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Thursday, February 27
 

9:00am PST

DBQ Symposium
Private DBQ Event

Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 3:00pm PST
Newport Beach 1

10:00am PST

CLIC at CCSS
This pre-conference event will guide participants through the inquiry process, present the wealth of resources available to support Framework implementation through the CLIC Project, and connect you with your local regional CLIC Lead and community of practice. Participants of this FREE session will receive useful and relevant materials and an invaluable opportunity to network with colleagues from across the state.

Lunch is provided

Register at http://bit.ly/CLICPreconference

Thursday February 27, 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm PST
Laguna Beach 1

10:00am PST

CUE Rockstar at CCSS
History Teacher Edition - $99 - lunch included
  • Jam Sessions 
  • Three 90 minutes Sessions 
  • Hands-on Learning 
  • Digital Resources 
  • Focused, Small Groups 
Register at https://casocialstudies.org/event-3626411 

Thursday February 27, 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm PST
Huntington Beach
 
Friday, February 28
 

7:30am PST

Administrator's Colloquium - Ticketed Event
Register for Administrator's Colloquium

School and district administrators and social studies leaders are invited to attend the California Council for the Social Studies Administrators’ Colloquium and Awards Breakfast. The 2020 Diane L. Brooks Administrative Award winner, Jeff Hittenberger, will be honored, and colloquium participants will hear from Rob Darrow, Ed.D. on how leaders can support implementation of the FAIR Act in their schools and districts. Dr. Darrow is a former school administrator, librarian, and teacher. Currently he is an educational consultant in LGBT history, safe and inclusive schools, and curriculum development. He also has been active in the state-wide CLIC Project.

Speakers
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Rob Darrow

Consultant, Safe Schools Project Santa Cruz
Dr. Rob Darrow is a lifelong Californian who works as an educational consultant helping schools and school districts implement the teaching of LGBTQ history. His research interests include LGBTQ history, safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ youth, professional learning, digital learning... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 7:30am - 8:45am PST
Bristol 3

9:00am PST

KEYNOTE - Women in Leadership and the 19th Amendment: Where we've been and where we need to go,
Meet these remarkable leaders to hear about the challenges they faced as women in leadership - the lessons learned and their insights on what needs to be done to fulfill the vision of the women's suffrage movement led over 100 years ago.

A book signing will be available following the presentation in the Exhibit Hall at the booth of Social Studies School Service, booth #315-316

Moderators
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Milton Reynolds

Reynolds Consulting,
Founder Reynolds Consulting, SF Bay AreaMilton Reynolds is an educator, educational consultant, author, and former Senior Program Associate with Facing History and Ourselves. Before joining Facing History he spent over ten years as a middle school teacher, a diversity/communications... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Darline P. Robles, PhD

Darline P. Robles, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California.Dr. Robles served as as the first Latina County superintendent of the Los Angeles County Office of Education. She was named a Top 100 Influential Hispanic Americans... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Rindskopt Parker

Elizabeth Rindskopt Parker

Consultant, Defending Democratic Institutions Project of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker previously served as Executive Director of The State Bar of California. She also served as General Counsel of the National Security Agency, Principal... Read More →
avatar for Renee Tajima-Peña

Renee Tajima-Peña

Project Director + Professor, Building History 3.0 Project + UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications
Professor of Asian American Studies and Director of the Center for EthnoCommunications, University of California, Los Angeles.Dr. Tajima-Peña is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker whose work focuses on communities of color, immigration, gender, and social justice. Her previous... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Catalina Ballroom 1

10:00am PST

Exhibit Hall
Visit our Marketplace of ideas and things to engage and connect with our dedicated educational partners and sponsors.  All of our exhibitors are excited to meet you and share their excellent resources designed to support your educational goals as well as the teaching and learning of history-social science.  

Friday February 28, 2020 10:00am - 6:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom

10:10am PST

Dynamic Methods to Get Students Speaking and Listening
Participants will learn powerful teaching strategies developed by TCI that aims to get students, even those who tend to be reserved during class discussions, to actively participate. The session will be conducted in a classroom style, where participants take on the roles of students and be immersed in an engaging lesson from TCI. 

Speakers
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Matt Moorman

TCI
Founded by teachers, for teachers, TCI creates science curriculum to help students master three dimensional learning set forth in the NGSS framework.


Friday February 28, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Bristol 3

10:10am PST

Why Don’t People Vote? Strengthening Democratic Discourse Through Civil Conversation
Voter turnout has become shockingly low over the last several decades, with some exceptions. Why is that? And how can we encourage students to value democratic decision-making enough to become informed voters themselves? This session presents the strategy of Civil Conversation to help develop students’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions for participation in our democracy. Free lesson materials will be provided.

Speakers
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Damon Huss

Senior Editor & Curriculum Specialist, Constitutional Rights Foundation
Damon Huss is senior editor and curriculum specialist at Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) where he develops, writes, and edits curricular materials, including Bill of Rights in Action magazine, and where he coordinates and conducts teacher professional development. Before CRF... Read More →
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Sarah Badawi

Senior Program Director, Constitutional Rights Foundation
Sarah Badawi is Senior Program Director at Constitutional Rights Foundation. Prior to joining CRF in 2017, she was a middle and high school social studies and special education teacher, as well as a school administrator, for 15 years in a variety of settings in the U.S. and overseas... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Emerald Bay 2

10:10am PST

The New California High School Economics Course
Instead of the dismal science, the new California high school Economics course focuses on empowerment for student success. The course is standards driven, student focused, and content rich. It is based on the idea that economics content and tools of analysis that help students succeed in the economy and in other aspects of their lives should be taught.

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Greg Fisher

CASET and CCEE
Greg Fisher: Mr. Greg Fisher has been in education for the past 30 years. He currently serves as Principal and teacher at HArts Academy of Los Angeles teaching Psychology, U.S. Government, Economics. Mr. Fisher has taught social studies classes at the high school level since 1987... Read More →
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Jim Charkins

California Council for Economics Education
Jim Charkins - Chief academic officer, California Council on Economic Education, Founding Board member, California Association of School Economics Teachers, 2012 Hilda Tabba Award Winner, 2014 National Council on Economic Education Adam Smith Award winner, member California History/Social... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Balboa 2

10:10am PST

Controversial Issues on the U.S. Census
The U.S. Census has become a very controversial issue for many people. Some students are not aware of how much the Census will affect their daily lives. Nor that controversies today may not be controversies tomorrow. This session will walk participants through a sample lesson plan (free to all participants).

Speakers
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Maria Gallo

Center for Civic Education


Friday February 28, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Newport Beach 1

10:10am PST

Digital Worlds Revealed Through Critical Media Studies
In this session, participants will discuss how media studies can be used in HSS classrooms.  We will use the Critical Media Studies principles to analyze advertisements, commercials, music videos, social media, and films.  Suggestions for texts and instructional strategies will also be shared.  Our focus will be on how can we help students better read the world and create counter-narratives.

Speakers
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Christopher Lewis

English Learner TOSA, Mountain View High School
Christopher Lewis, Ph.D., is a teacher at Mountain View High School in El Monte, CA. He has taught in the English and Social Science department for fourteen years. Currently, he is a teacher on Special Assignment supporting English Learners. Christopher has presented at a number of... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Balboa 1

10:10am PST

Journalism Matters: Civic Engagement & Primary Sources Through Key Moments in History
Explore the new inquiry interactive from PBS and the Library of Congress to explore nine pivotal US historical events through journalism, such as a FAIR Act look at WWII and women. For example, learn how female war correspondents during World War II broke barriers, informed the homefront and challenged public perceptions through primary sources and mastery products.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Ramos

Liz Ramos

Teacher, Chaffey Joint Union High School District
High school teacher, PBS project contributor, News Literacy Project board member, iCivics Teacher, and Claremont Graduate University Teacher Preparation Program instructor.



Friday February 28, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Laguna Beach 1

10:10am PST

Latino Leaders Speak: Voices of Hope and Resilience to Shape a Generation
In 2020,Latinos will be the largest ethnic group in the state and a majority by 2050. Yet, the story of Latinos, their contribution to the American narrative is often minimized or altogether absent. This session will introduce teachers to a new curriculum of 20 short biographies of Latino leaders in politics, science, the arts, and more for the 6-12 classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Vallejo-Doten

Barbara Vallejo-Doten

Site Director, California Global Education Project at CSU Long Beach
Barbara Vallejo-Doten is the Regional Director for the California Global Education Project at CSULB, which offers a place-based professional development environmental education program, Teaching for Sustainable Communities: Empowering Eco-Literate Global Citizens that centers the... Read More →
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Kelly Leon

Sweetwater Union HS District


Friday February 28, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Newport Beach 2

10:10am PST

Primary Source Analysis and Hands-on Experiences for Elementary Social Studies
Introducing primary source analysis in grades K-3 can be a challenge.  This session models primary source analysis activities that can be easily replicated, highlights dimension 3 of the C3 Inquiry Arc and combines hands-on experiences with young learners in mind to increase comprehension. Free lesson take-away.

Speakers
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Alisa Stevenson

Alisa Stevenson is a Curriculum Specialist with a Masters Degree is Secondary Education.  She spent 10 years in the middle and high school classroom teaching various social studies subjects.  
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Jennifer Carlson

Director, Social Studies School Service


Friday February 28, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Laguna Beach 3

10:10am PST

What's New with the State: CDE History–Social Science Projects
This presentation will provide an update on the content standards, curriculum framework rollouts and implementation, model curricula, instructional materials, professional learning, and other current projects of the California Department of Education related to history–social science.

Speakers
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Erin Jacks

California Department of Education
Erin Jacks joined the CDE in the fall of 2019 after seven years teaching History-Social Science and English Language Arts. She spent three years collaborating with the UC Davis History-Social Science Project during the rollout of the 2016 HSS Framework. She holds a BA in History and... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth McDonald

Kenneth McDonald

California Department of Education
Dr. Kenneth McDonald was the project lead for the update of the History–Social Science Framework and the 2017 History–Social Science Adoption. He has been with the CDE for 18 years and holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Riverside.


Friday February 28, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Emerald Bay 1

10:10am PST

Integrating Native American and California Indian History Across K-12
Teachers will learn about the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Native Knowledge 360° Essential Understandings as a way to guide their integration of local and national histories of Native Americans from the precolonial period to today. This session will address integrating this important history across K-12 with resources for each grade level.

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Mary Levi

4th Grade Teacher
A strong advocate for accurate Native American curriculum. Especially for historical and present curriculum for all grades K-12.
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Nicole Gilbertson

UC Irvine History Project
Nicole Gilbertson is the Site Director of the UCI History Project. She partners with teachers across Southern California to implement the Framework.



Friday February 28, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Emerald Bay 3

10:10am PST

Why Are We Learning This? - Making Content Relevant to Your Students
This session aims to address how teachers can take curriculum and connect it to a news source or cultural piece, how teachers can draw parallels from movies, music, and TV shows to primary sources, and how teachers can take students’ experiences in making content relevant.

Speakers
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Benjamin Wong

Green Dot Public Schools
Benjamin Wong serves as a History/Social Science Curriculum Specialist with Green Dot Public Schools, a charter management organization in Los Angeles. He provides instructional coaching, professional development, and curricular support to teachers at Green Dot’s twenty-one schools... Read More →
avatar for Kris Terry

Kris Terry

Senior Director of African American Achievement & Equity, Green Dot California Home Office


Friday February 28, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Newport Beach 3

10:10am PST

The Longest Hatred: A Look at the History of European Antisemitism
Where does antisemitism come from?  The phenomenon is over 2,000 years old, yet courses that deal with the Holocaust don’t often consider pre-20th century history. This session outlines the larger context of antisemitism and offers the content teachers need, through interactive primary sources, to help students understand the origins and history of the world's longest hatred.

Speakers
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Dori Gerber

Trainer & Educator, Institute for Curriculum Services
Dori Gerber, M.Ed., is the Southern Region Trainer and Educator for the Institute for Curriculum Services (ICS). On behlaf of ICS, Dori presents at conferences and conducts curriculum trainings in the Southern states and serves as a local resource for teachers and school districts... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Laguna Beach 2

10:10am PST

Pre Service Boot Camp
This unique event designed for new and pre-service teachers will promote expanding professional networks, integrating instructional technology, and implementing the classroom management and literacy strategies vital to the implementation of the new History Social-Science framework. The event features a panel discussion and question/answer session with local history education advocates and leaders, including:
  • Jon Resendez History-Social Science Dept. Chair Portola HS Irvine Unified School District
  • Beth Fisher Principal, Yorba Middle School, Placenta-Yorba Linda Unified School District
  • Adam Wemmer 11th Grade US History/ELA 3 Team Lead, Pacifica HS Garden Grove Unified School District
  • Linn Lee History-Social Science Curriculum Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District
Following the panel discussion, there will be breakout sessions in Classroom Management, Professional Networks, and Instructional Technology led by practitioners who have been recognized as outstanding leaders in their field:
  • Classroom Management - Erik Peterson, MS Teacher from Santiago K-8 Elementary, Santa Ana Unified School District
  • Civic Learning Mindsets for Instructional Planning - Jon Resendez, HS Teacher and Dept. Chair, Portola HS, Irvine Unified School District
  • Building Your Professional Learning Networks - Stacy Yung, MS Teacher from Cadence Park K-8 Elementary, Irvine Unified School District

Speakers
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Adam Wemmer

Teacher, Pacifica High School
Adam Wemmer is the US History team lead at Pacifica HS in Garden Grove, which won the state Civic Education Award in 2016 and the Los Angeles County Democracy School Award in 2017.  He has been teaching U.S. History and Advanced Placement U.S. Government at Pacifica since 2000, and... Read More →
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Beth Fisher

- Principal, Yorba Middle School, PlacentaYorba Linda Unified School District
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Erik Peterson

Teacher, SAUSD/Mikva Challenge/NHD-CA
Erik Peterson teaches seventh and eighth grade social science at Santiago K-8 in Santa Ana. As the 2018 CCSS Middle School Teacher of the Year, Erik Peterson constantly seeks opportunities to empower and elevate his students. He is going into his 6th year doing Action Civics and Project... Read More →
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Jon Resendez

Social Studies Teacher, Irvine Unified School District
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Linn Lee

History-Social Science Curriculum Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District
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Rob Vicario

Irvine Unified School District
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Stacy Yung

Teacher, Irvine Unified School District
I am a middle school history teacher and EdTech enthusiast. I am committed to social justice and equity in the classroom and am an anti-bias anti-racist educator in progress. I strive to promote student voice and to empower students to be active citizens in their communities and... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:10am - 12:20pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 1

11:20am PST

Creating Original Mock Trials: Justice in Action
Roll up your sleeves and help create a mock trial based upon literature, research-based landmark cases, and intriguing current events to build powerful civil discourse skills through our justice system. Walk away with resources, templates, and experience to guide students or teacher collaboration teams to design trials that build connections with meaningful societal issues!  

Speakers
avatar for Mary Manbert

Mary Manbert

Teacher
Mary Manbert is a teacher leader at Flora Vista Elementary, a 2019 Civic Learning Award winning school in Encinitas Union School District. She has been an advocate for personalized learning and civic education, engaging her students to take civic action locally and nationally. She... Read More →
avatar for Robyn Litt

Robyn Litt

Teacher on Special Assignment, Encinitas Union School District
Robyn Litt is a Teacher on Special Assignment for Encinitas Union School District (K-6). She has led over 40 teachers in her district in a civic education movement over the past six years, resulting in Top Statewide Civic Learning Awards in three schools and permanent branding of... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Newport Beach 1

11:20am PST

Inquiry Learning and Evidence-Based Writing in the Digital Age
For 20 years, the DBQ Project has democratize the DBQ experience, making authentic inquiry-based learning accessible to all student. Through a six-step method, students produce substantive evidence-based essays. Now, DBQ Online takes pen and paper out of the equation. The robust platform offers enhanced
scaffolding, while still allowing students to annotate and interact with the documents.


Speakers
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Beth Montgomery

The DBQ Project
Beth grew up in Denver, Colorado, graduated from Brown University and began a 24-year teaching career. She has taught grades 4-12 at the regular and AP levels in three schools: Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY, The Lycee International in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, and Cherry... Read More →
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Mollie Hackett

Professional Development & Partnerships, The DBQ Project
Mollie Hackett is the Co-Director of Professional Development and Partnerships for the DBQ Project. For over 10 years, she has trained and consulted with districts throughout the country. Prior to working with the DBQ Project, Mollie taught history in Seattle, Washington. She is passionate... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Newport Beach 2

11:20am PST

Navigating Through Media and Public Opinion: A Search for Truth
Participants will be immersed in a lesson from a student’s perspective and explore how to navigate through media and public opinion using primary resources to decipher, analyze, and draw sound conclusions from events and issues. Participants will witness multiple TCI teaching strategies and participate in activities that allow them see how they can implement these strategies immediately into their classrooms. 

Speakers
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Matt Moorman

TCI
Founded by teachers, for teachers, TCI creates science curriculum to help students master three dimensional learning set forth in the NGSS framework.


Friday February 28, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Bristol 3

11:20am PST

Writing Questions to Support Daily Inquiry: C3 Questioning for Access and Equity
While compelling and supporting questions frame investigation, these questions do not always facilitate discussion or access to texts. Students synthesize content when teachers write questions to help students clarify misconceptions, unearth biases, elucidate reasoning, sustain conversations, extend conversations and encourage curiosity. In this session, the presenter defines question types, models question writing and shares resources to facilitate differentiated lessons. 

Speakers
avatar for Marika Manos, Ed.D.

Marika Manos, Ed.D.

History/ Social Science/Civics Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
Marika Manos is the History/Social Science/Civics Coordinator for the Orange County Department of Education and has been an educator for 19 years. In her previous work, she was a History/Social Science methods instructor at CSULB, the K-12 History/Social Science Curriculum Leader... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Emerald Bay 1

11:20am PST

Become a Connected Educator: Using Twitter With Your Students & Colleagues
Become a connected educator by establishing yourself on Twitter!  In this session, attendees will learn the benefits of using Twitter with their students, families, and colleagues. Teachers will learn how to use hashtags to search Twitter for history content and connect with other history educators. We will also review do's/don'ts of using social media with families and students. 

