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.

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

2018 Law and Civic EducationSummer Institute in Syracuse

“News Literacy & Student Voice”

Teaching News Literacy & Civic Responsibility 

in the Digital Age

Syracuse University, College of Law On Tuesday, 

July 10th, 2018, 9 am – 4 pm

1-Day Law and Civic Education Professional Development Opportunity

Open to all New York in-service and pre-service teachers K-12


Click here for a flyer or here for website

Join colleagues from across the state as we converge in Albany for a three day learning experience. The Institute will focus on learning how to engage all students in powerful social studies learning.

Specific topics to include:

  • Teaching social studies to English Language Learners and Students With Disabilities, 
  • K-12 Preparing students for the Framework Global History and Geography Exam 
  • Introduction to the new United States History and Government Exam

Highlighted speakers and sessions:

  • Donna Merlau and Dan King - NYSED
  • Greg Ahlquist and Kate Hesla- K-8 Building Assessments & Redesigning Inquiries
  • April Francis and Salamah Mullen - Taking Informed Action collaborating with Library Media Specialist 
  • David Mumper - Hudson Valley Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN) 


Teaching the Holocaust Grades 7-12

oin United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellows Evan Seitz and Laurie Rabideau-Rutter as they help all educators understand rationale and guidelines for teaching the Holocaust using resources from the USHMM. This workshop is designed for educators who teach the Holocaust and/or genocide studies to provide effective, accurate and appropriate information to students.

May 22, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Click here to register. 


2018 Leadership Institute at Colonial Williamsburg

2018 Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Institute

2018 Summer Religious Studies Institute

NCSS Awards & Grants Applications Due April 30

Summer PD

Join the Capital District Council for Social Studies for a 

News Literacy & Civics 2-day workshop


Interested in working for SED as an Education Specialist?

Click here for more info from SED





 Celebrate women's history this May and join us at the Women in the Mohawk Valley: A History Conference; a 3-day event aimed to highlight the role of women in local history and promote women's issues in the greater Mohawk Valley.

Click here for press release

Click here for flyer

Click here for Facebook Page

Click here to check out dozens of summer professional development opportunities compiled by NCSS


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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