2017 OCSS Highlights

The big news for the 2017 Conference, Diversity in Democracy, is that the entire NCSS Board of Directors (https://www.socialstudies.org/about/board) will be in attendance (18 people from all over the country), as they will hold their semi-annual board meeting on site prior to our conference. Larry Paska (https://www.socialstudies.org/news/greetings-new-executive-director-larry-paska), the new Executive Director, will also be attending. Here are a few more highlights. We so hope to see all of you there.
1. Sunday, 9/24, 1pm: Reds V. Sox (http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/ballpark/). OCSS has a block of $11 tickets. See the registration page (click here) to purchase yours.
2. Sunday, 9/24, 5-7pm: OCSS President’s Reception at Moerlein Lager House (http://www.moerleinlagerhouse.com/), in view of the river and the stadium. $25 for heavy hors d’oeuvres and one adult beverage. Limited space available; sign up when you register. FYI, the NCSS Board will be attending this reception, so this is a good time to visit with them.
3. Monday, 9/25, NCSS President’s Reception for all pre-service and beginning (1-3 years) teachers. 7pm, President’s suite, Marriott.

4. Monday, 9/25, 9:40-10:30 am: Morning Keynote: Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor

5.  Monday, 9/25, 10:40-11:30 am: The Chief Justice’s keynote will be followed by a breakout session offered by Pierce Reed, Justice O’Connor’s Senior Judicial Attorney, entitled Developing Discourse on Diversity through Constitutional Cases.

6. Monday, 9/25, 11:30-1 pm Lunch Plenary and Book-signing: Dr. Sharon Davies, author of Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America. Copies of Rising Road will be available during lunch for $12.

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