NCSS Unconference

We hope you enjoyed the 2017 NCSS unconference that took place on Saturday, November 18, from 8:00 – 11:00 am at Moscone Center West, 800 Howard St., San Francisco. HERE is the Twitter archive from the event! Look for the next NCSS unconference led by the #sschat team at the 2018 NCSS Annual Conference in Chicago!


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.

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.