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Opportunity for NBCT's--Michael Yell

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:07pm
Hi all, Recently I signed on to field test the new requirements for NBCT social studies teachers. They're still looking so if your interested check this ou

C3 Framework meets Maryland Board of Education--Susan Griffin

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:42pm
C3 Framework Update from Maryland—I was pleased to attend a presentation of College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for State Social Studies Standards by Marcie Taylor Thoma, Social Studies Specialists for Maryland Department of Education, to the Maryland Board of Education. A DOE colleague presented a summary of the document and then Marcie went into a wonderful description of each of the four Dimensions: Developing Questions and Planning Investigations Applying --> Read More

Ways to Get Involved with NCSS--Jordan Grote

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:28am
Greetings NCSS Members! Are you looking for ways to get more involved with NCSS? Consider some of the following options: Applying to serve on an NCSS Operations Committee- Operations Committees perform many important, board-mandated tasks for the organization. For more information, and to apply, visit: Applying to serve on an Award and Grant Selection Committee- These committees evaluate and select --> Read More

"Teaching the Deeper Aspects of Civic Education"--Michelle Herczog

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:05pm
Excellent article by Peter Levine published in NASBE publication with an emphasis on the C3 Framework - thank you Dr. Levine! Find it here or

State Level Advocacy Issues and Efforts - Connecticut's Experience--Ana Post

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 5:47pm
Dear NCSS Members: In an effort to keep you up to date on state level issues and advocacy efforts, and assist you in connecting with colleagues leading those efforts, we are pleased to invite you to join us for our very first State/Local Advocacy Webinar, which we hope will become a state advocacy webinar series running on the fourth Thursday of every month. This new series would run parallel to the federal advocacy webinar series that takes place on the third Wednesday of every month. --> Read More

Good News About AP Research!--Susan Griffin

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 2:19pm
Colleagues--Some of you may have attended the Citizenship Communities session at the St. Louis Annual Conference and heard about some inspiring research from Diana Hess, Peter Levine, and Walter Parker. In Monday's edition of NCSS SmartBrief, there is a story from the Seattle Times about Walter's research exploring student performance after having experienced project based learning in AP class. It includes a video clip of an interview w/Walter and classrooms from the research. Please take a --> Read More

New video on C3 Instructional Shifts--John Lee

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 9:23am
​ Breaking Bad Social Studies Check out this new video from Kathy Swan, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Kentucky discusses the C3 Framework and the instructional shift prompted by the C3. from Education Technology Video Services in Uncat

Summer 2014 - K-12 Teacher Opportunity to Explore CUBA and Develop Lessons for the Social Studies Classroom--Denise Woltering

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:10pm
Teaching Cuban Culture and Society: A Summer K-12 Teacher Institute in Cuba Havana, Cuba | June 21 - July 5, 2014 *APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROGRAM ARE AVAILABLE NOW!* ***See below for instructions.*** The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is offering a unique summer study abroad program for K-12 teachers in Havana, Cuba in 2014. This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans, earn academic credit while exploring the sights --> Read More

Opportunity for Teachers/Students to Travel & Study Chinese History--Mark Johnson

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 2:11am
PRESENTING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT/TEACHER PAIRS TO STUDY HISTORY, LEADERSHIP AND LEGACY IN MODERN CHINA Concordia International School Shanghai offers a unique educational opportunity. Two high school teacher/student pairs will be selected to take part in a travel-study program examining key events of 19th and 20th century China. The travel-study program visits Shanghai, Nanjing, and Changsha to examine leadership in many forms, including the Taiping Rebellion, Sun Yat-sen's revolution, --> Read More

Job Opportunity at US Fund for UNICEF--Scott Hirschfeld

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 4:07pm
Project Manager, Humanitarian Action for Children Program The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children's lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when ZERO children die from --> Read More
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