Our primary goal is to educate our students so that they understand the value and fragility of our democracy, develop a keen sense of ethics and citizenship, and care deeply about the quality of life in their communities, nation, and world.
As an organization of educators, still grappling with the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on students, teachers and school systems, a volatile political landscape, and increased violence against people of color, this conference can provide opportunities to participate in civil discourse focused on research, scholarship, best practices, and what it means to bridge what we know, with our current practice, and imagining what the future of social studies can be.
We’d like to extend our gratitude to the CCSS23 Conference Committee, a dedicated and talented group of people who volunteered their time to make sure this conference happened. Further we would like to take moment to thank our exhibitors and sponsors for their continued support and collaboration.
We are so thankful for all of you who are willing to spend time with CCSS actively seeking to learn, improve your professional practice and engage with others. This conference has served California’s social studies educators for 62 years because of you. We are excited to join you in a weekend of building bridges connecting us to our work and each other in supporting and improving the educational attainment, access and opportunities for all students.