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  • Dear Colleagues,   By now you should have received an email indicating your participation in the CUFA 2018 program. Educators at all levels submitted over 230 proposals for consideration with significant variety in both topic and method. Due to the ...

  • Dear Colleagues, This email serves as a reminder that CUFA proposals are due Friday, March 9 th , at 11:59pm PST. I look forward to your proposals and if you have any questions please email me at . Also, please do not forget ...

  • The countdown begins. Proposals for the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) 2018 Annual Conference are due in one week. This year's conference theme is Expanding the Intellectual Contours of Social Studies Education in Troubling Times which ...

  • Dear CUFA Membership, This is a reminder that your CUFA proposals are due March 9 th at 11:59pm PST. You can submit your proposals through our CUFA 2018 website . Also, be sure to sign-up as a reviewer, ...

  • Dear Colleagues, Special rates for CUFA-NCSS hotels are now available. Please visit to book your hotel. CUFA begins Wednesday morning on the 28 th of November and concludes Friday with our Research ...


  • Third Annual Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Institute

    Dear Members of the African American Educators for Social Studies Community,

    I wanted to make sure you and your Community members were aware of our upcoming summer professional learning opportunity: the third annual Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Institute. It will be held in Raleigh, NC from July 17-19.
    This year, the IDM Institute is co-sponsored by C3 Teachers and NCSS – and we are thrilled to share this popular summer program with our wider NCSS community. As authors of the C3 Framework and co-founders of C3 Teachers, John Lee, Kathy Swan, and S.G. Grant have been working with teachers around the country to bring inquiry to life. For more about C3 Teachers’ impact around the country, see: http://www.c3teachers. org/where-inquiry-lives/. 

    The IDM Institute is a unique opportunity for teachers to not just learn about the C3 Framework and inquiry, but to create new instructional materials. Teachers will leave Raleigh with their own personalized inquiry-based materials and proven strategies for implementing those materials in their classes. 

    The IDM Institute registration cost is between $300 and $475, depending on the number of days (two or three) and NCSS membership. Register here: http://www.c3teachers. org/2017-institute/.

     All Institute attendees will receive the following bonus materials:
    · A copy of the upcoming book by John Lee, Kathy Swan, and S.G. Grant, Inquiry-Based Practice in Social Studies Education: Understanding the Inquiry Design Model
    · Access to the Fall 2017 NCSS Webinar, “C3 in the Classroom: Teaching with the Inquiry Design Model” on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM EDT (available live to the first 100 registrants, and archived for all Institute participants)

    We look forward to seeing you this summer! Please share widely with your Community and your networks. Thank you!


    Lawrence M. Paska, Ph.D.
    Executive Director