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Professional Development

NCSS Annual Conference

Join thousands of your social studies colleagues at the NCSS Annual Conference, December 2-4, 2016, in Washington, DC. Go to to learn more about the Annual Conference.

NCSS Webinars and Summer Workshops

NCSS offers webinars and Summer Workshops, designed to strengthen classroom techniques and feature in-depth, hands-on information Learn more.


Connected, the new NCSS online networking community connects NCSS member social studies professionals from across the country. Like Facebook, and other popular networking sites, Connected lets members share their experiences and knowledge with colleagues through blogs, e-group discussions and resource document sharing. smarrow.gifGet Connected

Awards & Grants

Celebrate Excellence! NCSS recognizes the best in social studies education with award and grant programs that highlight teachers, programs, research, service, and more. Go to to learn more about NCSS awards and grants.

State and Regional Councils

NCSS supports and affiliates with organizations of social studies educators that thrive in most of the 50 United States. Go to to learn about regional, state, and local councils and their meetings.

Setting the Standards

Expect excellence from your students and yourself. The NCSS standards for curriculum--and teacher education--are the framework used nationwide for educational excellence. Visit to learn more about standards for curriculum as well as for teacher education.

Postings of Announcements and Opportunities

For NCSS members there is the newsletter The Social Studies Professional, which includes professional development listings. Read about it at

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