Northern Illinois Largest Social Studies Conference
February 26, 2021
This year's conference will include sessions on pedagogy, such as news literacy, formative assessment, and digital citizenship, in addition to the content topics in History, Geography, Civics, Economics, Sociology, and Psychology.
What is the DCSSC?
For over 30 years, the DuPage County Social Studies Conference has been offering Northern Illinois social studies teachers an annual conference on county-wide institute day.
The conference brings together university professors, experts in the field, and community activists to present relevant content and methodology that teachers can apply to their own classrooms.
West Chicago Lisa Willuweit Chairperson
Downers Grove North Mike Roethler
Glenbard East Jason Jaffe
Glenbard North Kevin Coon
Glenbard South Ruben Rodriguez
Glenbard West Kristin Brandt
Naperville Central David Ashton
Naperville North Joanna Berg
Neuqua Valley Tom McManamen
Maine South Jenne Dehmlow
Metea Valley Don Pankuch
Waubonsie Valley Adam Dyche
West Aurora Kelley Hren
Wheaton North Brian Zeglin
Wheaton Warrenville South Steven Linhardt
Session Topics & Schedule
Proud to offer diverse topics in Social Studies Education and Pedagogy.
Session I: 8:00-8:45 AM - Speaker Session
Mandate from Heaven: Qin and Han China -- Dr. Lee Brice
Geography in the Era of Globalization -- Dr. Seth Dixon
Democracy in the Streets: Photography, Social Movements, and Popular Memory in 1960s Chicago -- Dr. Erik Gellman
A Road Map for Engaging Students in Local Policymaking Processes -- Dr. Shawn Healy
1919 Chicago: Dealing with the Spanish Flu and Race Riots -- Dr. Ann Keating
Graphic Novels as Sources of the Past: Supporting Historical Thinking and Reasoning Through Image and Text -- Dr. Michael Manderino
Encouragement Tactics and Counseling and in Life -- Dr. Michael Maniacci
Women in the U.S. Military -- Col. Krewasky Salter
Separation of Powers in the Trump Administration -- Dr. Steve Schwinn
Session II: 9:00-9:45 AM - Keynote Session
Mr. Stuart Breslow
9/11: An Eyewitness to History
Dr. Kathy Swan
Inquiry as a Way of Thinking in the Old, New, or Digital Landscape (Part 1)
Ms. Mary Beth Tinker
Students Exercising Their Rights
Session III:10:00-10:45 PM - Roundtable Session
All Roundtables will be led by a teacher-facilitator who will guide participants through a selection of prompts. Teachers are encouraged to share relevant resources, materials, lessons, etc. both during the roundtable session as well as in the Google Drive folder for the corresponding Roundtable (links will be available the week before the conference on the DCSSC website).
Inquiry as a Way of Thinking with Dr. Kathy Swan (Part 2)
AP European History
AP U.S. History
AP Government & Politics
AP World History
AP Human Geography
Psychology - Lesson Share
Sociology - Lesson Share
Middle School - US History
Middle School - World History
Middle School - Geography
Middle School - Civics
EL Lessons & Strategies
Favorite Tech Resources
Using Lit to Teach Social Studies
Writing in Social Studies
Active Reading Strategies
Discussions in a Digital World
Interdisciplinary Courses with English and Social Studies
Session IV: 11:00-11:45 AM - Speaker Session
Adolescent Brain Development and the Appropriate Age of Criminal Law Responsibility -- Judge Robert Anderson & Mr. Tom Murray
Making Thinking Visible in 6-12 Social Studies -- Ms. Mary Ellen Daneels
Tulsa: A Tale of 20th Century Racial Tragedy -- Dr. Cheryl Dong
20 Years After 9/11: Are We Safer? -- Dr. David Faris
Russian-American Relations through the Lens of the 2020 Presidential Election -- Dr. Richard Farkas
"Unlearning" Traditional Research Skills: New techniques for a Digital Age -- Dr. Kristen Mattson
Emerging World Cities: A Discussion about Dilemmas and Possibilities -- Dr. RJ Rowley
Predictions for a Biden Presidency -- Dr. Artemus Ward
Session V: 12:00-12:45 PM - Keynote Session
Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across the country.
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Cost: $30 per attendee.
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