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Professional Development

PD Provider: Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies

Contact Information
Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies
170 Tremont Street #903
Boston, MA 02111

Gorman Lee
Director of Professional Development, Past President

Provider Details
Non-profit Organization
Action Research, Course, Meeting Series (committee, council, PLC, task force), Training Session/Workshop
Teachers, Teacher leaders, District Admin: supts/asst supts, special ed directors etc., School Admin: principals, asst principals, curriculum directors etc., Coaches, Paraprofessionals, Advocates/community partners or leaders, Other
Face-to-Face, Blended (Hybrid), Online
10 events or fewer
Over 25 years
Brief Description of Services
The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit educational organization. It is a network of social studies educators who work at every level of schooling. MCSS is affiliated with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and participates fully in that organization’s efforts to advance the profession. The purposes of MCSS are to: 1. Provide a professional organization for educators involved in teaching any of the wide range of subject areas included in the definition of social studies. 2. Provide professional development for social studies educators. 3. Serve as a liaison with the state agencies charged with setting and assessing the curriculum standards for social studies and providing the oversight of social studies education. 4. Promote the maintenance and expansion of the social studies at all levels of education from pre-K through university. 5. Encourage students to excel in the social studies by promoting Massachusetts History Day and by providing Opus Bono, the state social studies honor society. 6. Encourage and assist in the development of new social studies educators.

Content Area(s)
Content CategoryDetailsGrade LevelsEducator Evaluation Standards
History/Social Science  T-I: Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment
T-II: Teaching All Students
T-III: Family and Community Engagement
A-I: Instructional Leadership
A-III: Family & Community Partnerships
A-IV: Professional Culture

Company or OrganizationMassachusetts Center for Civic Education Roger Desrosiers
Company or OrganizationBridgewater State University Massachusetts Geographic Alliance

Regions Served

Last Updated: March 1, 2015

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