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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Children's tradebooks--Shirley Lomax

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 8:17pm
Looking for titles of children's tradebooks that you have shared with K-4 students to develop standards based lessons with topics that kids will embrace. Thanks for any help you can give

Sad news in our NCSS family--Michelle Herczog

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:47pm
Hello Friends, It is with a heavy heart that I need to convey some sad news to you. Susan Griffin's mother passed away last week with her family by her side. Susan is with her family this week and dedicating her time to family matters. If you have recently reached out to her and not received a response, this is the reason why. If you are interested in sending condolences, you are invited to send cards to: Susan Griffin c/o NCSS 8555 Sixteenth Street, Suite 500 Silver Spring, Maryland --> Read More

American Immigration Council Announces 2014-2015 Teacher Grant Recipients--Sara Burnett

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:05pm
The American Immigration Council’s Education Department is proud to announce the winners of the 2014-2015 Teacher Grant Program. The award and grant program is an Education Department initiative to provide educators with the resources they need to implement a successful immigration curriculum or community-based project. This year’s winners come from all around the country and provide a breadth of knowledge and ideas to teach students and educators about the importance of immigration in --> Read More

Leg Advocacy Webinar - January 28--Michelle Herczog

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:22pm
Mark your calendars and spread the word - NCSS' first legislative advocacy webinar of 2015 will be Wednesday, January 28th at 3:00 p.m. East Coast Time Catriona Macdonald, President of Linchpin Strategies and NCSS' Congressional expert, will touch on the new congressional landscape context, and in an exciting turn of events, she will also provide information about the conversation taking place on the Hill about ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Act)! In light of this critical new development, --> Read More

Responding to Alan Singer--Michelle Herczog

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 6:42pm
In blog posts in the Huffington Post ("Koch Brothers Do Common Core", January 5) and History News Network (How the NCSS Sold Out Social Studies and History, December 16) , Alan Singer, Professor at Hoftstra University, states that NCSS has "sold out" social studies and history. He bases this on inaccurate perceptions of our position on the Common Core State Standards, and an exaggeration of our relationships with "conservative" organizations. Dr. Diane Ravitch reposted much of Singer's Huffington --> Read More
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