2021 Spring Virtual Conference (WSCSS)

The Spring 2021 WSCSS Conference, “Centering the Social Sciences,” was held on May 22, 2021.

The Spring conference explored how teachers could become agents of change in re-centering the Social Studies in our state and in classrooms across the nation. Participants heard from a wide variety of speakers sharing their experiences, and discovered new curricula development strategies including:

  • Integrating inquiry, culturally responsive teaching, and civic action in your classroom, school, and community.

  • Using project-based learning to develop student skills and promote equity in the classroom.

  • Applying the new Washington State Social Studies Learning Standards to help advocate for more and better social studies instruction.

  • Helping pre-service and new teachers navigate the first few years of their teaching career.

Learn more about the conference here.

WSCSS K-8 Winter Conference: Sharing Our Voices – Sharing Our History 

The Sharing Our Voices – Sharing our History conference was held on February 27, 2021.

Learn more about the conference topics here.


The Washington State Council for the Social Studies is a nonprofit/volunteer organization led by Social Studies teachers throughout Washington State.  We aim to be the premier resource for connecting Washington’s Social Studies educators to high quality professional development, developing professional relationships, and advocating for the advancement and funding of the Social Studies in Washington State.

Visit the WSCSS website