The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) are pleased to announce a partnership to offer the Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice. The award was created to honor an educator who teaches the concept of justice in creative, inspiring ways, which may include teaching about civil liberties, human rights, international humanitarian law, the Holocaust, genocide studies, or local issues of justice. --> read more »
Silver Spring, Md., Nov. 17, 2014 – Filmmaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Undocumented American and Immigration Reform Advocate Jose Antonio Vargas has been selected to receive the Spirit of America Award at the 94th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in Boston, MA, November 21-23. Vargas will be presented with a $1,000 honorarium and a commemorative gift in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the “spirit of American Democracy.” --> read more »
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 TestSubmitted by TimDaly on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:42pm
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 »
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
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 »
Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.
President-Elect, National Council for the Social Studies
This article originally appeared in the NSSSA Leader Newsletter --> read more »
Peggy Jackson, a teacher at Moriarty, High School in Moriarty, NM has been elected as vice-president of National Council for the Social Studies and is line to assume the NCSS presidency 2016-2017. Peggy has previously served a term on the board of directors and was NCSS House of Delegates Steering Committee Chair, and on board of directors of the New Mexico Council for the Social Studies. --> read more »
NCSS Offices are closed today, February 13 because of the winter storm in the Washington area. We apologize for any inconvenience.