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Civics & History Summit

Three Days of Engaging Content
June 12-14, 2023
Sioux Falls
Convention Center

Celebrate your love of civics and history at this one-of-a-kind event for educators. Whether you teach 1st grade or high school government, this event is for you! Engaging sessions and interactive exhibits will bring history to life at the Summit. Join fellow South Dakota educators in your quest for information and ideas to elevate your students’ experience and infuse the study of history, civics, and geography into daily classroom life. Don’t miss this opportunity to collaborate with educators across the state who share your passion 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 evening events

  • Complimentary lodging when booked through the registration process

  • $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 and Summit Kickoff session on June 12.

  • Vendor Exhibit Hall showcasing engaging educational resources

  • Drawings for prizes held throughout the three-day event

  • Continuing education contact hours (up to 15 hours) or one (1) graduate credit at a reduced rate

  • Gift to the first 50 that register

About the Summit

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, June 12, 2023
11:00AM - 1:00PM - Registration + Box Lunch
1:00PM - 2:00PM - Opening Keynote Speaker
2:00PM - 4:45PM - Educational Sessions
6:00PM - 9:00PM - Dinner

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
7:00AM - 8:00AM - Breakfast
8:00AM - 12:00PM - Sessions
12:00PM - 1:45PM - Lunch + Hoop Dancer
1:45PM - 5:15PM - Educational Sessions
6:00PM - 8:00PM - Dinner

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
7:30AM - 8:30AM - Breakfast
8:30AM - 11:00AM - Educational Sessions
11:00AM - 12:00PM - Closing Keynote Speaker

Schedule above is tentative and subject to change.

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 ticket type. 

Registration includes: - FREE access to all sessions and evening events - Complimentary lodging when booked through the registration process - $300 stipend to full conference participants - Vendor Exhibit Hall showcasing engaging educational resources - Drawings for prizes held throughout the three-day event - Continuing education contact hours (up to 15 hours) or one (1) graduate credit at a reduced rate. - Gift to the first 50 that register *Please select just one ticket type.

Reserve Your Ticket

Book Your Hotel

Complimentary hotel accommodations are available for all registered guests for June 12, 2023 and June 13, 2023. The event host has selected various hotels that guests can choose from in Sioux Falls. All hotel rooming charges (plus tax) will be paid for by the event host; however, a personal credit card will be required at the time of booking to hold your room reservation and for all other incidentals. 

Be a Featured Exhibitor

Opportunities to be a featured exhibitor 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 1,000 attendees of the three-day event.

There is no cost to exhibit. Space is limited.

Applications are due by April 15, 2023. 

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 one-of-a kind event for educators.

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