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Capital District Council for the Social Studies  (Albany, NY)

NYSCSS/NYS4A Annual Conference

  • 30 Mar 2016
  • 02 Apr 2016
  • Albany Hilton, State Street Albany

Registration is now open!

Social Studies: Creating Pathways to Success, will be taking place in Albany from March 31 through April 2, 2016.  

Social Studies helps lead students to success in both their personal and public lives. The themes of our 78th annual convention focus on the role that social studies plays as a key to unlock multiple pathways for students to follow in their journey toward achievement and success. Workshop sessions, clinics, and other activities will center on: 

  • Social studies as the foundation of civic engagement and social justice
  • The power of social studies as a critical force in shaping our personal and collective identities
  • The role of social studies in promoting student engagement in our schools and communities 
  • Changing assessment practices in social studies 

While offering sessions on a wide variety of topics and addressing the broad themes above, activities will be focused though the strands noted below: 

Information & Media Literacy 
Targeted at the varied ways we access, analyze, evaluate, and create information both in social studies and across disciplines.


Empowering ALL Students 
Centered on promoting success and empowerment for all students through a focus on engaging Students With Disabilities and English Language Learners, and implementing culturally responsive teaching practices.  


Technology & Innovation 
Dedicated to promoting and developing innovative ways for reaching our students and the changing ways our students engage in social studies and with each other.


Leadership & Learning 
Aimed at creating and sustaining professional learning communities, best practices in professional development, and teacher and administrator leadership.


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