Speakers
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Linda Cargile

High School Administrator, Long Beach Unified
Linda Cargile has been an educator with the Long Beach Unified School District for twenty years. She taught ancient world history at the middle school level for 16 years, served as an instructional coach in K-8 for a year, and is currently serving as a high school administrator.  In... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Newport Beach 3

11:20am PST

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse and Other Geography Skills!
When the zombies attack, where do we run, regroup, and rebuild our lives? Geography skills can save you from the zombie apocalypse! Based off the National Geography Standards, apply geography skills using a graphic novel, critical thinking, and community knowledge to bring this content to life. Lesson take-away.

Speakers
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Alisa Stevenson

Alisa Stevenson is a Curriculum Specialist with a Masters Degree is Secondary Education.  She spent 10 years in the middle and high school classroom teaching various social studies subjects.  
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Jennifer Carlson

Director, Social Studies School Service


Friday February 28, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Laguna Beach 3

11:20am PST

Breakout Edu: Engaging Students One Box at a Time
Breakout Edu takes the escape room concept into the classroom. Content related
games engage all students simultaneously while students collaborate, problem solve
and complete a series of puzzles to open the Breakout box. Play a game, investigate
resources and learn how to use both digital and physical games in your content area.

Speakers
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Katherine Rand

Social Studies Teacher, Cobalt Institute of Math and Science
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Susan Myers

Teacher, Chaparral High School
Susan Myers teaches US History, AP U.S. History and Government at Chaparral HS in Temecula. A strong believer in having students DO history, rather than just learn about history, Susan has developed many activities and projects to immerse students in a learning experience. She strives... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Laguna Beach 2

11:20am PST

Inquiry Based Collaborative Learning: Anxieties, Strategies, and Better Learning
Promoting collaborative learning practices within inquiry based lessons based on the essential questions presented in the California History-Social Science Framework. The session will provide classroom ready, and tested, strategies that support Common Core Standards in Reading, Speaking, and Listening (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-12.1). 

Speakers
avatar for Jovanni Garcia

Jovanni Garcia

Social Studies Teacher, Kern High School District
Jovanni Garcia is currently in her third year of teaching for the Kern High School District teaching World History, U.S. History and AP World History. Jovanni also serves on Kern High School District Social Studies Leadership Team developing curriculum and guiding professional development... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Emerald Bay 3

11:20am PST

Into, Through and Beyond History for College, Career, and Civic Readiness
Participants will engage in inquiry-driven history-social science learning through literacy-based strategies which support diverse learners through reading, speaking, listening, and writing using history-social science content that promotes a call to action in real-world situations. Participants will take away an inquiry model, tools and resources that promote disciplinary literacy, reflective learning, collaborative conversations, and group critical thinking to process content. 

Speakers
avatar for Molly Snider

Molly Snider

Education Specialist, Mendocino County Office of Education
Molly Snider is the Area 1 CCSS Representive, CLIC Coordinator and is the History/SS Education Specialist at the Mendocino COE.
avatar for Nancy Rogers-Zegarra

Nancy Rogers-Zegarra

Teacher Leader, Bellevue Union School District
Nancy Rogers-Zegarra's professional experience spans 38 years and includes classroom teaching, serving as a literacy coach, interventionist, reading specialist, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Principal, District Director for English Learners and Assessment, and as a County Office... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Laguna Beach 1

11:20am PST

The Extraordinary Local Women Who Campaigned for the Vote
The year 2020 marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. You have heard of famous suffragists like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett. But did you know that thousands of local extraordinary women campaigned for the vote? Learn about how to integrate their stories into the national narrative of suffrage history. 

Speakers
avatar for Wendy L. Rouse

Wendy L. Rouse

Associate Professor, San Jose State Univeristy
Wendy Rouse is an Associate Professor of History at San Jose State University (SJSU) whose research focuses on the history of women and children in the Progressive Era. Rouse combines her former experience as a high school teacher with her training as an academic historian to model... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Balboa 1

11:20am PST

Getting to the Polls! Teaching About Voting Rights With Role-Play and Simulation
As a national election approaches, students will have questions about voting rights and voter suppression. This session focuses on using the Supreme Court’s Husted decision to evaluate controversial state-level voter registration laws, as well as a legislative simulation activity on reforming voting laws, to help students think critically about voter participation. Free lesson materials will be provided.

Speakers
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Damon Huss

Senior Editor & Curriculum Specialist, Constitutional Rights Foundation
Damon Huss is senior editor and curriculum specialist at Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) where he develops, writes, and edits curricular materials, including Bill of Rights in Action magazine, and where he coordinates and conducts teacher professional development. Before CRF... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Emerald Bay 2

11:20am PST

The C3 Framework: Breaking Down the Silos
The presenters will discuss the causes of the American Revolution from the civics, economics, and geographic perspectives and then demonstrate the blending of the three disciplines to create a "story well told" demonstrating implementation of the standards and framework.

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Jim Charkins

California Council for Economics Education
Jim Charkins - Chief academic officer, California Council on Economic Education, Founding Board member, California Association of School Economics Teachers, 2012 Hilda Tabba Award Winner, 2014 National Council on Economic Education Adam Smith Award winner, member California History/Social... Read More →
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Michelle Herczog

Coordinator III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles COE
Michelle Herczog is responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County.  She is a Past President of the National Council for the Social Studies and served as Vice-Chair... Read More →
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Tom Herman

California Geographic Alliance
Tom Herman is the Director of the California Geographic Alliance and Research Fellow at San Diego State University.


Friday February 28, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Balboa 2

1:30pm PST

Tackle the Election Before It Tackles You
Election 2020 is here, but you don’t have to tackle it alone. This session will explore ways middle and high school students are analyzing election issues, creating media and sharing their views and connecting with peers across the nation. You’ll have project ideas and plenty of resources to help them dive into civil, informed discussions to make their voices heard.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly

Teacher/Coach, Minarets High School
Bob Kelly teaches social studies (AP US History, AP Government and AP Economics as well as US History, economics, government, and psychology)  at Minarets HIgh School outside Yosemite in the Sierra Nevada foothills.  He loves helping his students think for themselves!  Bob has... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Emerald Bay 1

1:30pm PST

Evaluate Online Sources Like a Digital Detective
Evaluating digital literacy is a critical skill in today’s classroom. Finding sources that are credible are key to accessing this knowledge. Our students need the skills to become savvy consumers of digital sources.  Join us as we explore how to guide students to navigate Google and evaluate online sources using critical thinking and lateral reading techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Manbert

Mary Manbert

Teacher
Mary Manbert is a teacher leader at Flora Vista Elementary, a 2019 Civic Learning Award winning school in Encinitas Union School District. She has been an advocate for personalized learning and civic education, engaging her students to take civic action locally and nationally. She... Read More →
avatar for Robyn Litt

Robyn Litt

Teacher on Special Assignment, Encinitas Union School District
Robyn Litt is a Teacher on Special Assignment for Encinitas Union School District (K-6). She has led over 40 teachers in her district in a civic education movement over the past six years, resulting in Top Statewide Civic Learning Awards in three schools and permanent branding of... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Balboa 1

1:30pm PST

Economics Through Inquiry
This session will provide participants with an overview of the College, Career, & Civic Life C3 Framework Inquiry Arc and ways to implement planned inquiries within a High School Economics course. This session will provide attendees with tools to create their own inquiry-based lessons using the C3 Framework Inquiry Arc and resources to replicate the process in their own classrooms.


Speakers
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Karen Clark Yamamoto

Karen Clark Yamamoto has taught high school Social Studies since 1997. She has taught AP Human Geography, Government, Economics, and US History in the past 21 years at Western High School in Anaheim. She is currently teaching APHG and Economics. Karen earned a BA in History and Religious... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Newport Beach 3

1:30pm PST

National Geographic’s Geo-Inquiry Process in Action!
Learn how National Geographic’s Geo-Inquiry process can further your student's understanding of the world and empower them to generate solutions that make a difference.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hines

Chris Hines

Regional Director, National Geographic Society
Chris Hines is the Regional Director for National Geographic Society supporting California.


Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Laguna Beach 3

1:30pm PST

Census 2020 Count Me In! High School Curriculum Available at No Cost!
Explore lesson plans, resources, and teacher guides for U.S. History, Government, and Economics courses designed to infuse the historical aspects of the US Census and empower students to take civic action in their communities to ensure a Complete Count. Learn more about this FREE official curriculum funded by the Government Operations Agency.


Speakers
avatar for Frank Pisi

Frank Pisi

Director, History-Social Science, Sacramento COE
Frank began his teaching career at the middle school and high school levels in the Elk Grove Unified School District, serving as classroom teacher and curriculum coordinator. At the California Department of Education, Frank helped shape school reform policy and worked to ensure greater... Read More →
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Michelle Herczog

Coordinator III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles COE
Michelle Herczog is responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County.  She is a Past President of the National Council for the Social Studies and served as Vice-Chair... Read More →
avatar for Rob Vicario

Rob Vicario

Irvine Unified School District



Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 1

1:30pm PST

Creating Citizens Who Care: Social Emotional Learning Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom
When Social Emotional Learning skill development is included in Social Studies classes, students have transformative learning experiences while they build skills that are essential for success in school, work, and life. In this session, participants will engage with the SEL competencies and explore models for utilizing active classroom strategies and digital interactives to build empathy and understanding.  

Speakers
avatar for Meg Honey

Meg Honey

Curriculum Specialist, Pearson Education
Meg Honey (she/her) is a Humanities Curriculum Specialist with Pearson. She taught middle school and high school Social Studies for sixteen years and currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Saint Mary’s College of California and at University of the Pacific. Meg is a regular... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Balboa 2

1:30pm PST

History Mysteries and Whodunits: An Inquiry Based Approach
Learn creative ways to teach important trials and immerse students in historical events through inquiry. Help students be active participants at key moments in history through case studies, role playing, mock trials, simulations, and more. Lesson ideas, strategies and digital resources will be shared.

Speakers
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Katherine Rand

Social Studies Teacher, Cobalt Institute of Math and Science
avatar for Susan Myers

Susan Myers

Teacher, Chaparral High School
Susan Myers teaches US History, AP U.S. History and Government at Chaparral HS in Temecula. A strong believer in having students DO history, rather than just learn about history, Susan has developed many activities and projects to immerse students in a learning experience. She strives... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Laguna Beach 2

1:30pm PST

Developing Historical Thinking Using Artifacts and Images
Historical thinking encourages students to ask sophisticated, probing questions that lead to a deeper understanding about history and their world, think critically, and effectively analyze information and sources.  Students don't do this intuitively.  Throughout this session, participants will engage in hands-on experiences with objects and images/print materials using strategies designed to teach historical thinking routines in the classroom.







Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Adkisson

Cheryl Adkisson

Gifted Coordinator
Cheryl Adkisson served thirty-three years as a public educator.  Throughout her career, she taught high school business for three years and served as a middle school media specialist and then as a gifted coordinator at both elementary and middle school levels.  Professionally, Cheryl... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Newport Beach 1

1:30pm PST

Diversity and the U.S. Census
This session explores how the census defines and seeks to measure racial and ethnic diversity in the United States, examines questions this data-gathering raises, and considers what projections tell us about population trends in the future. Attendees learn how to engage students in these questions and participate in a Civil Conversation to deepen their understanding.

Speakers
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Sarah Badawi

Senior Program Director, Constitutional Rights Foundation
Sarah Badawi is Senior Program Director at Constitutional Rights Foundation. Prior to joining CRF in 2017, she was a middle and high school social studies and special education teacher, as well as a school administrator, for 15 years in a variety of settings in the U.S. and overseas... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Emerald Bay 2

1:30pm PST

Aurora Speaks: Understanding Genocide Through a Woman’s Experience

Educators will explore the Armenian Genocide, perpetrated by the Ottoman Turkish government (1915-1918), through Aurora Mardiganian, the sole survivor of her family, who then starred in the first genocide-related feature film, “Ravished Armenia,” (1919). Her story illuminates the first genocide of the modern era and allows educators to make connections to current issues including immigration, human rights, and political activism.

Speakers
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Sara Cohan

Other, The Genocide Education Project
Sara Cohan is an educational consultant specializing in human rights and genocide education. She has worked with The Genocide Education Project for fourteen years. Cohan is also a Museum Teacher Fellow for the United States Holocaust museum. In 2001, she was named the Research Fellow... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 2
  US History/World History, General
  • about Sara Cohan is an educational consultant specializing in human rights and genocide education. She has worked with The Genocide Education Project for fourteen years. Cohan is also a Museum Teacher Fellow for the United States Holocaust museum. In 2001, she was named the Research Fellow for Teaching Tolerance (Southern Poverty Law Center) and served on their advisory board. She was a recipient of a Fulbright-Hays scholarship and was an NEH fellow. She was a lecturer for the Council of Europe in Budapest in 2009 and has worked with the Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute in Yerevan.

1:30pm PST

The DigCit & Media Literacy Connection...Everything you never knew you were already teaching!
Inquiry is at the heart of every H-SS PBL project, and with a well-planned National History Day (NHD) program, you can also incorporate digital citizenship and media literacy right in to your curriculum. Shift the digital citizenship/media literacy focus of your curriculum from what not to do to empowering students to demonstrate their mastery through NHD research and projects.


http://bit.ly/3ckr4Eo

Speakers
avatar for Laurel Aguilar-Kirchhoff

Laurel Aguilar-Kirchhoff

Digital Learning Specialist, San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools
My passion in education is to help others. After being a middle school teacher for 20 years, I have changed positions, but not my love of learning and teaching. Working with fellow educators to help craft blended and personalized learning for students that encompasses 21st century... Read More →
avatar for Whitney Olson

Whitney Olson

Coordinator, National History Day - CA
Whitney D. Olson has been training teachers on how to teach historical thinking skills since 2014 when she became the coordinator of National History Day- CA and has been involved in supporting student inquiry through National History Day since 2000. In 2011, Whitney received the... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Newport Beach 2

1:30pm PST

Connecting the 95 Theses and Civic Responsibility
This session will discuss how to bring current event topics that are relevant to students in both their academic and personal lives. By creating a writing activity that is accessible by all learners (on all curriculum pathways), students will connect the causes of the Protestant Reformation with the issues that affect their lives today. 

Speakers
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Alyssa Romero

Alyssa Romero is a fourth-year middle school history teacher at CHIME Charter in Woodland Hills, California. CHIME Charter is a full inclusion model school, and Miss Romero is proficient in creating accommodated and modified curriculum for the students in her classroom.  She currently... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Laguna Beach 1

1:30pm PST

Middle School World History Gets a Shot of Economics
Many of the recommended content inquiries for 6th and 7th grade California History-Social Studies courses offer opportunities to introduce economic concepts and enrich students' understanding of current civic, geographic, environmental and economic issues by learning from historical episodes. Two lessons will be modeled for each grade level and participants will receive seven lessons per course to bring to their classes. 

Speakers
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Josh Mitton

California Council for Economics Education
Joshua Mitton is the Chief Program Officer for the California Council on Economic Education. After reading his first college economics text in the first weekend, he was hooked. Earning a Bachelors in Economics from Idaho State University and a Masters from California State University... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Emerald Bay 3

1:30pm PST

Big History for Middle School - Content, Tools and Tips
Big History Project (bhp.oerproject.com) is full of scaffolds and supports for middle and high school students who may need extra support. Find how teachers are engaging their students with 13.8 billion years of historical thinking and inquiry by hearing from real, live BHP teachers in California:  Hajra and Erik!  With a clear focus on vocabulary, reading and writing, this session will explore one approach to addressing literacy in the middle school classroom (even if you don't teach BHP).

Speakers
avatar for Erik Christensen

Erik Christensen

Educator, Granada Hills Charter
Erik Christensen is a fourth year high school teacher at Granada Hills Charter in Los Angeles. He co-teaches 3 sections of Big History to a diverse group of 10th graders including approximately 35% special education students. Additionally, he teaches AP Seminar to 11th grade students... Read More →
avatar for Hajra Saeed

Hajra Saeed

10th Grade Big History/World History Teacher, Sato Academy of Math and Science
Hajra is about to begin her twentieth year teaching in a large urban district. She has learners of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and teaches at a STEM high school focusing on engineering and biomedical sciences.
avatar for Maheen Sahoo

Maheen Sahoo

Education Program Specialist, Gates Ventures
Maheen Sahoo is an Education Program Specialist on the OER Project team at Gates Ventures. Her work focuses on building teacher community, both online in the World History Project and Big History Project teacher communities and in-person at WHP and BHP professional development events... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Bristol 3

2:40pm PST

Taking Informed Action: Fostering Powerful Student Led Civic Action Projects
This session will provide strategies for teachers to support students in taking informed action, with a focus on cultivating youth voice and youth leadership.  Participants will explore multiple paths to classroom based action, and leave with tools and frameworks to help their students engage in impactful, informed, youth-led action projects.



Speakers
avatar for Brian Brady

Brian Brady

National Director, Mikva Challenge
Brian Brady is the President of Mikva Challenge and has served in that capacity for 19 years. Mikva Challenge's mission is to develop informed, active and empowered citizens who will promote a just and equitable world. Brian has helped grow Mikva from a program in 1998 that served... Read More →
avatar for Erik Peterson

Erik Peterson

Teacher, SAUSD/Mikva Challenge/NHD-CA
Erik Peterson teaches seventh and eighth grade social science at Santiago K-8 in Santa Ana. As the 2018 CCSS Middle School Teacher of the Year, Erik Peterson constantly seeks opportunities to empower and elevate his students. He is going into his 6th year doing Action Civics and Project... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Newport Beach 1

2:40pm PST

A Question of Trust
With growing scrutiny of capitalism, competition and corporations, what can we learn from the 19th century
era of trusts? Come experience a fun interactive simulation that brings US economic history to life!

Speakers
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Debbie Henny

Program Director, Foundation for Teaching Economics, Mesa Community College professor of economics, former high school teacher.
avatar for Ken Leonard

Ken Leonard

Foundation for Teaching Economics
Associate Vice President, Foundation for Teaching Economics, former professor of economics, former high school teacher


Friday February 28, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Emerald Bay 2

2:40pm PST

Free Lessons on Understanding Fiscal Responsibility
Attend this session to learn about the FREE lessons available on econedlink.org. By focusing on government institutions, the Federal Reserve, Social Security, and historical events these lessons combine topics in your government and in your economics classes to enable your students to become informed citizens as they consider the trade-offs involved in setting public policy. Bring your laptop or tablet!

