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How flipped learning could change the future of education

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
Flipped instruction can help maximize class time, personalize learning, excite students and teachers and build 21st-century s -More
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Ore. students create art on city's evolving history

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
Student artists at Tualatin High School in Oregon are working on pieces for the Student Visual Chronicle program.  -More
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Dog program helps students recover from trauma

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
The Comfort Dog Ministry, founded in 2008, has sent about 80 dogs to schools and universities in 23 states to help students r -More
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Webinar -- Tell Me A Story

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
The stories of individuals provide intimate perspectives on the life and character of a person perpetuating his or her indivi -More
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Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
New from NCSS Publications, this book breaks new ground with its inquiry-based framework for enhancing social studies state s -More
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Va. high-school students learn to lead Appomattox, Civil War tours

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
A group of high-school students in Appomattox County, Va., has been preparing for months to lead tours relating to the area's -More
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Pa. students create coloring book highlighting local history

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
Honors history students in a Pennsylvania high school recently researched historic sites around Hummelstown, Pa., and used th -More
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$1M teaching prize is awarded to Maine educator

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
A writing teacher and author in Maine has won the Global Teacher Prize, sometimes referred to as the "Nobel Prize of Teaching -More

Text-Dependent Comprehension of Social Studies Content
Social Studies books for grades K-8 each have an accompanying Text-Dependent Comprehension Card, which provides questions that prompt students to develop evidence-based answers. These unique resources help you improve the understanding of grade-level Social Studies content and engage students in creating effective written responses. FREE sampler.

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NYC district trains veteran educators to mentor 1st-year teachers

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
A Bronx, N.Y., district is piloting a mentoring program to ease high turnover of new educators.  -More
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Iowa district hires more instructional coaches for PD

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
An Iowa school district is using a grant from the state's Teacher Leadership Compensation Program to expand its staff of inst -More
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Student-led IT help desk recruits female students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
Instructional-technology specialist Jennifer Scheffer recently focused on recruiting more girls for a student-run help desk.  -More
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Ill. students question district's board candidates

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
Geneva High School students in Illinois recently attended a forum to ask questions of local school board candidates.  -More
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Rare Greek, Roman coins uncovered in university's library

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
A professor and collection curator at the University at Buffalo in New York recently uncovered a box of rare silver and gold  -More
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Message to Congress: Don't leave Social Studies behind

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
Schools need to reinstate innovative approaches to teaching and engaging students in learning about their communities, their  -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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The vitality of a new movement in art must be gauged by the fury it arouses.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
Logan Pearsall Smith, essayist -More
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