Conference Information

Make plans to attend the 60th Annual FCSS Conference!


 2017 Conference Schedule of Events

and Session Descriptions

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Hotel reservations are available for the conference at Innisbrook Golf Resort by calling 1-888-794-8627, use Group Code: 10R7BI or Group Name: Florida Council for the Social Studies.    FCSS special group rate is $134 and includes the resort fee. *Online booking has been disabled.


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59th Annual FCSS Conference

October 28, 2016 8:00 AM to October 30, 2016 5:30 PM
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Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista South, Orlando, FL
4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746

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View the Conference Program here:


$126.00 Non-Member Registration
$120.00 Earlybird rate before October 1

$42.00 Undergraduate Student Registration
$36.00 Earlybird rate before October 1

$106.00 Member Registration
$100.00 Earlybird rate before October 1

$50.00 Awards Dinner (Conference Registrant)

$50.00 Awards Dinner (Non-Conference Registrant Guest)

$0.00 Awards Dinner - Complimentary (Teacher of the Year Award Recipient)

$30.00 Pre-Conference Half Day (Either 9:00-12:00 OR 1:15-4:14) AM Pre-Con: Increasing Success & Engagement for History Day • Florida professional educators will share valuable information, tips, hints, and suggestions for Florida & National History Day based on what they learned during the national institute this summer in Washington, D.C. ------ PM Pre-Con Developing Disciplinary Literacy Skills With Primary Sources & Political Cartoons • Looking for ways to engage students with primary sources and assist with content comprehension and analysis skills? Dr. Charles Flanagan from the National Archives Center for Legislative Archives will provide participants with pedagogy and classroom-ready resources to bring primary sources, specifically political cartoons, to life in the classroom.

$50.00 Pre-Conference Full Day (9:00-12:00 & 1:15-4:14) Option 1: DBQ Mix It Up: DBQ Online in the Blended Classroom • The session is designed to help teachers conceptualize ways to deeply engage students in the analysis of historical texts in a blended classroom. Join us and let’s mix it up. ----- Option 2: Teaching Strategies for All Struggling Readers in Social Studies Classes • Content and ESE specialists provide professional development to meet the needs of all learners, particularly struggling readers, in Social Studies classes. This session is focused on introducing strategies and resources to seamlessly engage all students. Workshop will be UDL aligned and introduce technology resources to enhance learning.

$500.00 For-Profit Exhibit Space

$250.00 Non-Profit and Independent Authors Exhibit Space

$350.00 For Profit Additional Exhibit Space (*requires purchase of For profit exhibit space as well)

$175.00 Non-Profit and Independent Authors Additional Exhibit Space (*requires purchase of Non Profit exhibit space)

$70.00 5 amp 120v Circuit Electrical Outlet per Exhibit Space*

$150.00 Conference Program 1/2 page Advertisement

$50.00 Conference Program 1/4 page Advertisement

$500.00 Conference Program Inside Back Cover- Color

$500.00 Conference Program Inside Front Cover- Color

$0.00 Saturday evening at Awards Dinner Speaker Sponsorship

$0.00 Saturday Morning General Session Speaker Sponsorship

$45.00 Teacher of the Year Dinner Ticket Sponsorships