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The 49th annual Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies (#NERC49) will take place at Framingham State University in Framingham, MA, on March 18 & 19, 2019 (snow date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019).

Visit the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies for more information

Keynote speakers:

  • Barbara Berenson (Monday, March 18) will speak about women’s right to vote
  • The Honorable Justice Robert J. Cordy (Tuesday, March 19) will discuss the importance and necessity for a free and independent press and judiciary.






CT US Census Kick-Off

Connecticut will kick-off the 2020 U.S. Census on Tuesday, December 11, 9:00 – Noon, at the offices of the Connecticut Data Collaborative, 10 Constitution Plaza, Hartford. The special program, open to the public, will feature state and Census officials highlighting the impact the Census will have on federal dollars provided to Connecticut over the next […]

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Apply now for a 2019 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers rigorous Teacher Seminars for K–12 educators. Held at colleges and historic sites across the US and abroad, the weeklong workshops include daily programs with leading American historians, visits to local historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources. These highly competitive seminars are open exclusively to participants […]

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CCSS Awards- Nominations are open!

Nominate an outstanding social studies professional: Awards_Flyer Nominations are open. Submit prior to March 1, 2019 AWARDS 2018-2019 – Read descriptions below for the following awards: Excellence in Social Studies Education (Two Awards: Grades K-8 & Grades 9-12) – Nomination Form Bruce Fraser Friend of Social Studies Award – Nomination Form CCSS Service Award – Nomination […]

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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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