Promoting the social studies through service to teachers

Present at NERC 48 in 2018!

NERC 48 Proposal Flyer

Submit a proposal! Workshop Proposal Form

For more conference information check the NERC48 webpage

For more information and to register for this inspirational event, click here.

CCSS 2017 Awardees

Excellence in Social Studies Education, K-8 – Alana Crosby, Torrington Middle School

Excellence in Social Studies Education, 9-12 – Monica Blackman-Smith, James Hillhouse High School

Bruce Fraser Award – Elizabeth Normen, CT Explored

Service Award Excellence K-8 – Connecticut’s Old State House: Sally Whipple, Brian Cofrancesco and Rebecca Tabor-Conover

Louis Addazio Award– David Bosso, Berlin High School

Scenes from our recent workshop, “Inquiry: From Theory to Consistent Practice,” held Friday, March 17th at CCSU

Joined by special guest, Dr. John Lee, co-author of the C3 social studies frameworks, 140 participants discussed concrete ways to integrate inquiry into lessons and units of instruction.



THANK YOU for an INCREDIBLE 2016 Annual Fall Conference!

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Teaching Resources from the U.S. Institute of Peace

The U.S. Institute of Peace works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded organization, USIP’s staff work at the Institute’s DC headquarters and […]

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Educator Celebration at the Fairfield Museum

The Fairfield Museum is presenting an Educator Celebration on Wednesday, May 10 from 5pm – 6:30pm. This event is to celebrate the great work and dedication teachers and educators across Connecticut. The wine and cheese reception will feature a sneak preview of new exhibitions that are opening early summer on the Museum Commons. In addition, […]

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Professional Learning: Archaeology Field School for Educators

Dr. Brian Jones, State Archaeologist, CSMNH UConn Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, 9 am to 3 pm Both sessions will take place in Windsor, CT Advance registration required: $45 ($35 for Museum Members and Donors) Educators will spend a week doing hands-on archaeology at the Archaeology Field School for Teachers sponsored by the Connecticut State […]

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New Materials Available to Bolster Your Holocaust Unit

Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz is the story of Eva Mozes Kor, who was a 10-year-old from Hungary when she and her family were sent by cattle car to Auschwitz. There, Eva and her twin sister, Miriam, were put into the care of Dr. Josef Mengele […]

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A Special Field Trip offered by American Museum of Tort Law

You and your students are invited to the vibrant American Museum of Tort Law  to learn first hand about the great work being done on behalf of our citizens in all parts of this great country. The Museum staff welcomes  you and your students to learn from the superb exhibits and interactive displays what it is […]

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The 2017 Connecticut High School Geography Challenge

The 2017 Connecticut High School Geography Challenge will be held at UConn in Storrs on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.     The CT High School Geography Challenge is a statewide, interscholastic academic team competition for students in grades 9–12 in Connecticut.  School teams comprised of 3–5 students compete in a day-long series of geography events on the […]

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Mystic Seaport Education Programs

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AT MYSTIC SEAPORT AND NEW EDUCATION BROCHURE We have several new programs this year that are designed to help meet aspects of the CT Social Studies Frameworks.  To book a program, register online here or please contact Rebecca Shea at 860-572-5322, ext. 1 or 

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