NCSS Blogs from Connected

May 13, 2015 - C3 Dimension 4: Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action--Ana Post

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:05pm
You are invited to attend the next C3 Literacy Collaborative Webinar Investigation presentation on the C3 Dimension 4: Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action ! When: Wednesday, May 13 Time: 6:30 PM Eastern / 3:30 PM Pacific To participate: Click and complete this RSVP Form About the presentation: Completing the Inquiry Arc: Exploring Dimension 4 of the C3 Framework How can students effectively communicate --> Read More

Mid-Career Grant Program from Spencer Foundation--Susan Griffin

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C3 Literacy Collaborative Webinar Tonight--Ana Post

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 3:30pm
You are invited to the C3 Literacy Collaborative webinar "Dimension 3: Evaluating Sources & Using Evidence" This webinar will provide insights on how teachers can guide students to gather and evaluate various sources of information - how to "source" documents, analyze information, examine multiple perspectives, and formulate a conclusion. Please feel free to share with your teacher networks. This event is free of charge. To attend register at: --> Read More

teaching and learning civic knowledge--how?--Susan Griffin

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 8:23am
Thoughtful words from Joe Kahne regarding which approach to civic learning is most effective. This article was sent to you by: Message from sender: Had on Op-Ed in Ed Week hat i wanted to share.I hope you like it. Best --> Read More

Assist/Assoc Professor Curriculum & Instruction – Florida International University--Kristy Brugar

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:01pm
Assist/Assoc Professor Curriculum & Instruction – Florida International University Opening Date: 2015-03-27 Job Opening Id: 509254 College/Division: College of Education Department: COE Teaching and Learning Job Information The Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education at FIU invites applications for a nine-month, Assistant/Associate Professor full-time, tenure track position in Curriculum and Instruction beginning August 2015. --> Read More

Opportunity for Post-Doc in Brazil--Susan Griffin

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 12:48pm
Dear Colleagues, The call for 3 (three) post doc positions with scholarships at the Center for Metropolitan Studies(CEM), São Paulo Brazil is now open. Please spread the information below, if possible. Deadline for submitting the application is 15th May, 2015 . Our very best regards, Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) centrodametropole/en/ Opportunity of Postdoc Fellowships in Social Science at the Center for --> Read More

Talking Points for Hill Visits--Susan Griffin

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 4:23pm
This is posted with other board materials but here it is again: NCSS Board of Directors Meeting March 2015 Hill Visit Talking Points – Select/adapt as appropriate Importance of teaching social studies/what is happening in social studies in your state? Social studies- civics, economics, geography, and history – teach basic tenets of American democracy and prepare students to be informed participants in democracy Beyond that, social studies teaches critical thinking, --> Read More

AHA Perspectives -- Introducing C3 to AHA--Susan Griffin

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:07pm
Dear Leaders--Elaine Carey, History Professor at St. John's University in Queens, NY, participated in a C3 Panel at the NCSS Annual Conference in Boston. We had representatives from each of the core disciplines--civics, economic, geography, and history and the session was very well attended. I reconnected with Elaine at the GMNY (Greater Metropolitan New York) social studies conference and she said how much she enjoyed the NCSS Conference and that she is planning to go to New Orleans! She --> Read More

Call for special journal issue on global citizenship education--John Myers

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:29pm
Call for Papers Education for Global Citizenship: Democratic Visions and Future Directions ​ Guest Editor: John P. Myers, Florida State University, Deadline: June 1, 2015 Publication date: November 2015 Early submissions are encouraged. ​ Education for global citizenship is a major concern in today’s schools. Educational practices and policies worldwide have begun to address --> Read More

Summer 2015 Professional Development to Cuba and in New Orleans, LA--Denise Woltering

