At the 2013 NCSS Annual Conference, the C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards  takes center stage. Join C3 writers, reviewers, contributors, and practitioners to explore this landmark document and learn how to use the educational principles in your classroom immediately. Don't miss this multitude of events and sessions to learn more about the C3 Framework.
Friday, November 22, 1:00PM, America's Ballroom
The 21st century demands new and innovative approaches to acquiring and practicing competencies needed for success in higher education, the workforce, and civic life. Dr. Paine will describe how the need for weaving critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, communication, creativity and innovation with inquiry and investigation in the social studies sets the stage for leveraging implementation of the C3 Framework and the Partnership for 21st Century Sills Initiatives in schools across the country.
Dr. Steven Paine is President of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.
Friday, November 22, 2:10PM, America's Ballroom
The C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards
A panel of writers, editors, and contributors will present the C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Panelists will describe the creation and architecture of the Framework and the ambition for its use, including the creation of state standards, development of instructional and curricular exemplars, and the formation of professional learning communities.
Kathy Swan, Susan Griffin, Charles Hall, Marcie Taylor Thoma, S.G. Grant, Kimberly Eggborn, John Lee, Michelle Herczog
Learn how to put the educational principles in the C3 Framework to work immediately in the classroom by attending one or more of these practical presentations on how the Framework looks in action.
Friday, Nov. 22, 9:00-9:55AM, Room 130
Economics and the C3 Framework
This session focuses on teaching the C3 Framework's economic concepts and tools necessary to promote an economic way of thinking.
Anand Marri, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; Mary Suiter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Friday, Nov. 22, 10:05-11:00AM, Room 130
Teaching History and Literacy with the C3 Framework
This session will focus on teaching history with the C3 Framework in mind. Participants will engage in an activity that highlights key aspects of the Framework and teaching history and literacy together. The presenter will share curriculum resources that are relevant to C3 and can be used in upper elementary through high school.
Chauncy Monte-Sano, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Friday, Nov. 22, 3:15-4:10PM, Room 130
What Does it Mean for Assessment?
The C3 Framework provides a unique opportunity to reconceptualize the nature and use of social studies assessment. Learn how formative assessments in particular can be aligned with the Framework and performance-based assessment in powerful ways.
Bruce VanSledright, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Friday, Nov. 22, 4:20-5:15PM, Room 130
Calling all ChronoZoomers: Chronology, Causation, and the C3 Framework in your Classroom
This session introduces ways to use ChronoZoom (an infinite digital canvas to visualize big history) to support the C3 Framework's inquiry arc. Become ChronoZoomers and explore the causes of World War I.
Samantha Shires, The Academy at Lincoln, Greensboro, NC; David Hicks, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA; John Lee, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Saturday, Nov. 23, 8:00-9:00AM, Room 130
Geography in the C3 Framework
Geography’s role in the C3 Framework is demonstrated in relation to content standards in Geography for Life.
Joseph P. Stoltman, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Saturday, Nov. 23, 9:15-10:15AM, Room 130
C3 Lesson Showcase!
Teachers will showcase their best methods, projects and lessons for engaging students in civics. The session will also discuss how to take and apply these ideas and others to the C3 Framework. Teachers featured in this session will be the winners of the "Civics is more than . . ." contest sponsored by WeAreTeachers and Pearson.
Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Saturday, Nov. 23, 10:30-11:30AM, Room 130
Civics in the C3 Framework
Learn how the inquiry arc of the C3 Framework re-envisions the role of civics.
Peter Levine, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Tufts University, Boston, MA
Saturday, Nov. 23, 1:30-2:30PM, Room 130
What Does the C3 Framework Mean at the Secondary Level?
What does the C3 Framework mean for the secondary social studies classroom? How does it relate to the variety of courses we teach and with the Common Core Standards? Two veteran middle and high school social studies teachers will discuss the fit between C3 and their instruction.
Michael Yell, Hudson Middle School, Hudson, WI; Barry Leonard, Graves County High School, Mayfield, KY
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2:45-3:45PM, Room 130
Behavioral and Social Sciences and the C3 Framework: Sociology, Psychology, and Anthropology
Learn how sociology, psychology, and anthropology teachers can apply discipline-specific "anchor" concepts and learning indicators to the C3 Framework.
Margaret Vitullo, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC; Emily Chesnes, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC; Hayley Lotspeich, Wheaton North High School, Wheaton, IL; Amy Fineburg, Oak Mountain High School, Birmingham, AL