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Thursday, March 14
 

6:30pm

Early Bird Check-In
Beat the early morning lines and get checked in Thursday night in the Bayshore Foyer.  Be sure to visit our welcome reception hosted and sponsored by Big History Project


Thursday March 14, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Bayshore Foyer Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

7:30pm

Big History Project Welcome Reception
Join us as we meet, mingle and share our excitement for the conference.  A HUGE thank you to Big History Project for partnering with CCSS and offering to sponsor this event.

Sponsors
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Bob Regan

Director of Education, Big History Project
Big History examines our past, explains our present, and imagines our future. It's a story about us. An idea that arose from a desire to go beyond specialized and self-contained fields of study to grasp history as a whole. This growing, multi-disciplinary approach is focused on high... Read More →



Thursday March 14, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Foyer Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
 
Friday, March 15
 

7:45am

First Timers
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome, First Time Conference Attendees!

The First-Timers’ Welcome Session designed to provide a brief overview of our conference program, including highlights and must-see events. All attendees will receive complimentary educational resources and giveaways from Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History and our local councils to ensure an amazing start to your first experience with us.

Friday March 15, 2019 7:45am - 8:45am
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

8:50am

Keynote Speaker - “Technology? Yes! But How, and How Much?”
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge Bernal will cover the benefits and pitfalls of the use of technology in teaching. Recently having built the non-profit Roberto Adobe & Suñol House museum, Judge Bernal studied the topic of introducing technology to reach modern audiences. This consideration was at the forefront of his educational program design.

Judge Bernal will also explore technology to capture imagination in the classroom and on the World Wide Web. “Use of technology will play an important role in telling our history," predicts Bernal. “The past will be our future on the Internet. The availability of resources for social studies on the Internet has grown exponentially in the last 10 years and will continue to blossom. Soon, almost all data will be retrievable on your computer without even leaving your home. School children have the whole world available because of the Internet. So we, as teachers, ought to join the adventure. It helps to have a smart approach."

Speakers
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Judge Paul Bernal

Eighth generation Bay Area resident and Superior Court Judge Paul Bernal will be our Conference Kickoff speaker, with:“Technology? Yes! But How, and How Much?”Judge Bernal will cover the benefits and pitfalls of the use of technology in teaching. Recently having built the non-profit... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:50am - 9:50am
Cedar Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

9:50am

Exhibit Hall/Marketplace
Visit the marketplace of Vendors 

Friday March 15, 2019 9:50am - 7:00pm
Bayshore Ballroom

10:00am

Dirt, Sweat and Opportunity: The Transformative Impact of Service Learning In Electives
Limited Capacity seats available

Do your students demonstrate grit? Do they have the tenacity to see a project through despite setbacks, to remain creative, to work together in a group toward a goal? Integrating service learning, technology and authentic learning opportunities into social science electives not only enhances introductory curriculum but connects students to real life applications and support of the other core subjects.

Sessions
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Mandy Bush

California Global Education Project
Mandy has been teaching for 18 years at Norte Vista High School in Riverside, CA and has been the social science department chair for the past 8 years. She is dedicated to connecting her school to the community and to the world. She is a teacher leader with the California Global Education... Read More →
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Connie DeCapite

California Global Education Project


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

10:00am

Integrating the Newest Technology into Instruction in Meaningful Ways
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how empowering your students to pick good tools will motivate them to dive deeper. You will walk away with several free web tools to incorporate into your classroom.

Sessions
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Bert Bower

TCI - Teachers' Curriculum Institute
Bert Bower is the founder and CEO of TCI. For the past 20 years he has been crafting innovative K–12 social studies programs by collaborating with teachers and trying out new ideas in the classroom. His goal is to defeat the "silent violence" of stand-and-deliver teaching that leaves... Read More →

Exhibitors
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TCI

TCI is an award-winning online K-12 publishing company created by teachers, for teachers. For more than 20 years, the company has partnered with the education community to fundamentally change classroom instruction. TCI’s K-12 programs are based on proven teaching strategies and practices... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

10:00am

What's Your Civics Super Power? Leading Elementary Students to Take Informed Action
Limited Capacity seats available

Your students are engaged in inquiry-based learning; they're doing history and finding answers. So now what? It's time to guide your students as they communicate conclusions and take informed action. It's time for them to make it all relevant and discover their civics super power!