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:21pm
Teaching Cuban Culture and Society June 20 – July 4, 2015 LARC is pleased to present the Summer K-12 Teacher Institute to Cuba. The trip, from June 20 - July 4, 2015 presents a unique opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of a nation and people that remained obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Participants will also work on developing a curricular resource for the K-12 classroom. Recent economic and political events have put the island on the cusp of change. --> Read More

Summer 2015 Professional Development to Cuba and in New Orleans, LA--Denise Woltering

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:18pm
Portuguese & Brazilian Culture for the K-12 Classroom June 14-18, 2015 LARC , the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at the University of Georgia are hosting a Summer Teacher Institute on Portuguese language and Brazilian Culture. The workshop, June 14 - June 18, 2015 , on the Tulane University Uptown Campus in New Orleans, LA, will introduce teachers to methods and mechanisms for teaching --> Read More

Legislative Advocacy for Social Studies--Susan Griffin

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:06pm
We need 15 minutes of your time! You may have already received notification via VoterVoice, but we wanted to ensure that we spread the word as widely as possible: Catriona Macdonald, President of Linchpin LLC sent us an urgent e-mail last night letting us know that the House Appropriations Committee has announced that deadlines for Congressional offices to submit their requests for the Labor, Health and Education subcommittee is March 26th . It has come to our attention that some Congressional --> Read More

Teachers for a Global Classroom--Susan Griffin

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:04pm
Opportunity Knocks--Teachers for a Global Classroom is run by the US Department of State: Dear Global Education Colleagues, We hope you are well and gearing up for a wonderful new year! At IREX, we are excited to announce a new application cycle for the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program ! The application for the 2015-16 program is now available online and will be open until March 18, 2015 (11:59 pm EST). The Teachers for Global Classrooms --> Read More

NB Teaching and Learning Conference--Kim O'Neil

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:56pm
Hello NBCTs! March 13-14 is National Board's Teaching and Learning conference in DC. NCSS is being given a booth so that we can meet and greet our elementary and secondary SS teachers and speak to them about NCSS membership. If you are attending and are willing to be at the booth for an hour time slot, please let me know. If you would like to attend, but find the registration costs an issue, please let me know. I'd love to see you there! Best regard, Kim O'Neil, NBCT President-elect NCSS

Reminder CUFA Proposals Due March 2nd--Lara Willox

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 8:45pm
Dear Colleagues: The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) invite proposals for scholarship to be presented at its Annual Meeting, which will be held on November 11 th - 13 th 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme of this year's conference is Social Responsibility. CUFA's program will include papers, symposium sessions, contemporary issue dialogues, invited speakers, as well as CUFA/NCSS co-sponsored Research in to Practice --> Read More

Executive Summary of NCSS Human Rights Education Position Statement Posted in HRE Community Online Library--Rosemary Blanchard

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:55am
The HRE Community, at the request of the NCSS Board of Directors, has developed a two-page executive summary of the Position Statement on Human Rights Education adopted by the NCSS Board on September 21, 2014. The executive summary is posted in the HRE Community's online library. The library entry for the summary can be accessed at: The summary itself, in pdf --> Read More


NCSS Blogs from Connected - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:02am
INFORMATION ABOUT AN EXCITING TOUR OPPORTUNITY: I am writing to inform you that Japan Society New York will offer a three week study tour to Japan (6/28-7/18, 2015) for middle and high school educators again this summer which will focus on WWII and post war related themes as this year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. The tour includes both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We’d be grateful if you could share our tour program info with educators who’ve taken your courses as you kindly --> Read More

Everything you need to know about ESEA Reauthorization and Social Studies--Michelle Herczog

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Sun, 02/01/2015 - 11:25pm
Hello, If there was ever a time for us to vigilant about federal legislation it is NOW! Share this link to the webinar presented last week by Cat Macdonald, our NCSS lobbyist. She provides a very articulate explanation of ESEA Reauthorization and the upcoming appropriations process for the Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE). There will be much for us to do in the coming months so please stay tuned and get engaged. --> Read More
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