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Civics & History Summit

Two Days of Engaging Content
June 3 - 4, 2024
Sioux Falls Convention Center

Celebrate your passion for civics and history at a unique event tailored for South Dakota educators. Immerse yourself in captivating keynotes, interactive exhibits, a vendor showcase, and breakout sessions crafted to align with educators' curriculum needs. Each session is dedicated to providing valuable content, resources, activities, and lesson plans that educators can integrate into their classrooms. Join your fellow South Dakota educators on a quest for information and ideas to elevate your students' learning experience, weaving the study of history, civics, and geography into the fabric of daily classroom life. Seize this opportunity to gather valuable resources and collaborate with educators statewide who share your enthusiasm and dedication.

ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND

The following are eligible to attend the Civics & History Summit: Individuals who are certified teachers or administrators; homeschool teachers responsible for implementing the South Dakota social studies standards; school board members; and faculty at higher education teacher preparation programs. This applies to accredited public, private, tribal/Bureau of Indian Education schools and homeschools in South Dakota.

Registration Includes:

  • FREE access to all sessions and Dignitaries Dinner

  • $300 stipend to full conference participants

    • ​​Attendees eligible for the $300 stipend will be those individuals who are directly responsible for creating curriculum around, and implementation of, the South Dakota social studies standards. The process for tracking conference participation will be outlined in the Welcome Session on June 3, 2024.

  • Vendor Exhibit Hall showcasing engaging educational resources

  • Drawings for prizes held throughout the two-day event

  • 15 Continuing Education Contact Hours or 1 Graduate Credit at a reduced rate

  • Early registration gift drawings for attendees registered by March 31, 2024

    • Attendees registered by March 31, 2024 will be included in a random drawing at the Civics & History Summit for select prizes. Selected attendees from the random drawings must be present at the Civics & History Summit at the time of the drawing to win

About the Summit

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2024

4:00PM - 6:00PM | Guest Check-in

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2024

6:30AM - 8:00AM | Guest Check-In & Breakfast

8:00AM - 4:30PM | Welcome & Educational Sessions

4:30PM - 6:00PM | Break & Hotel Check-in

6:00PM - 8:00PM | Social, Dinner & Entertainment

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2024

7:00AM - 8:00AM | Breakfast

8:00AM - 3:30PM | Welcome & Educational Sessions

3:30PM - 4:00PM | Closing

Schedule above is tentative and subject to change.

Check out the recap video from last year's

Civics and History Summit! 

Featured Performance:

They serve four communities within the Rosebud Reservation which includes the Red Leaf community, Corn Creek community, Black Pipe community, and Norris. They are the first elementary drum group in existence to originate from Black Pipe. There are 10 boys (Oka's) and 11 girls (Wicaglata's). The girls perform a prayer song at the beginning of every school day, followed by the boys singing the Lakota National Anthem with a Victory song.

We're thrilled to share that the Black Pipe Singers from Norris Elementary of the White River School District will be featured at the event! The group is led by Brian Brown, principal and drum moderator at Norris Elementary/Black Pipe School. They are part of the White River School District. The school was founded and built in 1894.

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About the Event Host

South Dakota Department of Education

The South Dakota Department of Education is dedicated to enhancing learning through leadership and service. The South Dakota Department of Education's aspiration is for all students to leave the K-12 education system College, Career and Life Ready. The Civics & History Summit is sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Education in collaboration with the South Dakota State Historical Society and the Office of Indian Education/South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations.

About the Event Host

Event Registration

Register to attend the upcoming Civics & History Summit. 

*Please select just one ticketing option.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • FREE access to all sessions and Dignitaries Dinner

  • $300 stipend to full conference participants

    • ​​Attendees eligible for the $300 stipend will be those individuals who are directly responsible for creating curriculum around, and implementation of, the South Dakota social studies standards. The process for tracking conference participation will be outlined in the Welcome Session on June 3, 2024.

  • Vendor Exhibit Hall showcasing engaging educational resources

  • Drawings for prizes held throughout the two-day event

  • 15 Continuing Education Contact Hours or 1 Graduate Credit at a reduced rate

  • Early registration gift drawings for attendees registered by March 31, 2024

    • Attendees registered by March 31, 2024 will be included in a random drawing at the Civics & History Summit for select prizes. Selected attendees from the random drawings must be present at the Civics & History Summit at the time of the drawing to win

Event Registration

Featured Hotels

There are various hotels available throughout the Sioux Falls area that attendees can select from. Unlike last year’s event, blocks of rooms are not reserved for attendees at any of these hotels, as the availability is open to the public. All hotel rooming charges (plus applicable taxes) will be paid for by each attendee and will not be reimbursed by the South Dakota Department of Education. When booking your hotel room, the hotel will require a personal credit card to be placed on-file at the time of booking to hold your room reservation and for all other incidentals. If unforeseen circumstances occur and attendees are no longer able to participate in the event, the attendee must call to the hotel that they made the reservation at to cancel or the attendee will be personally responsible for all expenses incurred. 

Be a Featured Exhibitor

Opportunities to be a featured exhibitor in the Exhibitor Showcase on June 3, 2024 at the Civics & History Summit are now available. This provides local businesses and organizations the ability to showcase all that they do and the educational products that they offer to nearly 650 attendees of the two-day event. 

There is no cost to exhibit. Space is limited.

Applications are due by May 13, 2024. 

We are thrilled that you are interested in joining us as a featured exhibitor at the Civics & History Summit this June!
 

Celebrate your love of civics and history at this unique event tailored for South Dakota educators.

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