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New York

New York 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.

March 7-8, 2024
NYS Council for Social Studies
Session 1
Using Everyday Surroundings to Teach Young Students Geography through their senses and experiences
April 20, 2024
Capital Region Council for Social Studies
Session 1
You are never too young to hold onto a piece of history! Introducing Primary and Secondary Sources in the Elementary Classroom.

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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
Emily Thomas
New York Curriculum Specialist
Emily has worked in Education supporting K-12 curriculum and Higher Ed for the last 10 years. She enjoys working with administrators and teachers to help support their classrooms with engaging, hands-on social studies materials to spark students’ interest in learning about the world around them. Emily and her son live in Saratoga, NY. Emily and her family enjoy vacationing to Disney and taking cruises around the world. Emily is a huge supporter of fostering dogs and is a volunteer with The Sato Project where she has helped numerous dogs find their forever home and even had the opportunity to attend Puppy Bowl the last couple years. During her free time, you will find her bike riding, attending concerts and spending time with family and friends.
Meet your state curriculum specialist
Cindy Gosser
New York City Curriculum Specialist
I am lucky enough to have been working with social study educators my entire career. I have found they are a remarkable, passionate group of people. It started for me in 7th grade when I fell in love with all things history. I graduated from Ball State University in Indiana with a business degree and soon went to work for a social studies publisher. I enjoy reading, spending time in my flower beds, and visiting family. I have been married for over 25 years now and have four kiddos that are quickly becoming young adults. I love my family fiercely and thoroughly enjoy what I do every day!