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C3 & the NYS Social Studies Framework:  MOB Social Studies / School Librarian Conference

Dec. 3, 2014 @ the Vernon Downs Hotel

Keynote:  C3, the NYS Social Studies Resource Toolkit and Inquiry - with Professor John Lee and Professor David Hicks

The New York Social Studies Toolkit Project is creating instructional materials and professional development for implementing the newly released New York Social Studies Frameworks. The Toolkit project work follows the Inquiry Arc, as presented in the College, Career, and Civic Life for Social Studies State Standards (C3 Framework), including the four dimensions: (1) Developing questions and planning inquiries, (2) Applying disciplinary concepts and tools, (3) Evaluating sources and using evidence and (4) Communicating conclusions and taking informed action.


Professor John Lee:  Professor John Lee Associate professor of social studies education at North Carolina State University. His scholarly work focuses on pedagogies and tools for using digital historical resources in K-12 and teacher education settings as well as theories and practices related to new literacies. He directs the Digital History and Pedagogy Project ( and co-directs the New Literacies Collaborative ( In addition, he is interested in theory and practice related to global learning and democratic education.  He is the author of VISUALIZING ELEMENTARY SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS.  Dr. Lee served as a senior adviser and contributing writer of the COLLEGE, CAREER, AND CIVIC LIFE FRAMEWORK FOR SOCIAL STUDIES STATE STANDARDS. 

Professor David Hicks:
AssociaProf. David Hicks te professor of education specializing in history and social science education.  His publications include a co-edited book with E. Thomas Ewing entitled EDUCATION AND THE GREAT DEPRESSION: LESSONS FROM A GLOBAL HISTORY.  He has served as co-editor of the social studies current issue section of the Society for Information TEchnology and Teacher Education (SITE) online journal, CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY AND TEACHER EDUCATION.

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