Moderators
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Rebecca Valbuena

TOSA/Academic Coach, Glendora USD
Elementary teacher - 26 years in classroom, 2 years Academic Coach K-5Favorite topics - Equal Access for English Learners, History-Social Science integration, C3 Framework and Civics Education

Sessions

Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
San Jose Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

10:00am

Authenticity with African-American Culture: Using Coretta Scott King Books In Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

For 50 years, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards has selected the best books by and about African Americans. Join this session to learn about these superb books, and discover ready-to-use instructional materials that make it easy and culturally relevant to implement in your classroom. Primary source author interviews, as well state-funded curriculum and literacy tools will be emphasized.

Sessions
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Nick Glass

Founder & Executive Director, TeachingBooks.net (a California State Library-provided resource)
Nick Glass has a Master's in educational policy and the history of multicultural education, and runs TeachingBooks.net -- a literacy service that the California State Library has licensed for all schools, libraries, and residents. He has served on a handful of book award committees... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

10:00am

Educating All Children for a Sustainable World
Limited Capacity filling up

Turn today's global challenges into thought-provoking lessons with hands-on activities that explore world population growth, natural resource use, climate change and social justice. Participate in role-playing, concept mapping and other experiential formats that engage all kinds of learners. Receive electronic versions of lesson plans matched to the new California History-Social Science Framework.

Sessions
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Maggie Beddow, Ph.D.

Professor, CSU Sacramento College of Education
Maggie Beddow is a Professor of Education at California State University, Sacramento where she has taught numerous courses on social studies methods, bilingual education and English learners. She was the former director of ISPAS (International Studies Project at Sacramento) - a California... Read More →
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EunMi Cho

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 →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
San Juan Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

10:00am

Featured Speaker - "Applying Science to Archaeology: Tracking Hannibal With Technology, New Methods for an Old Story"
Limited Capacity seats available

In this amply-illustrated presentation, Dr. Patrick Hunt tracks Hannibal in his intrepid Alps march in 218 BCE with an army and elephants with field science methods that include geomorphology and soil chemistry as well as paleoclimatology and changing topographies due to long-term erosion in the Alps and in Italy where his battles took place. In his best-selling book Hannibal (2017),  Hunt has carefully documented how Hannibal studied his environment in order to use brilliant tactics against the Celts and Romans, weaponizing nature to be part of his arsenal.  


Speakers
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Dr. Patrick Hunt

National Geographic, National Geographic Learning, Stanford University
Dr. Patrick Hunt is an award-winning archaeologist teaching at Stanford University since 1993. His fieldwork has been sponsored by National Geographic Society and he is a National Geographic Expeditions Expert. Author of 20 books, including the best-selling TEN DISCOVERIES THAT REWROTE... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Cedar Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

10:00am

Helping Students Access Difficult Texts in the History Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Teachers are asked to incorporate more reading and writing skills into their classrooms than ever before. In this workshop we will examine the cultural, linguistic, and cognitive demands of nonfiction texts and offer instructional strategies for teachers to help students successfully access demanding text. We will explore a variety of print and digital resources from Facing History’s Reconstruction study guide.

Sessions
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Sarah Altschul

Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves
Sarah Altschul is a program associate for the San Francisco Bay Area Facing History and Ourselves office. Before joining Facing History in 2015 Sarah was an instructional and literacy coach, as well as a reading intervention teacher for Oakland Unified. Additionally, she taught high... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am
Monterey Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop Workshop

10:00am

Teaching CA: Bringing the Archives into the Classroom (Elementary K-4)
Limited Capacity seats available

Sessions
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Tuyen Tran

CHSSP
Tuyen Tran is a Assistant Director of the California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP). She holds a Ph.D. in History from UC Berkeley. Dr. Tran coordinates and manages statewide programs for the CHSSP network.
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Kerri Young

The California Historical Society


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am
San Martin Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop Workshop

10:00am

Teaching CA: Bringing the Archives into the Classroom (U.S. High School)
Limited Capacity full

This workshop is a joint presentation between the CHSSP and the California Historical Society. Our goal is to empower teachers to engage in inquiry instruction that is aligned to the new H-SS Framework, improves student literacy, and supports civic learning and engagement. Teachers will practice the historical investigation process and hone their skills in crafting inquiry-based lessons.

