2015 Calendar of Events

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March 6 - 8, 2015

Washington State Council for the Social Studies Leadership Retreat
The Power of Stories: From Native Washington to Global Movements
Campbell’s Resort - Lake Chelan, WA

Featuring a K-12 STUDY CANADA exhibit and two sessions connecting to Canada:

“Beat Nation: Spoken Word, Music and Civic Participation in Canada” presented by Paulette Thompson, K-12 STUDY CANADA Teacher Associate

“The Stories We Tell: Improving Literacy Skills and Knowledge about Cross-Border Tribal Connections to Canada” presented by Tina Storer, Western Washington University and Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa, Montana State University


October 14 - 17, 2015

23rd Biennial Conference of the
Association of Canadian Studies in the United States
New Horizons in Canadian Studies
Tuscany Suites and Casino - Las Vegas, NV

The education panel will feature K-12 best practice models presented by Tina Storer, Western Washington University, Betsy Arntzen, University of Maine, and Amy Sotherden (Chair), SUNY Plattsburgh.

For additional information, visit the ACSUS 23rd Biennial Conference page.


November 10 - 11, 2015

Area Studies & Outreach in the Social Studies Classroom
Tulane University - New Orleans, LA

This meeting will highlight important themes of outreach across area studies while producing valuable insight into best strategies for engaging with the K-12 Social Studies community. The meeting will explore best practices and strategies for assessment, resource access, and travel and collaboration. All individuals working in educational outreach and area studies for the Social Studies classroom are invited to attend and/or present.

The meeting will take place before the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference in New Orleans, LA November 13-15, 2015. Participants are encouraged to attend the working meeting and stay for the conference afterwards.

For more info, please contact Denise Woltering Vargas at 504-862-3143 or dwolteri@tulane.edu. See http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/go/outreachinsocialstudies

Register at: https://stonecenter.tulane.edu/registration_forms/detail/1813

This meeting is funded through a Title VI U.S. Department of Education grant and sponsored and hosted by Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. Additional sponsorship by The University of Maine Canadian-American Center, The University of Texas at Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for South Asia, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Boston University Africa Studies Center.

November 10 - 12, 2015

Council of State Social Studies Specialists (CS4) Annual Meeting
National Council for the Social Studies Associated Group
Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center - New Orleans, LA

The 50th annual meeting for CS4 will be held in New Orleans, LA starting on the evening of Nov. 10, 2015 and ending on the evening of Nov. 12, 2015. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 95th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, November 13 -15, 2014.

The National Resource Centers on Canada are represented by Tina Storer at these meetings.

Visit http://cs4.socialstudies.org/annualmeeting/new-item2 for more information and to register (when available).

November 12, 2015

NCSS Pre-Conference Clinic (Afternoon)
250 Years of Being Cajun -- Film, Women, and the Birth of Cajun Culture
12:15-4:45PM Old Firehouse Theatre
720 Mandeville Street in Faubourg Marigny
New Orleans, LA

Celebrate the arrival of the first Acadians in Louisiana 250 years ago and learn about the significant role women played in keeping the culture alive. View "Coton jaune — Acadian Brown Cotton: A Love Story", presented by Cinema on the Bayou Film Society. Presenters: Warren Perrin and Mary Perrin, Acadian Museum (Erath, LA); Pat Mire, Pat MIre Films (Lafayette, LA); Brenda Prejean (New Iberia, LA); Glen Pitre and Michelle Benoit, Cote Blanche Productions (New Orleans, LA)

Ticketed Event Fee: $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers

Note: Travel independently or in a group guided by Betsy Arntzen from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Contact barntzen@umit.maine.edu for specific time and location for travel departure.

Cote Blanche Productions

November 12, 2015

An Evening of Cajun Culture
All Welcome - NCSS Canada Community Social Event
5:30 - 8:00PM +++ Ye Olde College Inn and Rock N Bowl
3000 S. Carrollton Avenue
Uptown New Orleans, LA

Experience New Orleans and Cajun culture like a local. Thursdays are well-known as “Zydeco Night” in New Orleans. See http://www.rocknbowl.com/pages/detail/2/history. It's well worth the short taxi trip to Ye Olde College Inn for dinner following by lively music, dancing, and fun at the adjacent Rock N Bowl ($10 cover charge but save 50% with your dinner receipt). Join those attending the pre-conference clinic above or travel independently to the restaurant. All are welcome. Please RSVP to tina.storer@wwu.edu so that appropriate reservations can be made.

NCSS Canada Community

November 13 - 15, 2015

95th NCSS Annual Conference
Celebrate Social Responsibility
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA

Join social studies educators from around the world in New Orleans to celebrate social responsibility! Sessions, poster presentations and pre-conference clinics will reflect the conference theme, advocate for Social Studies education at the school, community, and/or state level, offer connections to one or more College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards dimensions, or focus on one of the following subthemes that celebrate: Human Rights; Celebrate Social Studies and the Young Learner; Sustainability; Global Citizenship-Past and Present; Excellence in Social Studies Education (Pedagogy & Content Knowledge)

Download the Canada at NCSS 2015 schedule to see the many professional development opportunities available at the conference. Be sure to drop by Booth #1019 in International Alley of the Exhibit Hall at the convention center to gather resources for teaching about Canada. The National Resource Centers on Canada look forward to meeting you there!

To learn more about the conference and to register, visit www.socialstudies.org
Registration / additional information will be available soon.

NRCs on Canada