saved customized content.
Narrative and History: Helping Students Connect the Dots
 
Presenter: Joe Jarvis, CREC Public Safety Academy
Audience: History;
Levels: Grades 6-12
302
Too often history is just a long list of people, places, and things to memorize.  Rarely are students able to explain the significance of one source or one event to another—to frame history as a coherent story. Narrative is a powerful means of helping students connect the dots of history. It not only helps us connect and make sense of history; it provides a means for students to connect historical events to the world they live in today. This workshop will focus on the use of narrative to present students with a more “usable history.”
The 9/11 Generation
 
Presenter: Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Central Connecticut State University
Audience: American History, World History, Civics
Levels: All
106
During this session Central Connecticut State University history professor Matthew Warshauer will present his theory of “Not Ben Z or Millennials: Why They Are the 9/11 Generation”.  Professor Warshauer will show educators how 9/11 was a defining moment for students of that generation without them even knowing it.  With present students having little emotional connection to the event, educators are presented two questions: How should educators be teaching 9/11?  Where do educators begin?
Mapping Your Way Through History! Engaging Ways to Integrate History and Geography
 
Presenter: Richard Seefeldt
Audience: US & World History Teachers, & Administrators
202
Discuss how to engage middle schoolers deeply in historical study by grounding events in the places they occurred. Combining the teaching of history and geography is nothing new but how do you easily integrate geography and history, so engagement and retention is highest for your students? This workshop applies hands-on mapping, proven inquiry strategies to consider the impact geography and environmental factors had on historic figures, their behaviors, places and the events that unfolded. The strategies we will focus on can be applied to both U.S. and World History courses.

Session 4 (2:00 – 3:30)

Session Title
Room
 Abstract
Panel Discussion on Social Studies Leadership and Critical Topics in Social Studies
 
Presenters: Stephen Armstrong, Elyse Poller, Nora Mocarski, Larry Paska
Audience: All
106
This panel discussion will give all social studies curriculum leaders and teachers an opportunity to discuss critical issues in social studies education that impact the field of social studies at the local, state, and national levels. NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska will be present to give his views on social studies at the national level.
Celebrating CT’s Cooperating Teachers and Pre-Service Teachers (two sessions)
 
Presenters: Kelly Falvey, Steve Armstrong, Kellie Crawford, edTPA Outreach
Audience: All, especially pre-service teachers
 
 
105
(See information on related Session 3 above)
Participants will have access to the Social Studies-specific handbook and engage in a “”walk through”” to gain an understanding of its structure.  Participants will identify what candidates provide as evidence for each of the edTPA tasks and review the commentary prompts and rubrics. There will also be time to discuss best practices for the student=teaching experience and show appreciation for the Cooperating Teachers who mentor our newest educators.  We value diverse feedback on what is most helpful during the student-teaching experience.
Un-conference Session
Audience
Level: All
305, 306, 308
Participants will be able to explore topics in social studies education that are of interest to them.
Witness Stones Project: Restoring the History of Slavery in Your Community
Presenters: Dennis Culliton
Audience: United States History Level: Grades 6-12
304
The workshop will introduce participants to the use of primary and secondary documents to guide students to restore the history and honor the humanity of enslaved persons who helped build our communities.  Wills, probate inventories, property records, church records, slave narratives and other historical documents will be shared along with methods of biographical writing and civic engagement.

