Spring Meeting 2015

New Jersey Social Studies Supervisors Association Spring Meeting 

May 8, 2015

NJPSA/FEA Conference Center – Monroe, NJ

Registration and breakfast

Welcome and introductions 

Sponsor presentation – Nicole Sheppard, Bedford, Freeman and Worth 

Redesign of AP European History/Connections to AP US History 

Linda Burns, Director of AP History Instructional and PD Resource Development, College Board

Discussion of Best Practices

  • Share a best practice from your AP courses – how has instruction changed as a result of the redesign?
  • How can/should the skills and concepts emphasized in the AP course redesigns be reflected in other courses?
  • How do the skills and concepts emphasized in the redesign support implementation of Common Core?  Of C-3?
  • Group share-out: What lessons from your experience with AP courses can you apply broadly across your other courses?

Sponsor Presentation – Sandra Brand, Pearson 

Business Items:

  • Election – N. Baxter
  • Google Group/Listserve
  • Logistics of membership and registrations – S. Maher


  • NJSSSA Elementary Social Studies Meeting – N. Baxter
  • NJCSS Professional Development – B. Cameron
  • NJCSS Fall Conference – proposal deadline is June 1 – N. Baxter
  • Mock Election – R. O’Dell
  • Submission of testimony about testing – K. Fox
  • NJPSA meeting on evaluations – K. Fox
  • Pre-service event was cancelled – N. Baxter

Policy Updates and Advocacy  – Debra Bradley, NJPSA director of government relations


Fox and K. Dennison