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.
Wednesday, April 22
Cultivating a Civic Culture of Learning
Web Hutchins, the founder of Civics for All, will share how he is engaging students in local communities to support civic learning. In addition, Catriona Macdonald, NCSS lobbyist and President of Linchpin Strategies, LLC, will also join us to brief us on the latest developments on the ESEA reauthorization front. Register for this free webinar at: https://ncss.adobeconnect.com/april22advocacy/event/registration.html
Wednesday, July 22
On April 7, U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chair Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray unveiled their long-anticipated compromise measure to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka NCLB or ESEA.) The social studies were not 'left behind' in the Senators' bill. --> read more »
Terrence Roberts, Kara Cooney, Rick Steves, and a special joint appearance by Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon Bonaparte are just some of the confirmed speakers for the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference in November. To see the full lineup to date, click here.
More speakers will be added, so be sure to check back frequently.
Do you have funds for the current school year you want to apply toward the registration fee for the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference in New Orleans in November? We can take a deposit now and invoice for the difference once our registration rates are set in early June. Click here to request details.
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: --> read more »
The goal of social studies education is to develop responsible, informed, and engaged citizens to foster civic, global, historical, geographic, and economic literacy. The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, released by the National Council for the Social Studies in 2013 was purposefully designed to meet this goal by providing guidance to states and local school districts to enhance the rigor of K-12 civics, economics, geography, and history. --> read more »
The New Orleans Housing Bureau is now accepting hotel reservations for the 2015 Annual Conference. NCSS has room blocks at ten hotels in the Warehouse/Arts District, all convenient to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, offering special discounted rates.
The NCSS hotels have sold out each of the past five years, so don't delay in making your reservation.
For all of the details, go to www.socialstudies.org/conference/travel
Events around the world increasingly demand informed, engaged, critical thinkers and problem solvers – knowledge and skills found in the teaching of the civics, economics, geography, history, psychology, sociology, philosophy and the humanities. --> read more »
We have an important opportunity to support funding for the social studies this year, since civic education champion Congressman Cole has now become subcommittee chairman. But he needs our help - he needs other Representatives to submit requests to fund the social studies. --> read more »