Call for Proposals
The 2014 Virginia Conference for Social Studies teachers will be held on October 24 and 25 in Tysons Corner, VA, specifically the Sheraton Tysons Premier in Vienna, VA. This year's theme is: Virginia and the Global World.
Proposals will be accepted until May 1. Presenters will be notified of their status by June 1, 2014.
If you're interested in presenting, click here.
Virginia General Assembly News
The Virginia General Assembly currently has 10 bills dealing with the SOLs, some dealing with Social Studies. This Tuesday, January 28, many of them will be discussed in committees. The main idea seems to be eliminating some SOL Social Studies tests in the elementary school. Some measures would eliminate tests (3rd grade, for example) and have no other form of accountability to teach Social Studies, while some bills do. Here are two documents you can look at for more information: