2023 NYSCSS Pre-Service Teacher Evening

  • 08 Mar 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Albany-The Desmond Hotel


  • Join us for our 7th annual Pre-Service Evening from 4-8:30 PM Wednesday March, 8, 2023 in High Street Room 26. Location is the Crowne Plaza Albany-the Desmond Hotel. 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, New York 12211.


Capital District Council for the Social Studies

Pre-Service Teacher Night-March 8th, 2023

Crowne Plaza Albany-Desmond Hotel-4:00-8:30 PM

Part I-A“make and take” session centered on making your future classes more primary source friendly. Presenters will share how to utilize and implement "Consider the Source New York: Teaching with Historical Records" into the classroom. 

Part II-The evening discussions will focus on candidate website/porfolios, the interview process, first-year survival skills, and settling into your new teaching position.  

This will be an interactive evening and a great opportunity for all preservice teachers across the state.

Registration Fee is $35*

*Attendees will receive:

  • Light dinner served with plenty of food available 

  • Free attendance to the 2023 NYSCSS Conference

  • 1-year membership from beginning March 8, 2023:

    • NYSCSS New York State Council for Social Studies 

    • CDCSS Capital District Council for Social Studies

Registration information:

Preservice teachers can register for the annual convention at a discounted rate of $35.00, which includes the March 8th preservice event (light dinner, discussions, presentations, interview practice) and full conference attendance (Thursday-Saturday-March 9-11, 2023).  

Online registration deadline is Monday, March 6, 2023. 

For preservice teachers to take advantage of this great discount, they need to be students in undergraduate, or graduate programs, and not employed with a district or other educationally related full-time position. If unsure, please contact Tim Potts

Preservice teachers need to enter preservice2023 as the code (no spaces & all lower case) when registering. 

2023 Pre-Service Schedule:

4:00-4:10   Registration

Attendees sign in/name badge.  Accept payment from those who are signing up in person.

4:10-4:30   Introduction and Mission-Dr. Kristi Fragnoli

4:10-4:20   Opening Statements by NYSCSS leadership-Dr. Kristin Fragnoli & Tim Potts 

4:20-4:30    Structure of the evening-How to get the most out of pre-service 2022

4:30-6:00   Consider the Source New York with Jordan Jace (NYSA)

6:00-6:45   Refreshments- Meet and Greet Mixer 

(All round table interviewers will mix with pre-service candidates for networking)

6:45-8:30   Table Top Interviews 

How to get an interview, resumes, cover letters, OLAS vs. direct contact, etc.

Roundtable conversations & interview questions.

Teaching careers in a 2023 world. Will the teacher shortage help in getting a position? 

Please feel free to contact Dr. Kristi Fragnoli or Tim Potts (email link above) for more details

Dr. Kristi Fragnoli/The Lally School of Education/The College of Saint Rose



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