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


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The CELL & The Denver Post would like to extend special
complimentary tickets to students and educators for
Colorado Remembers 9/11- Emerging Threats to U.S. National Security
Featuring General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Hosted by Governor John Hickenlooper & Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 7pm
Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
14th & Curtis, Denver, CO 80202

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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


Course description:

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.

2014 Colorado Council for the Social Studies conference was held on April 18th. Stay tuned for our announcement of the 2015 conference date.

Donna O'Brien, Educator of the Year   Donna O'rien, Educator of the Year

Standards & Assessments

Participate in Standard Setting for Colorado Measures of Academic Success and Colorado Alternate Assessments Science and Social Studies

Standard setting will be held this summer for Colorado Measures of Academic Success and Colorado Alternate Assessments science and social studies. This process will generate cut score recommendations for each of the performance levels. CDE seeks science content specialists from Colorado school districts who have worked with students in grades 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, social studies content specialists who have worked with students in grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, and individuals who are experienced in working with English learners and special education students. Superintendents are also encouraged to participate. 

Participants will be selected from educator names submitted to the educator database at http://educator.force.com/CO as well as from nominations. Nominations should be sent to Margo Allen atallen_m@cde.state.co.us with “CMAS standard setting nomination” in the subject line. 

Open and read the Winter CCSS Newsletter

Summer Institutes:



Great Decisions Teacher Training Institute

CDE releases high school test questions for Social Studies.  Click on link and check them out.