Sessions
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Beth Slutsky

CHSSP
Beth Slutsky earned her Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), where she focused her study on the U.S. during the Cold War and Women’s history. Slutsky has teaching experience at both the secondary and post-secondary levels, and has worked extensively... Read More →
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Frances Kaplan

California Historical Society


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am
San Simeon Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop Workshop

11:00am

Environmental Activism: Rachel Carson, DDT and Unintended Consequences
Limited Capacity seats available

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.

Sessions
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Mandy Bush

California Global Education Project
Mandy has been teaching for 18 years at Norte Vista High School in Riverside, CA and has been the social science department chair for the past 8 years. She is dedicated to connecting her school to the community and to the world. She is a teacher leader with the California Global Education... Read More →
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Connie DeCapite

California Global Education Project


Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00am

Flip the Classroom (and PD) Using Google Forms
Limited Capacity full

Teachers can address the demands of the H-SS Framework and Standards by flipping direct instruction and checking for understanding with Google Forms, allowing class time to be spent on project based learning and student collaboration. This model is also an effective way to conduct Professional Development sessions, giving teachers a quality learning experience that can be emulated within the classroom.

Sessions
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Rebecca Valbuena

TOSA/Academic Coach, Glendora USD
Elementary teacher - 26 years in classroom, 2 years Academic Coach K-5Favorite topics - Equal Access for English Learners, History-Social Science integration, C3 Framework and Civics Education
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Linda Cargile

High School Administrator, Long Beach Unified
Hello! I have served as an educator for Long Beach Unified School District for the last 19 years and love sharing my passion for teaching social studies with current and future educators. I was a classroom world history at the middle school level for 16 years and currently serve... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
San Jose Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00am

Advancing Financial Capability through Digital Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Today's school children are ill-equipped to make their way through the modern financial world. In this session, participants will explore EVERFI's digital suite of evidence-based and standards aligned financial education resources, designed to give students the knowledge, attitudes, and habits needed to develop financial well being. (Grades 6-12)

Sessions
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Nick Martin

EVERFI Schools Manager, EVERFI
Nick Martin is a former educator and current Schools Manager for EVERFI, a leader in helping teachers prepare students to face real life challenges—now and in the future. Thanks to hundreds of partners who share our mission, EVERFI offers free digital resources and local implementation... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
San Juan Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00am

PORTS - California State Parks Innovative Digital Suite for K-12 Education
Limited Capacity seats available

The Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) Distance Learning Program. PORTS programs provide real-time videoconferencing opportunities for educators and their students from parks throughout the state, reaching over 50,000 students every school year. With programs spanning cultural and natural history , including our newest programs on CA Missions from La Purisima Mission and El Presidio de Santa Barbara. 

Sessions
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Brad Krey

Interpretation & Education Program Manager, California State Parks
Brad Krey - Program Manager in the Interpretation and Education Division for California State Parks. Currently managing a diverse workforce and leading field staff who solve complex problems relating to improving and enhancing interpretive services for the public. Over twenty years... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00am

Problems, Questions, and Themes for Global Citizens
Limited Capacity filling up

The Problems, Questions, and Themes presented in the H-SS Framework provide engaging avenues for teaching global citizenship through the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Explore resources and strategies available to empower K-12 students as knowledgeable, curious, respectful, and active citizens who care for their local and global communities.

Exhibitors
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Emily Schell

Executive Director, California Global Education Project/California Geographic Alliance
The California Global Education Project, formerly the California International Studies Project (1985-2018), is one of nine California Subject Matter Projects administered by the University of California Office of the President. CGEP provides on-going quality professional development designed by university faculty, teacher leaders, and teacher practitioners to improve instructional practices and lead to increased achievement for all students... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00am

Blame the Victims: The Insidious Act of Genocide Denial
Limited Capacity filling up

Educators will explore the history of Armenian Genocide denial. They will analyze the systematic and costly approach the Turkish Government has taken to suppressing historical truth and use it as a foundation for understanding other instances of genocide denial including contemporary political acts.

