Only current MCSS members have access to resources from breakout sessions.
New for 2020!
Colonial Williamsburg is offering a FREE workshop to all MCSS registrants on Sunday, March 1, before the Social Studies Social.
The workshop, "Teaching Sensitive and Controversial Topics," will be at the Mayo Health System Event Center in Mankato from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clock hours and materials provided.
Free, but registration required! Sign up when you register for the conference.
MCSS Annual Conference: March 1-2, 2020
The 2020 MCSS Annual Conference will take place in Mankato, Minnesota. The theme is "Keeping Civil Discourse in Focus."
MCSS has a block of hotel rooms at the City Center Hotel. Please call (507) 345-1234 and let them know you're with the MCSS block. Rooms are $109/night plus tax. Block expires on February 1, 2020.
Sunday, March 1, 2020: Colonial Williamsburg workshop (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Join educators and interpreters from Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, for a full day of free learning. Lunch, six clock hours, and materials provided.
Sunday, March 1, 2020: Social Studies Social (5:30-8:00 p.m.)
Keynote: John Tinker, plaintiff in the 1969 landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines
After the Social, walk around the corner to Rounders Sports Bar & Grill to join us for trivia, snacks and drinks, courtesy of SocialStudies.com.
Monday, March 2, 2020: Conference
List of 2020 sessions (specific times of each session TBD)
2020 Conference schedule:
7:30-8:00 Breakfast and speaker
8:00-8:50 Session 1
9:00-9:50 Session 2
10:00-10:50 Session 3
10:50-12:50 Exhibitor time, Lunch, and Annual Meeting
12:50-1:40 Session 4
1:50-2:40 Session 5
Local and National Exhibitors
Each year, MCSS welcomes a variety of fantastic exhibitors!Register to be an exhibitor
FREE books for all attendees! Participants will get to choose from the following Macmillan titles:
Bring a donation to our sock and underwear drive, and get another book!
2020 Social Studies Social Speaker
John Tinker, plaintiff in Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court case (1969)
2020 Breakfast Speaker
Steve Simon, Minnesota secretary of state
2020 Lunch Presentation
Filiz Yargici, Minnesota state social studies specialist, will discuss the next round of standards revision
Anyone who registers and pays in full for the Monday conference can attend this workshop. Teams of teachers strongly encouraged. Contact Jessica Ellison for more information.
Sunday, March 1, 2020: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center; Mankato.
MCSS is excited to offer a new social gathering! After attending the Social Studies Social on Sunday evening, walk around the corner to Rounders Sports Bar & Grill to join us for bar trivia. This event is generously sponsored by SocialStudies.com.