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How are K-12 social studies teachers shifting their practices to meet new challenges?

A New Kind of Conference

During the first ever OER Conference for Social Studies, August 5-7, thousands of educators gathered online to discuss how teaching practices can and should progress to meet future learning needs—in or out of the classroom. This first-of-its-kind three-day virtual event included four keynote sessions, eight live discussions, and close to 70 Track Talks from K-12 educators on key social studies topics. All sessions are available on demand.

On demand


Keynote speakers included John Green, Nate Bowling, Linda Darling-Hammond, Yohuru Williams, and Jill Lepore.

Track talks:

Organized into eight tracks, these 10-minute talks from K-12 educators just like you cover core social studies topics and focus on ideas to help improve your practice.

Live discussions:

We met online with guest speakers and moderators for a live discussion on each of the eight tracks.


Thank you to the organizations working to make unique professional development opportunities like this available for K-12 teachers. Be sure to connect with and support your local organization!