NCSS Association News


NCSS Annual Conference program preview available

NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 23, 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.


Are you a member?

NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 21, 2016

NCSS provides the professional network and teaching resources to keep social studies a valued and vital part of the nation's education agenda. Become a member today and join us in standing up for social studies. All members receive a choice of award-winning journals and access to our online library of resources. Members also received discounts on NCSS Publications, conferences, workshops and professional development webinars. Learn more.


Scholarships for first-time NCSS Annual Conference attendees

NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 21, 2016

NCSS is now accepting applications for a limited number of scholarships to attend the 2016 NCSS Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.! Early career teachers in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia who have never attended an NCSS Annual Conference are invited to apply. The scholarship covers full conference registration and one-year's membership to NCSS. Learn more and apply.


A special message to social studies teachers from Secretary John King Jr.

NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 19, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr. has recorded a message regarding the significance of social studies to a well-rounded education and asked that NCSS share it with social studies educators. While our advocacy work on behalf of social studies education is not over, we consider this to be a wonderful expression of our many efforts throughout the year. Watch the video.


NCSS announces new executive director

NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 14, 2016

National Council for the Social Studies is pleased to announce the selection of Lawrence Paska, Ph.D., as its new executive director. Paska will fill the vacancy created after the September departure of long-time Executive Director Susan Griffin. The selection was made after a national search and was unanimously approved by the NCSS Board of Directors. Paska will begin his appointment in October. Read more.


Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 12, 2016

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.


Register for the NCSS Annual Conference

NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 07, 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.


Volunteer opportunities

NCSS SmartBrief | Aug 29, 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.




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