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Announcing the 2024 Social Studies Professionals of the Year Award Winners!

Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year

Mr. Steven O'Neill
Plum Point Elementary - Calvert County Public Schools

Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year

Ms. Kate Ehrlich
Oakdale High  - Frederick County Public Schools

Promising New Social Studies Teacher of the Year

Ms. Savannah Sullenger
North County High - Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Social Studies Instructional Leader of the Year

Ms. Leah Renzi
Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Outstanding Professional at a Social Studies-Related Org.

Ms. Debra Rantanen
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum - Calvert County

Civic Leader of the Year

Mr. Scott Goldstein
Patuxent High - Calvert County Public Schools

-- Announcements --

-- MDCSS is proud to announce the Winners of the 2024 Social Studies Professional of the Year Awards!--

These awards are conferred each year at the Annual MDCSS Spring Conference to deserving Social Studies professionals and educators throughout Maryland.  Award winners are nominated by their colleagues and nominations are reviewed and voted upon by the Maryland Council for Social Studies Board of Directors.  The Maryland Civic Education Coalition Civic Leader of the Year award is selected and conferred by the Maryland Civic Education Coalition each year. In addition to their award and recognition at the Annual Spring Conference, the winners were recognized and honored on the floor of the Maryland General Assembly during an open session at the State House in Annapolis. 

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the 2024 MDCSS Annual Spring Conference 
Many Voices, One Maryland
on  Saturday, April 6th

MDCSS was thrilled to host an exciting line-up of session topics including diverse perspectives, curriculum and pedagogy expertise, and discussions on civic education. Our session schedule included information of note for K-12 educators and pre-service teachers alike.  With working sessions and a wide array of vendor resources, conference participants were sure to walk away with a wealth of knowledge and ideas!

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THANK YOU to our Keynote Speakers!

MDCSS was proud to host Drew Shuptar-Rayvis (Pekatawas MakataWai'U "Black Corn"), an Algonkian living historian and preservation specialist, and Ms. Shannon Pugh, a NCSS Board Member and Maryland Educator, as keynote speakers during our Welcome Breakfast and Lunchtime Program. 

We were honored to learn from their voices!

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-- MDCSS Annual Spring Conference --
Many Voices, One Maryland
-- Read All About It! --
 Latest Edition of Our Newsletter! 
If you missed the email to members announcing our SPRING Newsletter, you can still access this amazing resource on our website.  Just click the button to start reading the latest information and thought pieces from the field crafted by Maryland Social Studies Educators for Maryland Social Studies Educators.
-- MDCSS Partner Learning Opportunity --
Register Now for the MCEE 2024 Financial & Economic Education Summit for K-12 Teachers
Deadline for Registration is June 1, 2024

Join us to learn valuable information to use in your classroom as well as your own personal knowledge. It's a great day to network with other Maryland educators to share and learn more about economic and financial education.

Participants will receive:

  • Teaching resources

  • Valuable personal information

  • $50 Stipend (all day participation required)

  • Breakfast, Lunch

Check Out Our Updated Calendar!

MDCSS aims to connect you with the most up-to-date opportunities to grow your craft as a social studies educator.  Our calendar now features various professional learning opportunities in the field, including in-person and virtual courses, workshops, lectures, and more! Most opportunities are free of cost, but those requiring a fee will be denoted with a dollar sign ($).

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