NCSS Calls for Participation

Offer your skills, talents, and expertise this summer and fall — and help chart the direction of your profession. Consider these opportunities (from NCSS and colleagues) for social studies educators of all stripes:

CALL #1. Calling social studies educators at all levels and in all professional settings (e.g., K-12 teachers, college professors, state education department leaders, district administrators, and higher education specialists). Your participation in this survey regarding the implementation of the College, Career, & Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards will provide documentation that can be used by social studies advocates to seek private and federal funding for social studies education.

Data will be analyzed and reported in a white paper by Kevin Simpson, Founder, KDSL Global, and Kim O’Neil, NCSS President 2015-16. (If you have never heard of the C3 Framework, please email Kim O’Neil, kimdoneil@gmail.com, before you do the survey. In your email, indicate your state, district, and/or school. This information is very important to the study. All contact information will remain confidential.)
The survey will take 10-15 minutes. By completing this survey by September 15, 2017, your name will be placed in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. Participants may receive a copy of the published white paper if requested. All contact information will remain confidential.

Please participate in this important survey, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V7MX8DZ
The C3 Framework is a free PDF download at www.socialstudies.org/c3. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact Kim. Please forward this call for participation to as many K-college social studies educators as possible! Your time is greatly appreciated!

CALL # 2. SOCIAL STUDIES AND THE YOUNG LEARNER, the peer-reviewed NCSS journal especially for grade K-6 teachers, is seeking manuscripts. We are seeking any sorts of social studies lesson activities; “the theme of any issue is open.” Read the guidelines for authors at http://www.socialstudies.org/publications/ssyl. Then send outlines for article ideas, or full manuscripts, to Editor Scott Waring at ssyl@ncss.org.

CALL # 3. Urgently Seeking NCSS Operations Committee Members. Deepen your involvement in the social studies. NCSS is currently accepting application from members to serve on our Operations Committees. Committee members do most of their work on the Internet and through email, then they attend a once-a-year meeting at the NCSS Annual Conference.
For a brief description of each committee, please visit: http://www.socialstudies.org/getinvolved/committees. Apply by September 10.
Then, to apply, please click http://www.socialstudies.org/applications/ncsscommittees

CALL #4. SSEC 2018 Conference in Italy! Submit a session proposal and/or apply for travel grant to attend.
The Social Science Education Consortium (SSEC) 2018 Conference will take place in Florence, Italy from June 5-10, 2018. The conference theme is “Democracy at a Crossroads: Examining the Past and Facing the Future.” Presenters and attendees will be given an opportunity to discuss the future of world democracy by looking at recent historical cross-cultural phenomena and noting what these portend for social science and social studies educators now and in the future. Florence is the perfect site for this exploration as it is an epicenter of the evolution of modern government, art, and socio-cultural constructs.

Submit a session proposal. Deadline is October 6, 2017.
Apply for the 2018 Young Scholars Travel Awards ($1,000, plus a waiver of the conference fee). Deadline is October 6, 2017.

For more information about the SSEC Conference, contact Dr. Berson, berson@usf.edu.

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Educators’ Appreciation Day at Mystic Seaport

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Current Events Webinars from National Humanities Center

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NCSS Calls for Participation

Offer your skills, talents, and expertise this summer and fall — and help chart the direction of your profession. Consider these opportunities (from NCSS and colleagues) for social studies educators of all stripes: CALL #1. Calling social studies educators at all levels and in all professional settings (e.g., K-12 teachers, college professors, state education department […]

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TEA-NCTA Fall Online Offerings on East Asia Now Registering!

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An important message from Connecticut History Day (CHD)!

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Teaching Resources from the U.S. Institute of Peace

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New Materials Available to Bolster Your Holocaust Unit

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