Many social studies educators became leaders because of a deep love of the vast content across the many disciplines. Whether U.S. history, geography, economics, or other fields, social studies leaders crave deeper scholarship about the content of the social studies disciplines. Session time will be devoted to diving deep into interesting content! Come get enriched by building your background knowledge!
Many social studies educators became leaders because of a passion for an innovative classroom. Creative teaching strategies, new technology integration, and attention-grabbing activities often reflect the desire for engaging instruction. Session time will be devoted to new classroom techniques that capture students' attention. Come add engaging tools to your teacher toolbox!
Many social studies educators became leaders because of a desire to shape social studies curriculum and instruction beyond their own classrooms. Writing curriculum, constructing assessment, building staff capacity, and connecting to the community are cornerstones for the work of social studies leaders. Session time will be devoted to the tools and techniques that equip all those that strive to be an effective leader. Come and learn new techniques to empower your leadership as a social studies advocate!
Meet Your Keynote Speaker
Penny Lane has been making award-winning, innovative nonfiction films for over a decade. Her third feature documentary The Pain of Others (2018) recently debuted at Rotterdam and went on to Sheffield and BAMcinemaFest. Her previous feature documentary NUTS! (2016) premiered at Sundance where it won a Special Jury Prize for Editing. Her debut feature documentary Our Nixon (2013) premiered at Rotterdam, had its North American premiere at SXSW, won the Ken Burns Award for “Best of the Festival” at Ann Arbor, and was selected as the Closing Night Film at New Directors/New Films. She was recently honored with the Vanguard Award at SF DocFest, a Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Award and in 2017 was admitted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (She is possibly most proud, however, of having been named “Most Badass!” at the Iowa City Documentary Film Festival in 2009.) Her short films, such as Just Add Water (2016) and The Voyagers (2010), have won accolades at film festivals and popularity online. Film festival screenings span the independent and experimental film worlds, including Sundance, Rotterdam, Images, IMPAKT, Hot Docs, Full Frame, CPH:DOX and Oberhausen. She has been awarded grants from Sundance, Creative Capital, Cinereach, TFI Documentary Fund, Jerome Foundation, Catpult Film Fund, LEF Foundation, NYSCA, and many other organizations. Lane is currently an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Colgate University, where she lives in a very old house and shows movies in her barn. And yes, Penny Lane is her real name.
TSSSA Fall Conference, October 11, 2018 The Omni Westside 13210 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77079 (281) 558-8338
Early Bird Conference Registration Fees: $125 by September 30, 2018 Regular Conference Registration Fees: $150