Mission Statement

To engage in activities supporting educational work, which shall also include the coordination, promotion, development and maintenance of quality social studies programs at all levels of educational instruction in the State of Colorado.

Welcome to Colorado Council for the Social Studies

Holocaust Teacher Training

Good morning, I hope the summer is treating you well.

Earlier this spring we sent out an invitation for an Echoes and Refections training being held at the Mizel Museum on Sunday, August 10. We have had an incredible response with educators from four states enrolling. We have been able to open up five more seats for the training and are asking that if you have already received the training or are unable to attend, you might be able to pass it along to a colleague, family member, or friend that teaches the Holocaust.

Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014
-Location: Mizel Museum
400 S. Kearney St., Denver, CO 80224
-Time: 9:00-4:00 (Lunch on your own)
-Materials Provided
-6 CDE clock hours

The original flyer is attached here.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Enjoy the the rest of your summer. Take care and be safe.

Todd Hennessy
Colorado Holocaust Educators
coholo.org - facebook.com/coholo.org

Elementary GeoTour Opportunity

Would you like to be involved in developing an interactive mapping tool that allows students to learn about important landscapes and landmarks in Colorado?

If you are interested in being part of this project, or if you would like to suggest some landscapes or landmarks to be included in the GeoTour, please follow the link to a Google Form below and share your thoughts by the end of this month (July 31st, 2014).


We welcome any suggestions and feedback you might be able to provide. Questions? Email coga@uccs.edu.

2014 Colorado Council for the Social Studies conference was held on April 18th. Stay tuned for our announcement of the 2015 conference date.

Donna O'Brien, Educator of the Year   Donna O'rien, Educator of the Year

Standards & Assessments

Participate in Standard Setting for Colorado Measures of Academic Success and Colorado Alternate Assessments Science and Social Studies

Standard setting will be held this summer for Colorado Measures of Academic Success and Colorado Alternate Assessments science and social studies. This process will generate cut score recommendations for each of the performance levels. CDE seeks science content specialists from Colorado school districts who have worked with students in grades 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, social studies content specialists who have worked with students in grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, and individuals who are experienced in working with English learners and special education students. Superintendents are also encouraged to participate. 

Participants will be selected from educator names submitted to the educator database at http://educator.force.com/CO as well as from nominations. Nominations should be sent to Margo Allen atallen_m@cde.state.co.us with “CMAS standard setting nomination” in the subject line. 

Open and read the Winter CCSS Newsletter

Summer Institutes:



Great Decisions Teacher Training Institute

CDE releases high school test questions for Social Studies.  Click on link and check them out.