Thank you to everyone who took part in our ICSS Fall Conference. ICSS was excited to see so many social studies enthusiasts in attendance. If you have any pictures from the conference that you would like to share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: Many of the 2021 ICSS Fall Conference sessions were recorded and are available on the members’ only page of the ICSS website. If you have any colleagues who were unable to attend the conference, they can gain access to the recordings by joining or renewing their membership to ICSS.
Why Join ICSS?
ICSS has been recognized as a Gold Star Council by the National Council for Social Studies
This recognition was based on the following criteria:
1. Have democratic procedures for the election of officers.
2. Have demonstrated professional activity, such as workshops, conferences, and generally, programs that promote the social studies within their region.
3. Have actively participated in NCSS programs, such as brokering, submitting nominations for NCSS awards, attendance at the Summer Leadership Institute and legislative networking .
4. Have actively participated in social studies legislative advocacy efforts at state and/or at Federal level by: responding to NCSS legislative advocacy calls, disseminating calls to council members, building relationships with legislators, having an active legislative liaison, and developing a legislative advocacy plan.
5. Have contributed to NCSS fundraising efforts, such as the First Timer Scholarship Fund for the NCSS Annual Conference, the Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education, or the Christa McAuliffe "Reach for the Stars" Award Fund
6. Have 100% NCSS membership of council officers.
7. Have a specific plan for increasing NCSS membership in their state and underrepresented groups in their council.
8. Have shown an increase in the number of joint members.
9. Submit affiliation materials by deadline.
Image left: ICSS Executive board members Catherine Mein and Todd Hospodarsky accept the Iowa Council for the Social Studies award as an NCSS Gold Star Council.