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Developed by Tina Heafner, NCSS 2008 HOD Steering Committee Chair
Updated by NCSS Staff
Article IX. ResolutionsSection 1. Resolutions represent the
principles, beliefs, and actions that the general membership of the NCSS, as represented in the House of Delegates, recommends to the NCSS Board of Directors.
Guide the current or future business operations of NCSS
Provide direction on the nature of social studies education
Address issues in the fields of history and social science inquiry
Acknowledge social and political issues which are of concern to social studies educators but do not have direct impact on the nature of social studies education
Provide direction to NCSS Board of Directors for current and future work of NCSS
Create a forum to express ideas, recommendations, issues and concerns relevant to NCSS and its work to promote quality teaching & learning of social studies
Consideration should be given to the existing goals and actions of NCSS
What issues are impacting Social Studies educators at the local and/or state level?
What are the current and future goals of NCSS
Reference NCSS Strategic PlanReference NCSS Activities Overview
Advocacy and VisibilityEducation and KnowledgeMembershipEngaged CitizenrySocial Studies Excellence
What recommendations can be offered to support the organization/membership?
How can the actions of NCSS improve the teaching and learning of social studies?
Are there issues in my state or special interest group that are not represented?
Are there issues that NCSS is not effectively addressing that need more or modified action?
What do my constituents (state, committee members, affiliated group members, etc.) feel is important to social studies education?
How effective is the purpose of the resolution articulated?
Is the resolution clearly and concisely worded?Does the resolution follow the appropriate format?
Rationale & Statement of Action Statement relating to goals & purposes of NCSS Statement relating to professional interests of NCSS
Does the resolution contain actions that are prohibited? Change the structure of NCSS Bind NCSS to spend money?
Is the resolution thoughtful and purposeful?Does the resolution connect and extend the current
goals of NCSS as outlined in the strategic plan? If so, how?
Has this or a similar resolution been considered before?Does the resolution represent the interests of my state
or special interest group?
FOSTERING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AMONG SOCIAL STUDIES COMMUNITIES Supported by: New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois Co-Sponsors: California, Oregon, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Mexico, New
York State RATIONALE: Numerous organizations including economic councils, historical councils, geographic
alliances, and civic education communities currently exist and independently work toward a common goal. However, the communication between these distinct groups is often inarticulate, informal, or ineffectively shared.
WHEREAS: local and regional institutions such as historical societies, museums, and archives serve as valuable potential resources for social studies educators, and
WHEREAS: multiple and varied positions currently exist and communication between these groups is inconsistent and informal, and
WHEREAS: social studies communities working independently can develop a myopic view to their immediate concerns in the absence of a greater discussion, and
WHEREAS: communication among colleagues is imperative and necessary, and
WHEREAS: national, state, and regional conferences are excellent ways for professionals to communicate and share ideas, and
WHEREAS: it is important that NCSS take a lead role to support and promote national, state and regional conferences, and
WHEREAS: conferences are excellent venues to advance and promote social studies education, and
BE IT RESOLVED, that, in order to improve the quality of social studies teaching and learning in every classroom, the NCSS national, state, regional, local councils and special interest communities relating to social studies, will open a clear dialog between these diverse groups through joint endeavors including conferences, publications, and/or sponsorships to better address a theoretical, practical and standards-based approach to the teaching of social studies.
07-01-14. NCSS TO ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LEGISLATIVE
LIAISONS AT THE AFFILIATE LEVELS BY PROVIDING TRAINING AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Supported by: Colorado, California, Maryland, Oklahoma, Prince George’s County Co-Sponsors: Oregon, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Mexico,
RATIONALE: The current National Council for the Social Studies body is in need of legislative liaisons who identify and monitor critical issues and engage in pro-active media and public relations in a timely manner as they relate to educational policy and programs that impact social studies education on the local, state and national levels.
WHEREAS: It is essential to have communication between NCSS and the state and local affiliates on critical issues to support the advancement of social studies as they relate to educational policies and;
WHEREAS: Training is essential to the creation of effective legislative liaisons;
BE IT RESOLVED, NCSS should encourage and support the establishment of legislative liaisons at the affiliate levels who will monitor critical issues and engage in pro-active media and public relations in a timely manner as they relate to educational policy and programs that impact social studies education by providing training sessions for legislative liaisons at the annual conference facilitated by NCSS staff.
Brainstorm topics for considerationList, Group, Label
Small group development of resolutionsOrganized by topic of interest
Participate in resolution development Google Doc groups with topics of interest.
Once the Google Doc drafted resolutions are ready to be shared, take resolutions back to your state councils, affiliated groups, communities and committees.
Discuss, evaluate and debate resolutions.Consider additional resolutions relevant to
regional, state, or local needs and interests.Resolutions Committee
Review ResolutionsEdit (if necessary)Order Resolutions
All resolutions must be submitted electronically by the 2nd Monday in October to NCSS Council Services.
Any additional resolutions must be presented electronically to the NCSS House of Delegates Resolution Committee at the open hearings to be held prior to the 1st Session of the House of Delegates.
All resolutions will be reviewed and edited by the NCSS House of Delegates Resolutions Committee.
Finalized resolutions will be introduced before the House of Delegates at the NCSS Annual Conference in Atlanta, November 13-15, 2009.
If resolutions have not been presented prior to the first session of the House of Delegates, there will be a call for additional resolutions to be introduced on the floor during Friday’s HOD session. Procedures outlining requirements for resolutions
introduced on the floor are outlined in Article IX of the NCSS House of Delegates manual.