50th NSSSA Annual Conference
Welcome to the online conference presentation submission portal for the National Social Studies Supervisors Association! The 50th Annual NSSSA Conference (2020) will take place in Washington, DC on December 3, 2020. and promises to engage social studies leaders and supervisors from all over the US in a wide variety of relevant and timely topic.
We invite you to share your work or ideas with our membership during this one-day event by submitting a proposal to present to NSSSA members. Remember, the deadline for proposal submission is January 8, 2020, so get yours in early! The submission of a proposal does not guarantee acceptance for a session at the 50th Annual NSSSA Conference.
Thank you for your interest in NSSSA, and we look forward to seeing you in Washington!
Before you begin your submission please read the General Information carefully.
Please review the entire form before starting to fill it out to ensure you have all the required information. Please do not use auto formatting for bulletin points or numbers. Please follow the word limit.
NOTE: NSSSA does not reimburse any conference presenters. Presenters are responsible for providing any materials they plan to use or distribute in their presentation.
You will be asked to select no more than two themes most applicable to your proposal.
Supervision/Leadership - Sessions focus on topics that will help supervisors and leaders better serve their department and educators with insightful and thought provoking topics that will assist in ushering in change. Leadership requires us to be strategic, organized, community-focused, politically savvy, financially resourceful, and reflective.
Technology Integration - Sessions focus on information, media, and technology skills that will support instruction, curriculum, assessment, and life skill development in Social Studies classrooms. Supervisors inform instructors in ways and means to navigate an abundance of information, processing rapid changing technology tools, and learning management systems that facilitate collaboration amongst staff and students.
Curriculum Design - Sessions provide data, case studies, and examples of work wherein leaders, researchers, and developers are creating and adapting Social Studies content. Sessions encourage meaningful and engaging standards, constructing courses and units of instruction that are culturally responsive, assessment design and analysis; all while analyzing interdisciplinary themes that allow for multiple measures of skills and content mastery tob prepare students for college, careers, and civic life.
Professional Learning and Coaching - Sessions focus on topics and skills that supervisors and leaders can apply to help support their teachers with instruction and assessment. Proposals should model andragogy that is suited for a variety of professionals that represent a range age groups (pre-service educator to veteran), Social Studies disciplines, cultural and ethnic identities, and other factors. Professional learning and coaching requires leaders to excel at communication, collaboration, adaptability, creativity, and critical thinking.
Instructional Practice- Sessions focus on innovative instructional topics, strategies, or resources that will help to support the C3 Framework, Inquiry Design Model, disciplinary literacy, and other Social Studies best practices in the classroom. Educators need a variety of tools to be effective in engaging their students and all of their diverse needs. Proposals that fall under this theme should support (K-12) teachers and instructional leaders with literacy, geo-literacy, engaging with challenging content/conversations, inquiry, or research related to instructional shifts in Social Studies.