Please apply for and submit your proposal once. Priority will be given to proposals that have an emphasis one of the following conference strands (Citizenship & the Mid-Term Election, Information Literacy, Technology, Global & Multi-cultural Education). Please consider selecting one the following strands.
1. Teaching to promote engaged democratic citizenship in the face of the 2018 mid-term elections. How do we best incorporate civic learning across the curriculum to best prepare youth to confront issues facing citizens, communities, and our world today?
2. Information literacy in the age of fake news. How do we integrate media literacy in the classroom to create better informed and critically thinking students? How can educators help students distinguish fact from fiction?
3. Meaningful use of technology to promote civic learning. How best can new technologies work to advance student learning in the social studies?
4. Civic rights and responsibilities in an increasingly global and multicultural age. How do we leverage research-based strategies to prepare youth for an increasingly global and multicultural age?
5. Open Strand. Any proposals not connected the strands above. Proposal offers connection to main theme of the conference.
Strands represent a category of breakout sessions that will be emphasized at the conference. All other proposals will be classified into a general "Open" strand. OCSS welcomes your proposal if it fits into a general open strand, but wishes to give priority to the selected strands of the conference. If you are unsure which strand to submit your proposal in please e-mail Nancy Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.