The wait is nearly over: the OER Conference for Social Studies begins next week on Tuesday, August 3! Make sure to join us at 9:00 AM PDT for Bryan Stevenson’s keynote address, followed by our first three amazing Live Discussions, all of which are sure to strike inspiration and lead to rich conversations in the OC for SS discussion forum. While you await the big day, check out a few of the conversations already happening in the community down below, and join teachers in sharing your excitement. 

Just Mercy Book Club 

Grab your copy of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and join us in discussing this week’s driving questions in our asynchronous book club chat. It’s the perfect warm-up for Bryan Stevenson’s keynote address on August 3rd!   

The reading continues 

Back to school excitement 

The new school year is just around the corner! Head over to this poll to let us know what you’re most looking forward to this year. 

Cast your vote

A.C.E. in the hole

Looking for a Track Talk on how to teach the Awareness, Curiosity, and Empathy (A.C.E.) elements to your students? Watch Crissy Calera’s The A.C.E. Elements: How to Save the World in Three Easy Steps and then join fellow teachers in sharing your thoughts. And don’t forget, you may be eligible to earn clock hours for watching and reflecting on the Track Talks you watch. 

Play your cards right