When you become a member of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies (ICSS), you join a thriving community dedicated to the enhancement and promotion of social studies education in the state of Indiana. The ICSS serves as a hub of professional development, resource dissemination, and networking opportunities for social studies educators and professionals across all levels


ICSS Board Members serve two-year terms, attending approximately four Board meetings annually, primarily at the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis, plus a meeting before the State Conference. Their roles include aiding in conference planning and operations, with attendance at the conference expected. They participate in various committees and attend a one-day summer advance for annual planning. While responsible for their travel, ICSS covers meals and lodging when feasible.


The Liaison Partnership Program is aimed at enriching the community through social studies. This program grants partners access to a professional network, educational resources, and various growth opportunities. In return, partners are expected to promote and support ICSS, contribute to its expansion, participate actively in events, and engage in continuous learning and dialogue within the social studies community. This collaboration focuses on both personal and professional development and shaping the future of social studies.