Past Conferences

UPCOMING AND CONTINUING PROJECTS

GLOBAL I.Q. EDUCATION NETWORK – The Global I.Q. Education Network is a new initiative to connect Social Studies educators across the United States and beyond to explore, discuss, and share best practices to address global conflicts and issues in the classroom in a balanced, bias-free, non-partisan, and culturally responsive manner. This network is intended to provide teachers a thoroughly-vetted curriculum, resource materials, professional development, and ideas to approach major conflicts and issues that are happening around the world today. For more information about the Global I.Q. Education Network, click here.

ALL THINGS SOCIAL STUDIES PODCAST SERIES – The intent for this podcast series is to connect Social Studies educators across the Commonwealth and beyond to discuss  a variety of topics ranging from civic engagement to under-represented groups in history to engaging experiential learning opportunities to scholar work to sharing best practices in Social Studies classes. Produced by the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies. Listen to our episode on Genocide Education.

2023 FALL TWO-DAY STATEWIDE CONFERENCE | October 22-23, 2023

Cape Codder Resort and Spa, Hyannis, Massachusetts along with site-based workshops on November 7, 2023 in the following locations: Boston Tea Party Ships and Museums, American Heritage Museum, Plimoth Patuxet Museum, Tsongasc Industrial History Center, Revolutionary Spaces and Old North Church, Democratic Knowledge Project, Royal House and Slave Quarters, and the USS Constitution. To view workshops offered, click here.

2022 FALL TWO-DAY STATEWIDE CONFERENCE | October 23-24, 2022

Cape Codder Resort and Spa, Hyannis, Massachusetts and the Plimoth Patuxet Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts. To view workshops offered, click here.

2022 SUMMER CONTENT INSTITUTE | July 11-12, 2022

Teachers examined the lived experiences of free and enslaved Africans, Indigenous peoples, and women and children in colonial New England, and investigated how the experiences of each of these groups influenced unique perspectives of liberty (freedom), equality, rights, and democracy. 

2021 FALL VIRTUAL STATEWIDE SOCIAL STUDIES CONFERENCE | October 12-21, 2021

To view workshops offered, click here.

2020 NERC VIRTUAL | October-November 2020

The cancellation of NERC50 due to COVID-19 prompted us to coordinate a virtual conference in October and early November 2020, which offered over 20 one-hour and three-hour workshops and 8 keynote sessions. The workshops were recorded and archived on our YouTube Channel, which you can access and view here,

2019 FALL STATEWIDE CONFERENCE | October 25, 2019

Holiday Inn and Suites Marlborough, Marlborough, Massachusetts. To view workshops offered, click here.

2019 SUMMER CONTENT INSTITUTE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE | July & August 2019

Underrepresented Voices of the American Revolution combines scholarly presentations with place-based learning at several historical sites in and around Boston including, but not limited to, the Boston Freedom Trail, Museum of African American History-Boston, Massachusetts Historical Society, Museum of Fine Arts, and Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, Massachusetts.

2019 49TH NORTHEAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES | March 18-19, 2019

Framingham State University, Framingham, Massachusetts. To view workshops offered, click here.

2018 FALL ONE-DAY STATEWIDE CONFERENCE | October 29, 2018

Holiday Inn and Suites Marlborough, Marlborough, Massachusetts

2018 SUMMER CONTENT INSTITUTE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE | July 30-August 3, 2018

How the American Revolution Helped Shape the Bill of Rights. In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of events in Massachusetts leading up to the American Revolution, this intensive week-long course explores how the colonial and revolutionary experiences helped shape the writing of the United States Bill of Rights to the Constitution of the United States.

2018 48th NORTHEAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES

Connecticut Council for the Social Studies

2017 FALL ONE-DAY STATEWIDE CONFERENCE | October 20, 2017

Holiday Inn and Suites Marlborough, Marlborough, Massachusetts. To view workshops offered, click here.

2017 SUMMER CONTENT INSTITUTE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE | August 2017

The central focus of the summer content institute is Article III of the U.S. Constitution—the Federal Judiciary. Key objectives of the summer content institute include: examining long-lasting principles of the federal judiciary including, but not limited to, judicial review, judicial restraint, judicial activism, and strict construction versus loose construction; exploring how the federal judiciary has affected the relationship between the federal government and the  states and the people; and analyzing the Supreme Court’s interpretations of the U.S. Constitution throughout the course of American history.

2017 47TH NORTHEAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES | April 3-4, 2017

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Dorchester, Massachusetts. To view workshops offered, click here.

2016 FALL ONE-DAY STATEWIDE CONFERENCE | October 28, 2016

Holiday Inn and Suites Marlborough, Marlborough, Massachusetts. To view workshops offered, click here.

2016 SUMMER CONTENT INSTITUTE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE | August 1-6, 2016

In partnership with Suffolk University, Museum of African American History, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, and Massachusetts Center for Civic Education. The focus of the content institute is the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: its principles and practice. Each day addresses a particular aspect of the First Amendment: religion, speech and of the press, assembly, and petition. Teachers will explore the First Amendment through historical, political, and legal perspectives and how to address First Amendment issues in their social studies classes. Teachers will examine the First Amendment as it was applied in civil cases as well as landmark Supreme Court cases including, but not limited to, Engel v. Vitale (1962), Tinker et al. v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969) and Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier (1988).

2016 46TH NORTHEAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES | April 4-6, 2016

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. To view workshops offered, click here.

2015 FALL STATEWIDE CONFERENCE | October 28, 2015

Holiday Inn and Suites Marlborough, Marlborough, Massachusetts, and the Tsongas Industrial Historical Center, Lowell, Massachusetts, in addition to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Dorchester, Massachusetts. To view workshops offered, click here.

2014 45TH NORTHEAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES | April 7-9, 2014

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. To view workshops offered, click here.