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Zambelli

Anthony Zambelli

Education Director, San Diego Center for Economic Education
Anthony Zambelli, J.D. has been an instructor in the Business and Professional Studies Department since 1979 and Director of the San Diego Center for Economic Education at Cuyamaca College since 2007. He is a recipient of the Cuyamaca College President’s Award, the Award for Teaching... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Newport Beach 3

2:40pm PST

The Power of Teacher Agency: Purposeful, Constructive, Transformational Professional Learning
Ignite student learning with transformational collaboration and reflection of inquiry-based Social Studies. A focused, systemic approach to lesson study may be the powerful and effective professional development you’ve been seeking!

Speakers
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Cathy Lindahl

Teacher, Cullen Elementary School
I love finding ways to integrate technology into my 2nd grade curriculum to help me support my teaching of the standards! I am planning on using Google Classroom this year so I'm excited to be here!
avatar for Cathy Marston

Cathy Marston

Fourth Grade Teacher, Glendora Unified Schools
I am a veteran teacher with more than 30 years in the classroom. I currently teach 5th grade at Sutherland Elementary school in Glendora, California. In the spring of 2015, I joined a group of Glendora teachers, later named the Glendora C3 Collaborative. Our focus was the implementation... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Valbuena

Rebecca Valbuena

TOSA/Academic Coach, Glendora USD
Rebecca Valbuena, M.Ed., has been in elementary education for the past 30 years and currently works in the Glendora USD.  Valbuena also teaches H-SS Methods at Cal Poly, Pomona.  She is currently a member of the H-SS Framework Implementation (CLIC) Team. Valbuena has served as a... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Emerald Bay 1

2:40pm PST

Intro to Nat Geo Education's Free Resources and Programs
Come learn about the multitude of resources, initiatives and programs available to educators free from the National Geographic Society. Participants will learn how the National Geographic Educator Network connects educators to: in-person and online professional development, fellowship and travel opportunities, high-quality, standards-based classroom resources, such as videos. maps, student programming and academic competitions, Explorers, grants, and technology tools

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hines

Chris Hines

Regional Director, National Geographic Society
Chris Hines is the Regional Director for National Geographic Society supporting California.


Friday February 28, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Laguna Beach 3

2:40pm PST

Give Kids the Whole Buffet: Reducing Barriers in HSS with UDL
Prepare students for college, career, and civic life by reducing barriers in your classroom using the UDL Framework and flow chart to create CCSS aligned lessons and assessments that allow all students to succeed as independent learners. Attend this session and see a model UDL designed HSS lesson and get time to gather strategies for your toolkit to design yours! 

Speakers
avatar for Kendra Tyler

Kendra Tyler

EdTech, History, and ELA Consultant, Tehama County Department of Education
Kendra Tyler received her B.A. in History, HSS and ELA Credential, and M.A. in Education. She taught 7th and 8th grade History for three years before taking a position as a History Social Science, ELA, and Educational Technology Consultant at Tehama County Department of Education... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 2

2:40pm PST

Innovative Technology Use + History = Real Learning in the Classroom
Can technology truly engage students? We believe edtech transforms learning when thoughtfully integrated in the classroom. This workshop helps teachers integrate technology by providing examples of projects, activities, and lessons using technology. We will share rubrics to assess content mastery and analytical skills for students, plus the process and resources we have used to develop several successful classroom technology integrations.

Want resources from the session?
Http://tinyurl.com/CCSS2020Tech

Speakers
avatar for Christy Story

Christy Story

Teacher, Castilleja School
For over 15 years Christy Story, Ph.D. has been a teacher and held many leadership positions at Castilleja School in the Upper School across grades 9-12.
avatar for Jamie Sullivan

Jamie Sullivan

Director of Academic Technology, Castilleja School


Friday February 28, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Newport Beach 2

2:40pm PST

Integrating Environmental Literacy into K-12 HSS Instruction
In this session we will explore the newly published Environmental Literacy Compendium for the California History-Social Science Framework. This resource provides specific, standards-aligned instructional suggestions at each grade level for integrating California's Environmental Principles and Concepts into lessons teachers are already implementing. Grade-band collaborations will accompany an interactive model lesson.

Speakers
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Charley Gilmore

Curriculum Specialist, History-Social Science, Sacramento County Office of Education
Charley Gilmore is a History-Social Science Curriculum Specialist with the Sacramento County Office of Education. Before that he spent ten years with Folsom-Cordova USD. 
avatar for Frank Pisi

Frank Pisi

Director, History-Social Science, Sacramento COE
Frank began his teaching career at the middle school and high school levels in the Elk Grove Unified School District, serving as classroom teacher and curriculum coordinator. At the California Department of Education, Frank helped shape school reform policy and worked to ensure greater... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 1

2:40pm PST

Using DBQs in the Elementary Classroom
DBQs are not just for AP high school students! Learn how elementary school teachers in Irvine USD are bringing authentic, inquiry-based learning to their social studies classes through the use of DBQs. Students are knocking it out of the park with their writing and loving the experience.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Weireter

Jennifer Weireter

History Teacher, Irvine Unified School District
Jennifer Weireter is in her eleventh year of teaching Middle School History-Social Science. She has worked with diverse populations of students in both the Los Angeles Unified and Irvine Unified School District, teaching a variety of courses ranging from English Language Learners... Read More →
avatar for Michael Hubbard

Michael Hubbard

Fifth Grade Teacher, Irvine Unified
Michael Hubbard is a fourteen year veteran educator with the Irvine Unified School District, currently teaching fifth grade at Deerfield Elementary. Michael has a Master’s Degree in Education from Cal State Fullerton, and is a Fellow of the UCI Writing Program. Michael focuses on... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Nakagawa

Rebecca Nakagawa

Literacy TOSA, Irvine Unified
Rebecca Nakagawa is a twenty year veteran teacher in Irvine Unified School District. She is currently a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Literacy Department supporting K-12 teachers in English Language Arts, History Social Science, and World Languages. Implementing the DBQ has... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Emerald Bay 3

2:40pm PST

Empowering Students Through “Comfort Women” Education
This session will introduce basic information about the “comfort women” system of institutionalized sexual slavery instituted by the Japanese military during World War II. The focus will be on the human costs of this system throughout Asia in the early 20th century and current efforts to remember these women and other victims of wartime mobilization and human trafficking.

Speakers
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Kristine Dennehy

Professor, Credential Adviser, California State U. Fullerton
Kristine Dennehy is Professor of History and Credential Adviser at Cal State Fullerton, where she regularly teaches Japanese, Korean and Modern World History. She is a member of the Asian Association of World Historians and regularly participates in conferences in Japan, Korea and... Read More →
avatar for Phyllis Kim

Phyllis Kim

Executive director, Comfort Women Action for Resdress & Education


Friday February 28, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Laguna Beach 1

2:40pm PST

Finding the “STORY” in History: An Inquiry-Driven Research Project Making History Relevant
Dive into an inquiry-driven research project that explores the connection between history and individuals’ lives. Students pose the following question to friends/family: “How has history had a major impact on your life?” Informed by educational research, this “STORY” project encourages student choice at each step. Participants will leave with lesson plans and suggestions on how to accommodate for different needs.

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Nguyen

Virginia Nguyen

Teacher, Irvine Unified School District
Virginia Nguyen currently teaches in Irvine, CA. Virginia considers herself a teacher scholar, both consuming and contributing to educator growth. Virginia has presented “Valuing the Research Process” at NCSS and “The Myth of the Model Minority” at a variety of district professional... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Laguna Beach 2

2:40pm PST

Making a Real Difference: Supporting Student-Led Action Civics
Explore how your students can take action in their communities jump-started  through a  deeper understanding of citizenship rights and responsibilities. Design Thinking processes, as well as, incredible classroom experiences  and resources will be shared to inspire and support you in promoting action civic projects with your students that will prepare our future citizens to be responsible leaders!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Andan

Katie Andan

Katie Andan is a teacher leader at La Costa Heights Elementary, a 2019 Civic Learning Award winning school in the Encinitas Union School District. She has been an advocate for personalized learning and civic education, engaging her students to take civic action locally and nationally... Read More →
avatar for Mary Manbert

Mary Manbert

Teacher
Mary Manbert is a teacher leader at Flora Vista Elementary, a 2019 Civic Learning Award winning school in Encinitas Union School District. She has been an advocate for personalized learning and civic education, engaging her students to take civic action locally and nationally. She... Read More →
avatar for Robyn Litt

Robyn Litt

Teacher on Special Assignment, Encinitas Union School District
Robyn Litt is a Teacher on Special Assignment for Encinitas Union School District (K-6). She has led over 40 teachers in her district in a civic education movement over the past six years, resulting in Top Statewide Civic Learning Awards in three schools and permanent branding of... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Balboa 1

2:40pm PST

Engaging Students Using Google Apps
https://tinyurl.com/GoogleApps2020

This presentation will highlight how Social Studies classes can be enhanced through innovative 21st century practices using various Google applications. Specifically, this presentation will provide the structure to develop a digital interactive notebook utilizing Google Slides, multi-dimensional maps using Google My Maps, and engaging digital student portfolios using Google Sites.  


Speakers
avatar for Darci Anderson

Darci Anderson

Laguna Beach USD
avatar for Megan Bhaskaran

Megan Bhaskaran

Megan BhaskaranMegan is a sixth and eighth grade Social Studies teacher at Thurston Middle School. This is her ninth year teaching middle school history in Orange County. She has a MAT, is a GATE certified educator, and is a Google Certified Educator (Level 2). She has coordinated... Read More →
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Michelle Martinez

Laguna Beach USD


Friday February 28, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Balboa 2

2:40pm PST

Introducing World History Project: Teaching World History Through Narratives
World History Project (whp.oerproject.com) is a completely free, online curriculum using "big" inquiry problems and multiple narrative frames to help students develop a critical and coherent understanding of the past. Our session will explore the power of narratives and how to get involved with our course in the 20-21 school year.  In addition, get your questions about teaching WHP answered by Curt Greeley, one of the WHP pilot teachers in California using the course materials this school year.

Speakers
avatar for Curt Greeley

Curt Greeley

Teacher, Ernest Righetti High School
Mr. Curtis Greeley started teaching at Righetti High School in Santa Maria, CA in 2000. During that time, he has taught US History, AP World and Modern World History. He has been a JV & Varsity wrestling coach and served as Assistant Athletic Director since his arrival. Mr. Greeley... Read More →
avatar for Maheen Sahoo

Maheen Sahoo

Education Program Specialist, Gates Ventures
Maheen Sahoo is an Education Program Specialist on the OER Project team at Gates Ventures. Her work focuses on building teacher community, both online in the World History Project and Big History Project teacher communities and in-person at WHP and BHP professional development events... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Bristol 3

3:50pm PST

Honoring Silenced Voices of the Past Through Character Presentations
This session explores primary sources and their use in creating character experiences.  We will present how Colonial Williamsburg educators use primary sources to teach about people who were excluded from or seldom appear in the written record of our nation's past.

Speakers
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Andy Engel

Manager, Program Development Teacher Institute, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Henry (Andy) Engel is the Manager of Program Development.  He is responsible for the planning, design, and implementation of curriculum, programming and staff training.  Andy also organizes Teacher Institute sessions and on- and offsite workshops throughout the year.
avatar for Nicole Brown

Nicole Brown

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Nicole Brown has been interpreting women at the Foundation since 2014.  Her liberal arts education from William & Mary has been essential to shaping her method of interpretation.  Nicole's work with Ann Wagner enables her to talk about four topics which she believes are essential... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 2

3:50pm PST

Identifying FAIR Resources: Mirrors and Windows for 21st Century Citizens
During this session, the presenter shares a process for identifying books reflecting the contributions of female, Black, Latino, Asian, LGBTQ, and Differently Abled groups in US History. By sharing accounts of people mirroring student backgrounds and reflecting groups different from their own, students understand their communities and become efficacious citizens. Following discussion, the presenter shares booklists and recommendations for implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Marika Manos, Ed.D.

Marika Manos, Ed.D.

History/ Social Science/Civics Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
Marika Manos is the History/Social Science/Civics Coordinator for the Orange County Department of Education and has been an educator for 19 years. In her previous work, she was a History/Social Science methods instructor at CSULB, the K-12 History/Social Science Curriculum Leader... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Laguna Beach 3

3:50pm PST

Calumny, Community and Continuing Inequality in the American LGBTQ+ Experience
This session considers experiences of LGBTQ+ Americans: how their differences have been treated in society, how they have created community, and how to address numerous continuing inequalities.  Drawing on “Own Your History®” modules available in LAUSD, it develops understanding of human variations in gender and sexuality to inform contemporary debate about specific proposals to remedy ongoing inequality and discrimination.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Eager

Robert Eager

Director, Own Your History® Leadership Course - Reconciliation Education
Robert Eager has developed the innovative Own Your History® curriculum (OYH) which the Los Angeles Unified School District and San Bernardino City Unified School District have accepted as authorized history/social studies and ethnic studies curriculum and posted on their proprietary... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Emerald Bay 3

3:50pm PST

Testimony-Based Education: A Tool to Prepare for College, Career & Civic Life
Educators learn about IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation's educational website, which provides ready-to-use multimedia activities and testimony-based resources that connect students to human experiences in history to empower their responsible participation in society. Educators learn how to access primary source audiovisual testimony and meet 21st century academic and digital literacy standards, while developing students’ social-emotional and civic capacities.

Speakers
avatar for Lesly Culp

Lesly Culp

Head of Programs, USC Shoah Foundation - Iwitness
Lesly Culp is USC Shoah Foundation- Institute for Visual History and Education's Head of Programs, Education (H.O.P.E).  Lesly designs and delivers professional development, manages multimedia content for IWitness and other testimony-based educational resources. She works with international... Read More →
avatar for Sedda Antekelian

Sedda Antekelian

Education and Outreach Specialist, USC Shoah Foundation
Sedda Antekelian joined the USC Shoah Foundation - Institute for Visual History and Education team as the Education and Outreach Specialist for Armenian Genocide education. Sedda develops educational multimedia content, programming and community partnerships utilizing Armenian Genocide... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Emerald Bay 2

3:50pm PST

Case Studies of Colonization and Independence in Africa
Explore four African case studies that examine the contested nature of colonization and independence.  Walk through lessons that build historical thinking skills and identify how “perspective” impacts historical inquiry.  All participants receive the Choices Program's digital edition of the curriculum.

Speakers
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Barbara Doten

Barbara Doten, Choices Program Teaching Fellow.  Barbara is the Site Director of the California International Studies Project at Long Beach State and a long time educator in the Los Angeles and Long Beach public schools. She is Board certified and a former CA state social Studies... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Balboa 2

3:50pm PST

Citizenship in a Democratic Society

Our Framework emphasizes democratic values and the relationship between citizens and the state. This session models for secondary History/Social Science teachers a lesson to introduce the roles of a citizen in a democratic society and will demonstrate how teachers can utilize these roles in primary source analysis. Through the study of history, students practice the skills of engaged civic life.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Cole

Matt Cole

Matt Cole is a World and AP European History teacher at John A. Rowland High School in Rowland Heights, California. He is a regular participant in the UCI History Project’s Teacher Research Group.
avatar for Susan Burch

Susan Burch

Teacher, John A. Rowland High School
Susan Burch is a World and AP European History teacher at John A. Rowland High School in Rowland Heights, California. She is a regular participant in the UCI History Project’s Teacher Research Group.



Friday February 28, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Laguna Beach 1

3:50pm PST

From Curiosity to Inquiry! Get Students to Ask Questions! (CANCELLED)
WE APOLOGIZE, BUT MR. CARILLO HAD AN EMERGENCY AND IS UNABLE DUE TO AN EMERGENCY

Want to create actively engaged citizens, then we must support and encourage students to ask questions. Instead of waiting for an appropriate time to ask questions in class, come learn how you can create a classroom that supports student curiosity and strengthens their ability to ask inquisitive questions! Strategies and activities you can integrate tomorrow, next week, and next month!

Speakers
avatar for Luis Carrillo

Luis Carrillo

ToSA: History Social Science, Corona Norco USD
A history social science ToSA for Corona-Norco Unified School District. I taught APWH, ECON, Government, World History, as well as SHLT Gov/Econ for over 10 years.


Friday February 28, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Newport Beach 3

3:50pm PST

Love Meets Equity: Utilizing High Expectations to Produce Emotional Maturity
Students are attending class with more social-emotional barriers than ever before. Participants will engage in strategies to create a classroom community that allows students to feel safe and engaged through the demonstration of love and the utilization of equity strategies. Additionally, these classroom strategies will allow teachers to raise expectations and produce better understandings of historical thinking and content.

Speakers
avatar for Erik Peterson

Erik Peterson

Teacher, SAUSD/Mikva Challenge/NHD-CA
Erik Peterson teaches seventh and eighth grade social science at Santiago K-8 in Santa Ana. As the 2018 CCSS Middle School Teacher of the Year, Erik Peterson constantly seeks opportunities to empower and elevate his students. He is going into his 6th year doing Action Civics and Project... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Newport Beach 1

3:50pm PST

Integrating Geographic Questions into World History as a Disciplinary Lens
Engage students with compelling questions that embed world history within a geographic lens. Strategies will encourage students to develop their own questions to promote rigor and critical thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Aaron Willis

Dr. Aaron Willis

Dr. Aaron Willis is the Chief Learning Officer for Social Studies School Service.



