Indiana Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference

The Changing “Face” of Social Studies:
Preparing Our Students for a Diverse and Changing World

Friday, November 14, 2014

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis

Keynote Speaker: Michael Hutchison, Social Studies Teacher


Michael Hutchison and his students have been honored state-wide, nationally, and internationally for using technology in the social studies classroom.  He has written digital curriculum for Social Studies School Service and has been a curriculum contributor for Ken Burns films for several years, including: The Civil War, The War, Baseball, The Tenth Inning, Prohibition, The Dust Bowl, and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.  Michael’s work for the Indiana Historical Society includes World War II lessons using primary source documents and collaborating on the Robert F. Kennedy “You Are There” materials.  Michael Hutchison is a former ICSS Board Member, ICSS Distinguished Teacher, and ICSS Special Service Award winner. He was also honored as Indiana Computer Educators Teacher of the Year and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Teacher of the Year and is ICE Past President.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions to include award winning special guests and topics:  technology, flipped classrooms, connecting with guest speakers online, advocating for the Social Studies, National History Day, Hometown Heroes Program (Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Fund), international visiting Fulbright teachers, Social Studies Standards and assessments (elementary, middle, and high school sessions), U.S. and World History, Geography, and the latest developments from vendors and publishers. 


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Awards ceremony during lunch will include the recognition of outstanding teachers and pre-service teachers.  Grants of $300 will be awarded for special projects. For more information about awards and grants, visit the ICSS website. (September 15th grants and awards deadline.)


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