The MDCSS is dedicated to supporting social studies education in all of its forms in order to promote an educational experience for young people that encourages cultural understanding and a fundamental respect for human dignity, while preparing students for success in the 21st century.About MDCSS
The Maryland Holocaust Educators Network gathers teachers from across the region to study the Holocaust and genocide in the context of local issues of civil rights and social justice. Twenty teachers from all disciplines, middle school through university level, will be accepted through a competitive application process. This is a free seminar. We anticipate CPED and graduate credit to be available. See attached flyer for more details.
Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation is again partnering with the Maryland Geographic Alliance to provide a week-long workshop for elementary teachers the week of June 21-25. In addition to 3 MSDE credits, the workshop provides 20 hands-on lessons with resources relating to science and social studies as well as field trips. We are emphasizing the scientific method, STEM sessions and environmental literacy lessons.
I am very excited to share this new resource, just published, free and available to the public:
The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Implications for HISTORY EDUCATION!
Archived Webcast at
Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D., Consultant III, History-Social Science, Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services, Los Angeles County Office of Education Herczog_Michelle@lacoe.edu<mailto:Herczog_Michelle@lacoe.edu>
• Fritz Fischer, Professor of History and Director of History Education at the University of Northern Colorado and Past Chair, National Council for History Education
• Chauncey Monte-Sano, Associate Professor, School of Education at the University of Michigan.
The goal of social studies education is to develop responsible, informed, and engaged citizens to foster civic, global, historical, geographic, and economic literacy. The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, released by the National Council for the Social Studies in 2013 was purposefully designed to meet this goal by providing guidance to states and local school districts to enhance the rigor of K-12 civics, economics, geography, and history.
This webcast features a lively discussion about the instructional pedagogy of the C3 Framework and how it impacts the teaching of history in the social studies classroom. Viewers are invited to use all or any part of this webcast for students or professional development. More resources to support implementation of the C3 Framework can be found at socialstudies.org/c3<http://socialstudies.org/c3>.
The NCSS Proposal System for the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA is now open!
Proposal System Link:
The proposal system will remain open until March 1, 2015.
We encourage you and your colleagues to consider submitting a proposal, and also hope that your council will consider passing along this information to your members and interested individuals.