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Social Studies Conference




Region 4 Social Studies Conference

July 9, 2020


Join other social studies professionals in this one-day conference exploring general, grade level, and content-specific best practices for the 21st century social studies classroom. Strands may include the major themes in social studies, instructional strategies that address the needs of all learners, differentiation, technology applications, and sound assessment. The conference will include a full day of concurrent presentations, vendor product demonstrations, and an exhibit hall. For more information, e-mail






Session ID: 1135226
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 
Credit: 6 CPE 
Fee: $100 - Register by 5/1/20 and save $20!
Audience: Instructional Leaders, Social Studies Supervisors/Coordinators, Social Studies Teachers, All Levels



Region 4 Education Service Center

McKinney Conference Center
7200 Northwest 100 Drive | Houston, Texas 77092

(Map and Directions)


Lunch will be provided for all preregistered guests.


img0185-v2Call for Presenters

Are you interested in presenting at our Thirteenth Annual Region 4 Social Studies Conference?


Our theme this year is: A Call to Action: Critical Consciousness, Competence, and Conversations in Social Studies. We are currently accepting proposals to put together an engaging, high-quality conference for our social studies educators.


Deadline for applications is April 15, 2020.

Conference proposals will be divided by strands. Conference strands are Critical Consciousness, Cultural Competence, and Crucial Conversations. Strands represent a
img0191-v2category of breakout session that can be emphasized at the conference. All other proposals will be classified into a general strand.

Critical Consciousness – How can teachers understand their students’ background, get to know their interests, and identify learning gaps in order to effectively respond to their needs? Proposals should address areas such as engaging students in critical literacy, making social studies relevant, and creating student centered learning environments.

Critical Competence – What are the best practices that demonstrate, embody, and reflect on the art and science of teaching in order to help students become well-informed, global citizens. Proposals should include building content-specific knowledge, using high impact strategies, and developing social studies skills including technology.

Critical Conversations – How can both teachers and students engage in critical conversations of and for learning? Proposals should address facilitating student discussion, effective planning for instruction, coaching social studies teachers, and encouraging relationships between school and community.




For more information, contact



social-studies-conference-vendor-graphicConference Vendors

Are you interested in being a vendor at this year's Region 4 Social Studies Conference?


We are currently accepting vendors to put together an engaging, high-quality conference for our social studies educators. Complete the vendor application linked below, and we will contact you if your application is accepted for this year's event. For questions regarding the event, contact













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