Sessions
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Sara Cohan

Other, The Genocide Education Project
Sara Cohan is an educational consultant specializing in genocide education. She works with The Genocide Education Project and has worked for other human rights organizations in the past. Cohan’s background combines research, study, curriculum development, and teaching. Previously... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00am

Book Talk - Michael Lella - Beneath A Scarlett Sky
Limited Capacity seats available

Michael Lella, son of Pino Lella, shares the story of his father and his role in the forgotten Italian front of WWII as told by Author Mark Sullivan in an Amazon Best Seller, "Beneath a Scarlet Sky."  Hear first-hand from Michael a tale of courage and epic struggle.

Sessions


Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Carmel Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

C-SPAN Classroom: Ready to Help You in Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a walk through C-SPAN’s free non-partisan resources to see how you can engage students in current and historical events by using primary resources to further their critical thinking skills. Learn how to create your own video clips, examine ready-made common core aligned lesson plans and see how to use bell-ringers in class or as part of blended learning.

Sessions
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Cindy Martinez

teacher/department chair, San Lorenzo Valley High School
Cindy Martinez has spent the last 20 years in the classroom teaching Social Studies. She currently teaches 12th grade Economics & AP Government and 10th grade Team World History at San Lorenzo Valley High School in Felton, CA.


Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pine Room Double Tree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

Learning Civics by Doing Civics!
Limited Capacity seats available

Imagine your students leading efforts to address the most important problems and issues in their community? Civic Action Project is a free online, standards-based, policy-based, and student-driven curriculum that enhances government content with relevant civic action outside the classroom.

Sessions
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Gregorio Medina

Constitutional Rights Foundation
Gregorio Medina is a Sr. Program Director at Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) and has over 20 years of experience with providing program support and professional development to youth, educators, and program staff seeking innovative ways to integrate civic- and law-related activities... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

Meeting Folks Where They Are: Building Family and Educator Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

Engaging parents is a significant part of the LCAP process and imperative to a strong school culture. In this session participants will identify key principles of adult learning, review key findings of cognitive science, recognize barriers to engagement, and strategize ways to remove barriers to better engage parents in the LCAP process, and support collaborative and diversity-rich decision making.

Sessions
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Janet Mann

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
Janet Mann is an Education Programs Consultant in History–Social Science (HSS) and Civics at the California Department of Education. Janet has 25 years as a high school teacher and administrator. Currently Janet supports professional learning for HSS, Civics, Global Education, and... Read More →
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Susie Watt

California Department of Education


Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
San Martin Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

Tic-Tac-Toe Tariff
Limited Capacity seats available

Free Trade... Fair Trade... Who pays the tariff? Come experience the Foundation for Teaching Economics' active-learning approach to teaching economics with a fun simulation that uses Dum Dum lollipops and tic-tac-toe to teach about the economics of trade barriers. Appropriate for middle and high school classrooms. C3 Framework correlation: D2.Eco.14 & 15, Grades 6-8 and 9-12.

Sessions
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Foundation for Teaching Economics

Foundation for Teaching Economics
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Debbie Henney

Foundation for Teaching Economics
Debbie Henney is an economics professor at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona and Curriculum Director for the Foundation for Teaching Economics, based out of Davis, CA. An economic educator for over 20 years, she spent the first 10 years of her career teaching economics in the... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

EdTech ELD Strategies for History-Social Science and C3 Readiness
Limited Capacity full

This session will provide an introduction to EdTechified English Language Development (ELD) strategies aligned to the California ELA/Literacy and ELD Standards, as well as the History-Social Science Framework. These strategies will help teachers scaffold instruction for English learners and support ELs' and ALLs' college, career, and civic life (C3) readiness. Students will be empowered with deeper learning and the 6Cs!

