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We are an affiliate of the
National Council for the Social Studies

"Promoting the social studies through service to teachers"

 

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NEW! Inquiry and the New CT Social Studies Framework - Information Sharing & Planning Workshops (PDF)
Special Grant Opportunities Available
2 Identical Sessions: (June 30 to July 3) or (Aug 11 to Aug 14)
Central Connecticut State University

This summer, the CT Council for the Social Studies will be presenting sessions and GRANT OPPORTUNITIES for teachers and districts around the NEW CONNECTICUT SOCIAL STUDIES FRAMEWORK.

NEW! The Yankee Post March 2014 edition (PDF)

This is edition is rich with news, updates, events, professional development opportunities etc. Be informed about what is going on in Social Studies ! Read it Now!

NEW! JOIN US: SPRING SOCIAL AND AWARDS DINNER CELEBRATION

  • Recognize and be inspired by the accomplishments of some of our outstanding colleagues.
  • Participate in a Connecticut history activity where important Connecticut history was made.
  • Socialize with social studies professionals from across the state.
  • Be informed about CCSS activities.
    Thursday, May 22, 2014
    Connecticut’s Old State House
    800 Main Street, Hartford Flyer and Registration Form

09/17/2013 RELEASE OF C3 FRAMEWORK: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards -Download the C3 Framework for free at: http://www.socialstudies.org/C3

Update: A committee led by Steve Armstrong, NCSS President and CCSS Board Member, is revising the CT Social Studies Standards through the lens of the C-3 Framework.

Connecticut Updates: Common Core State Standards and SEED
NEW 2/5/14: State Launches Common Core Website for Educators and Parents
CTcorestandards.org Provides Vetted Resources for Teachers and Useful Information for Parents

Read about SEED: Connecticut's System for Educator Evaluation and Development Model.
Common Core of Teaching Rubric (PDF)

CALLOUT TO SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATORS: CCSS LEGISLATIVE and STATE POLICY INITIATIVE: CCSS Public Affairs Committee Updates at www.CCSSPublicAffairs.org
For more information read... Follow this link to register to get updates (only about once a month, we promise) on what is happening and how
you can help with a letter, phone call, email, etc. We will not distribute your email address for any reason! Read more... Follow us on Twitter: @CT_Council.

EVENTS/CONFERENCES/FELLOWSHIPS/CONTESTS
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SEND YOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS TO ctsocialstudies@yahoo.com  
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE
November 21-23, 2014
Boston, MA
 
SUMMER PROFESSINAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES  

Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art, a professional development opportunity at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.. These week-long summer institutes, geared toward social studies and language arts teachers, explore the connections among art, technology, and core curricula. Read more...

June 23–June 27, 2014 OR July 28–August 1, 2014

March 31, 2014