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GIVING TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 30, 2021 

A DONATION TO THE OCSS WILL GO A LONG WAY IN SUPPORTING OUR PROFESSIONAL

ORGANIZATION DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES. PLEASE CONSIDER THE

OCSS AS YOU MAKE YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION......THANK YOU!

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Thanks to all the participants, award winners, speakers and presenters who made the 65th OCSS Conference a success... See you in 2022! MEMBERSHIP MATTERS!!! AS SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATORS, WE NEED TO STICK TOGETHER DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES.         Click here to become a new OCSS member 

GOOD NEWS FOR OHIO SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS! Governor DeWine signed SB1 into law on October, 28. Click here. This statute makes Financial Literacy a semester high school graduation requirement. The OCSS was very instrumental in supporting key provisions of this law which benefit Ohio social studies teachers and programs.


How has OCSS supported Ohio Social Studies Teachers and our students with SB 1?

  • Originally the bill would not protect current Social Studies coursework from being replaced with Financial Literacy. OCSS successfully negotiated a change that protects Ohio's 3 years of social studies.  Due to OCSS efforts, Ohio students get 3 full  years of Social Studies and Financial Literacy! 
  • Originally the bill forced all social studies teachers to have to earn an new "validation" to teach the course.  OCSS successfully negotiated a change that ensures social studies teachers are exempt from this new rule.
  • OCSS was able to work with State Legislators and interested stakeholders to successfully advocate for Social Studies in Ohio. OCSS will continue to advocate for Ohio Social Studies teachers and our profession. Your membership matters!


 

The Ohio Legislature has two bills that threaten the very goals of social studies education in Ohio.  OCSS is committed to opposing these bills in a non-biased and professional approach in order to protect and defend the teaching and learning of outstanding social studies. 

OCSS MISSION STATEMENT

The Ohio Council for the Social Studies serves as the premier voice for social studies professionals in Ohio. We advocate for the vital role of social studies teaching and learning in all classrooms and communities to best prepare learners to undertake this nation’s highest office, that of office of citizen in a democracy. We assist educators statewide through professional development for the delivery of effective and innovative instruction. Our conference, regional institutes, and numerous publications provide a network of services to members throughout the state.








66TH ANNUAL OCSS CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 2022 

   To Be Announced  



2022 Conference Details:

Sessions and panel discussions by leading researchers, practitioners, and policy makers,

  • Networking opportunities with state and national leaders
  • And , powerful interactions and demonstrations with exhibitors and vendors.e 
Largest Assembly of History/Social Studies Teachers in the State


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