Thanks to everyone who attended the 2016 NCSS Unconference that met on Saturday, December 3rd from 8am to 11:30am on the 3rd Floor of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. HERE are the #NCSSUnCon tweets from a successful morning of learning.
Check back to this page for updates in the summer of 2017 for updates on the 2017 NCSS Unconference hosted by #sschat in San Francisco in November 2017.
What is an unconference? The NCSS unconference follows an unconference model that includes the following:
- Unconference schedules are built at the beginning of the event based on participant interests.
- Unconference sessions offer spaces for educators to engage in participatory and inclusive dialogue and sharing. Formal presentations are not allowed. Vendors should not sell products at sessions.
- Unconferences follow the rule of two feet, which means that you are encouraged to leave a session in which you are not learning.
- Be prepared for a “smackdown” session at the close where participants have one to two minutes to share a favorite tool, lesson, website or concept in a highly energetic fashion.
Resources from throughout the unconference will be curated and shared with all participants and on Twitter using #NCSSUncon.
Note: Links to Google docs and more will be added before the unconference. You can learn more about the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference HERE.