C3 and Inquiry in the Social Studies Classroom

What is it? How do I do it? Why does it matter to student learning?


  • Due to a generous Grant through the Bank of America there will be NO REGISTRATION FEE.
  • Registration is open to K-12 Social Studies Educators in the KCMO/KCKS Metropolitan area.
  • Registration deadline is open until November 10, 2017.
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided by the Kauffman Foundation.
  • While there is no registration fee, all other costs must be covered by individual or district.

Learn alongside Dr. Kathy Swan, Professor of Social Studies Education at the University of Kentucky

Dr. Swan is also the Project Director and Lead Writer for the C3 Framework

December 5 and 6, 2017

8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Kauffman Foundation

4801 Rockhill Rd.

Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation and Bank of America

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The sign up period has ended. Thank you. 

What is the Kansas City Social Studies Consortium?

Established in 2015, the mission of the Kansas City Social Studies Consortium is the partnering and networking among local K-12 history/social studies content leaders and teachers in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.  As such, our quarterly meetings represent classroom teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators from districts of all sizes.  The quarterly meetings entail professional reading, discourse, and problem solving, as well as guest presenters and input.

Supporting civic engagement and responsibility through social studies/history education and instruction in Kansas City metropolitan area K-12 schools is at the heart of KCSSC’s work.  Our vision is threefold:  1) to establish a network of professionals for collaboration and increased civic engagement in our schools; 2) to provide resources that are easy to access and implement with any curriculum; and 3) to deliver professional development focused on critical thinking and civil responsibility.