Central New York

Council for the Social Studies

CNYCSS is an approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) organization. Click here for full CTLE sponsor list.

CNYCSS represents a membership from 16 counties and over 100 School Districts (See map of coverage).

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2019 Annual Conference in Albany 

March 6-9, 2018

Call for Presenters!

Convention Theme: 

Educating and Celebrating our 

Past, Present, and Future 

Session strands and Essential Questions:

1)  Challenges of Democracy - How do we prepare all students to participate in 21st century American democracy? Session topics could include active citizenship, freedom of speech, privacy, 1st Amendment, media literacy, cultural responsiveness, Social Studies for English Language Learners.

 2) Technology and Innovation - How do we empower our learners through technology integration? Session topics could include training sessions on apps/software, websites, games, and assessment tools. 

3) Historical and Social Sciences - How do we guide students to see history through multiple perspectives and see continuity and change?  Session topics could include social studies practices, enduring issues,     historic anniversaries that coincide with 2019, geography, economics, and other social sciences.

4) Leadership and Advocacy - How do we strengthen K-12 involvement in social studies through teacher/student advocacy, and professional  leadership?  Session topics could include strategies for teaching elementary social studies, taking informed action with students,  SS professional development for teachers with leadership roles in mind (local, state, and  national SS councils)

Please submit information through the following link.  Proposals will be accepted until    November 1, 2018, 11:59 pm.  

Presenters will be contacted by late December if their presentation is accepted.

Presentations will begin at 9 AM.  

Presentations will last 40 or 90 minutes.

Each room will have an LCD projector & screen.

Free internet access will be available.  Please provide your own laptop.

All other equipment must be provided by the presenter.       

Please Note: All Presenters must be NYSCSS members, register, and pay for the conference!! 

Please share this Call for proposals information with colleagues that you feel would enhance our Convention. 

Whether you'd like to be a presenter, a reviewer, or an attendee, we look forward to seeing you in Albany March 7-9, 2019 at our Convention!

 Any questions?  

Please contact Tom Michalek at tom.michalek@nyscss.org

2018 Award Winners

Outstanding Middle School Social Studies Teacher

 John Kennedy from Eagle Hill Middle School, F-M CSD 

Martha Lawson from Chestnut Hill Middle School, Liverpool CSD 

Outstanding High School Social Studies Teacher

Jen AuClair, Lisa Froelick, Amy Stewart & Kelly Will from 

 Durgee Jr. High School, Baldwinsville CSD as 

Ashley Miller, Cincinnatus Secondary School 

Roger Sipher Beginning Teacher Award

 Kristen George, Cortland Jr.-Sr. High School

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President, Erica Martin, Chittenango

 Vice President, Jen Medwid, Baldwinsville

 Vice President, Carrie-Ann Ronalds, Canastota

 Treasurer, Lynette Avery, Liverpool

 Secretary, Vince Monterosso, J-D (retired)

 Past President, Kate Gross, F-M

See complete list of Board Members here

CNYCSS is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. New York. 2657 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13224.

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