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Saturday, February 29 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Our Powerful California Stories: Localizing History

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By localizing history, students uncover how their cities, families and communities have contributed to California and national history.  Find out how to put the Fair Act into action! Learn about two key figures in California history, Lewis Green and Nick Gabaldon, and leave with resources to begin using local history to increase student engagement and learning.

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Amparo Chavez-Gonzalez

History Educator & Coach, 1968
Amparo Chavez-Gonzalez has been an educator for over 30 years, working with 3rd-12th graders in urban schools. For over five years she had the privilege of working at Central Park Secondary School, founded by Deborah Meier and Ted Brown, the original small learning communities, project-based... Read More →
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Vince McLeod IV

Social Science Teacher, EdTech Lead, Dominguez High School (Compton USD)
Vince McLeod is a Social Science Teacher at Dominguez High School in Compton.  He teaches AP Government and Economics. His classroom is an interactive haven, getting students ready for the world and college through the use of digital resources, technological literacy, and PBL endeavors... Read More →

Saturday February 29, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 2