NCSS Blogs from Connected

Canada Community 2014 Annual Meeting minutes--Betsy Arntzen

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:12pm
Canada Community Meeting . Friday November 21, 2014 Present: Ruth Writer, Betsy Arntzen, Jennifer Dawson, Dr. Paul Bennett, Charles Vaughan AGENDA Introducing Charles Vaughan, board liaison, Welcome Charles!Discussed his questions under the heading: What is the Canada Community Doing? Education/knowledge – Big Canada presence at NCSS every year, printed page of all the workshops and events, Canada Community Showcase table, Community Scholar Advocacy – Community members --> Read More

Award and Grant Selection Committees--Jordan Grote

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:38pm
If you are an NCSS Member with the desire to be more involved with the organization, consider applying to serve on one of the NCSS Award and Grant Selection Committees! These committees select the winners for the NCSS Awards/Grants: including the Outstanding Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Awards, the Award for Global Understanding, and the Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy! Appointments will be made in the spring for the committees. For --> Read More

Women's History at the Core, NCSS 2014--Mary Ledbetter

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:26pm
Visit my UTES Social Studies blog for a link to our presentation! http://sites.utexas.edu/utes_socialstudies/2014/11/21/ncss-2014-presentation-link/ Peace, ml

Pedagogy and Practice of Human Rights Education--Christopher Buckley

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:48pm
Welcome to the NCSS Annual Conference! Wrap up your Saturday experience at the Annual Conference with a conversation on the ways to use the principals of Human Rights Education in you classrooms! Sponsored by the RFK Center for Human Rights and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut, we will look at some of the core documents to Human Rights Education as well resources and lessons currently being used in classrooms. By the end, you will walk away with ideas and resources --> Read More

Geography Community Sponsored Sessions--Paul Nagel

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 2:21pm
Join us in Boston for two special sessions: 1. Friday November 21, 10:05 a.m., Hynes Center 301 for "Islands and Conflicting Territorial Claims in the Asian Pacific." Asian Pacific islands have increasingly become the source of territorial tensions and conflicting claims. Students use web based historical maps and documents as evidence tosubstantiate country positions on claims. 2. Saturday November 22, 2:30 p.m., Hynes Center 311 for The Geographic Lens within the C3 Framework's Inquiry --> Read More

Come Meet General Sherman in Boston!--David Kendrick

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 9:31pm
Hello NCSS, Today is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of William T. Sherman's March to the Sea in my home state of Georgia. The General has agreed to make an appearance in Boston at the NCSS annual convention! He will be in Boylston Hallway, Third Level, Hynes Convention Center from 3:35-4:30 pm on Saturday, November 22. Hope to see you there!

Reminder for NCSS Awards Workshop--David Kendrick

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 9:17pm
Hello NCSS members! My name is David Kendrick and I am the recently appointed Awards Committee Chair. Do you know of an educator, researcher, or program deserving of national recognition for innovation and achievement? Here is your chance to learn about the many awards and grants offered each year by NCSS! This informative workshop will deliver the opportunity to discover general information about the different awards and grants offered, tips and guidelines to nominate colleagues (or how --> Read More

2014 Conference Asia Sessions and Asia Community Meeting Information--Anne Prescott

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:14pm
Below is a list of all the Asia-focused sessions at NCSS as of Nov. 1. Updated copies of this information will be available at the NCTA booth (#218) at the conference. The Asia Community will meet on Sat., Nov. 22, 11:45-1:00 at Wagamama (in the Prudential Center). Please RSVP to Anne Prescott (aprescott@fivecolleges.edu) by Friday, Nov. 21, 5pm so we can make reservation. A link to the Wagamama website can be found below in the schedule.We hope you can join us! Asia-Focused Sessions --> Read More

Liaison from NCSS Board--Linda Bennett

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 5:39pm
I am the Geography liaison from the NCSS Board and would like to connect with the group at the NCSS Conference. Let me know if you are holding a meeting, event or want to visit. I look forward to hearing from you. Email me at lb@missouri.edu All the best and see you soon, Lind

Sharing the New NCSS Position Statement on Human Rights Education -- Planning for Boston--Rosemary Blanchard

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:07am
Hello NCSS friends i nspired by Howard Zinn and supportive of Human Rights Education : I am delighted to share with the members of the Human Rights Education Community and the other Communities, Assemblies and Associated Groups within NCSS the very positive news that the Board of Directors of the National Council for the Social Studies has approved a position statement on Human Rights Education at its September meeting, and that the editing necessary before sharing the Position Statement is now --> Read More

Recognize Excellence!--David Kendrick

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:37pm
Hello NCSS members! My name is David Kendrick and I am the recently appointed Awards Committee Chair. Do you know of an educator, researcher, or program deserving of national recognition for innovation and achievement? Here is your chance to learn about the many awards and grants offered each year by NCSS! This informative workshop will deliver the opportunity to discover general information about the different awards and grants offered, tips and guidelines to nominate colleagues (or how to nominate --> Read More

Calling all Social Studies leaders! Save the date! November 20, 2014--Jane Eason

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:04pm
Please make plans to spend a full day with other social studies leaders on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Boston. In addition to wonderful sessions and keynotes we provide breakfast, lunch and a great reception to end the day. We will give you resources you can use immediately in the classroom. One of the best aspects of our conference is common time to bond with peers from across the country. Mark your calendar for November 20, at the Sheraton!

Save the Date for the CUFA (College and University Faculty Assembly) Retreat 2015--Tina Heafner

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:24am
Save the Date for the CUFA 2015 Retreat Join CUFA members at the 2015 CUFA Retreat. Small group sessions create engaging contexts for exchanging intellectual ideas, discussing research, and sharing instructional experiences. The CUFA Retreat is an informal gathering in which interactive dialogue is welcomed. Many opportunities are given for collaboration and professional networking. The 2015 CUFA Retreat is scheduled for January 16-18, 2015, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The University --> Read More

California's Efforts Pay Off!--Ana Post

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:11am
The California Social Studies Community has been cultivating a relationship with Senator Feinstein's office for years. Recently those efforts paid off during a "Fireside Chat" hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Among the things that she mentioned needed to happen was a renewed focus on civic education. Read the full article here: http://www.sanjoseinside.com/ 2014/09/09/educators-need-to- renew-focus-on-civic- education/ Thank you Sen. Feinstein and congratulations to California! --> Read More

NCSS First TImers Scholarship NEEDS your $upport--Gayle Thieman

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 7:01pm
Hi friends, Many of you have been generous supporters of the NCSS First Timers Scholarship Fund, and we desperately need your support this year. This year's scholarships are especially directed to early career teachers and other underrepresented groups who teach in the Northeast.and who have never attended an NCSS conference in the past for lack of financial support. We expect 100 teachers will apply, and currently we can only grant 27 scholarships--the lowest number in 7 years! Donations --> Read More

Getting Involved with NCSS- Spotlight: Operations Committees--Jordan Grote

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:53pm
Are you an NCSS member looking for ways to get more involved with the organization? One of the ways individuals can get more involved is to volunteer for an NCSS Operations Committee. The Operations Committees are: Archives, Awards, Conference, Government Relations/Public Relations, International Visitors, Membership, Publications, and the Social Education Select Subcommittee. For more information on the different committees, and to apply, please visit: http://www.socialstudies.org/getinvolved/committees --> Read More
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