Central New York Council for the Social Studies
2016 Annual Conference
Today’s Social Studies:
Developing Critical Perspectives,
Confronting Enduring IssuesTuesday, October 25, 2016
7:30am - 2:20pm
Carnegie Conference Center, 2nd Floor Driver's Village
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NYS Regent, 5th Judicial District
"The New York State Board of Regents -
Toward An Opportunity to Learn"
We are eager to welcome and introduce our new Regent, Elizabeth Hakanson, to the CNYCSS community. Regent Hakanson was herself a long-time educator in the Syracuse City School District, including social studies. The Board of Regents is an important and often misunderstood civic institution. In her remarks, Regent Hakanson will discuss the relationship the Board of Regents seeks with educators on behalf of students in our state. She will outline her goals for the Regents and will converse with us about our hopes for continued growth in social studies education in New York State.
NYSED Office of State Assessment
"An SED Update on Assessment -
Where Are We in the Process"?
We are thrilled to welcome veteran educator from our own CNYCSS council, Donna Merlau. For the last 12 years, Donna has served as an associate in Instructional Services for Social Studies and is leading the development and implementation of the new assessments, based also on the new Framework and Toolkit. Teachers and administrators, K-12, play an integral role in students’ readiness and success with the new high school exams. Donna will update us on the current design, the schedule for implementation, and what schools need to be doing now to prepare for significant changes.
This year we encourage all participants to consider how presentations inform our understanding of the NYS K-12 Framework, both in terms of content and in terms of the Social Studies practices. Our engagement as professionals sets a powerful example for our students. Our ability to transfer our learning here to teaching in K-12 classrooms has real value to our students’ success.
Please click on each session below for more complete information on all of our presentations. Appropriate grade levels and practices are noted for each, yet feel free to attend any presentation that interests you!
7:30am to 8:30am
8:35am to 9:40am
9:40am to 10:00am
10:00am to 10:50am
11:00am to 11:50am
12:00pm to 1:25pm
1:30pm to 2:20pm
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Please visit Museum Row
Brief Business Meeting and Lunchtime Keynote
A1: "CNY Museums Provide Opportunities for Students and Teachers"
A2: "The Ottoman Legacy of the Modern Middle East"
A3: "The Cuban Slave Trade and the African Diaspora of Slavery, Plantations and Slave Runaways"
A4: "The Middle East and the Islamic World in 2016"
SESSIONS AT A GLANCE
B1: "Religion in Indian Politics"
B2: "Social Studies in the Elementary Classroom: The Importance of the Social Studies Practices"
B3: "Political Parties and the 2016 Election: Are Our Parties Re-Aligning - Will We Become More or Less Polarized?"
B4: "Is The Time Right for MunIcipal Mergers and Re-Alignment?"
C1: "Constitutional Law and Discrimination"
C2: "Writing to Learn in the Social Studies Classroom"
C3: "Is NATO Obsolete?"
C4: "Slave Coffles and the Antebellum South"
Advance registration closes on October 19.
Certificates of participation can be picked up at the Registration Table at the conclusion of the conference.
If your payment is outstanding at the time of the conference, please bring cash or check payment (made out to "CNYCSS") with you to the conference. NO PURCHASE ORDERS PLEASE. If you are bringing payment with you the day of the conference, you will need to go to the "Solutions" section of the Registration Table.
Please e-mail Carrie-Ann Ronalds with questions regarding conference registration and/or payment.
Vince Monterosso & Charles Coon
Museum Row Coordinator: