NCSS Association News


Scholarships for first-time NCSS Annual Conference attendees

NCSS SmartBrief | Jul 29, 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.


Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

NCSS SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2016

Get ready for the school year by applying for a Rho Kappa charter. Rho Kappa is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. Any accredited public or private high school can apply for a local chapter, through which individuals will be inducted into Rho Kappa Honor Society. Rho Kappa provides national recognition and opportunities for exploration in the social studies. Learn more or apply for a charter.


Register for the NCSS Annual Conference

NCSS SmartBrief | Jul 27, 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.


Reserve your hotel room now for NCSS 2016

NCSS SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2016

The Washington Housing Bureau is now accepting hotel reservations for the 2016 Annual Conference. NCSS has room blocks at several hotels in downtown Washington, all very close to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, offering special discounted rates. Get more information.


Are you a member?

NCSS SmartBrief | Jul 25, 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.


NCSS Annual Conference speaker Ruth Marcus

NCSS SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2016

Ruth Marcus, a columnist for The Washington Post, is scheduled to speak at the 2016 NCSS Annual Conference -- held Dec. 2 to 4 -- in Washington, D.C. Marcus joined the newspaper's editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. She has appeared on the "PBS NewsHour," "Meet the Press," "Face the Nation," and "This Week With George Stephanopoulos." Learn more about the 2016 conference speakers.


NCSS Summer Workshop -- Strategies and Tools for Exceeding Expectations of the Common Core and C3

NCSS SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2016

Both the Common Core State Standards and NCSS's C3 (College, Career, and Civic Life) Framework call for instructional shifts in the teaching of social studies: the inquiry arc, disciplinary literacy tools, writing for understanding, evaluating sources and evidence, and critical thinking. Join us at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, for dozens of practical engaging teaching strategies and tools to help your students meet the expectations of both C3 and the Common Core. Read more.


New from NCSS Publications: Social Studies and Exceptional Learners

NCSS SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2016

Authors Darren Minarik and Timothy Lintner bring together the latest research in special education and social studies in this easy-to-use guide for educators at all levels from elementary through high school. Minarik and Lintner offer carefully designed lesson plans for teaching economics, geography, history and civics to exceptional learners at each of the elementary, middle- and high-school levels. The lessons are aligned with the national social studies standards and the C3 Framework for social studies state standards. Learn more and pre-order your copy.




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