Presentations will be on:
-Kami: PDF editor for annotation
-Nearpod: Interactive presentations
-VR (virtual reality): News and storytelling

Presented by:
Jennifer Elemen, Ed.D., Educational Administrator, Monterey County Office of Education 
Benjamin James, 3rd Grade Teacher, International School of Monterey
Rebecca Lamont, 7-8th Grade Teacher, Washington Middle School, Salinas 
Kimberly Amador, 7-8th Grade Teacher, Main Street Middle School, Soledad


Sessions
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Jennifer Elemen

Educational Administrator, Monterey County Office of Education
Dr. Jennifer Elemen serves as an Educational Administrator at the Monterey County Office of Education; Lecturer at California State University, Monterey Bay; leader of the Region 5 CLIC (Content, Literacy, Inquiry, and Citizenship) Project, Constitution Project, Count Me In! Census... Read More →
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Kimberly Amador

Middle School Teacher


Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

Develop Questions, Apply Tools, Evaluate Evidence,Take Informed Action in Elementary Social Studies!
Limited Capacity seats available

Teach elementary with primary sources and hands-on experiences through a C3 lens! Session includes
 all dimensions of the inquiry arc. Prepare young students to be engaged citizens in a way that is hands-on
 and fun! Prepare to combine primary sources, hands-on, and even a comic strip to cover ELA and critical thinking
 skills. Free lesson take-away.

Sessions
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Alisa Stevenson

Curriculum Specialist, Social Studies School Service
Alisa has her Masters in Education and spent nine years in the classroom. She enjoys working as a Curriculum Specialist, sharing strategies and tools with social studies educators. Teachers are on the front lines of civilization! She lives in San Diego and loves to jog and watch re-runs... Read More →
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Jennifer Carlson

Director, Social Studies School Service


Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

Are Your Students College- and Career- Choice Ready?
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to teach economic and personal finance concepts while supporting your students' college and career readiness as they evaluate their choices for what path to pursue after high school.   Through interactive lessons, help students prepare for their future by enabling them to explore their interests, human capital, related jobs and consider and budget for different education and training paths.


This session will highlight a new lesson from the Invest in What’s Next: Life After High School online mini-course, as well as other engaging online resources offered by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Sessions
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Daniel Fukuyama

Education & Outreach Program Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Daniel Fukuyama, Education & Outreach Program Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (SF Fed), develops and implements strategies that best position the Education & Outreach Department’s educational programs and resources to K-16 educators, educational organizations... Read More →
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Jordan Villa

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
San Juan Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

Become a Nat Geo Certified Educator
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us to learn about National Geographic's free Educator Certification Program and Educator Community. In this interactive session, educators will discuss teaching science with a global perspective. This session counts as Phase 1 of the free program. Certified educators receive special access to National Geographic resources and an online community of like-minded peers.

Sessions
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Brenda Barr

Director, National Geographic Society
Dr. Brenda Barr was previously the Sr. Director for Educator Networks and Programs at National Geographic prior to moving to the West Coast to oversee the Society’s educational outreach work. Prior to National Geographic, Dr. Barr was a social studies teacher, the Mississippi Department... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
San Simeon Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

Analyzing History using 21st Century E-Tools
Limited Capacity full

Explore technology-related best practices designed to foster research, interpretation, creativity, collaboration, and global connections that inspire students to channel their inner historian to analyze primary sources and historical topics.

Sessions
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Leticia Citizen

i4Coach, Beverly Hills USD/Hawthorne School
Leticia is in her 20th year as an educator. She has a particular interest in technology-enhanced teaching. She has presented at national conferences including NSTA (2018), ISTE (2017, 2018, 2019), NCFL (2016 & 2017), TCEA (2018 and 2019), NCTE (2018), and FETC (2019). Leticia also... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
San Jose Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

From Coverture to #MeToo : American women's status, roles, rights, and leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive session examines women’s leadership and use of communications technology in the American struggle for women’s legal equality, social autonomy, and control of their own bodies, from Seneca Falls to #MeToo. It unpacks a robust “Own Your History” Leadership course module including numerous Supreme Court cases, Title IX, “she-roes,” decades of female leaders in every state, and more.

