NYSCSS 2018 Summer Institute: Making the Connections with All Students: Engaging Special Populations

  • 18 Jul 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • 20 Jul 2018
  • 4:00 PM
  • The Desmond Hotel, Albany New York


  • (Includes one year of regular NYSCSS membership)

Join us from Wednesday, July 18 - Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center for our 4th 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 current practices for effective instruction in the special education and ELL classroom.  We will be joined by NYSED Social Studies Associates who will provide clinics and updates on the NEW Global History & Geography Regents exam and the United States History and Government Regents Exam. 


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 the 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/district check 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 may 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. Lunch choices will be available for purchase throughout the Institute.

As an Institute participant, you can take advantage of a reduced room rate at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center of $109.00 per night if you choose to stay on site.  Use the code "NYS Council for the Social Studies Summer Institute" when you reserve your hotel room directly with the Desmond.  Contact the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center at (518) 869-8100 or (800) 448-3500.

All registrations must be received by Friday, June 29, 2018 either paid via Paypal, personal check, or purchase order with forthcoming district check. If you are using a purchase order it must be on file by June 29, 2018 ready for invoicing or you will be de-registered. If your district requires payment after the Institute is over you may still register, but the purchase order must be on file by Friday, June 29, 2018.

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 22, 2018, Mr. Potts will not be in district so email is the best form of communication.

FOR IRS W-9 FORM (Request for Taxpayer ID) click here.

REFUND POLICY: For a full refund, please e-mail a cancellation notice by June 29 2018 to treasurer@nyscss.org. Sorry, refunds cannot be processed after this date. There are NO exceptions.

NEED HELP?: Please contact Paul Gold for program questions:  paul.gold@nyscss.org or Tim Potts treasurer@nyscss.org for payments or membership questions.

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