Join us at the

48th Annual Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies!


Keynote Presenters:

Kathy Swan, Project Director and Lead Writer, C3 Framework
Larry Paska, Executive Director, National Council for the Social Studies
Bob Bain, Big History Project

For more conference information, including schedule overview, sponsorship and vendor opportunities, hotel registration, and press kit, check the NERC48 webpage.


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, Connecticut Explored

Service Award – Connecticut Public Affairs Network, represented by Sally Whipple, Brian Cofrancesco, and Rebecca Taber-Conover

Louis Addazio Award – David Bosso, Berlin High School

John Stedman Passion Award – Federico Fiondella, North Haven High School


Front Row (L-R): Brian Cofrancesco, Elizabeth Normen, Commissioner Wentzell, Monica Blackman-Smith, David Bosso; Back Row (L-R): Sally Whipple, Federico Fiondella, Rebecca Taber-Conover, Alana Crosby

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.



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