Kansas educators have needs that are unique and different from other states. That’s why we made this page just for you and your needs as a social studies professional.

February 16-17, 2024
Kansas Council for the Social Studies
Session 1
Visual Literacy: Seeing Is Believing
Session 2
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Social Studies School Service utilizes district goals and data to personalize supports, and to develop and facilitate professional learning opportunities that build capacity around instructional practice, resource implementation, teacher transfer, and social studies leaderships.

Meet your state curriculum specialist
Charlie Murphy
Kansas Curriculum Specialist
I love Social Studies, it was my favorite subject throughout school! I’ve been surrounded by teachers in my family; 2 sisters, 3 in-laws, mother in-law, and my wife who taught Social Studies in public and private high schools after her career as an attorney as a way to ‘pass it forward’. I graduated from the University of Rockhurst with a BSBA and captained the tennis team for all years. In addition to my love of working with teachers and students, I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy the camaraderie of a competitive USTA tennis match, but also the calming natural beauty of a misty farm pond with the ever joyful hope of catching a big bass. My wife and I love traveling, meeting new people from all walks of life, and learning from those shared experiences.