The Oregon Council for the Social Studies offers yearly awards for Excellence in Teaching Social Studies.   We also have (at various intervals) provided opportunities for classroom innovation grants, travel stipends for NCSS, and student contests.   Check back to this site soon for more opportunities.



NCSS Awards and Grants

NCSS Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year

Award for Global Understanding given in honor of James M. Becker

Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy

FASSE Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award

NCSS Research Awards

Carter G. Woodson Book Awards



OCSS Awards & Grants

Past Educators of the Year Awards Year Elementary School Middle School High School University Friend of Social Studies   2015   Carol Glasgow  St. Clare School, Portland   Tim Swinehart  Lincoln High School, Portland Peter Pappas University of Portland   2014   Jennifer Parks Walker Elementary, Ashland  Timothy Love Duniway Middle School, McMinnville Alisha Hamel more »

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Teacher of the Year Nomination Page

OCSS is currently taking nominations for 2017. Please use the link below to submit a nomination. OCSS Nomination Form

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