NCSS Association News


Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS SmartBrief | Feb 24, 2017

Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for teachers in their home areas. Visit our site to find a complete listing that includes meeting themes, proposal deadlines, council webpages and conference contacts.


Conference proposal deadline Feb. 27

NCSS SmartBrief | Feb 22, 2017

The deadline for submitting a proposal to present at the 2017 NCSS Annual Conference is Monday, Feb. 27. NCSS is also seeking volunteers to review proposals for selection by the program planning committee. Get details.


Webinar -- Teaching the Racial/Cultural Identity Model using the film "Malcolm X"

NCSS SmartBrief | Feb 22, 2017

In the political climate of 2016, students need to understand their own identity as citizens and people living in a diverse society. The Racial/Cultural Identity model (R/CID) is a framework to help students understand their own race but other races in their communities and US as a whole. Learn more.


Webinar -- Developing Inquiry with DPLA Primary Source Sets

NCSS SmartBrief | Feb 20, 2017

Led by high-school history teachers Kerry Dunne and Adena Barnette, this webinar presentation will introduce participants to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and, specifically, DPLA's new Primary Source Sets resource. DPLA is a free, nonprofit national digital library that brings together cultural heritage materials from libraries, archives and museums across the country. The webinar will be at 7 p.m. EST Tuesday. Learn more.


Teaching and learning African American history

NCSS SmartBrief | Feb 20, 2017

LaGarrett J. King and Terrie Epstein are guest editors of a special section in the February 2017 issue of "Social Education," which focuses on bringing African American history into the classroom. Read more.


You can help make the NCSS Annual Conference YOUR conference

NCSS SmartBrief | Feb 17, 2017

NCSS invites proposals to present a session and volunteers to review proposals for selection by the program planning committee. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 27. Get details.


Getting Social blog

NCSS SmartBrief | Feb 15, 2017

This week, NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska focuses on the second century of social studies as we know it. Read more.


NCSS board and officer elections

NCSS SmartBrief | Feb 15, 2017

Tina Heafner, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, has been elected vice president of National Council for the Social Studies beginning July 2017. See the full election results.


Advocacy call to action: support funding for ESEA grants

NCSS SmartBrief | Feb 13, 2017

The social studies community was thrilled when the Every Student Succeeds Act created multiple new competitive grants to support high-quality instruction in civics, economics, geography, and history. But we need to ask Congress to provide funding for those grants in both the FY 2017 and FY 2018 bills -- and we seek your help to do it! Learn how you can help.


NCSS 2017 webinar series

NCSS SmartBrief | Feb 13, 2017

Expand your professional portfolio with these enriching and engaging online learning opportunities from NCSS. Our spring 2017 webinar series begins in February. Webinars are scheduled for evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST. Learn more.




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