NCSS Blogs from Connected

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

Opportunity from Spencer Foundation--Susan Griffin

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 1:08pm
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Sparking Curiosity - Geography, the C3 Framework and the Inquiry Arc--Paul Nagel

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 1:22pm
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
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