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A New Professional

Welcome to the inaugural issue of a new TSSP! We are pleased to update one of our valued member resources. TSSP—The Social Studies Professional—enjoys a long tradition of serving you with timely and important information to keep you current on social studies news and help your professional practice stay on top. Our team wants to keep making TSSP your “go-to” resource for the most up-to-date information from our social studies community.

We are all immersed with information that flows 24-7 from multiple sources. The “news” is often not “new” the moment it’s published. In an instant-message world, stories that take time to gather, research, write, and edit become dated before they are published. Likewise, our team receives many e-mails and phone calls from members and organizational partners each week asking to share professional learning opportunities, teaching resources, and more in TSSP. We probably could issue a newsletter every day and have packed content for you—our social studies community is very busy and productive right now!

Many associations like ours continue to seek ways to be responsive to expectations for information on-demand, while ensuring that the quality and substance of information meets the highest standards that you come to expect from us. As NCSS strives to be your “go-to” professional learning resource for social studies, we hope that a refreshed TSSP will move us in that direction.

TSSP will now be published two times a month. It will continue to deliver the same social studies news you love, and welcome new features:

  • NCSS Annual Conference updates
  • An NCSS Events calendar, featuring our upcoming webinars, institutes, special events, and Affiliated Council conferences in an easier-to-view format –with registration links
  • Direct access to our NCSS Career Center for the latest listings of professional opportunities
  • Updates on our recent NCSS calls for proposals for volunteer leadership, conference sessions, and more

Part of being a “go-to” professional learning resource is being friendly on mobile devices. The latest news should only be a finger-swipe away on your phone or tablet. We think your new TSSP will be more convenient, accessible, and informative that ever before.

We welcome feedback on your experience with our new TSSP. As always, please continue to share your news, ideas, and resources for future TSSP newsletters. Just as information is on-demand like never before, so is social studies teaching and learning!