Sessions
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Bob Eager

Director, Own Your History Leadership Course - Reconciliation Education Project
Robert C. Eager, Ph.D., U.S. History, Stanford (Advisers: Carl N. Degler and David M. Kennedy); JD, Georgetown Law Center. In early 2014, Bob retired from law practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, started The Reconciliation Education Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Monterey Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

Oh the Places We Will Go with VR and Google Geo Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about Google Cardboard and Virtual Reality (VR) tools to take students outside of the classroom as they engage in Inquiry. Also, learn how to use Google Geo tools to map out history, have students demonstrate their mastery of content, and display student geographical creations on a class map

Sessions
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Liz Ramos

Teacher, Chaffey Joint Union High School District
Liz Ramos teaches World History and AP U.S. Government at Alta Loma High School. As an active integrator of technology to help students seek out information and create demonstrations of their learning, she emphasizes media and digital literacies with her students and participates... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Carmel Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

The Big History Project: Tools and Strategies for Improving Writing in History
Limited Capacity full

Writing skills are foundational to the Big History Project. We know that good writing requires regular practice and clear, consistent feedback—but this isn’t always easy with the time pressures teachers face. In this session, BHP teachers share how they’re using BHP’s essay-scoring service, BHP Score, to help students improve their writing. They’ll also share how they use other BHP supports—a wide variety of texts, Investigations (similar to DBQs), and reading exercises—to support students with both literacy and historical thinking aims. With a combination of technology-based tools (BHP Score, texts, videos) and traditionally excellent writing techniques, this session aims to give teachers and understanding of the Big History Project’s approach to reading and writing and what this might look like in their classroom. 


Sessions
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Damian Pawlowski

History Teacher: Los Gatos HS, The Big History Project
Damian Pawlowski began teaching Big History in 2013 as an interdisciplinary elective course to 9th graders at Los Gatos High School in California. Currently he teaches the BHP World History course to 10th graders in the LGHS LEAD Program. His BHP World History class is a full-year... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

Environmental Cooperation as a Path to Peace in the Middle East
Limited Capacity seats available

In this presentation, experience and apply relevant instructional strategies around environmental challenges in the Middle East that are being addressed through peaceful transboundary collaboration and the introduction of new technologies. Explore those challenges, particularly around water resources, and the ways that Israelis, Jordanians, and Palestinians are cooperating to meet them.

Sessions
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Dori Gerber

Trainer & Educator, Institute for Curriculum Services
Dori Gerber is the Southern Region Trainer and Educator for the Institute for Curriculum Services and serves as a resource for teachers and school districts in the region. Prior to working for ICS, she was an educator in both public and private settings for 17 years, most recently... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

What is Environmental Literacy & Why Does it Matter in HSS?
Limited Capacity seats available

California’s new HSS Framework integrates the state’s Environmental Principles and Concepts into curriculum guidelines. This session is designed to provide teachers of all grade levels with the tools, strategies, and teacher resources to begin or deepen classroom investigations related to the role of the environment in history-social science instruction. Classroom-application activity and grade-band discussions will round-out the presentation.

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Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
San Juan Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

Funding 21st Century Learners: Grants, Awards,Crowdfunding and Community Giving
Limited Capacity seats available

Demands are rising for student engagement and the pot of money is always empty for innovative teaching projects, service learning and creating experiences that are transformative for students. Teachers will be given funding resources, strategies for teaching real world writing and support for student voice in creating solutions to local issues.

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Mandy Bush

California Global Education Project
Mandy has been teaching for 18 years at Norte Vista High School in Riverside, CA and has been the social science department chair for the past 8 years. She is dedicated to connecting her school to the community and to the world. She is a teacher leader with the California Global Education... Read More →
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Connie DeCapite

California Global Education Project


Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

Digitizing Local and Inexpensive Artifacts to Support Analysis Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Having difficulty on a budget when you need to create inclusive inference lessons to support Common Core curriculum? This session will demonstrate how to find and use artifacts from your community to help students practice this vital skill. Learn how to develop accessible digital lessons on several platforms, how to involve students in creating them, and try hands-on examples.

