Below is an update from the Ohio Council for the Social Studies.
"The Ohio Council for the Social Studies is celebrating an advocacy victory. Governor Kasich has signed the biennium budget and the Ohio Department of Education has confirmed that new Social Studies assessments will be administered to 4th and 6th grade students beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. These assessments will be electronic, grade-level specific and be aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards for the Social Studies. --> read more »
NCSS Executive Director Susan Griffin appeared on Blog Talk Radio June 5 to talk about the central role of social studies in preparing students for College, Career and Civic Life.
Listen to the interview (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edutalk/2013/06/05/citizenship-and-the-soci...)
Kim O'Neil from Liverpool, New York has been elected vice-president of National Council for the Social Studies and is line to assume the NCSS presidency 2015-2016. Kim is currently serving her second term on the Board as the elementary representative. --> read more »
NCSS is looking for members to serve on awards selection committees. The selection committees review nominations and select recipients of NCSS awards and grants. Committee members serve a three-year term and most committee work is accomplished online or by telephone.
Get more information and apply at: http://www.socialstudies.org/awards/committees
Congratulations to the 2012 NCSS Award and Grant Recipients. Please join us in recognizing these educators for their outstanding accomplishments in social studies education. NCSS Award and Grant recipients were formally recognized during the NCSS Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington in November, where they also presented sessions on their outstanding work. --> read more »
NCSS seeks members to serve as reviewers of university social studies teacher education programs for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). How does it work? Teams of reviewers examine program reports and conduct reviews over the Internet. --> read more »
NCSS is pleased to welcome two new to our staff: Ashanté Horton and Jordan Grote! Ashanté is Program Manager, Conference Services and Education succeeding Daniela Jaramillo who left NCSS in the spring to return to Equador. Jordan is Program Manager, External Relations and Council Communications filling the position previously held by Kristen Pekarek who left NCSS to join the staff of ASCD. --> read more »
We would like your assistance in introducing your students to their professional organization, National Council for the Social Studies. Membership recruitment of new professionals is extremely important to NCSS both to ensure that we are reaching them with our professional resources and to have their input on professional concerns and new approaches to social studies instruction. --> read more »