NYSCSS 2017 Summer Institute: Making it Real in the Social Studies Classroom

  • 10 Jul 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • 12 Jul 2017
  • 4:00 PM
  • Woodcliff Inn & Spa, Fairport NY


  • (Includes one year of regular NYSCSS membership)

Join us from Monday, July 10 - Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Woodcliff Hotel & Spa for our 3rd annual intensive three-day NYSCSS/NYS4A Summer Institute. We will focus on using the New York State Social Studies Curriculum Framework to plan instruction and acquiring new strategies to scaffold instruction for all learners including students receiving ELL and Special Education services. During the Institute, we will discuss elements of building curriculum inquiries, including assessment prompts based on the new Social Studies Practices embedded in the Framework.  We will also integrate themes of the Institute by visiting Rochester museums and our presenters will share strategies related to organically developing content rich and pedagogically sound primary source lessons, incorporating the Framework and Social Studies Practices. On Wednesday, July 12, we will be joined by NYSED Social Studies Associates who will provide a 3-hour clinic on the NEW Global History & Geography Regents exam's Enduring Issues essay prototype. 

MEMBERSHIP: Required to attend the institute. Non-member registration includes NYSCSS Membership for one (1) calendar year. Please click here to learn about our various membership options.

PAYMENT:  All payments can be made online through our PayPal link using a bank account transaction, debit card, or credit card. When the transaction is completed, you will receive an e-mail invoice confirming payment. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this option. Please scroll fully down on screen to see the Paypal portal to use your debit or credit card without signing up for a Paypal account.

Payments by personal check and purchase order/district check are also available. Please send your personal check or purchase order to:

New York State Council for the Social Studies
c/o Tim Potts-Treasurer
P.O. Box 921
Monticello, NY 12701

SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION PAYING YOUR COSTS?: If your registration costs are being paid by an organization with a credit or debit card, each individual's registration must be done separately via our website.  Since this will require personnel in your business office to have access to your personal NYSCSS account (for current NYSCSS members only), we suggest you change your member password before and after such payment. If your school or organization is paying by check or purchase order, please make certain that that the names of attendees being paid for are written on ALL documents accompanying the mailed check or purchase order. Your registration will be delayed if your names does not appear on the purchase order and corresponding documents. A school or organization contact person (with phone and e-mail address) should be identified on the purchase order.

We will provide a CTLE certificate of attendance for all attendees who complete the workshop. Certificates will not be released early for any reason.  You must attend all sessions to receive your certificate.

Complimentary breakfast is included with your registration. 

As an Institute participant, you can take advantage of a reduced room rate at the Woodcliff Hotel & Spa of $109.00 per night if you choose to stay on site.  Use the code "NYS Council for the Social Studies Room Block" when you reserve your hotel room directly with the Woodcliff Hotel & Spa.  Contact Woodcliff Hotel & Spa  at (585) 381-4000.

All paid registrations must be received by Friday, June 30, 2017.

For questions about purchase orders, please contact NYSCSS Treasurer Tim Potts at treasurer@nyscss.org or (845) 796-3058 ext. 20618. Please note that after June 23, 2017, Mr. Potts will not be in district so email is the best form of communication.

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REFUND POLICY: For a full refund, please e-mail a cancellation notice by June 30, 2017 to treasurer@nyscss.org. Sorry, refunds cannot be processed after this date. There are NO exceptions.

NEED HELP?: Please contact us at nys4a_president@nyscss.org or treasurer@nyscss.org.

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