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Social Studies Conference



Region 4 Social Studies Conference

July 9, 2020 - Virtual Event

Join other social studies professionals in this one-day virtual conference exploring general, grade level, and content-specific best practices for the 21st century social studies classroom. The conference will include a keynote presentation, and your choice of concurrent virtual Zoom presentations, focused on the following content strands: Critical Consciousness, Cultural Competence, and Crucial Conversations. 


  • 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?
  • 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?
  • Critical Conversations – How can both teachers and students engage in critical conversations of and for learning? 


Conference Schedule (subject to change):


8:30 - 9:00 a.m. 



9:00 - 10:30 a.m.   Keynote Presentation
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.    Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     

Session 1

12:00 - 1:00 p.m   Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.   Session 2 
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.   Break
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.   Session 3 



Breakout sessions for this year's conference include:


  • Social Justice Advocacy: Literature and Activities for the Classroom
  • Latinx Representation in Human Rights Curriculum
  • Change Your Default: Inquiry, Literacy and Critical Thinking
  • "Is there no one like me?": Lesson Ideas Featuring Multicultural Texts
  • Building a Classroom that Honors Every Student


Breakout sessions may also include the major themes in social studies, instructional strategies that address the needs of all learners, differentiation, technology applications, and sound assessment. 


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olainu-aladeThis year's Keynote Presentation


Found and Not Forgotten: The Sugar Land 95?
A dynamic keynote presentation that is sure the touch the hearts and minds of audience members. “Found and Not Forgotten: the Sugar Land 95” takes participants on a tour across time and place to help participants develop an in depth understanding of the system of convict leasing, as it existed in Texas. This deep dive into the local history of Fort Bend County, will allow participants to increase their content knowledge of a long lost part of American History. Participants will walk away with the necessary content and historical context to engage in sharing this history with peers, students, and fellow community members.

Meet our Keynote Speaker, Chassidy Olainu-Alade, and all of our other speakers!







Region 4 Social Studies Conference

Thursday, July 9, 2020 (Virtual Event)
  • Session ID: 1537088 
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 
  • Credit: 6 CPE
  • Fee: $100
  • Audience: Instructional Leaders, Social Studies Supervisors/Coordinators, Social Studies Teachers, All Levels


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