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CNYCSS Joins NYSCSS in support of the NCSS Statement
on BLM Protests and Social Injustice
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Read through the Culturally Responsive Framework by clicking here. In light of the continued social injustices occurring in our country, adding an in-depth knowledge of NYSED's Framework for Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education is essential as the next school year begins.
ONLINE Book Study: Why Learn History (When It's Already on Your Phone)
This book is a MUST READ for social studies teachers, librarians or administrators who want to know more about the shifts in education and our instruction that need to occur in order to emphasize historical thinking in the digital age, not just during the COVID-19 closures but all the time. If we want to educate citizens who can separate fact from fake, we have to equip them with new tools. Historical thinking, Wineburg shows, has nothing to do with the ability to memorize facts. Instead, it's an orientation to the world that cultivates reasoned skepticism and counters our tendency to confirm our biases. Wineburg lays out a mine-filled landscape, but one that with care, attention, and awareness, we can all learn to navigate. Participants will need to purchase their own copy of the book. The reading and responses will be chunked into four sessions.
Begins July 13th and ends August 10th. Within these dates, the work is self-paced.
Syracuse Civics Initiative is excited to welcome you to the fourth annual United States Supreme Court Preview on Friday September 25, 2020 from 1:30 to 4:15 p.m. This event brings together journalists, litigators, and academics to discuss cases pending before the United States Supreme Court. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be held online, and a link to the virtual event will be sent out to registered attendees the week before the event.
Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, will open the event with a keynote lecture: “The Supreme Court in the Trump Era: A Reporter’s Reflections.” Professor Roy Gutterman, Director of the Tully Center for Free Speech and Professor Lauryn Gouldin, Associate Dean for Faculty Research will moderate the Q&A following the lecture.
After his lecture, Liptak will join the Honorable Rosemary S. Pooler of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals; the Honorable Mae A. D’Agostino, United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York; Arnold & Porter Supreme Court Litigator Reeves Anderson; Upnit K. Bhatti, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Managing Associate in the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group; and Professor Paula C. Johnson, Syracuse University College of Law, to examine the cases pending before the Court in the October 2020 term. The panel will be moderated by Syracuse University College of Law’s Vice Dean Keith Bybee. A list of the cases on the docket for the October 2020 term can be found onSCOTUSblog.
Educators looking to keep their social studies, current events, and government discussions up to date in the classroom will find this program worthwhile. We anticipate that we can offer Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit for your attendance at the Supreme Court Preview.
If you are interested in attending the event, please let us know using the following link: Supreme Court Preview RSVP.
CIVIC READINESS INITIATIVE
SED Releases U.S. History Regents Prototypes-
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Stimulus-Based Short Essay Questions:
Sample Student Papers Click here for more information
Click here and go directly to OSA website with additional information about U.S. History
Stay up-to-date on Regents Examination news by clicking here to go to OSA website.
BUDGET UPDATES FOR CIVICS
Here is the slideshow NYSED SS Updates May 2020.pdf
Outstanding Elementary Teacher
Tracy Terry Bolivar Road Elementary School, Chittenango
Outstanding High School Teacher
Kathryn Cocco Indian River High School
Roger Sipher Young Professional
Stephanie Cronk Moravia Middle School
Jenny Fanelli, BOCES
Museum & Organization Partners
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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
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