Friday February 28, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Newport Beach 2

3:50pm PST

Redrawing History: Indigenous Perspectives on Colonial America.
Participants will re-contextualize 18th-century historic events from the perspective of indigenous communities. The session will reference “Digital Paxton”, a web-based humanities archive produced by Library Company of Philadelphia (Ben Franklin’s institution founded in 1731) and a new graphic novel developed by a Native American artist and a Native American writer. Parallels to contemporary political events will also be highlighted.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Nash

Ron Nash

Senior Education Fellow, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
I’m a Senior Education Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. I have developed a wide range of curriculum materials, presented frequently at social studies conferences, and have planned and conducted over 30 teacher summer seminar programs. In addition, my military... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Bristol 3

3:50pm PST

Repatriados to Zoot Suiters--Unknown Nativism, Consequences in Plain Sight in Los Angeles
A mass exodus of 50,000 people, ⅓ LA’s Mexican community, 60% American citizens, is unknown and not taught in California schools.  We need to teach how Mexican families were shipped to Mexico.  We need to teach how Repatriation led to Sleepy Lagoon and the Zoot Suit Riots during World War II while forever changing Los Angeles and its people.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly

Teacher/Coach, Minarets High School
Bob Kelly teaches social studies (AP US History, AP Government and AP Economics as well as US History, economics, government, and psychology)  at Minarets HIgh School outside Yosemite in the Sierra Nevada foothills.  He loves helping his students think for themselves!  Bob has... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Emerald Bay 1

3:50pm PST

It’s About People: Building Perspectives and Empathy in the Social Studies Classroom
Help students critically examine the past & develop connections in the Social Studies classroom. Learn how to drive engagement through story and historical perspective that cultivates historical empathy and understanding. This session will provide models and strategies that immerse students in multiple perspectives & technology to build empathy & understanding

Speakers
avatar for Meg Honey

Meg Honey

Curriculum Specialist, Pearson Education
Meg Honey (she/her) is a Humanities Curriculum Specialist with Pearson. She taught middle school and high school Social Studies for sixteen years and currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Saint Mary’s College of California and at University of the Pacific. Meg is a regular... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Balboa 1

3:50pm PST

Straight C's in History: Critical Thinking, Contextualization, and Continuity and Change
In this session, teachers will have the opportunity to identify ways in which they can utilize critical thinking
skills, engage students in contextualizing of historical events, and focus on continuity and change to help
students make more meaningful connections between and beyond the content in the classroom. Session will
provide lesson ideas and templates for next day use.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Pegan

Andrew Pegan

APUSH and US History Teacher, California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley
Andrew Pegan is the AP US History Teacher and US History Teacher at the California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley. Andrew has 10 years of teaching experience having previously taught in Santa Ana, Compton, South LA, and Baltimore. Andrew has a Masters in Teaching Secondary... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Laguna Beach 2

6:15pm PST

Awards Reception - Sponsored by TCI
Sponsored by Teachers' Curriculum Institute (TCI)
The CCSS Awards Reception will honor colleagues for their contributions to the field of social studies Instruction.
TIckets and more information at the CCSS Membership booth.

Speakers
avatar for CCSS

CCSS

Executive Secretary, California Council for the Social Studies

Sponsors
avatar for TCI

TCI

TCI
TCI is a K-12 publishing company created by teachers, for teachers. We believe the best teaching marries great content, meaningful technology, and interactive classroom experiences. The end result — students of all abilities and learning styles succeed.


Friday February 28, 2020 6:15pm - 7:30pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 1
 
Saturday, February 29
 

7:15am PST

Governmental Relations Confab
Please join us at the Governmental Relations Committee Confab Session at 7:15 am in the Bristol 3 Room for light breakfast snacks.  This annual gathering represents a collaboration of local, state and national organizations who promote high quality social studies, including robust economics, history, geography and civics.
As part of our gathering we will be presenting Leslie C. (Les) Francis with the 2020 Civic Action Award, which recognizes extraordinary leadership in the advancement of social studies education in California. Les was chosen for this recognition due to his strong advocacy for civic education and lifelong public service to our nation, previously serving as Chief of Staff to a California Congressional Representative and Deputy White House Chief of Staff, among other high-profile positions.

Speakers
avatar for CCSS

CCSS

Executive Secretary, California Council for the Social Studies


Saturday February 29, 2020 7:15am - 8:50am PST
Huntington Beach

7:50am PST

"And Still We Rise": 100 Years of Women's Suffrage.
The years leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage marked what some historians identify as a woman-centered educational renaissance. In the years since women won the right to vote, they fought for equity at work, at home, in athletics, the arts, and every other aspect of life. There have been grand contributions, of course, but equally grand disputes—setbacks as well as pushes forward. The speaker will draw on this history to consider how students might better engage with it, not only to honor those who came before them, but to prepare themselves to rise to meet challenging futures.
SPONSORED BY SCSSA


Speakers
avatar for Christopher Lewis

Christopher Lewis

English Learner TOSA, Mountain View High School
Christopher Lewis, Ph.D., is a teacher at Mountain View High School in El Monte, CA. He has taught in the English and Social Science department for fourteen years. Currently, he is a teacher on Special Assignment supporting English Learners. Christopher has presented at a number of... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 7:50am - 8:50am PST
Laguna Beach 1

7:50am PST

How Social Studies Will Save Reading
In this session teacher and author, Stuart Matranga will present practical tips on how to use history and social studies to spark a love of reading and writing among students.  With reading scores and historical literacy falling at alarming rates, schools have to get creative in finding ways to engage students and develop them as active members of society. Over the course of nearly two decades as a teacher, Matranga has fostered even reluctant readers to use critical thinking skills and creativity to actively participate in discovering their own voices. Using many of the techniques in his social studies textbooks, available through Midgard Education Publishing, Matranga can help teachers help students to unlock their potential as readers, writers, and citizens.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Matranga

Stuart Matranga

Editor-in-Chief, Midgard Education
Our mission is to engage students with compelling content that encourages critical thinking skills and inquiry-based learning. Our social studies books—combined with the project-based lessons in our Teacher’s Guides as well as our full-year curriculum programs—hook students... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 7:50am - 8:50am PST
Balboa 1

7:50am PST

Inquiring Minds What to Know: Transforming Wonder Into Knowledge
Inquiry driven learning is more than asking questions. It is a way to activate student curiosity and motivate them to ask more profound and meaningful questions. In this session, participants will explore teacher-friendly strategies that focus on how to interweave inquiry-based learning throughout all content areas and grade levels. Instruction will focus on hands-on interactive activities and shared student work.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Marston

Cathy Marston

Fourth Grade Teacher, Glendora Unified Schools
I am a veteran teacher with more than 30 years in the classroom. I currently teach 5th grade at Sutherland Elementary school in Glendora, California. In the spring of 2015, I joined a group of Glendora teachers, later named the Glendora C3 Collaborative. Our focus was the implementation... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 7:50am - 8:50am PST
Newport Beach 1

7:50am PST

Laboratories of Democracy: Unleashing Freire’s Problem-Posing Education in Our Classrooms
The purpose of the session will be to to outline Paulo Freire’s Problem-Posing Education and describe how I utilized this framework to unleash my secondary education social studies students’ potential to confront problems in their world.  I describe how I confronted the problem of planning, implementing, and reflecting on utilizing Problem-Posing Education in my social studies classrooms.

Speakers
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Steven D. Drouin

Stanislaus State University
Steven Drouin is an assistant professor at Stanislaus State University in the Advanced Studies in Education Department.  He taught high school history for nine years and currently works to prepare educators to use research to inform their practice of meeting the needs of diverse... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 7:50am - 8:50am PST
Balboa 2

7:50am PST

Short Annotation Assignments Can Scaffold Historical Thinking Skills
We teach sourcing, contextualizing and corroborating, but students’ work doesn’t always show evidence that they're learning them! Using handouts and strategies, learn to incorporate these skills systematically into your teaching thorough short, targeted annotation assignments.  With feedback, students can practice and apply these skills and you’ll have the evidence you need to prove that your students can think like historians!

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Abilock

Debbie Abilock

Coach, consultant, NoodleTools/NoodleTeach
Debbie Abilock, a former school administrator and school librarian, speaks internationally and consults in schools. She writes "Friction" a column about instructional interventions with big learning payoffs, blogs at https://www.noodletools.com/blog/category/teaching-resources/and... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 7:50am - 8:50am PST
Emerald Bay 3

7:50am PST

The 2020 History Classroom: Moving from Rote Memorization to Historical Writing
The 2020 student is bombarded with a myriad of information on a daily basis without many methods to draw conclusions. This session will demonstrate various strategies, formats, and assessments to help critical analysis and corroboration that allow students to learn through the writing process. Teachers will leave with the ability to incorporate more writing without overwhelming themselves with time-consuming grading.

Speakers
avatar for Erik Peterson

Erik Peterson

Teacher, SAUSD/Mikva Challenge/NHD-CA
Erik Peterson teaches seventh and eighth grade social science at Santiago K-8 in Santa Ana. As the 2018 CCSS Middle School Teacher of the Year, Erik Peterson constantly seeks opportunities to empower and elevate his students. He is going into his 6th year doing Action Civics and Project... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 7:50am - 8:50am PST
Laguna Beach 2

7:50am PST

This is Disciplinary Literacy
Participants will engage in  literacy strategies that help them understand that the reading, writing, thinking, reasoning, and doing demands within each discipline is unique – and leads to understanding that every field of study creates, communicates, and evaluates knowledge differently.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Lane

Barbara Lane

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
26 Year Veteran teacher in middle and high school ELA, 7 years at the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools as curriculum coordinator for ELA, ELA & History, Adjunct at Cal State San Bernardino Teaching & Credentialing Program
avatar for Liz Ramos

Liz Ramos

Teacher, Chaffey Joint Union High School District
High school teacher, PBS project contributor, News Literacy Project board member, iCivics Teacher, and Claremont Graduate University Teacher Preparation Program instructor.



Saturday February 29, 2020 7:50am - 8:50am PST
Newport Beach 2

7:50am PST

Can you Breakout? Engaging, Immersive, and Active Learning with Breakout EDU!
It's time for something different. Breakout EDU is an escape-room game that will have your students thinking critically, problem-solving, troubleshooting, working collaboratively and having so much fun they won't even realize how much they are using their brains! In this session you will get to experience Breakout EDU and strategies for implementing in your classes will be shared.

http://bit.ly/ccss20breakout

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Yung

Stacy Yung

Teacher, Irvine Unified School District
I am a middle school history teacher and EdTech enthusiast. I am committed to social justice and equity in the classroom and am an anti-bias anti-racist educator in progress. I strive to promote student voice and to empower students to be active citizens in their communities and... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 7:50am - 8:50am PST
Emerald Bay 2

7:50am PST

Women’s Suffrage: A View on the Era of Reform with TCI
Participants explore how the mid-1800s reform movements improve life for Americans from a student's perspective. Participants will learn to use technology tools to actively engage with students and learn TCI teaching strategies to help students grapple with the ambiguities of issues in social studies, recognize the complexity of historical events, and discuss the consequences of public policies.

Speakers
MM

Matt Moorman

TCI
Founded by teachers, for teachers, TCI creates science curriculum to help students master three dimensional learning set forth in the NGSS framework.


Saturday February 29, 2020 7:50am - 8:50am PST
Bristol 3

7:50am PST

Yes, You Can Teach the Revolutionary War in the Primary Grades! (CANCELLED)
DUE TO AN EMERGENCY, THIS SESSION IS CANCELLED

It is our obligation as primary teachers to "hook" our students on history while they are still curious about
everything! I will show you how to do this by aligning the social studies standards to our national holidays,
using quality non-fiction, historical fiction, primary sources and song and art while also fulfilling the
requirements of the ELA Common Core standards.

Speakers
JW

Joanne Woodard

Teacher, Greater San Diego Council for Social Studies
Joanne Woodard is a second grade teacher in the Poway Unified School District.  For twenty years she has shared her love of Social Studies with her students.  Students in her classroom immerse themselves in the study of heroes from the past, geography of their city, state, country... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 7:50am - 8:50am PST
Laguna Beach 3

7:50am PST

Tough Questions, Harder Answers: Addressing Difficult Content in the Social Studies Classroom
Explore the new interactive, online resources from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum that provide entry points into controversial topics and introduce strategies that prepare students to actively participate in civic life. In this this hands-on session, participants will be introduced to free, multi-media based lesson plans and engage with colleagues around how to implement them in the classroom.   

Speakers
avatar for Megan Jones

Megan Jones

Senior Director of Education Programs, 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Megan Jones is the Senior Director of Education Programs at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, where she oversees educational programs for school, teacher, youth, and family audiences. Jones was a member of the team that conceived and implemented all educational programming for the museum... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 7:50am - 8:50am PST
Newport Beach 3

7:50am PST

Korean and Korean American History
Dr. Edward Park will present with Dr. John Park on their forthcoming manuscript, Korean and Korean American History: A Teaching Resource for Educators in California. We will demonstrate how the manuscript can be used to fulfill specific elements of the California History-Social Science Framework. Ms. Eunjee Kang, history educator, Shinyoung Park, Ph.D.
Consul/Education Attache, and Jennifer Keil will participate.

Speakers
DE

Dr. Edward Park

Edward J.W. Park is a professor of Asian and Asian American Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He works in the area of sociology of immigration, urban studies, and comparative ethnic studies. 
DJ

Dr. John Park

John S.W. Park is a professor of Asian American Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. His areas of interest include American immigration law and policy, American constitutional history, and Korean and Korean American studies.
avatar for Jennifer Keil

Jennifer Keil

Founder, 70 Degrees
Jennifer Keil is a Public and Oral Historian who earned her Master’s degree in history from CSU, Fullerton. She is the President of the Southwest Oral History Association, southwestoralhistory.org. Jennifer instituted a community history project for the Balboa Island Museum, where... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 7:50am - 8:50am PST
Emerald Bay 1

8:00am PST

Exhibit Hall
Visit our Marketplace of ideas and things to engage and connect with our dedicated educational partners and sponsors.  All of our exhibitors are excited to meet you and share their excellent resources designed to support your educational goals as well as the teaching and learning of history-social science.  

Raffle drawing starting at 5:15 pm.  Be sure to get your passports Stamped!

Saturday February 29, 2020 8:00am - 6:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom

9:00am PST

KEYNOTE - The 2020 Election: The Ultimate Teachable Moment
At a time when growing numbers of Americans are becoming increasingly disillusioned with politics, how can we talk about the 2020 presidential campaign to our students and their families in a way that encourages them to become politically aware and civically involved?
Conan Nolan, Chief Political Reporter for NBC4, Dan Schnur, professor at UC-Berkeley and USC and Les Francis, Communications and Public Affairs Consultant, along with Dr. Diana Hess, the leading expert on the importance of discussing controversial issues in the classroom will help us address the urgency for our students to be informed and engaged during this critical tipping point in our democracy.
A book signing will be available prior to the presentation in the Exhibit Hall at the booth of Social Studies School Service from 8:00-8:30 am. Booth #315-316

Speakers
avatar for Conan Nolan

Conan Nolan

Conan Nolan is a political reporter for NBC4 and anchor of 'News Conference,' the longest running political/public affairs program in Southern California television.  His reports can be seen on the NBC4 News at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Joining the station 30 years ago... Read More →
avatar for Dan Schnur

Dan Schnur

Dan Schnur is a Professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications, the University of California – Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy. Dan has also taught at the John F. Kennedy... Read More →
avatar for Diana Hess, Ph.D.

Diana Hess, Ph.D.

Diana Hess became dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education on Aug. 1, 2015. Hess, only the ninth dean of the School of Education since its founding in 1930, comes to this post after serving as senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago since September 2011. The Spencer... Read More →
avatar for Leslie C. (Les) Francis

Leslie C. (Les) Francis

Les Francis is a communications specialist and public affairs strategist with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. He is a highly regarded policy and opinion leader in national political circles.Currently an independent consultant living in and operating from... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Catalina Ballroom 1

10:10am PST

Use Genealogy to Engage Students in Historical Inquiry
Genealogy and family history offer a personal way to view the processes of immigration and assimilation. Students can use their own families, or passenger lists, census documents, city directories and other resources to trace the way individuals found their place in America. Author Dave Gutierrez shares genealogy research techniques and demonstrates how they can be adapted for classroom projects. Download our slides HERE: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WB8H4YdqYRKuzUaTolQdzPsBLAlYW8e24E3LdR7J0iw/edit?usp=sharing 

Speakers
avatar for Dave Gutierrez

Dave Gutierrez

Writer, Author Dave Gutierrez
Dave Gutierrez is a professional researcher, historical presenter, and writer.  Recognized by both the Texas Military Forces Museum in Austin and the El Paso Museum of History for his groundbreaking work on company E, he also specializes in genealogical research, Mexican American... Read More →
avatar for Scott M. Petri

Scott M. Petri

History Teacher - John F. Kennedy High School, Southern California Social Science Association
Scott Petri has taught social studies at the middle school level and high school level since 2003. He has also served as a coordinator and small school principal in LAUSD.  He holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Masters in Educational Administration from California... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Balboa 2

10:10am PST

Active Listening and Civic Engagement: Teaching with Podcasts (CANCELLED)
DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY, MR. MESSNER CANNOT ATTEND THE CONFERENCE.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Grab and hold students’ interest with engaging podcasts featuring real-world stories that spark discussion,
debate, and civic engagement. Explore how to integrate public radio stories into lessons that invite students to
think critically about contemporary issues, citizenship, and their potential to effect positive change in the
world.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Messner

Mike Messner

Teacher, Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District
Mike Messner is a 15-year veteran social studies teacher at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, CA, and an adjunct instructor of California History at Skyline College in San Bruno, CA. He has presented on active listening and social media at MVLA LearningPalooza, CUE West Coast, NCSS... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Emerald Bay 2

10:10am PST

Banned in America: Project Based Learning Event
Banned in America: Project-based learning techniques, Attendees will learn how a 1 day thought experiment, (6 weeks of followup lesson plans) resulted in students engaging in civic actions to reinstate their banned books, experience 1st Amendment conflicts, dynamic political interests, riveting debates, spontaneous student political actions, stimulating academic awareness. Aligning with Framework, CC Standards, and conference theme of civic life.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Antonia Vignocchi

Dr. Antonia Vignocchi

Teacher, Cobalt Institute of Math & Science
Dr. Vignocchi teaches 7th grade ELA and sometimes 7th grade World History in Victorville. She collaborates with the Social Studies and Art Instructors to incorporate multiple facets of curriculum into her lessons, as nothing is taught in isolation. She has been selected to participate... Read More →


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Saturday February 29, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Laguna Beach 2

10:10am PST

The California High School Economics Institute Certification Program
The California Association of School Economics Teachers and California Council of Economics Education are offering a professional developmental to help Economics teachers, both new and veteran, deepen their economic content knowledge and  pedagogy and increase their effectiveness in teaching economics in a dynamic and experiential way. Workshop content and certification requirements will be presented.

Speakers
GF

Greg Fisher

CASET and CCEE
Greg Fisher: Mr. Greg Fisher has been in education for the past 30 years. He currently serves as Principal and teacher at HArts Academy of Los Angeles teaching Psychology, U.S. Government, Economics. Mr. Fisher has taught social studies classes at the high school level since 1987... Read More →
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Jim Charkins

California Council for Economics Education
Jim Charkins - Chief academic officer, California Council on Economic Education, Founding Board member, California Association of School Economics Teachers, 2012 Hilda Tabba Award Winner, 2014 National Council on Economic Education Adam Smith Award winner, member California History/Social... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Laguna Beach 3

10:10am PST

Reinforcing Key ELA Skills in Your Social Studies Instruction
Teachers often feel overwhelmed by everything they need to teach...there are only so many hours in a day! This session will discuss ways to alleviate that stress by infusing ELA into Social Studies instruction so that students can get adequate history and literacy instruction. Tips and strategies are effective for teachers and engaging for students spanning grades 3-8.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Garza

Sarah Garza

7th/8th Grade History Teacher
Sarah Garza has been teaching middle school English and History for the past 9 years. She has her Master’s Degree in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning with an emphasis on Social Justice and is currently working on a podcast entitled “Counterstories in the Classroom”. Sarah is... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Newport Beach 3

10:10am PST

Transforming Students Into Scholars
Tired of pulling answers from your students?  Tired of their responses barely skimming the surface?  In this workshop, participants will learn and engage in activities that are designed to help your students engage and perform on a deeper level all while *gasp* having fun!  These skills are transferable across all courses elementary-college!

