LAYTON, Utah (Nov. 11, 2013) – Gibbs
developer of customized state social studies programs, is presenting and
exhibiting at the 93rd annual National Council for the Social
Studies (NCSS) Conference in St. Louis from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24. The session will
focus on integrating Common Core ELA standards into social studies instruction.
In addition to the presentation, Gibbs Smith will display its award-winning
programs in the exhibit hall.
curriculum director at Gibbs Smith Education, will present “Getting History
Write: Common Core Strategies for Your Classroom,” which focuses on using
writing to enhance student learning about history. Coombs will debunk five
common myths about writing instruction, offer teachers the opportunity to
participate in a brief model writing activity, and provide purposeful
strategies to help students improve their writing—especially about primary
“As a past
writing specialist and teacher trainer, I worked closely with students and
educators to design strategies for writing across the curriculum,” said Coombs.
“What's wonderful is that strengthening the writing component in a history
classroom doesn't just meet the Common Core Standards, but it also helps
teachers meet their own objectives for student learning."
proposal was chosen from more than 900 submissions, and went through a rigorous
evaluation process before being accepted by the NCSS. Her session will take
place on Nov. 23, 2:45-3:45 p.m. CST, in room 123 of the America’s Center
three-day conference, Gibbs Smith Education will showcase its state-specific
social studies programs at Booth 632, the company’s first time exhibiting in more
than five years. Gibbs Smith Education will showcase its newest textbooks approved
by the Tennessee Textbook Commission, Tennessee
Through Time: The Early Years and Tennessee
Through Time: The Later Years, as well as an extensive selection of print and
digital materials aligned to state social studies standards and the Common Core.
studies programs are created from the ground up, beginning with each state’s
social studies standards and unique history,” said Brad Farmer, CEO of Gibbs
Smith Education. “More than 30 states utilize our social studies programs, therefore
it’s imperative that our resources engage students in social studies while enhancing
essential skills and cross-curricular learning opportunities.”
For more information
on NCSS and the featured session from Gibbs Smith Education, visit http://www.socialstudies.org/conference/sessions/2013/conference.
About Gibbs Smith Education
Smith Education is an award-winning publisher of customized state social
studies programs. The company crafts social studies programs that align with
each state’s distinctive social studies standards covering history, geography,
economics, and government. The programs, which are available in print and
digital formats, deliver material that is accurate and grade-level appropriate.
Additionally, all programs are aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
For more information, visit www.gibbssmitheducation.com.
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