The Social Studies collaborative harnesses the collective wisdom of state leaders and national experts to explore opportunities and address challenges within the field of social studies. The Social Studies collaborative focuses on identifying, developing, and sharing high-quality educational resources that support student and professional learning through rigorous standards, engaging curriculum, balanced assessments, effective professional development and attention to equity. Members in the collaborative also receive updates on legislative trends and policy issues that are likely to impact social studies so that state leaders are equipped to plan and respond effectively.
The group offers three in-person meetings that are supplemented periodically by online meetings and webinars that sustain and extend the work. Members of the Social studies collaborative tend to be state specialists for social studies within the state education agency.