Speakers
AP

Angela Powers

Cobalt Institute of Math and Science
Angela Powers has been teaching Social Studies for over 8 years.  The past two years she has been involved in the AP Capstone program, which has greatly broadened her, and her students, understanding of the world of learning.  When she is not in the classroom, she is spending time... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Balboa 1

10:10am PST

Developing Visual Literacy Skills and Mastering DOK Questioning
Participants will be immersed in an engaging lesson that teaches them how they can use images to transform
their classrooms into a dynamic, participative experience and use inquiry skills to help students master DOK
questioning. They will experience TCI’s dynamic Visual Discovery strategy while writing DOK questions that
leads students to discover key concepts that they will long remember.

Speakers
MM

Matt Moorman

TCI
Founded by teachers, for teachers, TCI creates science curriculum to help students master three dimensional learning set forth in the NGSS framework.


Saturday February 29, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Bristol 3

10:10am PST

Activities for People and the Planet: 1820-2020 and Beyond
In this hands-on session, engage in activities exploring connections between population, resource use, land
use and environmental quality from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Topics covered include
agricultural expansion and potential limits, resource extraction, pollution, climate change and habit loss.
Receive lesson plans and background readings in an electronic format, matched to the California History-Social Science Framework.

Speakers

Saturday February 29, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Laguna Beach 1

10:10am PST

Create a Culture of Inquiry (CANCELLED)
DUE TO AN EMERGENCY, THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Inquiry doesn't have to mean giant research projects that bring stress to you and your students. Inquiry should
be a culture that has students questioning, exploring, and taking control of their own learning. Learn how to
build a culture of inquiry in your history classroom without assigning endless projects!

Speakers
KB

Kathryn Byars

Teacher, Corona Norco USD
Kathryn Byars is a World History teacher in Eastvale, California. She has a passion for meeting students where they are at and then helping them surpass their own expectations! As a World History teacher, she strives to make the learning real and relevant for his students and uses... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Newport Beach 1

10:10am PST

CIVICS: Creating-Inspired-Visionary-Independent Thinking-Citizens-in Society
Taking inquiry beyond primary sources to make government relevant and engaging for students. Learn how to prepare a document for investigation, how to guide students through inquiry driven lessons, leading students to become independent and critical thinkers. Participants will walk away with classroom ready, and tested, lessons and resources that align with the California History and Social Studies Framework.

Speakers
KK

Kathryn Karlen

Kern High Leadership
Kathryn Karlen and co-presenter Tracy Teagarden have over 28 combined years of experience in the classroom. Kathryn has taught it all; currently teaching psychology and government. Kathryn serves on the Kern High School District  Social Studies Leadership Team; developing curriculum... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Teagarden

Tracy Teagarden

Teacher, Kern High School District Social Studies Leadership Team
Tracy Teagarden has over 15 years of experience in the classroom. Tracy has been teaching world history and government her entire career. Tracy serves on the Kern High School District  Social Studies Leadership Team; developing curriculum and guiding professional development for... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Emerald Bay 3

10:10am PST

Making NHD Work in the AP Histories
Do you wish your students had some freedom within the AP curriculum to investigate their own interests? Do you wish your students could practice their historical thinking skills (HTS) in a more authentic assessment than a timed test? Do you wish they could hone their research skills, find their own documents for analysis, create their own research questions, refine their thesis statements, and compile evidence to prove their thesis? With the new Curriculum and Exam Descriptions (CEDs) released in August, there is time in the AP curriculum to add project based learning! National History Day (NHD) is the perfect companion to the AP History classes! Come find out how you can give your students choice in their learning while still teaching them all the skills required to pass the AP Exam in May!


Saturday February 29, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Newport Beach 2

10:10am PST

How is the Legacy of Genocide Relevant Today?
The Holocaust and Armenian Genocide are specifically required in the CA Framework, but for students, these historic events can seem irrelevant. In this session, explore an approach to teaching the legacy of genocide that humanizes the people, complicates the issues, deepens our understanding of restorative justice, and brings nuance and relevancy which engages students in the world around them today.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Hendra

Mary Hendra

Program Director, Facing History and Ourselves
Mary Hendra leads the California statewide work for Facing History and Ourselves, sustaining authentic partnerships and collaboration to meet the needs of educators and schools throughout the state. Through in-depth historical and literary case studies, student-centered pedagogy... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
Emerald Bay 1

11:20am PST

Custom Curriculum and Copyright
Are you considering or already in the process of creating custom curriculum materials that better support state mandates or changing standards?  Then join us for an enlightening session on how:
  • To minimize the risk associated with using copyrighted and/or OER materials
  • CustomBooks from XanEdu are a scalable, simple solution for distributing the perfect content throughout your district or your state.
Attendees will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Speakers
avatar for Tonia Slain

Tonia Slain

VP K12 Sales, XanEdu
Tonia Slain joined XanEdu Publishing in 2015, with 15 years of K-12 ed-tech and curriculum solutions experience. Over the course of her career supporting educators, Tonia has served as a partner to thousands of school districts across the country. Tonia's experience centers on helping... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Bristol 3

11:20am PST

Skills Based Assessments in 7-12 History-Social Science
Have you shifted your assessment practices? This workshop will model an approach to assessment that supports the Framework's call for content, skill, literacy and citizenship development in History-Social Science.  Skills based multiple choice and short answer questions will be provided, as well as research linking this approach to school-wide improvements on the state's Smarter Balanced Testing (SBAC) testing system.

Speakers
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Adam Wemmer

Teacher, Pacifica High School
Adam Wemmer is the US History team lead at Pacifica HS in Garden Grove, which won the state Civic Education Award in 2016 and the Los Angeles County Democracy School Award in 2017.  He has been teaching U.S. History and Advanced Placement U.S. Government at Pacifica since 2000, and... Read More →
avatar for Rob Vicario

Rob Vicario

Irvine Unified School District



Saturday February 29, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 2

11:20am PST

Building a Democracy Factory, Because Doing Democracy Beats Just Teaching About It
In this session you will hear the story of one school’s successful search for identity as an outstanding model of quality civics education. Every school looking to improve civics education could take one or more of the ideas presented in this session and put them into practice next week.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Dennert

Brian Dennert

Social Science Teacher, Royal High School
Brian was honored by CCSS as Senior High Outstanding Teacher in 2017
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John Downey

Teacher, Royal High School
John Downey’s 20-year teaching career (Royal High in Simi Valley) took a dramatic turn seven years ago toward preparing students for engaged and well informed citizenship.  John has spent many years in collaboration with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, with whom he helped... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Emerald Bay 3

11:20am PST

Developing Engaged Citizens with Digital Field Trips and Place-Based Historical Learning
We all know how impactful it is to be in “the room where it happens.” But what if you can’t get to that “room?”  This session demonstrates how distance learning and electronic field trips let your students experience the power of place virtually, and promotes historical thinking skills to connect how events in the past have shaped today.

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Alexandria Wood

Education Programs Manager, Ford's Theatre
Alexandria Wood first joined the Education team at Ford’s Theatre team in 2013. As Education Programs Manager, she creates and delivers Distance Learning programs about President Lincoln and his legacy, and coordinates the theatrical virtual program, Investigating the Lincoln Assassination... Read More →
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Karalee Nakastuka

Teacher, First Avenue Middle School
Karalee Nakatsuka has taught U.S. History at First Avenue Middle School in the Arcadia Unified School District since 1990. She is passionate about learning and growing as an educator, collaborating, building community in her classroom through restorative practices, and utilizing technology... Read More →
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Melanie Bowyer

Manager of Digital Learning, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
As the Manager of Digital Learning at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, I manage free digital resources for teachers and students, including our Monticello Digital Classroom (classroom.monticello.org) and virtual field trips through Skype in the Classroom. Monticello is not... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Laguna Beach 3

11:20am PST

Advancing Well Rounded Students Through Digital Learning
This session will cover the topic of financial literacy and the growing importance of educating our students to be financially literate, and social emotional citizens. By utilizing the free resources provided by EVERFI, teachers will see how using technology to assist in learning the concepts will make them more well rounded and have fun in the process.

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Mariana Biagioni

Mariana Biagioni has been working in the Educational Technology space for the last 8 years, and a previous education, she brings a wealth of knowledge on implementation, and impact to students.  She thrives on providing teachers with new and inventive resources that meet students... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Laguna Beach 2

11:20am PST

Analytical Tools - Cases and Continuums in Social Studies
Teach students to think using analytical tools and case reading to respond to an inquiry question in government or economics class. Students use a continuum of policy options to study how people in the public sector respond to economic incentives. The continuum frames the Role of Political Culture: How do policy options reflect political culture? Economics concepts: incentive, disincentive, etc.

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Gloria Hernandez

Teacher/LinkedLearningDesignee, LAUSD
Linked Learning approachHumanitiesSocial StudiesBilingual GeographyStudent Led ConferencesSenior Defense and Portfolio



Saturday February 29, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Laguna Beach 1

11:20am PST

Think Anew, Act Anew, Speak Anew- Using Oratory Skills
Participants will engage in strategies Ford's Theatre's Oratory Fellows utilize to empower their students with oratory skills to use in the classroom and beyond. Resources related to warm-up exercises, podium points, the rhetorical triangle, and different argumentative speech structures will be presented. Ways to practice oratory through websites such as Flipgrid, Powtoon, and Adobe Spark will be shared.

All resources can be found at http://bit.ly/ccssoratory20

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Charron

Lindsey Charron

Teacher, Horace Ensign Intermediate School
Lindsey Charron has taught U.S. history for fourteen years. She currently teaches U.S. history and student leadership and government at Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Beach, CA. Lindsey was selected as a James Madison Fellow in 2013 and is finishing her second master’s degree... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Emerald Bay 1

11:20am PST

Teach with Disney Magic
Strap in for an adventure into designing magical, engaging experiences using the techniques of the world's
greatest visionaries - the Disney Imagineers. Learn how to make even the little things in your classroom
excellent by applying Mickey's 10 Commandments of Design. Leave inspired knowing that you are an artist
with the power to create!

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Kevin Roughton

Jurupa Middle School
Kevin Roughton has taught middle school history for 17 years. He was recognized as the 2016 CCSS Outstanding Middle School Educator and the 2017 D.A.R. Outstanding Teacher of American History in California. His free website, www.mrroughton.com, is used by hundreds of teachers around... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Balboa 1

11:20am PST

Reimagining the DBQ Essay
Writing essays are not the only way for students to practice literacy and document analysis skills. Learn how to use tech tools that will get students talking about their learning, engaging in deep conversations, and practicing document analysis skills beyond the DBQ essay format. Transform a typical writing assignment to something that incorporates the 4Cs of 21st century learning.

http://bit.ly/ccss20essay

Speakers
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Stacy Yung

Teacher, Irvine Unified School District
I am a middle school history teacher and EdTech enthusiast. I am committed to social justice and equity in the classroom and am an anti-bias anti-racist educator in progress. I strive to promote student voice and to empower students to be active citizens in their communities and... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Emerald Bay 2

11:20am PST

9/11 and Patriot Day: Engaging a New Generation
9/11 is an event burned into the memory of teachers, but is a historical event to the students in our classrooms.  How to do you teach 9/11 to those with no personal connection in your classroom, school, and community? Come to this session to see a department and school wide model of learning and engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Bush

Mandy Bush

Social Science Dept Chair/Teacher leader, Norte Vista HS/California Global Education Project


Saturday February 29, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 1

11:20am PST

Teaching Japanese American Incarceration With Lessons to Inspire Civic Engagement Relevant Today
The WWII Japanese American incarceration is a dramatic example of how anti-immigrant sentiment, racial bias, and failure of political leadership can have grave consequences for American civil liberties. We will share teacher-developed lessons about this history - aligned to the C3 framework - designed to inspire students’ civic engagement and critical thinking about current topics, such as racism, immigration, detention.

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Courtney Peagler

Korematsu Institute
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Karen Korematsu

Founder and Executive Director, Fred T. Korematsu Institute
Karen Korematsu is the Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and daughter of the late civil rights icon, Fred Korematsu. Since her father’s passing in 2005, Karen has carried on his legacy as a public speaker, educator and civil rights advocate. She shares... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Balboa 2

11:20am PST

The Impact of Founding Era Ideals on the Civil War and Reconstruction
This session will present a model that helps students to engage with primary sources by exploring how the Founding Era ideals impacted the Civil War and Reconstruction. Participants will discuss the value and challenges of using primary sources and share best practices for integrating them into their curriculum.   Participants will receive copies of primary sources from teachingamericanhistory.org  with discussion questions.


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Joseph Biron

TeachingAmericanHistory.org

Speakers

Saturday February 29, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Newport Beach 3

11:20am PST

National History Day and You: Don’t Beat Your Head Against A Wall!
Does fitting PBL into your classroom feel like one more thing?  Have you heard about NHD and think it takes too much work?  Come hear from two experienced teachers about how to successfully integrate National History Day into your classroom and leave with concrete take-aways.
Want to find the presentation with links to resources?  Here's the bitly:

http://bit.ly/NHDCA2020

Speakers
avatar for Christy Story

Christy Story

Teacher, Castilleja School
For over 15 years Christy Story, Ph.D. has been a teacher and held many leadership positions at Castilleja School in the Upper School across grades 9-12.
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Laurel Aguilar-Kirchhoff

Digital Learning Specialist, San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools
My passion in education is to help others. After being a middle school teacher for 20 years, I have changed positions, but not my love of learning and teaching. Working with fellow educators to help craft blended and personalized learning for students that encompasses 21st century... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Newport Beach 2

11:20am PST

Punk Attitude in the Social Science Classroom
The session would invite presenters to explore how the themes of punk rock (Do-it-Yourself attitude, Voice,
Inquiry, and Transgression) can be applied in the history classroom through unit design rooted in civic action,
as well as the explicit teaching of historical thinking skills and disciplinary practices.

Copy and paste the link: bit.ly/punkCCSS for materials



Speakers
avatar for Holly Royaltey

Holly Royaltey

Del Mar High School
Holly Royaltey has been teaching history for 15 years and has worked at all levels and in a variety of school contexts. She holds a doctorate in Education from San Francisco State University, and has worked with both the UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz History and Civics projects. Holly... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 11:20am - 12:20pm PST
Newport Beach 1

1:30pm PST

Get On Your Soapbox: Empowering Youth Voice and Action
In this interactive session, you will learn about how the Mikva Action Civics curriculum creates students that are active, engaged, and informed citizens. Participants will receive materials and guidance on how to institute Soapbox Speech competitions at their schools as well as action civics projects that will take civic learning outside of the four walls of the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Erik Peterson

Erik Peterson

Teacher, SAUSD/Mikva Challenge/NHD-CA
Erik Peterson teaches seventh and eighth grade social science at Santiago K-8 in Santa Ana. As the 2018 CCSS Middle School Teacher of the Year, Erik Peterson constantly seeks opportunities to empower and elevate his students. He is going into his 6th year doing Action Civics and Project... Read More →
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Ryan Stough

Teacher, S.T.E.A.M.- Legacy High School
Ryan Stough teaches U.S. History, A.P. U.S. History, World History and AVID at S.T.E.A.M. Legacy High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. As a teacher, his goal is to develop his students' into active and engaged citizens.


Saturday February 29, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Laguna Beach 1

1:30pm PST

Improving Social Awareness in the Social Studies Classroom
Teachers will explore the significance of  addressing the social and emotional needs of ALL students in the social studies classroom.  Gain lesson ideas, rooted in five SEL competencies: self awareness, self management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills and social awareness.  Help your students create a community of trust, where they learn about themselves and their place in our complex world.    

Speakers
avatar for Rachael Collins

Rachael Collins

History & SEL teacher, MTSS Intervention Coordinator, Placentia Yorba Linda USD
Rachael Collins is a middle school social studies teacher in the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District.  Rachael has a passion for student inquiry and cross curricular learning.  Rachael also teaches a class that aims to provide social and emotional learning opportunities... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Newport Beach 1

1:30pm PST

Power, Privilege and Participation: Equity and Action Civics
Imagine a classroom where students’ lived experiences are central to their understanding of how and why the world is the way it is. Exploring social identities and how they shape civic identities, privilege and oppression empowers students  to form their own opinions, activate their civic voices and take action.  Participants will gain tools to create this type of classroom.  

Speakers
avatar for Brian Brady

Brian Brady

National Director, Mikva Challenge
Brian Brady is the President of Mikva Challenge and has served in that capacity for 19 years. Mikva Challenge's mission is to develop informed, active and empowered citizens who will promote a just and equitable world. Brian has helped grow Mikva from a program in 1998 that served... Read More →
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Roberto Vega

Mikva Challenge
Roberto Vega taught social studies for 12 years in the Los Angeles United School District. He is currently a coordinator at the Social Justice Humanitas Academy in San Fernando California. He has been using Mikva Challenge Action Civics materials for over 6 years.


Saturday February 29, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Emerald Bay 2

1:30pm PST

Using Google Apps for Digital Mock Elections
If you are like my school, every election year we host a student mock election a few weeks before the real one.  It takes teachers a lot of time as we used pen and paper ballots and then spent time after school a few hours to count them. This workshop will show how to run a digital mock election.

https://tinyurl.com/t7qvw5c



Speakers
avatar for Richard Dean

Richard Dean

Teacher, Norte Vista High School Alvord USD
Richard Dean is a history teacher at Norte Vista High School in Riverside CA.  He currently teaches AP US History, IB History of the Americas and Renaissance Leadership.  He received his BA in History and Political Science, a Masters in Education  and Teaching Credential from California... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Emerald Bay 1

1:30pm PST

Give Your Student a Civic Voice with Civic Action Project!
Constitutional Rights Foundation’s (CRF) Civic Action Project (CAP) is a free, standards-based, policy-based, and student driven online curriculum that helps teachers translate classroom government content into relevant and meaningful civic action outside the classroom that supports student success in college, career, and civic life.

