NCSS Association News

Resources for teaching the elections

NCSS SmartBrief | Oct 19, 2016

As the presidential election approaches, NCSS has selected teaching resources from Social Education, "Social Studies and the Young Learner," and Middle Level Learning to help you in the classroom. Read on for election resources.

2016 candidates for NCSS vice-president, Board of Directors

NCSS SmartBrief | Oct 19, 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.

Top 10 reasons to register today for the 2016 NCSS Annual Conference in D.C.

NCSS SmartBrief | Oct 17, 2016

From the home office in Silver Spring, Md., the Top 10 reasons to attend the 2016 NCSS Annual Conference.

NCSS webinar call for proposals

NCSS SmartBrief | Oct 17, 2016

NCSS is looking to continue to bring the best online educational programming available to the social studies professional in the upcoming school year. We would like for you to share your knowledge with your colleagues by submitting a webinar or webinar series proposal. In doing so, it not only shows your commitment to leadership in the field of social studies that benefits others in our profession, but would also be an experience that will satisfy your professional goals of research and provide professional development that is meaningful. Submit a proposal today.

NCSS Annual Conference program preview available

NCSS SmartBrief | Oct 14, 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.

Deadline to apply for first-time NCSS Annual Conference attendees scholarships

NCSS SmartBrief | Oct 14, 2016

Sunday is the deadline to apply 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.

NCSS Annual Conference highlights -- Special events

NCSS SmartBrief | Oct 12, 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.

Register for the NCSS Annual Conference

NCSS SmartBrief | Oct 12, 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.

Political polling in past, present

NCSS SmartBrief | Oct 07, 2016

Syd Golston looks at the impact of political polling on presidential elections in the September 2016 "Social Education." Read the article.

Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 30, 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.

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

NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 28, 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.

Are you a member?

NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 26, 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.

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