PROFESSIONAL AWARDS RECOGNITION PROGRAM

The CCSS Awards Recognition Program highlights dedicated professionals who go above and beyond in the field of history-social science education. We welcome you to self-nominate or nominate an outstanding teacher/educator in your area.  All members of the CCSS community are eligible to apply. You may download each award description along with direction for submitting your application linked to each award title below. All winners will receive a commemorative plaque, one complimentary conference registration, a monetary award, and special recognition during our conference. All applications must be received by December 1, 2016. 

California Council for the Social Studies 

2016 Award Recipients

     Michael Lundgren     Jennifer Elemen        Kevin Roughton          Cathy Marston         Kristina Hughes

       Bellflower USD     Fremont USD             Jurupa USD           Glendora USD     San Jose State

                Diane L. Brooks          Outstanding High                       Outstanding Middle             Outstanding Elem.                 Student Teacher              Award           Level Educator                              Level Educator                        Level Educator                   Excellence Award

Elementary Outstanding Teacher Award 

The purpose of the CCSS Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year is to recognize a CCSS member whose classroom teachings in grades K-6 and whose professional practices reflect the goals and purposes of an exemplary social studies education.  

MIDDLE SCHOOL OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD

The purpose of the CCSS Outstanding Middle Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year is to recognize a CCSS member whose classroom teachings in grades 5-8 and whose professional practices reflect the goals and purposes of an exemplary social studies education.  

Senior High Outstanding Teacher Award 

The purpose of the CCSS Outstanding Secondary Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year is to recognize a CCSS member whose classroom teachings in grades 7-12 and whose professional practices reflect the goals and purposes of an exemplary social studies education.  

Student Teacher Excellence Award 

To recognize pre-service teachers who have been excellent in the field. 

Outstanding Higher Education History-Social Studies Teacher Award

The purpose of the CCSS Outstanding Higher Education History- Social Studies Teacher of the Year is to recognize a CCSS member whose higher education instruction and professional practices reflect the goals and purposes of an exemplary social studies education. 

Hilda Taba Award 

This award is named for Hilda Taba, a university professor at San Francisco State University who significantly influenced education and is internationally renown for her work in “concept development” in the social studies. The Taba Award is CCSS's highest honor, and is awarded to a California man or woman who has made a significant contribution to social studies education in California. 

Diane L. Brooks Award

The purpose of the Diane L. Brooks Award is to recognize an administrator at the district, state or local level who has contributed significantly to the profession of social studies education. 

Ruth Delzell CCSS Outstanding Service Award 

The purpose of the Outstanding Service Award is to recognize CCSS members whose dedication on both state and local levels has contributed significantly to the CCSS organization and to the profession of social studies education.

Carol Marquis Global Understanding Award 

The Carol Marquis Award was named for Carol Marquis, a respected educator who significantly influenced social studies teachers and students to understand  global perspectives. The Carol Marquis Award is awarded to a California educator who has made notable contributions in helping social studies students increase their understanding of the world.  

Roy Erickson Civic Education Leadership Award 

The Roy Erickson Civic Education Leadership Award is awarded to a California educational leader, legislator, or community/organization leader who has made notable contributions toward promoting or implementing civic learning in California schools to prepare students to be engaged and responsible citizens.  

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