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Gregorio Medina

Constitutional Rights Foundation
Gregorio Medina has over 20 years of experience with providing local, regional, and national trainings for youth, educators, and program staff seeking innovative ways to integrate civic- and law-related activities into their classroom or community-based programs. Gregorio is currently... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Newport Beach 2

1:30pm PST

Visualize Historical Inquiry with Engaging Tools & Protocols
Explore how to use Iron Chef to cook up history, reimagine annotations with Booksnaps, and engage students in C3-Inquiry with Hyperdocs to inspire creativity and build soft skills in History.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Lane

Barbara Lane

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
26 Year Veteran teacher in middle and high school ELA, 7 years at the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools as curriculum coordinator for ELA, ELA & History, Adjunct at Cal State San Bernardino Teaching & Credentialing Program
avatar for Liz Ramos

Liz Ramos

Teacher, Chaffey Joint Union High School District
High school teacher, PBS project contributor, News Literacy Project board member, iCivics Teacher, and Claremont Graduate University Teacher Preparation Program instructor.



Saturday February 29, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Bristol 3

1:30pm PST

Integrating Korean History Into the Secondary HSS Classroom
This session will provide primary and secondary resources to help support the teaching of Koreans' immigration history to USA and the impact on Korea by the World War II. It would be appropriate for Geography, World History, and US History teachers.

Speakers
avatar for EunMi Cho

EunMi Cho

Sacramento State University, California State University, Sacramento
EunMi Cho is a Professor of Education at the California State University, Sacramento. She is Mild to Mod Ed Specialist Credential Program and Placement Coordinator with 36 years of teaching experiences, including H-SS method course. EunMi earned her doctorate degree on Multicultural... Read More →
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Janet Mann

teacher, Sacramento Unified School District
Janet Mann currently teaches AP World History and Economics at Hiram W. High School in Sacramento. Janet has 25+ years in education, mostly at the high school level. Most recently Janet worked as a Consultant at the Department of Education overseeing the implementation of the HSS... Read More →



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

1:30pm PST

"When We Were Colored, A Mother's Story" - The Black Middle Class
Using historic family photos dating back to the late 1800's through today, I will present my mother's memoir "When We Were Colored, A Mother's Story." The black narrative is usually about poverty,  grievance and violence. Using Eva Rutland's memoir I seek to tell a story about the black middle class, a swath of America often missing from the popular media. 

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Ginger Rutland

Ginger Rutland, Eva Rutland's daughter is a retired journalist. She spent 25 years on the editorial Board of the Sacramento Bee and 17 years as a TV reporter. She was also a regular commentator on Capitol Public Radio. She recently adapted her mother's memoir into a play that premiered... Read More →


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

1:30pm PST

Blastoff! Exploring the Connections Between Social Studies and Space Exploration
Participants will learn how to engage students with space history, exploration, and aeronautics through the lens of social studies. From Hidden Figures, to rockets, to living on Mars, to California’s pivotal role in space exploration, participants will leave with new knowledge and resources from NASA, explore classroom primary sources and women in space, and connections to the History-Social Science Framework.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Meier

Lori Meier

Associate Professor, East Tennessee State University
Lori Meier is an Associate Professor of Education at East Tennessee State University. Her primary areas of teaching and scholarship include social studies education, curriculum theory, and multicultural education. She is also an active member of the NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassadors... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Newport Beach 3

1:30pm PST

Cesar Chavez, a Civic Hero for Today's Students
There was more to Cesar Chavez than his trailblazing fight for farmworker justice.  Equal opportunity for women and protection from harassment in the workplace, gay and lesbian rights, environmentalism, animal rights, and the promotion of a plant-based diet: all were subjects of his civic engagement.  His toolkit included grassroots organizing, strikes, boycotts, lobbying legislatures and working with government officials.

Participants will review and evaluate a free, designed-for-the classroom 20-minute documentary entitled Cesar Chaves: Respect for All.   The film introduces Cesar’s 10-year-old great-grandniece, a full-fledged activist, and the youngest person to ever give a TedX talk.  Preview the curriculum materials for the movie  at http://teachwithmovies.org/cesar-chavez-respect-for-all/  

A trivia question that underscores Cesar's modern-day relevance: What do Joaquin Phoenix and Cesar Chavez have in common?  Join us to find out!




Speakers
avatar for Deborah W. Elliott

Deborah W. Elliott

Co-founder, www.teachwithmovies.org
Deborah W. Elliott and James A. Frieden are the co-founders of TeachWithMovies.org.  They are nationally-recognized authors of curriculum materials in the areas of social studies, civics, ELA, health and the arts.  Ms. Elliott has taught dance, ELA, social studies, and health.  Ms... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Laguna Beach 2

1:30pm PST

How Teaching Caribbean History Enriches US History: 1776 and Beyond
Gain a fresh perspective on teaching the Declaration of Independence through a lens of anti-Imperialism, walk away with primary source documents from twentieth-century USVI civil rights leaders, and workshop lesson plans that connect the American Revolution, Westward Expansion, the Spanish-American War, Imperialism, and civil rights all through the biography of one incredible man. 

Session slides at bit.ly/ForbesCCSS2020

Speakers
avatar for Megan Forbes

Megan Forbes

Teacher, Arcadia Unified School District



Saturday February 29, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Laguna Beach 3

1:30pm PST

Our Powerful California Stories: Localizing History
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.

Speakers
avatar for Amparo Chavez-Gonzalez

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

1:30pm PST

Mobilizing The Next Generation: Preparing Students For Engaged Citizenship
Join Dr. Martin Wattenberg (Professor of Political Science, UC Irvine), Keri Doggett (Director of Programs, Constitutional Rights Foundation), Damon Huss (Senior Editor and Curriculum Specialist, Constitutional Rights Foundation), and Michelle Herczog (LACOE) for a panel discussion addressing the  elements, resources, and skills necessary for active citizenship. Our panelists will share their valuable insights and provide practical strategies for helping students become citizen leaders. 

Speakers
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Damon Huss

Senior Editor & Curriculum Specialist, Constitutional Rights Foundation
Damon Huss is senior editor and curriculum specialist at Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) where he develops, writes, and edits curricular materials, including Bill of Rights in Action magazine, and where he coordinates and conducts teacher professional development. Before CRF... Read More →
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Keri Doggett

Vice President, Programming and Operations, Constitutional Rights Foundation
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Meg Honey

Curriculum Specialist, Pearson Education
Meg Honey (she/her) is a Humanities Curriculum Specialist with Pearson. She taught middle school and high school Social Studies for sixteen years and currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Saint Mary’s College of California and at University of the Pacific. Meg is a regular... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Herczog

Michelle Herczog

Coordinator III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles COE
Michelle Herczog is responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County.  She is a Past President of the National Council for the Social Studies and served as Vice-Chair... Read More →


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

1:30pm PST

Representation Matters: Attending to Sikhism and Other Minority Religions in the Classroom
Participants will reflect on the religious communities represented in their classrooms and how those
communities are, or are not, reflected in the curriculum. Drawing on 20 years of experience teaching World
Religions, the presenter will discuss Sikhism and the Sikh-American community to illustrate the positive
impacts of teaching about religious traditions with a significant representation in the school.

Speakers
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Guninder Singh

Kaur Foundation
avatar for Sherry McIntyre

Sherry McIntyre

Kaur Foundation
Sherry McIntyre has been teaching world religions at Johansen High School in Modesto, California from its inception 20 years ago. Modesto City Schools is the first and only public school district in the nation to require the study of world religions to graduate. Sherry has been featured... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Emerald Bay 3

2:40pm PST

"What Does the Internet Say?" Building Digital Literacy Skills through Historical Investigation
As students increasingly move to digital sources for their investigations, how do they know what to believe online? Pacifica High School's US History team will model an inquiry approach to building digital citizenship, content area literacy, and online research skills through activities such as "What really happened to the USS Maine? Were Sacco and Vanzetti really guilty?" and more.

Speakers
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Adam Wemmer

Teacher, Pacifica High School
Adam Wemmer is the US History team lead at Pacifica HS in Garden Grove, which won the state Civic Education Award in 2016 and the Los Angeles County Democracy School Award in 2017.  He has been teaching U.S. History and Advanced Placement U.S. Government at Pacifica since 2000, and... Read More →
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Ana Tourtellotte

Ana Tourtellotte is a U.S. history teacher at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, which won the state Civic Education Award in 2016 and the county Democracy School Award in 2017. She has been teaching U.S. History and Advanced Placement U.S. History since 2006 and has served in... Read More →
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Kara Lawler

Teacher
Kara Lawler is a U.S. history teacher at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, which won the state Civic Education Award in 2016 and the county Democracy School Award in 2017. She has been teaching U.S. History and Advanced Placement U.S. History since 2008 and has served in various... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 2

2:40pm PST

CCSS Committee Rush
Want to learn how to get more involved in CCSS?  Drop by Committee Rush where you can familiarize yourself with the CCSS committees, pick-up fun SWAG, sign-up for raffle prizes, chat with current committee members, and provide input and feedback on how committees can meet your needs. Complete an interest form at this link 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdS2i1r9XXrQxIFUt-kn23mur1D1IG6CKhY4mgFjX6Jau0wZg/viewform

Speakers
avatar for Dawniell Black

Dawniell Black

Elk Grove Unified School District
Dawniell Black is currently the Program Specialist for Curriculum and Professional Learning for K-12 History Social Science in Elk Grove, California. Prior to this, she taught a variety of HSS courses that included AP US History and AP Human Geography for 10 years at Franklin High... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 1

2:40pm PST

Creating an Immigrant Rights Dream Resource Center y Mas
Does your school have a large immigrant community or advocacy group?  Dialogue with teachers who used civic inquiry and engagement to create their own immigrant student advocacy groups and on-campus Dream Center as a focus for academic/social support for recent immigrants and their allies.  Organizational, instructional and advocacy materials will be provided as well as opportunities to discuss challenges.

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Javier Gutierrez

Alhambra High School
Javier Gutierrez has taught in San Francisco, Pasadena and Alhambra.  He is currently the Social Science Department Chair at Alhambra High School and was named the ALA Teacher of the Year for 2017-18.  In addition to his duties as Department Chair he is also PAC Chair of the Alhambra... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Laguna Beach 2

2:40pm PST

Interactive Constitution: Teaching the 1st Amendment through Storytelling and Civil Dialogue
Explore innovative resources from the National Constitution Center for teaching about the First Amendment on a nonpartisan basis.  Materials and tools support the learning of high school students utilizing a framework of: historical foundations through storytelling, constitutional thinking skills, and civil dialogue and reflection.

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Edwards

Sheila Edwards

Teacher, Sierra Vista Middle School, Covina Valley USD
Passionate educator determined to inspire students to be civically responsible. By Increasing student knowledge, helping them learn the skills needed to build consensus, and to disagree civilly, we can provide our next generation of leaders the necessary tools. Represented teachers... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Emerald Bay 3

2:40pm PST

C-SPAN Classroom: Ready to Help You in Your Classroom
Take a walk through C-SPAN’s free non-partisan resources. See how to engage students in current and historical events using primary resources. Learn to create your own video clips, examine ready-made common core aligned lesson plans, and see how to use bell-ringers in or out of class. New AP Government and 2020 Election resources are ready for your students!

Speakers
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Brad Franca

Teacher, Edison High School
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Cindy Martinez

teacher/department chair, San Lorenzo Valley High School
Cindy Martinez has spent the last twenty two years in the classroom teaching Social Studies with the last twenty one years at San Lorenzo Valley High School in Felton, CA where she currently serves as Social Studies Department Chair. She teaches 12th grade Economics & AP Government... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Newport Beach 3

2:40pm PST

Come Play With Us
Participants step into Presidential cabinet roles, bet credibility points and make decisions about crises based on real events in the Reagan Foundation’s newly upgraded, standards aligned simulation opening spring 2020. We invite conference attendees to playtest the analog version of the simulation, designed for grades 8-12. Conversation and feedback welcome and used to improve students' educational, social and emotional experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gately

Megan Gately

Associate Director of Education, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute
Ms. Gately is the Associate Director of School Programs at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. She holds a BA in History/Education from the University of Arizona and an MA in Educational Leadership and Policy from Arizona State University. She has worked at museums... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Bristol 3

2:40pm PST

Social Media in the Social Studies Classroom (CANCELLED)
DUE TO AN EMERGENCY, THIS SESSION IS CANCELLED.

In this session learn how to embed digital citizenship into your history lessons through the use of social media! Learn how to add Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat to your inquiry and literacy lessons in engaging ways!

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Kathryn Byars

Teacher, Corona Norco USD
Kathryn Byars is a World History teacher in Eastvale, California. She has a passion for meeting students where they are at and then helping them surpass their own expectations! As a World History teacher, she strives to make the learning real and relevant for his students and uses... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Newport Beach 2

2:40pm PST

Got Context?
In the age of “just google it,” how can students establish context --historical, geographic and conceptual-- to put information in perspective?  With strategic use of maps, timelines and analytical tools -- students use points of reference to “stay oriented” and tackle complex inquiry.  Engage with examples for democracy, equality, and climate change and tour database for more 6-12 lessons.

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Teresa Hudock

USC CALIS
Teresa Hudock is the founding director of USC CALIS.  Her mission is to promote student-driven analysis, working to ensure teachers have resources they need to unleash students’ critical thinking. To target critical thinking is to cultivate new knowledge and new ideas both for... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Newport Beach 1

2:40pm PST

Animated History: Using Comics and Graphic Novels in the History Classroom
In this session we will show educators how to harness the power of this art form for today’s History classroom not just by using existing graphic novels as classroom reading materials but also how you can help students create their own History graphic novels.


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Raphael Perez

Rafael Perez is a history teacher and cross country coach at Norte Vista High School. He teaches Collaboration US History courses, a mainstream World History course and a Sheltered World History course. He received his Bachelors in History at California State University, San Bernardino... Read More →
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Richard Dean

Teacher, Norte Vista High School Alvord USD
Richard Dean is a history teacher at Norte Vista High School in Riverside CA.  He currently teaches AP US History, IB History of the Americas and Renaissance Leadership.  He received his BA in History and Political Science, a Masters in Education  and Teaching Credential from California... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Emerald Bay 1

2:40pm PST

Environmental Activism: Rachel Carson, DDT and Unintended Consequences
Environmental pioneer Rachel Carson wrote "Silent Spring" and changed the way the world saw DDT and the
social costs of unintended consequences. Teachers will learn how to teach interdisciplinary units alongside
science teachers in their school using the SDGs to help students create real world solutions to environmental
issues at school and in the community by embracing activism.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Bush

Mandy Bush

Social Science Dept Chair/Teacher leader, Norte Vista HS/California Global Education Project


Saturday February 29, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Balboa 2

2:40pm PST

No One Cares...How to Build Community in the Classroom
"No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care."
What would happen if you could check-in with every student, everyday? How would this alter behaviors in your classroom? This session will provide you with a ideas of how to increase compassion in the classroom.

bit.ly/CareCCSS20

Speakers
avatar for Raquel Solorzano-Duenas

Raquel Solorzano-Duenas

Teacher and Lesson Design Coach, Western High School
Raquel Solorzano-Dueñas is a social science teacher who integrates technology with a variety of strategies to engage students. Raquel also serves as Lesson Design Coach, helping teachers to create and implement lessons. In recognition of her innovation and collaborative efforts... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Laguna Beach 1

2:40pm PST

Medal of Honor Character Development Program, Civic Values in the First Person
Participants will engage in activities that introduce the Medal of Honor Character Development Program.  Through the activities participants will learn how the primary source videos, biographies, and written lessons help students connect with U.S. history and civic rights and responsibilities.  Each attendee will receive the thumb drive with all lessons and videos.

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Jason Robbins

Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Jason Robbins is a Social Science teacher at Steele Canyon High School in San Diego.  He is in his 15th year of teaching and has taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade history at the middle school and 10th and 11th grade history in high school.  He currently teaches 12th grade Government... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Emerald Bay 2

2:40pm PST

Cold War Bomber Gap: Extrapolation Driven by Fear
Cognitive bias is ever present and can lead to disastrous decision making. Work with the same data available to the American intelligence services in 1956 to estimate the size of the Soviet long-range bomber fleet. Can you do better than the CIA? 

Speakers
avatar for Jasminka Criley

Jasminka Criley

MD, CEO, Indelible Learning
Health, Science, K-60 Education, Career Technical Education, Hands-on learning, PBL, GBL, 21st century learning, Medicine, Medical Pathways, Mentoring,
avatar for Stuart Criley

Stuart Criley

Chief Operating Officer, Indelible Learning, Inc.
Stuart Criley, MBA, has been developing multimedia teaching and testing programs for healthcare since 1998, and science and health educational programs for K-12 since 2008. Over the past 20 years, he has held numerous positions in developing educational software in science, health... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Laguna Beach 3

2:40pm PST

Laying the Foundations of Greatness
Step into the Google Classroom and explore our world's most influential leaders when they were of middle school age. We will provide a lesson plan on how to implement this into the classroom in 5 easy steps.

Speakers
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Circe Thompson

Green Light Student Travel
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Jeremy Vaa

Green Light Student Travel



Saturday February 29, 2020 2:40pm - 3:40pm PST
Balboa 1

3:50pm PST

CCSS Local Council Meet and Greet & CCSS Annual Meeting
Come meet the officers of your local council and find out about the activities, opportunities and resources they offer during the year between the annual conferences.  At the annual meeting, President-Elect Dawniell Black will offer a glimpse of the organization's health and plans for the coming year.  Come get involved!

Speakers
avatar for Dawniell Black

Dawniell Black

Elk Grove Unified School District
Dawniell Black is currently the Program Specialist for Curriculum and Professional Learning for K-12 History Social Science in Elk Grove, California. Prior to this, she taught a variety of HSS courses that included AP US History and AP Human Geography for 10 years at Franklin High... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 1

3:50pm PST

Election Mania - Kids on the Campaign Trail
Engage your students in the election process as they plan a campaign, register to vote, elect officers, and make laws while learning about the Branches of the U.S. Government.

Speakers
avatar for Priscilla H. Porter

Priscilla H. Porter

Palm Desert Campus of CSU San Bernardino
Priscilla H. Porter is a former elementary school teacher who has taught all grade levels K-6. She is the Director of the Porter History- Social Science Resource Room at the Palm Desert Campus of California State University San Bernardino. She volunteers at the Coachella Valley History... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Newport Beach 2

3:50pm PST

The Analytical Toolbox: Beyond Four Worlds
When we have the right tools, we can work better and faster. This session will engage teachers in the components of case teaching with analytical tools using units for government and economics.  Cases are designed for students to practice skills using a toolbox that addresses competing ethical principles, policy options, equality, identity, multiple perspectives, and trade-offs between equally important values.

