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.
The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies announce the 2015 Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice. Jointly sponsored by NCSS and the Jackson Center, 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.
NCSS is collaborating with the National Coalition for Literacy Education to learn about how education educators are learning and working together to implement new college and career-ready standards for literacy. As work on new literacy standards is taken up in schools across the country, it’s important that educators, parents, policymakers, and other key decision makers get a clear picture of what this means for teaching and learning in every discipline.
With student scores representing a snapshot of student populations across the nation, the 2014 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for U.S. history, geography, and civics have important implications for teaching and learning.
The National Assessment Governing Board will release the 2014 reports on U.S. History, Geography, and Civics on April 29. Michelle Herczog, NCSS president, will provide insight into findings the assessments during the NAGB webinar.
Terry Cherry, teacher at Naaman Forest High School in Garland, TX has been elected as vice-president of National Council for the Social Studies and is line to assume the NCSS presidency 2017-2018. Terry has previously served a term on the NCSS board of directors. He has also served on the boards of the Texas Council for the Social Studies and Garland Garland Council for the Social Studies, including terms as president of each.
Also elected to three-year terms on the NCSS Board of Directors are:
Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. If you have a desire to help shape the future of Rho Kappa, we encourage you to apply for a position on the Rho Kappa Advisory Board. While most work is done online, there is a three year commitment to attend the one "face" meeting that takes place at the NCSS Conference.
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.
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.
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