30TH Colorado Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference
Connecting Colorado Students to Their Worlds: Artifacts, Exhibits, and Bridges to the Future.
SAVE THE DATE: April 14, 2017
History Colorado Center
We invite proposals for sessions that address this year’s conference theme: Connecting Colorado Students to Their Worlds: Artifacts, Exhibits, and Bridges to the Future.
A classroom is the intersection of multiple worlds converging into one dynamic, a community. The stories, experiences, and encounters we bring with us each day influence our perspective. In order to understand our current reality or plan for the future, we must look back at our past. The 2017 Colorado Council for the Social Studies conference is partnering with the History Colorado Museum to provide participants with an in depth examination of the past to understand the current landscape throughout the state, nation and world. Scholars of history, geography, economics, and civics will be presented with an opportunity to examine artifacts, tour exhibits, and learn from one another. The bridges that are built on this day have the potential to impact social studies classrooms and students throughout the state and beyond.
Presentation proposals are due by January 9, 2017. Please complete a proposal form at http://goo.gl/forms/hbmUjqgGw9
Accepted presenters will be provided a discounted registration rate of $30, a savings of $45, over the regular registration of $75.
Advocacy groups to Colorado elected officials: Step up and fund our schools
A coalition of education advocacy groups has fired the first shot in what’s shaping up to be a brutal battle at the statehouse next year over school funding.
Led by Great Education Colorado, a nonprofit group that advocates for more resources for schools, the coalition is calling on Gov. John Hickenlooper, the legislature and the State Board of Education to create a three-year plan “restoring total funding, which will require a 2017-18 budget that does not allow average per pupil funding to fall farther behind inflation.”
“We’re calling on everyone to step it up,” said Lisa Weil, Great Education Colorado’s executive director. “It’s just not sustainable to think our current trajectory of school funding will produce graduates ready for the workforce to support the economy we all want and expect.”
Recent budget forecasts have painted a gloomy outlook for the state’s finances, which could mean cuts for schools across the stat
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NCSS President Kim O'Neill (c) awarding the Gold Star Council to CCSS president Anton Schulzki (r) and director Dorsee Johnson-Tucker (l) at the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference