Mission Statement

To engage in activities supporting educational work, which shall also include the coordination, promotion, development and maintenance of quality social studies programs at all levels of educational instruction in the State of Colorado.

Welcome to Colorado Council for the Social Studies


ACT NOW!

Education for Citizenship--December 5--Register Now

Please join CELD for the 30th annual Eduicating for Citizenship Conference: Creating Democracy's Future , December 5, 2014,  Doubletree by Hilton Denver/Aurora Hotel,  13696 East Iliff Place, Aurora.  We are pleased that two national civic leaders who helped to launch CELD, Diana Hess, Vice President of the Spencer Foundation; and Lee Arbetman (Tentative), Executive Director, Street Law, will join us for this culminating event.  

Please register online at:  http://www.lawanddemocracy.org/2014.lawconfreg.html    Please help get the word out about this event by inviting your colleagues to join us on December 5.  Space is limited so register early.

Barbara Miller, Executive Director
Center for Education in Law and Democracy
531 Adams Street
Denver CO  80206
Phone  303 778-0756
Fax        303 733-4791
www.lawanddemocracy.org


The Civic Canopy - Job Openings

The Director of Civic Engagement Initiatives will be a critical new role on our team, helping consolidate a lot of our current fee-for-service work into a more focused effort to build civic capacity across the community.

The Community Partnership Coordinator will be in charge of ensuring the great progress we’ve seen with the development of our online tool, the Community Partnership System (CPS) continues to meet the needs of users and become an even more powerful platform for helping everyone find who is doing what, where, and how well things are working.

Application Process
Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a letter of interest and a current resume via email to HR@civiccanopy.org. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2014 and the position will remain open until filled. www.civiccanopy.org


CO Social Studies Current Newsletter:

Open and read the Fall CCSS Newsletter


Bill of Rights Institute
First eLesson of the New School Year!

Current Events and the Constitution
The Significance of Federalist No. 1 eLesson

Documents of Freedom Has Arrived

6,800 educators have registered for Documents of Freedom, our new digital textbook accessible 24/7 from any device. Join them today

American Museum of Western Art Educator' Gathering

The American Museum of Western Art—The Anschutz Collection is aiming to increase school group attendance in the coming year, and is hosting an Educators’ Gathering on October 29th.

3:00 to 6:00 pm
Free Open House for Teachers
Audio Tours available
Welcome remarks at 4:30 pm
Reservations required. Please RSVP to: kristin@anschutzcollection.org
303-308-8200
www.anschutzcollection.org

We offer free school tours as well as transportation/parking reimbursements, which surprisingly, most teachers in the community are unaware of. Hopefully this event will help us spread the word about this great resource in the community!


Colorado Close Up

2015 Schedule is now out. Read more here.


CCEE Stock Market Experience

Enhance your students learning experience in Personal Finance and Economics!

The Stock Market Experience™ is a FREE* interactive, hands-on, real life investment simulation that empowers student teams with their own virtual $100,000 investment portfolio for grade levels 3-12. Students work together to invest in stocks, mutual funds, bond, and commodities on US and international exchange over the course of a semester.

The Stock Market Experience™ supports the Colorado standards for Personal Financial Literacy and also helps students develop critical academic and 21st Century skills.

Session Dates:

Fall: September 22nd - November 21st
Early Spring: January 12th - April 3rd
Late Spring: March 9th - May 15th

More information on how to register to participate
and Free Teacher Training at www.ccee.net


Teaching Geography in the 21st Century:  New Online 5 Week Course for Educators

Video:
http://youtu.be/WmoCgGrTXE8

Course description:
http://www.enetlearning.org/professional-development/geography-for-the-21st-century/

Two graduate credit hours available. If you are only needing continuing education units, those are provided at the end of the course

The cost for the graduate hours is an additional $110 paid to Adams State University. Register for that optional graduate credit any time during the course. The link will be provided once you enroll in the course.