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Number 269 January/February 2017

2017 NCSS Annual Conference 
Call for proposals and early-bird registration are now open! The 97th Annual Conference, with the theme “Expanding Visions/ Bridging Traditions,” will be held November 15-19, 2017, in San Francisco.

Election Results! President’s Message to Our New Leaders
The votes have been tallied from the election of NCSS’s new officers and board members. Peggy Jackson, energized by the recent Annual Conference, welcomes them aboard. 

Lawrence Paska: Getting Social
In his blog “Getting Social,” our Executive Director will share weekly reflections on the NCSS Strategic Plan, our organization, and our profession. He’ll chronicle the people, ideas, and events that shape our thinking and actions.

Excellence Celebrated in Washington, DC
Celebrate the awards, grants, and ceremonies of the 2016 NCSS Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Read about many of the main speakers, leaders in education and civic action, such as Rep. John Lewis.

Make your voice heard! Ask Congress to provide funding for social studies grants in FY2017 and FY2018 appropriation bills. Take action right now by signing and sending a ready-made message to your representative.

News, Views, and Who’s Who
Emma Thacker has been selected to be the 2018 Guest Editor for Social Studies and the Young Learner. Katy Swalwell and Lynn Brice are this year's Each One, Reach One drawing winners. Jim Becker is fondly remembered.

Teaching Resources
Read about classroom resources and online offerings from many sources. And of course, the latest NCSS Publications are announced: Social Education; Middle Level Learning; and Social Studies and the Young Learner.

Professional Development – NCSS
Planning your professional learning for 2017? Discover the webinars, workshops, and conferences of NCSS and its affiliates. Increase your content knowledge and improve your teaching practices. 

Professional Development – Our Colleagues
Discover events of interest to social studies educators as provided by nonprofits, as well as state and government institutions. Access a list provided courtesy of the Council of State Social Studies Specialists. 

Awards, Grants, and Contests
Celebrate excellence in your profession by nominating a colleague or yourself. Invite your students to showcase their work. Search grants to enhance your classroom or boost projects.

TV Plus
Get a head’s up on television programs that focus on history, civics, geography, economics, and/or current issues. Many are accompanied by educational websites.

The Social Studies Professional — known as TSSP — is the official member newsletter of National Council for the Social Studies. TSSP is published 8 times per year (January/February; March; April; May/June; July/August; September; October; and November/December).

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