Call for Proposals: Revitalizing Social Studies: Work that Matters: CCSS 35th Annual Conference
Monday, March 6, 2023
In recent years, Social Studies educators have often found themselves at the center of national conversations about education, while simultaneously working to navigate the constant growth and change in their field. In Colorado, we have seen legislation demanding a more inclusive and diverse story in our classrooms, clarifying expectations around Holocaust and genocide studies, and additional legislation addressing civics, personal financial literacy, and media literacy expectations. As a result, the revised Colorado Academic Standards for the Social Studies will go into effect at the start of the 2023-24 school year. Even with this increased attention on the national, state, and local level, many districts have continued to push Social Studies to the margins.
While these factors have certainly made our work harder, they also constantly remind us of how important our work is. It is in our Social Studies classrooms that our students learn to think critically about the past, engage in respectful and thoughtful discourse, and develop the skills they need to be financially and civically responsible adults. At the conference, teachers will interact with professionals and scholars from across the social studies to revitalize their practice. Sessions will explore how teachers can diversify the historical narrative, incorporate more local history, build their own knowledge around expanded requirements, such as genocide studies and PFL, and tackle the issues that matter with our students in safe and productive ways. We hope you will join us for our 35th annual conference and take advantage of the rare opportunity to pause, reflect, and thoughtfully plan for your future students and practice.
Submit your session proposal here by October 31, 2022.
NCSS First-Timer Scholarships
We'd love to see our CCSS members at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference in Philadelphia, PA December 2-4, 2022.
National Council for the Social Studies is offering a limited number of registration scholarships to educators who have never been able to attend the NCSS Annual Conference in the past for lack of financial support. Teachers from across the United States and its territories are welcome to apply.
The deadline for applying is September 25, 2022. Click here for details and a link to the scholarship form.
CCSS is continuing its multi-year partnership with TAH throughout the 2022-23 school year to bring you relevant, robust opportunities to engage in scholarly discussion with your colleagues from across the state. The focus for this year's series will be US Foreign Policy. Each session will include short readings in advance and a live discussion led by a TAH scholar. Each semester, there will be three virtual sessions and one in-person session. You may choose to attend one, a few, or all sessions throughout the year. All sessions are free for CCSS members.
Registration Links Available Here: Fall 2022 CO CSS Programs Info Sheet.pdf
Colorado Council for the Social Studies received the Gold Star Award from NCSS at the 2019 NCSS annual conference. Pictured L-R: Kent Willmann, NCSS Executive Director Lawrence Paska, Kristin Ayala, and Anton Schulzki