NCSS Member Tim Dove named 2011 Ohio Teacher of the Year

NCSS member Tim Dove, a seventh grade social studies teacher at Phoenix Middle School in Worthington, Ohio, has been named the 2011 Ohio Teacher of the Year. In February, the State Board of Education recognized Tim for his extraordinary accomplishments. The students of Worthington City Schools are the beneficiaries of his 30-year teaching career.


2011 NCSS Awards and Grants Call for Applications & Nominations!

NCSS annually honors the outstanding performance of social studies teachers, researchers, and other worthy individuals or programs to encourage unique and innovative social studies instruction.


Be an NCSS Leader! Apply to serve deadline March 2011!

Be an NCSS Leader!
Serve on an NCSS Operations Committee

Operations committees carry out board-mandated operations, duties, and policies, as well as many of the necessary business and organizational functions of NCSS. Operations committees relate their work to Board directives, the long-range plan of NCSS, and the leadership theme of the year set by the Board. They make recommendations to the board and provide advice.

You must be a member of NCSS to serve on a committee, serving on one committee at any time. NCSS is committed to expanding participation of underrepresented groups. Beginning teachers, elementary teachers, and minorities are encouraged to apply. Terms of office begin July 1, 2011.

Online Committee Application
Applications due March 31, 2011. Appointments will be made by the incoming president in June 2011.


New Co-Editors for Social Studies and the Young Learner

Andrea Libresco and Jeannette Balantic have been chosen to be co-editors of Social Studies and the Young Learner for a five-year term beginning with the September/October 2011 issue.


Survey on World History

National Council for the Social Studies and the National Council for History Education are working together to gather information on the state of world history education, and have developed a brief survey. NCSS and NCHE will use the information gathered in this survey to help us determine the needs of world history teachers.


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With NCSS' "CONNECTED"--a new online network for members of NCSS.

The new site includes improved websites for NCSS Communities; allow members to meet and communicate with one another online through discussion e-groups; and allow conference attendees to stay connected during and after the meeting. As an NCSS member, you will be able to use the site to:


NCSS President-Elect on News Segment Regarding Texas Board of Education revisions of TEKS for Social Studies

Over the weekend NCSS President-Elect Steven Goldberg was reached for comment and taped on a Channel One News segment regarding the Texas Board of Education revisions to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for social studies.


John Moore Elected NCSS Vice President

John_Moore.jpgJohn Moore, Associate Professor in the School of Teacher Education at Western Kentucky University has been elected vice president of National Council for the Social Studies. Dr. Moore will begin his term July 1, 2010 and is in line to serve as president of NCSS in 2012.


Call for Public Comment: National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula

The APA National Standards Working Group has posted the revised National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula (Draft, 2010) for review and comment.

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