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June 12, 2018  Number 284    e-Newsletter

The Social Studies Professional 

HOD Spotlight:
R. Eugene Earsom, NCSS Resolutions Chair 

R. Eugene Earsom serves as the Chair of the NCSS Resolutions Committee and shares the importance of resolutions, how you can participate in preparing a resolution for consideration by the NCSS House of Delegates, and his journey to the top. 
Q. This year, you serve as the Resolutions Chair for the NCSS House of Delegates (HOD). Please tell us a little about the resolutions process, and your goals as Resolutions Chair this year. 

A. This will be my second opportunity to chair the Resolutions Committee - I guess I am a "glutton for punishment!" Actually, I find the process of guiding and helping NCSS members to write resolutions and see them given consideration by the HOD one of the most democratic exercises that social studies educators can experience. It can be a bit daunting for first-time... (Read more
Resolutions: View the Pre-Recorded Webinar 
Did you miss the Resolutions online webinar? You're in luck! Here's your chance to see last month's video. Walk through the resolutions process to create and submit a resolution to the NCSS upcoming House of Delegates Assembly in Chicago at #NCSS18. (View here)
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Anthony Ray Hinton to Speak at NCSS Annual Conference
Anthony Ray Hinton spent nearly thirty years on death row in Alabama for murders he didn't commit. With the help of Bryan Stevenson (founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative), Hinton was exonerated and finally released from prison in April 2015. Register for the 2018 Annual Conference in Chicago to hear him speak!
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Nominations Call Extended: NCSS Board of Directors 
NCSS seeks Board of Directors candidates in the K-12 classroom teacher at-large and elementary classroom teacher categories. Apply by June 27, 2018. (Read more)
NCSS Bulletin Released
NCSS is proud to announce the release of its newest bulletin, "Teaching the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework: Part Two." See the latest IDM topics covered in this companion volume to "Teaching the C3 Framework." (Read more)
Religious Studies Summer Institute at the Newseum Religious Freedom Center
Increase your confidence in teaching about religion in constitutionally appropriate ways! Speakers include experts from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, the Brookings Institution, Georgetown University, and more. Register now for this summer institute, July 10-12, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Read more

Free! Resource from Tanenbaum

Get your copy of this FREE religious studies resource available from Tanenbaum and made possbile by The Sy Syms Foundation. Aligned with the National Curriculum Standard for Social Studies, Religions in My Neighborhood helps teachers instruct students about different religions and respecting others' religious beliefs with lesson plans and extension activities for different types of learners. Hard copies available for first 100 people! (Read More)
Resources At Your Fingertips
Awards, Grants, Open Calls, and Contests
Professional Learning (from NCSS)
Professional Learning (Our Colleagues)
Teaching Resources         
TV Plus
NCSS Professional Learning
Institutes, Webinars, and Events

Institute | June 20 - August 1, 2018
Socrates & The Battle for the Soul of America: An Online Institute for Social Studies Teachers

Institute | July 25 - July 27, 2018
2018 Media Literacy institute: Teaching Students to Question - Integrating Media Literacy & Critical Thinking Skills in Social Studies
Washington, DC

Institute | August 7, 2018
Investigating the Greek Trireme and Its Impact on Democracy & Empire
Hoboken, NJ

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NCSS Affiliated Councils
Conferences and Events

Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies Summer Content Institute
Boston, MA
Register | July 30 - Aug 3, 2018

South Carolina Council for the Social Studies Conference
North Charleston, SC
Register | September 20 - 22, 2018

Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference
Houston, TX
Register | October 12 - 14, 2018

98th NCSS Annual Conference
Chicago, IL
Register | Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2018

See more conferences!
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