Congratulations to Tracey Zaval Horvath and Jeannine Chewning for winning two of our Teacher of the Year awards.
Tracey is the VCSS Teacher of the Year for 2017. She teaches Civics at Midlothian Middle School. You can check out her website here. Tracey uses innovating techniques to engage her students and shared some of those strategies with teachers as the conference. She also has trained teachers across the state for the VDOE.
Jeannine is the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Excellence in Teaching Award winner for 2017. This award recognizes and honors the accomplishments a teacher in the area of Civil Rights/Civil Liberties. Jeannine won for her efforts in teaching students about human trafficking and how they can be modern day abolitionists.
Our next state conference will be held at the Hotel Roanoke on November 2 and 3, 2018. Planning has begun! If you're interested in helping us plan, please email us. As soon as we have more information to share, we will.
We are now seeking proposals for the state conference in Roanoke. This year's theme is "Harmonizing the Human Experience."
The Virginia Council for the Social Studies is seeking proposals that incorporate this theme into engaging and thought provoking presentations for educators at all levels. Interpretations of the theme might include:
- How can we weave the humanities and arts into our social studies instruction?
- How do we guide students to see history through multiple perspectives?
- How do we support and enrich learners at all levels with unique strengths and needs?
- How are we integrating social studies into other content areas?
- How do we teach both skills and content in a harmonious way?
The length of each session is 50 minutes.
Proposals are due by May 5, 2018.
Presenters will be notified of proposal status (accepted or declined) via email by June 4, 2018.