48th Annual Social Studies Conference

Theme: Expanding Visions Bridging Transitions
Koury Convention Center
Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel
Greensboro, NC
February 8-9 , 2018

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Special Conference Opportunity: Interested in Learning more about the Bill of Rights?

We are excited to announce that we are offering a new opportunity for participants at this year’s conference! We are partnering with TeachingAmericanHistory.org to provide 30 participants with the opportunity to attend the Bill of Rights seminar on February 8th. We are offering this extended session from 8:30 to 3:00 where participants will be lead through document analysis and discussion by a Bill of Rights scholar. This session is included with your registration but only available for the first 30 participants that register using the link below. Registration deadline is January 10th, document packs will be mailed to participants in advance so there is time to prepare for the seminar.

TeachingAmericanHistory.org Seminar on The Bill of Rights: Using primary source documents, this discussion-based seminar will examine the origin and creation of the Bill of Rights. Documents used in the seminar will cover the colonial and revolutionary understanding of rights, the debate over the need for a Bill of Rights during the process of ratifying the constitution, and the framing of the Bill of rights in the first Congress. Each participant will receive a hard copy of The Ashbrook Center Core Document Collection volume on The Bill of Rights in addition to the coursepack. Registration is limited to 30 attendees.

Click here to Register.

2018 Key Note Speaker – Peter Adams

Peter Adams is the News Literacy Project’s senior vice president for educational programs and is based in Chicago. Peter began his career in education as a classroom teacher in the New York City schools through Teach For America. He has also taught in the Chicago public schools and at Roosevelt University and Chicago City Colleges’ Wilbur Wright campus. In addition, he has worked with the New York City Teaching Fellows Program, with After School Matters and as an independent education consultant.

Since joining NLP in 2009, he has coordinated classroom and after-school programs, served as Chicago program manager, worked on organizational strategy and developed NLP’s digital program. He has also provided news literacy training and workshops to educators and others throughout the area.

In January 2014 Peter became NLP’s senior vice president for educational programming, with primary responsibility for overseeing the classroom and digital programs and the curriculum and support materials.

He is a graduate of Indiana University, where he majored in English and African-American studies and co-founded an independent monthly student newspaper, and has a master’s degree in the humanities from the University of Chicago.

Information provided by: http://www.thenewsliteracyproject.org/about/staff/peter-adams