Speakers
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Teresa Hudock

USC CALIS
Teresa Hudock is the founding director of USC CALIS.  Her mission is to promote student-driven analysis, working to ensure teachers have resources they need to unleash students’ critical thinking. To target critical thinking is to cultivate new knowledge and new ideas both for... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Newport Beach 1

3:50pm PST

Flipping the Study Guide: Student Created Study Guides
Empower your students to create their own study guides using Google Slides and Flipgrid. Your students will reflect, summarize, and review concepts throughout the semester or year to build a digital study guide. Teach an AP course? Enable students to build study guides/test prep throughout the year!

Speakers
avatar for Raquel Solorzano-Duenas

Raquel Solorzano-Duenas

Teacher and Lesson Design Coach, Western High School
Raquel Solorzano-Dueñas is a social science teacher who integrates technology with a variety of strategies to engage students. Raquel also serves as Lesson Design Coach, helping teachers to create and implement lessons. In recognition of her innovation and collaborative efforts... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Laguna Beach 1

3:50pm PST

Go Global - Increase the Peace
Help prevent WWIII!  Learn how to implement “pen pals for the 21st century” in your classroom.  This curriculum shows you how to partner with classrooms around the world in an effort to broaden student perspectives and improve international relationships.  This inquiry-based project shows students what we can learn from other countries.  Winner of the NCSS “Award for Global Understanding.”

Speakers
avatar for Devin Beliveau

Devin Beliveau

Samueli Academy
Devin Beliveau is the Social Studies department chair at Samueli Academy in Santa Ana, CA.  Beliveau has fifteen years experience in the high school social studies classroom, as well as master’s degrees in education and educational leadership.  His pedagogical passions include... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Emerald Bay 3

3:50pm PST

Connecting the Dots: Learning from Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Alexander von Humboldt pioneered the disciplines of biogeography and New World archaeology. Humboldt simply showed latitude and altitude mirror each other. He mapped life at each vegetation zone and also pioneered exploration of Inca and Aztec cities.

Teachers and students can easily apply Humboldt’s observations: 1) What vegetation zones are in California? 2) Why? 3) Where is the tree line?



Speakers
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Dr. Patrick Hunt

National Geographic


Saturday February 29, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Bristol 3

3:50pm PST

Teaching about Sikhism through Inquiry
Sikhism is the world’s fifth largest religion and appears in California’s History and Social Science standards in Grades 4, 7 and 8.  This session will introduce educators to the first ever C3 inquiries about Sikhism created collaboratively with C3 Teachers and the Sikh Coalition.  Attendees will be equipped with teaching tools and resources to use in their own classrooms.  

Speakers
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Dr. Pritpal Kaur

Education Director, The Sikh Coaltion
Pritpal Kaur serves as the Education Director of the Sikh Coalition - the nation's largest Sikh civil rights organization.  She holds a PhD in Sikh Studies and is passionate about creating inclusive classrooms.  


Saturday February 29, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Newport Beach 3

3:50pm PST

Using Medical Mysteries to Teach History: Sleep Mystery
Human disease is shaped by population growth and migration, technology, and economic change. Medical
mysteries in the classroom engage students through discovery of these same forces acting through history,
and on people. In this mystery, participants will work in teams to solve the case of an unexplained death of a
celebrity, using primary source documents, starting with the 9-1-1 call.

Speakers
avatar for Jasminka Criley

Jasminka Criley

MD, CEO, Indelible Learning
Health, Science, K-60 Education, Career Technical Education, Hands-on learning, PBL, GBL, 21st century learning, Medicine, Medical Pathways, Mentoring,
avatar for Stuart Criley

Stuart Criley

Chief Operating Officer, Indelible Learning, Inc.
Stuart Criley, MBA, has been developing multimedia teaching and testing programs for healthcare since 1998, and science and health educational programs for K-12 since 2008. Over the past 20 years, he has held numerous positions in developing educational software in science, health... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Laguna Beach 3

3:50pm PST

A Socio-Political History of Rock and Roll
Common core and your students will come alive through this engaging standards-based course examining the
social and political upheavals in America between 1950-2000 - as seen through the oral histories, videos, and
lyrics of the era's musicians. Special focus on women's rights will mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th
Amendment.

Sessions
avatar for Teri Gerent

Teri Gerent

Lecturer, CSUSM
I recently retired from teaching high school history after more than 20 years, and am currently teaching methodology courses (H/SS and Interdisciplinary) in CSUSM's School of Education.

Speakers


Saturday February 29, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Emerald Bay 1

3:50pm PST

Bring Social Studies Alive Through Project Based Learning
This workshop will enable educators at any level to deliver the power of project-based learning to their schools.  Participants will see exemplary projects and gain the tools needed to develop, review and evaluate original projects.  Participants will learn how to build enthusiasm with students, garner community support and participation and find real world audiences for students to demonstrate their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Gallison

Carrie Gallison

Digital Media Arts Teacher, Community Roots Academy
Carrie Gallison loves bringing social studies to life in the classroom through project based learning, field trips and real world connections. She brings her Hollywood studio production skills to the classroom to teach students how to plan, produce, and edit video pieces. Carrie... Read More →
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Heather Johnston

4th Grade Teacher, Community Roots Academy
avatar for Jeremy Cavallaro

Jeremy Cavallaro

Executive Director of Education, Community Roots Academy
Jeremy Cavallaro is the Co-Founder of Community Roots Academy, a public charter school and has served as Executive Director of Education since its opening in 2011. Previously he led schools in New York City and Southern California.  In addition to his work in schools, Mr. Cavallaro... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Balboa 1

3:50pm PST

Making Sense of the Electoral College as We Look Ahead to 2020 (CANCELLED)
Due to a family emergency, Abraham will not be able to present.  He has uploaded his documents to share.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton garnered 2,864, 974 more votes that Donald Trump but still lost the Presidency to Trump. This session explores way in which to teach students about the Electoral College, its origins and its role in the Presidential election. This is especially important as we approach the 2020 Presidential Election.

Speakers
avatar for Abraham Antonio Ruelas, PhD

Abraham Antonio Ruelas, PhD

Social Science Teacher, Patten Academy of Christian Education
Abraham Ruelas is a middle school and high school history/social science teacher at Patten Academy in Oakland California. He is author of, “Women and Landscape of American Higher Education: Wesleyan Holiness and Pentecostal Founders,” (Wipf and Stock, 2010) and co-author of “The... Read More →



Saturday February 29, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Emerald Bay 2

3:50pm PST

Preparing Students for College, Career and Civics through Conversations about History
Make history engaging for your students through academic conversations.  This session will provide strategies for teachers too get students discussing history in the classroom tomorrow.  These lessons will push students to build up ideas by clarifying and supporting them with evidence.  By incorporating historical conversations in the classroom students will be more prepared for college career and civic life.

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Betty Warring

Betty Warring is a Special Education Teacher at Santa Paula High School.  She has had 10 years of teaching experience.  Betty has been a Special Education Social Studies Teacher and Social Studies Co-Teacher in World History, US History, Economics and American Government throughout... Read More →
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Gabriel Enriquez

Santa Paula Unified School District
Gabriel Enriquez teaches U.S. History at Santa Paula High School.  With fifteen years of classroom experience Gabe has taught students with diverse skill levels; including AP courses, ELs and has over seven years of Co-Teaching experience with Special Education teacher and Co-Presenter... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Laguna Beach 2

3:50pm PST

Teaching Gender and LGBT History in U.S. and World History Classes
While the HSS Framework often references gender and its relationship to LGBTQ history, many educators feel like they lack the resources and/or time to effectively integrate these concepts into their classrooms. This session will provide teachers with strategies, vocabulary, and lesson plans to effectively integrate gender and LGBTQ studies into CA, U.S., and World history units.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Garrison

Olivia Garrison

Teacher, Kern High School District
Olivia Garrison is currently teaching 10th grade World History and 9th grade AVID in the Kern High School District. She is the Gender and Sexuality Alliance advisor at her site and a member of the GSA/SAGA advisory committee. Olivia also serves on Kern High School District Social... Read More →
avatar for Rob Darrow

Rob Darrow

Consultant, Safe Schools Project Santa Cruz
Dr. Rob Darrow is a lifelong Californian who works as an educational consultant helping schools and school districts implement the teaching of LGBTQ history. His research interests include LGBTQ history, safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ youth, professional learning, digital learning... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 3:50pm - 4:50pm PST
Balboa 2

7:00pm PST

RBG Hero, Icon, Dissenter 2018 Sundance Film Festival -World Premiere
RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.  But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now.


Saturday February 29, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Bristol 3
 
Sunday, March 1
 

8:00am PST

Consensus Not Competition: Using Structured Academic Controversies in Ethnic Studies Classrooms
This workshop focuses on the use of the Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) protocol in the Ethnic Studies/Social Studies classrooms.  Unlike debates, SACs require students to discuss controversial subjects in a sensitive, reflective, and solution-oriented fashion.  Participants will engage in classroom-tested lessons, receive materials for classroom use, and gain insight into a thematic approach to Ethnic Studies courses.

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Dr. Ingrid Fey

Teacher, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies
Dr. Ingrid Fey has taught Ethnic Studies in LAUSD for four years.  She is a member of the LAUSD Ethnic Studies Leadership Team and has published an article about her course in Social Education, published by NCSS.



Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am PST
Newport Beach 3

8:00am PST

Journey 2050 - Agriculture Education Program
HOW WILL WE SUSTAINABLY FEED NEARLY 10 BILLION PEOPLE BY THE YEAR 2050? Journey 2050 is a free, STEM program that engages Grades 7-12 in discussions about feeding the world.This program allows students to make decisions through interactive video games and witness their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale. Written by teachers, for teachers, this program can be completed in 7 hours. Everything is provided. The program features a virtual farm game and career avatar. Download Journey 2050 from the iTunes, Windows or Google Play Store before the workshop if possible. Please bring your device to play the game to the workshop. www.Journey2050.com 

Speakers
avatar for Hayley Lawson

Hayley Lawson

Curriculum Coordinator, CA Foundation for Ag in the Classroom
Hayley Lawson is the Curriculum Coordinator of the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, and a former high school agriculture science teacher. Hayley regularly works with teachers and agriculture industry representatives to create cross-curricular lesson plans for... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am PST
Laguna Beach 3

8:00am PST

How Can Explorers, Educators, and Ecoblitz Empower Eco-Literate Global Citizens?
Content. Inquiry. Literacy. Citizenship.

Young global citizens need to understand the interconnectedness between humans, communities, and natural systems upon which we depend. In this interactive learning session, National Geographic Educators and Explorers will facilitate experiences where participants will become social scientists, reflect on the historical connections between biodiversity and trash, and learn how to use an environmentally focused service learning project with students.

The [California History Social Science] framework and standards encourage students to learn about the world from several perspectives—local to global—in a deliberate and careful sequence and to develop thematic and conceptual understandings based on these perspectives. This session focuses on how to bring environmental and geographic lenses to life in a classroom. To know a place, we must understand how we impact it. While we have been altering our environment through trash for tens of thousands of years, we are doing so at an unprecedented rate today. We will cover content (an archaeological view of trash, biodiversity, and geography), civic literacy and citizenship (becoming civically engaged and taking action around environmental issues), and inquiry (what are action steps we can take to lessen our environmental impact). 



Speakers
avatar for Anna Antoniou

Anna Antoniou

National Geographic Explorer, Doctoral Candidate, University of Michigan
Anthropological archaeologist Anna S. Antoniou draws on a mix of storytelling and archaeological methods to help communities across the globe regain crucial parts of their cultural heritage. She believes that understanding our trash can help us to make the world a better place. Her... Read More →
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Jessica Lura

National Geographic Education
Jessica Lura, a National Board Certified teacher, has worked in education for over 20 years, having taught first, second, and third grade as well as US history. An explorer at heart, she is a National Geographic Educator Certification mentor and Certification trainer. She is also... Read More →
avatar for Kimi Waite

Kimi Waite

Teacher Leader, California Global Education Project
Kimi Waite is a teacher leader for the California Global Education Project at CSULB, and facilitates the Global Book Bags professional development series for educators and the Teaching for Sustainable Communities Teacher Institute. She is the 2021 California Council for the Social... Read More →



Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am PST
Emerald Bay 3

8:00am PST

Using Themes to Interweave Social Studies into Elementary Interdisciplinary Learning
All elementary teachers deal with the reality of time constraints while giving each content area the focus it deserves. In this session, participants will experience a learning sequence that capitalizes on a unifying theme that supports interdisciplinary learning. Resources will be provided to help support the development of new learning sequences for their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Walls

Mary Walls

Action Driven Inquiry
Mary is founder of Action Driven Inquiry and volunteer Co-Chair for the EEC (Environmental Education Collaborative). She has taught World Languages & English Language Arts, she has been an Instructional Coach, a Director for a California MSP grant, a beginning teacher mentor, an International... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am PST
Laguna Beach 1

8:00am PST

Election Lab: Game-Based Learning for the Electoral College and Presidential Elections
The Electoral College is a complex system that takes precious class time to explain, with low student retention. However, students will never forget these rules when placed in a game, and they must use them to win. Participants will play, hands-on, 8 elections from history, experience what makes a good learning game, and how to use them effectively for teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Jasminka Criley

Jasminka Criley

MD, CEO, Indelible Learning
Health, Science, K-60 Education, Career Technical Education, Hands-on learning, PBL, GBL, 21st century learning, Medicine, Medical Pathways, Mentoring,
avatar for Stuart Criley

Stuart Criley

Chief Operating Officer, Indelible Learning, Inc.
Stuart Criley, MBA, has been developing multimedia teaching and testing programs for healthcare since 1998, and science and health educational programs for K-12 since 2008. Over the past 20 years, he has held numerous positions in developing educational software in science, health... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am PST
Balboa 2

8:00am PST

Bring It All Together: Sources, Notes, and Darn Good Questions
We will investigate ways to help students understand sourcing, data, and bias by using the US Census as the backdrop for asking compelling questions, taking notes and identifying claims. Students will use their own notes as a way to identify patterns within data that can help them form their own critical claim. 

Speakers
CW

Connie Williams

NBCTeacher Librarian/Local History Librarian/Consultant
Connie Williams, NBCT, MLS, was a school librarian for Petaluma City Schools. She presents and writes about question-building, inquiry, primary sources, and government info. She works as a school library Consultant and is also  the History Room Librarian at the Petaluma Regional... Read More →
avatar for Debbie Abilock

Debbie Abilock

Coach, consultant, NoodleTools/NoodleTeach
Debbie Abilock, a former school administrator and school librarian, speaks internationally and consults in schools. She writes "Friction" a column about instructional interventions with big learning payoffs, blogs at https://www.noodletools.com/blog/category/teaching-resources/and... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am PST
Laguna Beach 2

8:00am PST

Ethnic Studies 101: Tools for Course Development
This workshop is intended to assist participants who might not have an ethnic studies background with course development. Central to this process is identifying a shared understanding of what ethnic studies is. Through presentations and hands-on activities, the UCLA History-Geography Project will present its process. A current ethnic studies educator will also give a concrete example of a current course.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Mata

Cindy Mata

Associate Director of Center, UCLA History-Geography Project
Cindy Mata is the Associate Director of the UCLA History-Geography Project (UCLA HGP). Developing and growing ethnic studies programs is a labor of love for Cindy. Her formal training in ethnic studies is through a Latinx perspective. She holds a  B.A. in Chican@ Studies from the... Read More →



Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am PST
Emerald Bay 2

8:00am PST

Moot Courts-Street Law
When students participate in moot courts, they learn how to work together to analyze complex text, synthesize facts, and formulate arguments. Students must listen and respond to their peers as they take on the roles of petitioners, respondents and justices. These simulations of judicial processes prepare students for civic life and build understanding of important disciplinary knowledge (Street Law).

Speakers
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Gabriela Goldstein

Gabriela Goldstein AP Government and Politics/Honors Economics/AVID Teacher (LAUSD)M.A. in History (Concentrations in U.S. and Latin America) & B.A. in History Ms. Goldstein is a Southern California public school teacher and fellow Bruin, that has been effectively engaging and teaching... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am PST
Newport Beach 2

8:00am PST

What Should We Do About the Electoral College?
As the 2020 U.S. presidential election approaches, students will have questions about this process. This workshop explores the origins and current debates over the Electoral College. Attendees learn how to engage students in a civic scenario to recommend potential changes to presidential elections. Finally, attendees engage in a Civil Conversation on slavery and the Electoral College.  

Speakers
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Sarah Badawi

Senior Program Director, Constitutional Rights Foundation
Sarah Badawi is Senior Program Director at Constitutional Rights Foundation. Prior to joining CRF in 2017, she was a middle and high school social studies and special education teacher, as well as a school administrator, for 15 years in a variety of settings in the U.S. and overseas... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am PST
Newport Beach 1

8:00am PST

Would a Historian Ask That? From Social Studies to History
The California History-Social Science Framework asks teachers to teach history as inquiry, but the reality is that teachers struggle to create effective historical questions.  We propose a potential solution: teaching inquiry by engaging with historiography.  Using the civil rights movement as the example, this workshop will explore different “schools” of interpretation and offer techniques to integrate historiography into the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Diaz

Daniel Diaz

Director, UCLA History-Geography Project, UCLA History-Geography Project
Daniel Diaz is the Director of UCLA History-Geography Project and a former high school history teacher, as well as the former director of Project Deviate, Inc., a non-profit he founded to support foster youth in the San Gabriel Valley. As Director of the UCLA History-Geography Project... Read More →
avatar for Laura McEnaney

Laura McEnaney

Professor of History, Whittier College
I am interested in "year 13" history learning--that is, the transition from high school social studies to college history. I am starting Project 13, a professional development program for college professors who would like to improve their teaching of the U.S. history survey. I'd love... Read More →



Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am PST
Emerald Bay 1

8:00am PST

CCSS Board Meeting
Speakers
avatar for CCSS

CCSS

Executive Secretary, California Council for the Social Studies


Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am PST
Bristol 3

8:00am PST

Exhibit Hall
Visit our Marketplace of ideas and things to engage and connect with our dedicated educational partners and sponsors.  All of our exhibitors are excited to meet you and share their excellent resources designed to support your educational goals as well as the teaching and learning of history-social science.  

Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00am - 12:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom

9:40am PST

Honoring Seven Generations: Field-Tested Lessons in Native American Studies
Participants will engage in field-tested lessons in Native American studies focused on California as a changing state. The lessons, which can be part of replacement units, encourage students to consider an Indigenous perspective regarding the California Mission System and colonization (HSS 4.2.3). The lessons can be a springboard for student involvement in civic life, especially as agents of change.

Speakers
DB

Dr. Browning Neddeau

Browning Neddeau, M.A., Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Teacher Education and Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at California State University, Chico. Browning’s research is centered on Native American culturally-appropriate representation in schools... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 9:40am - 11:10am PST
Emerald Bay 1

9:40am PST

Integrate Action Civics Strategies and Projects into your H-SS Curriculum
Come explore Integrated Action Civics in which content informs civic engagement and conversely integrates civic empowerment strategies into your course content. We’ll share a model for examining power that helps students understand history content through a new lens while preparing them for possible civics action projects in your course. Participants will engage with these strategies and leave with classroom-ready materials.

Speakers
avatar for Devin Hess

Devin Hess

Academic Coordinator, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project
Devin Hess is an Academic Coordinator and Director of Technology Integration for the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, leading professional development for educators in the SF Bay Area since 2012. Currently, he leads UCBHSSP’s “Integrated Action Civics” research programs... Read More →
avatar for Olivia Santillán

Olivia Santillán

Coordinator of History & Civic Engagement, Santa Clara COE
Coordinator - History Social Science & Civic Engagement. Santa Clara County Office of Education


Sunday March 1, 2020 9:40am - 11:10am PST
Newport Beach 1

9:40am PST

The Advocacy Hourglass: Elevating Student Voice for Strategic Action and Systemic Change
Do you want to support your students in making change in their communities? Do you want to learn how to make change yourself?  In this workshop, you’ll follow a framework for action that you can then use with students.  You’ll walk away with concrete ways to support young people in becoming active citizens and a sample action plan for yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Hurlbutt

Lauren Hurlbutt

Program Director, Generation Citizen
Lauren Hurlbutt is the current California Program Director for Generation Citizen, an organization working to ensure every student receives a relevant and experiential civics education.  She began her career as a 9th grade English and History teacher in Oakland, CA, where she and... Read More →


CCSS pptx

Sunday March 1, 2020 9:40am - 11:10am PST
Laguna Beach 3

9:40am PST

Actualizing Social Transformation: Infusing Ethnic Studies Framework into 9-12 Social Studies
Participants will engage in an inquiry-based approach to infusing Ethnic Studies into 9 - 12 Social Studies courses. Participants will be introduced to SFUSD’s Ethnic Studies framework and see examples of how it can be infused into 9-12 courses. Participants will also be given strategies to help students identify and analyze current issues and develop a civic action plan. 

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Aimee Riechel

SFUSD
Aimee Riechel has been a History/Social Studies educator for San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) since 2006. She has taught Ethnic Studies (ES) for over ten years and was a core member of SFUSD's ES curriculum Committee. Aimee also holds a MA in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 9:40am - 11:10am PST
Balboa 2

9:40am PST

Elementary Inquiry: Kickstarting Inquiry for Our Young Students
This session will focus on building inquiry units aligned with the History and Social Sciences Framework in elementary classrooms.  Learn how to empower and excite your students with a manageable inquiry process that will help transform the way you teach!

Speakers
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Kevin Miller

Second Grade Teacher, Irvine Unified
Kevin Miller has been teaching for five years; all of them in Irvine Unified School District and all of them in Second Grade. He was a part of the founding staff at Beacon Park K-8 School where he was recognized as one of IUSD’s 2017 Teachers of Promise. Kevin believes in empowering... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 9:40am - 11:10am PST
Newport Beach 2

9:40am PST

Integrating Social Emotional Learning into Social Studies Instruction
Join World and US History teacher Dr. Scott M. Petri for an interactive workshop that helps teachers integrate Social Emotional Learning strategies into their content instruction. Participants will embed SEL competencies into formative assessments, learn to use conversation calendars, reflective grading, exam wrappers, and empathy maps. Bring your laptops and be prepared to collaborate in content-specific or grade level teams. Slides available: http://bit.ly/selccss 

Speakers
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Scott M. Petri

History Teacher - John F. Kennedy High School, Southern California Social Science Association
Scott Petri has taught social studies at the middle school level and high school level since 2003. He has also served as a coordinator and small school principal in LAUSD.  He holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Masters in Educational Administration from California... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 9:40am - 11:10am PST
Balboa 1

9:40am PST

Research Skills Don’t Have to Be Painful to Teach
Research skills are messy - true researchers know that there are no easily “Googleable” answers out there to a deep historical inquiry question. Both teachers and students need effective research skills. This workshop helps teachers integrate research skills by providing examples of hands-on projects and lessons that provide the foundation for strong skills and true historical inquiry projects.

You can find the resources from this session at:
https://tinyurl.com/CCSS2020Research 

Speakers
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Christy Story

Teacher, Castilleja School
For over 15 years Christy Story, Ph.D. has been a teacher and held many leadership positions at Castilleja School in the Upper School across grades 9-12.
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Tasha Bergson-Michelson

Instructional and Programming Librarian, Castilleja School
Tasha is Castilleja's Instructional & Programming Librarian. Tasha came to Castilleja from Google, Inc. where she was the Search Educator. Tasha holds a BA in Asian Studies from Mount Holyoke College, a MA in Regional Studies: East Asia from Harvard University, and a MA of Library... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 9:40am - 11:10am PST
Emerald Bay 2

9:40am PST

Viewing the Abolition of Slavery in North America through an Economic Lens
Economics is more than supply and demand curves; it’s a way of thinking. Attend this session to see how to apply the economic way of thinking to the abolition of slavery in the U.S. and the British West Indies. Compensated emancipation was used in the British West Indies. You will receive teaching strategies and ready-to-go lessons.

Speakers
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Anthony Zambelli

Education Director, San Diego Center for Economic Education
Anthony Zambelli, J.D. has been an instructor in the Business and Professional Studies Department since 1979 and Director of the San Diego Center for Economic Education at Cuyamaca College since 2007. He is a recipient of the Cuyamaca College President’s Award, the Award for Teaching... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 9:40am - 11:10am PST
Laguna Beach 1

9:40am PST

Social Studies Lesson Plans Incorporating Pieces from the San Diego Museum of Art
Using examples from the African American Cultural Humanities (AC) curriculum, educators will collaborate with others in various activities and walk away with fully developed, rigorous, results-based lesson plans in alignment with the California History-Social Sciences Framework. The focus will be on providing resources implement the humanities Modeling and coaching will be provided on instructional techniques to differentiate teaching and alignment.


Speakers
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Victoria Shields

President, M.A.T.H.-measurable achievement through the humanities
Victoria Shields is a doctoral student in the Eastern Michigan University Urban Education Program focusing on curriculum development and programming. She conducts teacher trainings at state and national conferences focusing on assisting educators write lesson plans in Social Studies... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 9:40am - 11:10am PST
Laguna Beach 2

9:40am PST

Become a Nat Geo Certified Educator
Join us to learn about National Geographic’s free Educator Certification Program. In this interactive teaching and learning session, PK-12 informal and formal educators will learn about the National Geographic Educator Community and will complete Phase 1 of the free Certification Program. Certified Educators have access to National Geographic resources and an online network of peers across the globe.

Speakers
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Jessica Lura

National Geographic Education
Jessica Lura, a National Board Certified teacher, has worked in education for over 20 years, having taught first, second, and third grade as well as US history. An explorer at heart, she is a National Geographic Educator Certification mentor and Certification trainer. She is also... Read More →
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Kimi Waite

Teacher Leader, California Global Education Project
Kimi Waite is a teacher leader for the California Global Education Project at CSULB, and facilitates the Global Book Bags professional development series for educators and the Teaching for Sustainable Communities Teacher Institute. She is the 2021 California Council for the Social... Read More →



Sunday March 1, 2020 9:40am - 11:10am PST
Emerald Bay 3

9:40am PST

Using Simulation to Teach Human Rights, Dignity, and Respect for Differences
Actively engage in simulation activities about concepts of freedom of conscience, human dignity, and respect for the rights of all people to live together peacefully.  It is aligned with the core concept of human rights, religion and history for grades K through 12. Methodologies and tools will be provided to use in the classroom to articulating these concepts to students. 

Speakers
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Cecilia Blankenship

Hardwired, Inc.
Cecilia Blankenship, M.S., spent forty-nine years in formal education settings teaching children from pre-school through early high-school. Twenty-five years were in administration or a combination of administration and classroom teaching. The last five years were as principal of... Read More →
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Dr. Mary Anne Rea-Ramirez

Educational specialist, Hardwired, Inc
Dr. Mary Anne Rea-Ramirez is an educational specialist for Hardwired who has over 20 years of experience as an expert in conceptual change, program and curriculum development, cognitive learning strategies, and research in studies of model-based learning and innovative pedagogy.  Dr... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 9:40am - 11:10am PST
Newport Beach 3

10:00am PST

Colonial Williamsburg Gala
Join Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute alumni, historical character interpreters and Colonial Williamsburg dignitaries to celebrate 30 years of the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute. Teachers will showcase their inspiring work with students. Meet Ann Wager, the school mistress at the Williamsburg Bray School. Controversial in its time, the mission of the school was to teach basic reading, writing, sewing, etiquette skills, and religious instruction to enslaved and free African American children. Learn of the challenges that she faced as an 18th –century teacher. Participate in 18th century dancing!

Please click here to RSVP or email teacherdevelopment@cwf.org . Bring your classroom artifacts and don’t forget to wear your 18th century attire!

Speakers
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Andy Engel

Manager, Program Development Teacher Institute, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Henry (Andy) Engel is the Manager of Program Development.  He is responsible for the planning, design, and implementation of curriculum, programming and staff training.  Andy also organizes Teacher Institute sessions and on- and offsite workshops throughout the year.
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Nicole Brown

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Nicole Brown has been interpreting women at the Foundation since 2014.  Her liberal arts education from William & Mary has been essential to shaping her method of interpretation.  Nicole's work with Ann Wagner enables her to talk about four topics which she believes are essential... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 1

11:20am PST

2021 Conference Committee Meeting
Speakers
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CCSS

Executive Secretary, California Council for the Social Studies


Sunday March 1, 2020 11:20am - 12:50pm PST
Bristol 3

11:20am PST

Engagement From the Start: Best Practices for Elementary Classrooms
University Professors of Elementary Social Studies Methods share best practices for Inquiry-Based H-SS Instruction.  An array of favorite research-based best practices designed to engage elementary students will be modeled and shared. Learn effective, student-centered strategies for elementary students, educators and professional development providers.

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David Neumann

Cal Poly Pomona
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Lisa Hutton

Interim Associate Dean & History Project Director, CSU Dominguez Hills History Project
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Rebecca Valbuena

TOSA/Academic Coach, Glendora USD
Rebecca Valbuena, M.Ed., has been in elementary education for the past 30 years and currently works in the Glendora USD.  Valbuena also teaches H-SS Methods at Cal Poly, Pomona.  She is currently a member of the H-SS Framework Implementation (CLIC) Team. Valbuena has served as a... Read More →
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Rhoda Coleman

Dr. Rhoda Coleman is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the USC Rossier School of Education's Masters of Arts in Teaching program. She teaches courses in Literacy Development, History-Social Science, and in First and Second Language Acquisition.A former Language Arts consultant for... Read More →



Sunday March 1, 2020 11:20am - 12:50pm PST
Laguna Beach 2

11:20am PST

Drawing on Global Goals and Themes to Build Interdisciplinary Learning
Many middle and high school students struggle to find relevance in many of their classrooms. In this session, participants will experience a learning sequence that capitalizes on a unifying theme that builds on student motivation and supports interdisciplinary learning. Resources will be provided to help support the development of new learning sequences for their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Braatz Brown

Linda Braatz Brown

Action Driven Inquiry
Linda serves as a consultant and thought partner for Action Driven Inquiry. She has over 33 years of service in public education, retiring from the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools as the Science Coordinator serving over 32 school districts. Linda has been deeply involved... Read More →
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Mary Walls

Action Driven Inquiry
Mary is founder of Action Driven Inquiry and volunteer Co-Chair for the EEC (Environmental Education Collaborative). She has taught World Languages & English Language Arts, she has been an Instructional Coach, a Director for a California MSP grant, a beginning teacher mentor, an International... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 11:20am - 12:50pm PST
Laguna Beach 1

11:20am PST

Teaching LGBTQ History with Primary Sources
Acquire information, skills and activity ideas on including LGBTQ history in the classroom! Attendees will participate in two 11th grade LGBTQ U.S. history model lessons featuring document-based activities. This session is ideal for U.S. history teachers, aligns with Chapter 16 of the HSS Framework, and provides  the attendees with practical tools and resources to integrate LGBTQ history within their curricula.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Lewis

Christopher Lewis

English Learner TOSA, Mountain View High School
Christopher Lewis, Ph.D., is a teacher at Mountain View High School in El Monte, CA. He has taught in the English and Social Science department for fourteen years. Currently, he is a teacher on Special Assignment supporting English Learners. Christopher has presented at a number of... Read More →
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Erik Adamian

ONE Archives Foundation
Erik Adamian is the Associate Director of Education at the ONE Archives Foundation. In collaboration with educational organizations and teachers, Erik develops LGBTQ history programing and resources for K-12 students and teachers, such as Professional Learning Symposiums for educators... Read More →
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Marika Manos, Ed.D.

History/ Social Science/Civics Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
Marika Manos is the History/Social Science/Civics Coordinator for the Orange County Department of Education and has been an educator for 19 years. In her previous work, she was a History/Social Science methods instructor at CSULB, the K-12 History/Social Science Curriculum Leader... Read More →



Sunday March 1, 2020 11:20am - 12:50pm PST
Balboa 1

11:20am PST

The Drama of U.S. History and Government
This workshop offers a four pronged theatre- based approach to teaching U.S. history using primary sources, theatre, global religious texts, and excerpts from Shakespeare. Students will explore and perform as they identify the role of major world religions in the development of the United States, the emergent dehumanization of various populations, and the impact of Shakespeare and theatre on America.

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Angela Ward

Angela Ward is the 2018 James Madison Fellow for the state of California and is pursuing a Masters degree in American History and Government from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. Angela has an M.F.A. Theatre from The University of Tennessee and did post graduate work at The Royal... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 11:20am - 12:50pm PST
Laguna Beach 3

11:20am PST

Using Contemporary Music to Develop a Socio-Political Consciousness and to Create Change
Participants will engage in an inquiry-driven approach that examines societal issues/barriers found in contemporary music including hip hop. Instructional strategies designed to help students explore issues historically/currently in music, to analyze perspectives and biases, and to discover their voice as a catalyst for civic change will be discussed along with tools and resources to enable participants to replicate the lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Cherilynne Hollowell, Ed.D

Cherilynne Hollowell, Ed.D

Riverside Unified School District
Dr. Cherilynne Hollowell has been a successful Advanced Placement U.S. History teacher in a Title 1 school for 10 years. She also teaches two classes of “at-promise” students that require that Dr. Hollowell constantly seek ways to keep her pedagogy relevant and engaging to the... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 11:20am - 12:50pm PST
Balboa 2

11:20am PST

Translating From English to History: Teacher and Student Strategies for Disciplinary Writing
 A history teacher and English teacher share strategies for "translating" skills between English and history classes.  We start by discussing how history teachers can help their colleagues in English understand disciplinary writing.  Participants will engage in classroom-ready activities designed to build student capacity across disciplines while still maintaining the disciplinary soul of social studies.

Speakers
avatar for Paul McHenry, Ph.D.

Paul McHenry, Ph.D.

Paul McHenry has over two decades of experience teaching social studies in socioeconomically diverse, high-poverty urban schools in Southern California and currently teaches in Northern California.  In addition to his experience as a classroom teacher, Dr. McHenry has taught pre-service... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 11:20am - 12:50pm PST
Emerald Bay 2

11:20am PST

Navigating Current Events in Your Classroom
Teaching current events is challenging. How can we prepare students to have reflective and respectful discussion of current events, especially those that may be divisive? How can these lessons support critical literacy development and foster civic awareness? Facing History and Ourselves will model teaching activities to facilitate discussions that promote humanity, equitable participation, academic discourse and consider multiple perspectives.

Speakers
avatar for Jason David

Jason David

Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves
Jason David is a program associate with Facing History and Ourselves. Facing History and Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. Jason is a former high school teacher, advisor, and member of a school-based equity... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 11:20am - 12:50pm PST
Emerald Bay 1

11:20am PST

From Study Tour to the Classroom
Participants will learn how one teacher took her learning from a summer study tour with the Transatlantic Outreach Program and applied it in her classroom through an inquiry - When is power destructive?  Teachers will take home an inquiry with a variety of photographs and documents that detail the role of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in the Holocaust

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Tracy Middleton

Hidden Valley Middle School
Tracy Middleton - 8th grade social studies teacher at Hidden Valley Middle School in Escondido, CA, social studies teacher mentor, social studies expert for Escondido Union School District, member of the Board of Directors for the National Council for Social Studies, Master Teacher... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 11:20am - 12:50pm PST
Emerald Bay 3

11:20am PST

Prepare Students for College, Career & Civic Life with Eyewitness Testimony
Educators explore IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation's educational website, which provides ready-to-use multimedia activities and testimony-based resources that connect students to human experiences in history and empowers their responsible participation in society. Educators learn how to integrate primary source audiovisual testimony across the history discipline, to meet 21st century academic and digital literacy standards, while developing students’ social-emotional and civic capacities.   

Speakers
avatar for Lesly Culp

Lesly Culp

Head of Programs, USC Shoah Foundation - Iwitness
Lesly Culp is USC Shoah Foundation- Institute for Visual History and Education's Head of Programs, Education (H.O.P.E).  Lesly designs and delivers professional development, manages multimedia content for IWitness and other testimony-based educational resources. She works with international... Read More →
avatar for Sedda Antekelian

Sedda Antekelian

Education and Outreach Specialist, USC Shoah Foundation
Sedda Antekelian joined the USC Shoah Foundation - Institute for Visual History and Education team as the Education and Outreach Specialist for Armenian Genocide education. Sedda develops educational multimedia content, programming and community partnerships utilizing Armenian Genocide... Read More →


Sunday March 1, 2020 11:20am - 12:50pm PST
Newport Beach 2
 


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