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 2017 2016 Darlene Frazier Hogan Cedars Elementary, Gresham  Paul Monheimer Catlin Gabel,Portland Chisao Hata Portland Public Schools 2015 Carol GlasgowSt. Clare School, Portland Tim SwinehartLincoln High School, Portland Peter Pappas University of Portland 2014 Jennifer ParksWalker Elementary, 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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