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  • 2015 NCSS Annual Conference - Call for Proposals

    NCSS is now accepting proposals for presentations at the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference. Come on down the Mississippi to join NCSS in New Orleans at the 95th NCSS Annual Conference, November 13-15, 2015. The city's rich heritage and culture will be yours to experience and explore, along with more than 3,000 of your peers from across the U.S. and around the world.

    Proposals are invited for presentations should include materials and information that address the conference subthemes:

    • Celebrate Human Rights
    • Celebrate Social Studies and the Young Learner
    • Celebrate Sustainability
  • Teacher Practice Networks Annual Survey

    NCSS needs your responses to the Teacher Practice Networks Annual Survey. The Teacher Practice Networks Annual Survey is designed to learn from teachers about the types of supports that are helping them implement new state standards, which may be referred to as the Common Core, College and Career Readiness Standards, or something else specific to your state or district. Your feedback will help National Council for the Social Studies in further defining teacher needs as it moves forward in developing College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework professional learning initiatives.   --> read more »

  • Please help! National Board for Professional Teaching Standards -Early Adolescence: Social Studies Field Test

    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is seeking help to make 2015 a successful year for the redesigned Early Adolescence: Social Studies certification. The National Board needs social studies educators teaching students ages 11-15 to take a 90 minute field test. The results of the field test will help them select items for inclusion on the revised assessment. In order to have this certificate as an option next year, it is essential that enough educators complete the field test so that there is enough data.   --> read more »

  • September issue of TSSP is now online!

    The September 2014 issue of The Social Studies Professional, the newsletter for members of National Council for the Social Studies, is ready to download!

    In this issue…

    • Advocacy! NCSS Members "Weigh In!"
    • 94th NCSS Annual Conference: Boston
    • Gates Foundation Grant Awarded to NCSS
    • President's Message
    • News Around the Nation
    • Standards Update
    • State and Regional Meetings
    • Teaching Resources
    • NCSS Webinars
    • Professional Development
    • Each One, Reach One
  • Gates Foundation Grant Awarded to NCSS


    p>National Council for the Social Studies has been awarded $205,000 as part of a robust, multi-network effort to support teachers as they implement the Common Core State Standards in their classrooms.   --> read more »

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