What is New in 2018?
Morning Discussion with Journalists
We're shaking up our morning program for 2018! After announcements, board elections, and the Minnesota Secretary of State, MCSS will welcome four Twin Cities journalists for a panel discussion: "Writing the First Draft: Journalists Share the Role of Media in Civic Education." Our journalist guests will include John Rash (editorial board, Star Tribune; professor mass media and politics at the University of Minnesota), Lindsey Seavert (reporter, KARE 11), Rachel Stassen-Berger (former Minnesota Capitol Bureau Chief, Pioneer Press), and Solvejg Wastvedt (education reporter, MPR).
Drive for Shelters
MCSS is once again sponsoring a drive for local homeless shelters. Please bring new, unopened packages of socks or underwear (all ages and genders) to the registration table at the conference. You'll receive another free book with your donation, and help your fellow Minnesotans during these cold months.
At the 2017 conference, we collected 268 pairs of socks, 75 pairs of underwear, and $75 for Theresa House and Welcome Inn. Thanks to all for your generosity!
B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bag)
In an effort to help the environment, MCSS will not be producing conference bags this year. We have found that teachers have a stash of these bags already and more often than not, extra conference bags go right in the trash. Please Bring Your Own Bag, and at the registration table we will provide you with all your conference goodies!