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National Council for the Social Studies has an excellent opportunity for an experienced and high-energy association marketing professional. As part of the senior management team, you will use your initiative and creativity to help grow the organization within a positive working environment. Come join our team!

NCSS Board of Directors Nominations

Call for Nominations

NCSS seeks candidates for vice president and for members of its board of directors. You may nominate yourself, or recommend a colleague member who has experience as an NCSS Associated Group or Affiliated Council leader. Recommendations may be sent to the Nominations and Elections Committee. NCSS encourages all members to recommend possible candidates.

NCSS is pleased to announce the approval of the NCSS National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers by the CAEP SPA Standards Review Committee.

July 11, 2017 to July 13, 2017

Join us at the NCSS Summer Legislative Leadership Institute to ...

* Learn about the Federal legislative landscape that will impact social studies education in the coming year.
* Build and sustain relationships with Members of Congress and State Legislators.
* Develop advocacy resources to support social studies education in your state and district.

$199 per person (NCSS members) $279 per person (non-members)

Discovery Education World Headquarters
One Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
August 3, 2016 to August 5, 2016

Both the Common Core and NCSS's C3 (College, Career, and Civic Life) Framework call for instructional shifts in the teaching of social studies: the inquiry arc, disciplinary literacy tools, writing for understanding, evaluating sources and evidence, and critical thinking. Central to this institute will be the art of developing the right question to stimulate curiosity driven inquiry and strategies for exploring those questions. Instructors will model and teach dozens of practical engaging teaching strategies and tools to help your students meet the expectations of both C3 and the Common Core.

University of Wisconsin, School of Continuing Education Conference Center
Milwaukee, WI
July 12, 2016 - 7:00pm to July 26, 2016 - 8:00pm

false During this webinar series, participants will analyze background information, policy and position statements, and current political trends that will provide them with the necessary information and resources to teach the 2016 presidential and congressional elections. Voting trends from previous elections, national and statewide demographic changes, and party/candidate differences on critical issues will all be carefully discussed. We will determine what the "best" sources are to find out information on the elections and on electoral processes. Participants will also be encouraged to utilize a "case study" approach and to study and prepare curriculum materials to teach one specific congressional election in their own state.


President's FY 2018 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Education

The link above contains complete information – including the budget summary, fact sheet, and slide deck presentation. The education budget proposes significant funding changes to support 5 major themes:


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