Arkansas Council for the Social Studies

WELCOME TO THE ACSS WEBSITE! 

This site is dedicated to Arkansas social studies educators.  Members of Arkansas Council for the Social Studies include elementary, middle and secondary, private and public, university professors and instructors, school administrators, and non-educational professionals who recognize the importance of a strong social studies background for our young citizens.


2018 Summer Professional Development Workshops

What do formative assessmentdifferentiationdisciplinary literacy, and the TESS domains have in common? INQUIRY! It is steeped in all of them. Educators and curriculum specialists join us in June for an action-packed day exploring the many facets of Inquiry. Daily Schedule: 8:30-3:30.  

Check the summer schedule for dates and locations. Sessions with less than 10 participants will be cancelled. Just click the RESOURCES tab at the top of this page.

The Economics of Sports   

*June 28-29, 2018

Click for more information


Membership Has Benefits!

  • Join other educators to advance social studies education in the state of Arkansas. 

    Join ACSS
  • Stay Connected: Subscribe to the ACSS email Listserv to keep up to date with announced events and opportunities, as well as informative discussion with colleagues across the state of Arkansas. 

Click here to sign up for the ACSS LISTSERV

Professional Development with the Department of Arkansas Heritage

The Department of Arkansas Heritage is hosting professional development workshops at a variety of locations in Arkansas throughout the 2018 summer. 

For more information, go to our RESOURCES page, or to sign up for a workshop, please follow this link:

http://www.arkansasheritage.com/Learn/upcoming-teacher-workshops

Updates and Announcements 

we are currently accepting nominations for the following 2018 awards: 


MARSHA COLEMAN AWARD FOR NOVICE TEACHERS
K-8 TEACHER OF THE YEAR
9-12 TEACHER OF THE YEAR
UNIVERSITY EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
FRIEND OF SOCIAL STUDIES
ACSS MEMBER OF THE YEAR 
LANDRETH-BLAIR GRANTS 

congratulations to our ACSS 2017 Award Winners:

      • Marsha Coleman Award for Novice Teachers: Karen Shelton, Huntsville Middle School
      • K-8 Teacher of the Year 2016: Terri Chapman-Riverview School District
      • 9-12 Teacher of the Year 2016: Corey Thomas-Bentonville West High School
      • ACSS Teacher of the Year 2017: Wright Porter, Academies at Jonesboro, High School-Jonesboro School District 
      • University Educator of the Year: Dr. Cherisse Jones, Arkansas State University
      • Friend of Social Studies: Mark Smith, Cave City Middle School
      • Member of the Year: Georganne Sisco, Old State House Museum
      • Landreth-Blair Grants-$500
        • Wright Porter, Academies at Jonesboro, High School-Jonesboro School District
        • Dr. Cissy Dowdy, Southside High School, Batesville
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software