NCSS Association News

2016 candidates for NCSS vice-president, Board of Directors

NCSS SmartBrief | Dec 05, 2016

The NCSS Board of Directors has approved the following slate of candidates for the 2016-17 Board of Directors and officer elections. The election ballot will open Dec. 5 and close Jan. 16. NCSS members in good standing as of Oct. 31 will receive instructions and credentials for accessing the online ballots. The candidates for vice-president are Tina Heafner (North Carolina), Anton Schulzki (Colorado) and Charles Vaughan (South Carolina). Read on to see the full list of candidates.

Volunteer opportunities

NCSS SmartBrief | Dec 05, 2016

NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committees. Both opportunities are a great way for NCSS members to get more involved with their professional organization. Read on for more information and to apply.

Get the Annual Conference app!

NCSS SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

Attending the conference? Thanks to Newseum, you can make the most of your conference experience by taking the schedule, maps and more with you on your phone or mobile device with the NCSS Annual Conference Guidebook app. Create a personal schedule, pinpoint meeting rooms and exhibitors on the interactive maps, and keep up with the latest program updates! Get the NCSS Conference Guidebook app.

NCSS Annual Conference highlights -- Special events

NCSS SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

The NCSS Annual Conference will give you opportunities to network with colleagues, visit famous Washington, D.C., sites, and enhance your conference experience by attending several exciting special events, including the President's Reception: An Evening at the Newseum, a reception at the National Museum of African American History and Culture and more! Learn more.

NCSS C3 Literacy Collaborative at the NCSS conference

NCSS SmartBrief | Nov 28, 2016

The NCSS C3 Literacy Collaborative (C3LC) project seeks to put the NCSS C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards into practice. Exchanging ideas with peers is essential to broadening awareness of how the C3 Framework is shifting the ways that social studies is taught and how students learn content. NCSS has scheduled several opportunities at the annual conference for you to engage in group dialogue, explore challenges and solutions, and celebrate innovation and creativity. Check out the C3LC Sessions.

NCSS Technology Community Tech Lounge

NCSS SmartBrief | Nov 23, 2016

One-on-one tech tutorials, app giveaways, tech teaching materials, tech ideas and streaming TECHTalks by teacher leaders will be available for attendees in the Tech Lounge on the L Street Bridge. The Lounge will be staffed by tech savvy social studies educators who want to share their tech teaching experiences and resources. Join us in the Tech Lounge! Learn more about the NCSS Conference.

Still time to register

NCSS SmartBrief | Nov 21, 2016

It's not too late for you to register for the NCSS Annual Conference at the discounted pre-conference rates. In addition to more than 600 sessions and workshops, the conference will bring you national recognized speakers including Secretary of Education John King, US Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus. Read on to learn more about the program.

NCSS Legislative Day

NCSS SmartBrief | Nov 18, 2016

In light of the recent re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and pending appropriations legislation, NCSS announces Thursday, Dec. 1 as an all-day Legislative Day. The event provides a unique opportunity for social studies educators to reach out directly to members of Congress about the issues that are important to our profession. Check the schedule and sign up.

Education Secretary King to speak at NCSS Annual Conference

NCSS SmartBrief | Nov 18, 2016

Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. has just been confirmed as a speaker for the NCSS Annual Conference. Secretary King is schedule to speak Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. Learn more about the conference and scheduled speakers.

Register for the NCSS Annual Conference

NCSS SmartBrief | Nov 14, 2016

Online registration is now open for the 2016 NCSS Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Join us for the nation's largest and most comprehensive social studies professional development conference. Read more.

NCSS Annual Conference program preview available

NCSS SmartBrief | Nov 09, 2016

The 96th NCSS Annual Conference -- held in Washington, D.C., from Dec. 2 to 4 -- will provide you with new ideas, resources, techniques and skills that will pay off in your classroom, school or district, and invigorate your career. Download the preview program to learn more.

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