EXHIBITORS PRODUCTS & SERVICES GUIDE: PUBLISHERS

EDplorations! is a community for education explorers. You might be a student, parent, educator, or anyone in the community that is looking to learn more about learning. The goal of EDplorations! is to bring equitable access to resources on topics in education that matter to you. As a startup company, the immediate goals are to inform, to explore, and to create. These goals will be met by creating a forum, recruiting mentors and collaborators, and building cloud access to exceptional resources that are EDplorations! approved! Ann Tucci, www.edplorations.com
E is for Election Day is a fun and engaging A-to-Z tour of the American electoral process. Author Gloria Gavris introduces relevant and contemporary aspects of election season in an informative and child friendly way. Paired with vibrant, whimsical artwork, pages like A is for American Elections, C is for Conventions, F is for fundraising, G is for Grassroots Efforts, I is for Internet, and, most importantly, Y is for You teaches kids that everyone has the power to make a real difference in their government. Gloria M. Gavris, www.eisforelectionday.com
Grand Classroom is an educational travel agency that creates an experience for students that gets them outside, shows them some of the most beautiful places on earth, and educates them on the importance of preserving the environment. As technology plays an increasing role in students’ lives, Grand Classroom believes it is more important than ever to make sure our students have a connection to the outdoors. By getting students outside now, it will help preserve not only our National Parks, but will instill an appreciation of the outdoors. Greg Wachtelhausen, GregWachtelhausen@grandclassroom.com, www.grandclassroom.com
inquirED provides schools with inquiry-based social studies curriculum created directly from the C3 Framework. Delivered digitally through our Inquiry Builder™ platform, inquirED’s continuously updated Units move beyond traditional textbooks to develop 21st century skills in students and give teachers the tools and resources they need to turn inquiry into action. Jeanette Baum, jeanette@inquired.org  www.inquired.org
PEARSON inspires students to explore their world. All of their K-12 social studies programs are designed to prepare students to be college and career ready. They feel there is no better way to get students ready for the global world outside their classroom than through social studies instruction. Jason Mcfarland, jason.mcfarland@pearson.com, Greer Morgan, greer.morgan@pearson.com & Kristen Pereira, kristen.pereira@pearson.comwww.pearson.com
SocialStudies.com provides the highest-quality supplemental learning materials for teachers and students. We are committed to providing engaging classroom resources that challenge students to think critically, and we constantly strive to offer adaptable materials that facilitate differentiation and connect with students of every learning style and level. In addition to distributing upwards of 15,000 titles from over 1000 publishers, Social Studies School Service is a leading educational publisher in its own right through its many divisions and imprints. Rich Seefeldt, rich@socialstudies.com, www.socialstudies.com
WorldStrides has been a leader in educational travel for the past 50 years––taking students of all ages around the globe and into some of the most important learning adventures of their lives. Their teachers, professors, parents, and college administrators give them consistently high ratings for their proven safety process and policies. And they back their travelers with the best insurance coverage in the business. Rives Kuhar, rives.kuhar@worldstrides.org, www.worldstrides.org

LIST OF MUSEUMS & EDUCATION SERVICE PROGRAMS

Connecticut Democracy Center (Connecticut’s Old State House, Connecticut’s Kid Governor, Connecticut History Day)
Rebecca Taber-Conover
800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov www.ctpublicaffairsnetwork.org
Connecticut Explored
Elizabeth Normen
PO Box 271561, West Hartford, CT 06127
ejnormen@comcast.net, www.ctexplored.org
Connecticut Historical Society 
Kristen Levithan
1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105
Kristen_levithan@chs.org, www.chs.org
Connecticut Science Center
Zac Zemantic
250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103
groupsales@ctsciencecenter.org,
www.ctsciencecenter.org  
 
Connecticut State Library
Christine Pittsley
231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106
christine.pittsley@ct.gov
www.ctstatelibrary.org
Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame 
Liz Krebs
320 Fitch Street, New Haven, CT 06515
liz@cwhf.org, www.cwhf.org
Donnelly/Colt
Clay Colt
clay@donnellycolt.com, www.donnellycolt.com
Five College Center for East Asian Studies
Anne Prescott
97 Spring Street, Amherst, MA 01002
aprescott@fivecolleges.edu, www.fivecolleges.edu
Florence Griswold Museum
David D. J. Rau
96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
david@flogris.org, www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Katie Burton
77 Forest Street, Hartford, CT 06105
cburton@stowecenter.org,
www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org 
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
Melissa Houston
132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
mhouston@keelertavernmuseum.org, www.keelertavernmuseum.org
Mark Twain House & Museum
Erin Bartram
351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105
erin.bartram@marktwainhouse.org, www.marktwainhouse.org 
Voices of Hope
Kimberly Ballaro & Kathy Fishman
20 Waterside Drive, Suite 100, Farmington, CT 06032
herocenter@ctvoicesofhope.org, www.ctvoicesofhope.org
PO Box 188, Hampton, CT 06247

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Ann Tucci – tuccia@danbury.k12.ct.us

WORKSHOPS

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EXHIBITORS/ PUBLISHERS

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PURCHASE ORDERS

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