Rhode Island College Educators of Social Studies, RICESS, was approved by student government last spring (2014) and already has an exciting agenda in store for its members. We will be holding bi-weekly meetings in Horace Mann 189 that address various issues and topics of interest to future social studies teachers Wednesday’s from 1-2 PM. Special events such as movie night discussions, a teacher panel, trivia, and field trip scouting will also be available for members. This year the club will also be lucky enough to attend the 94th National Council for the Social Studies’s conference. Located in Boston, educators across the nation will be attending the event to share their knowledge, ideas, and skills in the field. With numerous workshops and presentations this conference will be an investment in your future career.
Aside from offering professional development and extra educational opportunities, this club acts as a peer support system. You will be socializing with other education majors who will have similar goals as you. Our like minded group can work together to become a larger community focused on advancing our camaraderie around the RIC campus.