CCSS Annual Fall Conference

“Finding Our Voices: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Taking Informed Action.”


Featured Speakers:

Larry Paska, NCSS Executive Director

 Dianna Wentzell, Commissioner of Education

Denise Merrill, Secretary of the State

October 26, 2018 | Four Points by Sheraton in Meriden

Concurrent Sessions At-A-Glance





Educators Appreciation Day at Mystic Seaport Museum

SAVE THE DATE! Educators Appreciation Day  at Mystic Seaport Museum — ONE DAY ONLY AND IN OCTOBER! October 20, 2018, rain or shine Join us for Educators Appreciation Day at Mystic Seaport Museum on October 20!  All teachers, administrators, homeschoolers, paraprofessionals, afterschool professionals, and their families (up to four people total with teacher ID) will […]

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Registration for Connecticut’s Kid Governor® 2018-19 is now open!

Registration for Connecticut’s Kid Governor® 2018-19 is now open! Fifth grade teachers are invited to register their classes to participate in Connecticut’s Kid Governor®, an award-winning statewide civics program created by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network. This free, in-class civics program teaches 5th grade students about state government, voting and elections, and civic engagement through […]

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The Connecticut High School History Council

The Connecticut High School History Council (CTHSHC) is seeking student members! CTHSHC, a program of the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN), is a statewide student group conceived by Glastonbury High School seniors Christian and Justin Andreoli. It is made up of students from all around the state who share a passion for history and civics […]

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Fake News PD!

The Fairfield Museum is pleased to announce that we have received a CT Humanities grant for Professional Development and Public Programs! The grant will support programs on the topic of fake news, exploring how teachers, students, and everyday citizens can best navigate the proliferation of information that we encounter every day. We are excited to […]

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Social Studies Opportunities at CREC

CREC is offering two opportunities for Social Studies teachers and leaders this Fall. Both offerings are intended to support implementation of the state mandate to teach about the Holocaust and Genocide in our Social Studies classrooms. CREC will be hosting the free ADL program, Echoes and Reflections on Teaching the Holocaust, on 9/21. See attached […]

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Fall Connecticut History Day Workshops

Educator Workshop Friday, October 12, 2018 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Connecticut’s Old State House 800 Main Street, Hartford CT 06103   FREE   Delve into this year’s NHD theme of Tragedy and Triumph in History and learn strategies for coaching your History Day students. Join National History Day’s Director of Programs, Lynne O’Hara, for […]

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Register Now for TEA’s NCTA Fall Online Courses

Register Now for TEA’s NCTA Fall Online Courses NCTA at TEA is offering three seminars and several book and film discussion groups this fall. See individual flyers for specifics and application details. All courses offer completion award, materials, and certificate of professional development contact hours. Open to teachers nationwide.   Seminar: Chinese History through Its […]

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CCSS Fall Conference Proposal Form

CALL FOR PROPOSALS! The Connecticut Council for the Social Studies (CCSS) will host their annual conference on October 26, 2018 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Meriden. The conference theme is “Finding Our Voices: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Taking Informed Action.” We are in search of workshops, resources, and student work examples that celebrate […]

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Archaeology Field School for Educators

Dr. Brian Jones, State Archaeologist, UConn Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20, 9 am to 3 pm, Windsor, CT Advance registration required: $50 Educators will spend a week doing hands-on archaeology at the Archaeology Field School for Educators sponsored by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Office of State Archaeology. This field school […]

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Free Resources from Connecticut Explored!

8thGrade Social Studies & High School Civics Free Resources – sign up by August 1—While They Last! 200thAnniversary of the Constitution of 1818 Fall 2018 Issue of Connecticut Explored with stories by State Historian Walt Woodward Secretary of State Denise Merrill Pull-out Annotated Full-Text Poster Annotations by Members of the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society PLUS! […]

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Nationalism Workshop for Teachers at SCSU

June 28-29, 2018 Southern CT State University The workshop is capped at 30 participants. Cost $25.00 For more information, contact Troy Paddock To Register: Workshop Program Thursday June 28 8:30-9:00  Registration and coffee 9:00-9:15 Opening remarks and introduction. 9:15-10:30 Session 1 —  What is nationalism? 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-12:00 Session 2  — Nationalisms in […]

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