Colorado Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference Metropolitan State University Tivoli Student Union Denver April 8, 2016 Theme: The Social Studies Classroom: Back to our Roots
Register to attend our conference at 29th Annual CCSS Conference
NCSS President to attend and speak at CCSS Conference
National Council for the Social Studies president Kim O'Neill (New York)
Teachers of Colorado History
Teaching with Primary Sources at Metropolitan State University of Denver (Library of Congress) and the Colorado Encyclopedia (Colorado Humanities) are offering 20 teachers the opportunity to extend their Colorado Council for Social Studies Conference experience. Selected teachers will:
· Participants will also receive TPS certification for 12 hours that can be used toward license renewal.
High school students would face new civics test under bipartisan proposal
Colorado students would be required to pass a civics test used by the federal government to graduate from high school under a new bill promoted by a bipartisan group of lawmakers.
Prime sponsor Sen. Owen Hill said he’s been working on the idea for three years because “civics education has been left by the wayside” due to the education system’s focus on language arts and math.
The Colorado Springs Republican said he finally found the “right avenue” in a testing proposal being pushed nationwide by two related Arizona nonprofits, the Civics Education Initiative and the
Please consider becoming a member of the Colorado Council for the Social Studies, a Gold Star Council.
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