Welcome to the Oregon Council for the Social Studies.



will take place on 

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon,

from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

This year’s OCSS Fall Conference includes more than 20 sessions on equity in time and place to choose from.  We have made a special effort to include multiple sessions for elementary teachers as well as secondary.  

Here are a few session titles to entice you:

  • Sharing a Small World: Geography and Ecology for Young Learners
  • Engaging Elementary Students in Understanding Japanese American Internment Through Primary Sources
  • How spatial relationships are shaped by power and molded by culture
  • Unpacking the 2016 elections and  Learning How to Engage Students in Civil Discourse.
  • Exploring Income Inequality, Public Goods and Bads






Oregon Council for the Social Studies is excited to have partnered with EF: Education First to provide Oregon middle and secondary teachers a professional learning opportunity to explore art, culture, and community throughout Cuba. Due to travel restrictions and quality of experience, space is limited to 25 participants. Contact OCSS President, Sarah Segal, to learn more about spending 8 days in Cuba during July 2017.




Congratulations to Past-President and OCSS board member

Andrew Demko

on being named the

Middle School Social Studies Educator of the Year!



Andy Demko receives NCSS middle level Teacher of the Year award

Posted by OCSS – The Oregon Council for the Social Studies on Thursday, November 19, 2015


The new OJSS (Oregon Journal for the Social Studies) is out NOW!

Check it out HERE!