Nominations Open for the 2017 Outstanding Social Studies Teacher Award
The Kentucky Council for the Social Studies (KCSS) is accepting nominations for outstanding social studies teachers. Administrators, parents, colleagues, students, former students, and community members are encouraged to nominate an outstanding social studies teacher.
Exploring Citizenship through Change, Conflict, and Collaboration
The theme of this year's conference is civic education. The conference sessions will focus on the following:
Developing questions and planning inquiries
Applying disciplinary concepts and tools
Evaluating sources and using evidence
Communicating conclusions and taking informed action
Technology in the social studies classroom
Implementing recent legislation
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Larry Paska
KCSS is pleased to announce the 2017 keynote speaker, Dr. Larry Paska. Dr. Paska is the Executive Director for the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). Dr. Paska's professional experience has provided him with in-depth, multi-level, critical understandings of K-12 education and state education systems. He began his career as a middle school social studies teacher and later served in multiple roles at the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Among his contributions at NYSED were serving as a P-12 state social studies specialist and establishing the Office of Educational Design and Technology in P-12 Education. Most recently, Dr. Paska served as the Director of Professional Development for the Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), where he and his team provided instructional programs and services for 32 public school districts in the greater New York City region, supported data-driven instruction, developed instructional leadership seminars, and were instrumental in implementing the NYS K-12 Social Studies Framework.
The 2017 KCSS conference is your opportunity to rejuvenate your teaching strategies and collaborate with others from across the state in social studies education. When: September 14, 2017, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM, EST September 15, 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, EST
Where: Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, Kentucky
Please check back soon for more information or email us with questions.
Presentation proposals now being accepted!
Share your expertise in preparing students for civic life by presenting at the 2017 KCSS conference. Presentation proposals are now being accepted through AUGUST 19th. Presenters will receive a registration discount.