The Michigan Council for the Social Studies provides professional development opportunities for social studies educators throughout Michigan. The sessions and workshops are available to professionals seeking training, updated information on the new standards and leadership education.
Benefits of attending an MCSS Conference:
Learn new ideas and strategies to use in the classroom.
Visit the exhibit area for resources to implement new methods discovered at the conference.
Network with colleagues.
Gain information about Social Studies and state social studies assessments.
Understand key issues at the national and state level.
The Michigan Social Studies Olympiad is a state-wide competition for students in grades 3 through 12. MCSS sponsors this competition in order to increase student and teacher interest in social studies education and to provide opportunities for students and teachers to gain individual and team recognition for academic accomplishments. The chair of this committee is Sean McBrady, Social Studies Consultant for the Macomb ISD.
The top priority of our committee is to expand this opportunity to more students and teachers throughout the state. We are doing so by moving the Olympiad to different school locations throughout Michigan over the next few years and reaching out to MCSS members and other leaders in the social studies community to spread the word to their local schools and colleagues about this great event.
There are several ways to get involved and support the Olympiad: