We invite you to submit a breakout session proposal for the 2019 Kansas Social Studies Conference, Authentic Learning: Making History Matter, to be held at Newman University in Wichita October 20 - 21, 2019. Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes long and may include, but are not limited to, panels, roundtables, or workshops focused on curriculum, literacy, technology, and best practices. How do you make history matter for your students?
Proposals must be received by August 1, 2019. Presenters will be notified by August 15th. If selected, presenters will be required to pre-register for the conference. Should you have any questions, please email Emily Williams, KCHE President, at email@example.com. Submit your proposal by completing the form linked HERE. Thank you!
What: Kansas History Day State Contest
When: Saturday, April 27 - Orientation, 7:30AM; Judging, 9:00AM-2:00PM; Awards, 4:00PM
Where: Washburn University, Topeka
If you can help, please contact Tracie Lamb at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info, visit their website at http://www.kansashistoryday.org/judges.html.
KCHE is proud to announce our 2018 Teachers of the Year! Our Elementary winner is Missy Page of Altamont Grade School, USD 506. Mrs. Page was nominated by her principal, Tiffany Flatt. Our Secondary winner is Emily Williams of Derby High School, USD 260. Ms. Williams was nominated by her former student, Erica McClure, and by her colleague, Kari Schott. Both teachers will be presented their awards at the Kansas Social Studies Teacher of the Year Recognition Ceremony/Reception on October 28th in Emporia, KS. Congratulations and thank you for promoting the best in history education for Kansas students! #KCHE #historymatters
There are 15 days left to nominate a deserving History, Government, or Social Studies teacher for the 2018 KCHE Teacher of the Year Awards. One teacher is awarded at the K-6 level and one at the 7-12 level. Submit your nomination at bit.ly/kchetoy. Thank you!
The 2018 Kansas Social Studies conference targets the teaching and learning of thinking skills and assessments with a special focus on creating civically engaged students. You’ll be hanging out at the Lyon County History Center and the campus of Emporia State University with a couple hundred other social studies teachers and you’ll walk away smarter with new details about civic engagement strategies, tech integration tools, and current best practice. This is something you don’t want to miss!
Early Bird Registration on/or before October 1 is $80. After October 1, registration is $100. Registration will close October 15.
Conference registration website: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20725_ustores/web/classic/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=36&CATID=185
KCSS Website: https://kssocialstudiesconference.com/schedule/
Darla Mallein, Ph.D.,
Department of Social Sciences
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, Kansas 66801
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KCHE is now accepting nominations for our 2018 Teacher of the Year Awards. One teacher is awarded at the K-6 level, one at the 7-12 level. Nominate a deserving teacher today at bit.ly/kchetoy.
Kansas History Day contests are quickly approaching and they need your help. Judges are necessary at all levels of the History Day competition to evaluate the students' entries and provide the positive and constructive feedback that is essential to the learning process. To volunteer, please contact the coordinator for your district. Click HERE for more information.
KSDE First Annual Civic Engagement Conference
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