ABOUT THE MARYLAND COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL STUDIES

The Maryland Council for Social Studies (MDCSS) is dedicated to the promotion and support of social studies education in Maryland and the United States. MDCSS works to build a community of social studies educators in the state of Maryland, and through this network advance cultural understanding, respect for human differences, and an appreciation of diversity. MDCSS provides high quality professional development and instructional resources for Maryland social studies teachers and works to recognize excellence in social studies instruction at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. 

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Nominate an excellent social studies professional!

Download the nomination form here.

The Maryland Council for Social Studies is pleased to accept nominations for 2019 Social Studies Professionals of the Year.

We have five awards. Nominations are open now! 

AWARDS TO BE CONFERRED

 

Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year – The nominee must be a current elementary educator who has made a significant contribution to social studies in a public or private Maryland school.  The nominee shall have exhibited outstanding professional qualities in working with students, colleagues, and the community.

 

Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year – The nominee must be a current middle or high school educator who has made a significant contribution to social studies in a public or private Maryland school.  The nominee shall have exhibited outstanding professional qualities in working with students, colleagues, and the community.

 

Promising New Social Studies Teacher of the Year – The nominee must be a current elementary or secondary educator in their first five years of teaching who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment and made significant contributions to social studies instruction.

 

Social Studies Instructional Leader of the Year – The nominee must be a social studies supervisor, resource teacher, or other instructional leader in a Maryland school system who has made outstanding contributions to curriculum and/or resource development, teacher professional development, or system-wide organization.

 

Outstanding Professional at a Social Studies-related Organization – The nominee must be a current professional at an organization whose mission is closely related to the field of social studies, such as a historic site, history museum, social studies educational alliance, or social studies advocacy organization.  The nominee shall have exhibited outstanding professional qualities in working with students, teachers, and/or the community in the areas of education and/or advocacy.

 

 

PROCEDURES FOR NOMINATION

 

The nominator must describe the nature of the nominee’s achievements on this form.  Professionals selected for these awards will be honored at the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis, MD.

 

Please send completed nomination forms to MDCSS via ourMDCSS@gmail.com no later than Monday, March 2, 2020.