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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 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
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
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
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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The National Council for Geographic Education, in partnership with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), presents: Sparking Curiosity - Geography, the C3 Framework and the Inquiry Arc on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8pm Eastern . Join a panel of classroom and content experts as they share how to spark your students' curiosity about the world through geographic reasoning! The NCSS's C3 Framework is structured around an Inquiry Arc that places student --> Read More