2021 ICSS Conference Survey
Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey regarding the 2021 ICSS Conference. This will help us serve you and improve social studies Instruction in Iowa. If you have any questions or further comments please email
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This conference introduced me to new content and inspired me to learn new strategies to improve social studies instruction
How did you hear about the ICSS conference?
Choose all that apply.
Department of Education Newsletter
Other Email Communication
District Leadership (School Administrator or Curriuculum Coordinator Invited Me)
Word of Mouth
How satisfied were you with the variety of exhibitors at this conference?
Of the sessions you attended, which did you find most beneficial? (check all that apply)
Combining Social Emotional Learning in your Elementary Classroom
Supreme Court Report
Digging Deeper with HIPP Analysis
Toward a Universal Suffrage
Crossing Over: Bridging Social Studies with ELA
How Do We Build a Statewide Learning Community for Iowa Social Studies Teachers?
Teaching Literacy Through History (Elementary)
Keynote: Dianne Bystrom: The Fight for the Right to Vote
Student Speech & The Supreme Court
A Century of Suffrage: the History of Women as Voters
From Jerusalem to Elkader
Lost City of Cahokia
The Choice is in Their Hands
Breaking Barriers for Students through Financial Education
Panel Responding to HF 802 and Other Legislation Affecting Social Studies Instruction
Around the World in 7 Toppled Statues
Population Dynamics Simulations
Developing Historical Empathy through Graphic Novels
How to Create Games that Support Standards Referenced Learning
Social Studies for a Better World: An Anti-Oppressive Guide for Elementary Educators
Difficult Histories and Inquiry in History
The Longest Hatred: Antisemitism (no show...sorry!)
Geography and Civics for a Sustainable and Just World
Universal Basic Income Town Hall Simulation
High Leverage Strategies in Social Studies
Youth Programs that Promote and Enhance Civics Literacy
Open Anthology of Iowa's Literature
What Do I See? Source Analysis Strategies for the Social Studies
National History Day in Iowa
What did you like. most about your favorite sessions?
What were your expectations for this ICSS conference? (check all that apply)
Professional Development Opportunity
Subject Matter Resources
Meeting Colleagues in your discipline area
Simulations and Hands On Activities
If you clicked "other' please elaborate here...
What are your favorite Professional Development Resources?
Would you be interested in "job alike' sessions where you can meet colleagues teaching the same courses as you?
Indifferent or Depends on other sessions offered
IF you answered YES with which discipline(s) would you like to have 'Job Alike' opportunities?
Elementary Social Studies
On a scale from 1-10, how important is it to find colleagues teaching your 'job alike' content area?
Not at all important
What would you most like to see changed about the conference? Why?
What would you like to stay the same at the conference? Why?
Looking forward to next year's conference, what content and/or speakers are you interested in hearing from? (If you have ideas for speakers, let us know)
What kind of Professional Development (beyond the ICSS Conference) would support you?
What other Social Studies trainings and conferences do you attend?
IF you would like to be entered into our drawing for a FREE registration at next year's ICSS conference please enter your name.
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If you would like to get involved with ICSS in a leadership or advocacy role please enter your name.
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ICSS wants to provide more professional development opportunities outside of the annual conference. What topics would you most want to learn about in a professional development workshop?
Iowa Core in Social Studies
Iowa Core Literacy Standards for HIstory/Social Studies
Specific content areas
If you chose 'Other' please elaborate here
Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
Thank you for your willingness to share our insights, experiences, preferences and opportunities for future growth with us. Your contributions here will help ICSS to improve social studies instruction in Iowa. We appreciate you!
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