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Upcoming NCSS & Affiliate Council Events

July 11, 2017 to July 13, 2017

Join us at the NCSS Summer Legislative Leadership Institute to ...

* Learn about the Federal legislative landscape that will impact social studies education in the coming year.
* Build and sustain relationships with Members of Congress and State Legislators.
* Develop advocacy resources to support social studies education in your state and district.

$199 per person (NCSS members) $279 per person (non-members)

Discovery Education World Headquarters
One Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
July 17, 2017 to July 19, 2017

Are You Ready to Inquiry?

The third annual (IDM)™ Summer Institute will be in Raleigh, North Carolina, July 17-19, 2017.

Sponsored by C3 Teachers, the National Council for the Social Studies, and North Carolina State University, the Institute will feature hands-on opportunities for teachers to develop inquiry materials for use in their classrooms and to join a larger community of educators who share an interest in invigorating their classrooms through inquiry teaching and learning.

The Institute will feature the Inquiry Design Model (IDM), a unique approach to creating curriculum and instructional materials while relying on teacher expertise and experience. If you are working on implementing inquiry in your classroom, school or district – then this conference is for you!

Raleigh Convention Center
500 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
July 24, 2017 to July 26, 2017
Learn Constructivist Media Decoding (CMD) theory, analyze models, access resources and develop activities for practice in your classroom. In this 3-day workshop, you'll gain knowledge, skills, materials and practice to develop and deliver inquiry-based media analysis activities in social studies. Participants will receive individual feedback, reflect with colleagues, and finalize integration plans using diverse media documents and inquiry-based techniques that integrate critical thinking and literacy skills with core social studies content. This work will be balanced with engaging, media literacy mini-workshops from the Newseum and Project Look Sharp.
April 28, 2017 to April 29, 2017
2017 Annual MCSS Conference Theme" "I’s for the Prize - Inquiry, Integration and Ingenuity"
April 28, 2017 to April 29, 2017
2017 Annual MCSS Conference Theme" "I’s for the Prize - Inquiry, Integration and Ingenuity"
May 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

This webinar will share key details and teaching resources on the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the rise of ISIS. Hear from the Director of, Andrew Beiter, on the current situation on the ground, how to approach this topic with your students, and how your students can take action.

Complimentary for NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

May 9, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Teach students how to DO history through project-based learning that engages students in inquiry-based research and evaluation using primary sources--either online or in local libraries/archives--while learning history and contributing to data being compiled by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

June 28, 2017 - 8:00am to June 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
Theme:"Honoring the Past by Developing Civil Discourse for the Future" Location:University of Nebraska at Kearney
October 2, 2017 -
8:00am to 6:00pm
Theme: "Meeting the Challenge: Bringing the Standards to Life!" Location: Prairie Meadows Events Center
October 19, 2017 to October 21, 2017
64th Annual Conference Theme: Social Studies: More Important Than Ever Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg East Harrisburg, PA 17111 Contact: Registration:
Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg East
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111