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Laura Reeve

Teacher, Rolling Hills Middle School
Laura Reeve has been an English and Social Sciences teacher for more than 20 years. She focuses on using multiple learning modalities in cross-curricular lessons, and in creating an accessible classroom. Her classroom theme is "Academic Detective Work", integrating music, art, and... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
San Jose Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

Synchronize department writing standards so colleagues believe and students achieve!
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you hate getting kids the weren't prepared last year? In this animated department panel, participants will see how it is possible to implement consistent 10th-12th grade common core writing standards that work! We will share our framework and give you the tips and tricks to make your own, so colleagues believe and your students achieve!

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Art Horner

Teacher, Dept. Chair, Santa Rosa High School
"Art Horner has been teaching history for over 3 decades. He is department chair of an 11 teacher department that has figured out how to work together. Come see how we coordinate writing so students show year-to-year growth. The department is proud to have found a balance between... Read More →
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Andy Brennan

Certificated, Santa Rosa High School
 Andy Brennan, a National Board certified instructor, has been teaching history and government since the 1990s. He is the go-to guy for technology and linking together the work of the department.Has been teacher of the year in his district. The department is proud to have found... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Carmel Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

Conspiracy Theories and "Fake News": Teaching Media Literacy in the Digital Age
Limited Capacity full

With the First Amendment's broad protections for free speech and a free press, how can we teach students to still recognize facts as facts in a "post-truth era"? Give students the critical thinking to sift through digital media and make informed decisions about what they see and read with ready-to-use lessons and the proven practice of in-class simulations.

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Damon Huss

Senior Editor & Curriculum Specialist, Constitutional Rights Foundation
Damon Huss is the senior editor and curriculum specialist at Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF). He is the editor of CRF’s Bill of Rights in Action quarterly and a contributing writer to CRF’s Criminal Justice in America textbook. He is also director of the California Three... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

Cultivate Student Agency using Audiovisual Testimony from Eyewitnesses to Genocide
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators will learn strategies to effectively integrate primary source audiovisual testimony across the history discipline. Connecting students to the human experience of history empowers their responsible participation in society. Educators will explore IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation's educational website, which provides ready-to-use multimedia activities and resources that meet academic standards, develop 21st century social-emotional and digital literacy skills.

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Sedda Antekelian

Education and Outreach Specialist, USC Shoah Foundation


Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Monterey Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
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1:00pm

Reckoning with Race as a Technology: The Rebranding of Difference as Genetic
Limited Capacity seats available

What would it mean to consider “race” as a tool? In an era of rapid biotechnological advances and ballooning social inequality, what does the history of using “race” to normalize social hierarchies suggest about the challenges of emerging genetic technologies? .

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Milton Reynolds

Reynolds Consulting,
Founder Reynolds Consulting, SF Bay AreaMilton Reynolds is an educational consultant and 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 consultant... Read More →
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Marcy Darnovsky

Executive Director, Center for Genetics and Society
Marcy Darnovsky, PhD, is Executive Director at the Center for Genetics and Society, a Berkeley, California-based social justice organization that works to ensure an equitable future in which human genetic and assisted reproductive technologies benefit the common good. She speaks and writes widely on human biotechnologies, focusing on their social justice, equi... Read More →
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Stephanie Welch

Executive Director, Paragon Media
Stephanie Welch is a documentarian and executive director of Paragon Media, a nonprofit media organization that is the co-producer of A DANGEROUS IDEA: Eugenic, Genetics and the American Dream. Welch is also the senior producer of the award-winning syndicated program Bioneers Radio... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm
San Martin Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop Workshop

1:00pm

Using DBQs in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

DBQs are not just for AP high school students! Learn how upper elementary school teachers in Elk Grove are bringing authentic, inquiry-based learning to their social studies classes through the use of DBQs. Student’s are knocking it out of the park with their writing, and loving the experience.

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Melissa Azevada

4th-6th teacher, Elk Grove Unified School District
DBQs are an integral part of the curriculum in EGUSD. I can help teachers, administrators and coaches implement DBQs at their site. I have taught DBQs to fourth through sixth grades in Title 1 and non-Title 1 schools.
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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 →


Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm
San Simeon Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop Workshop

2:00pm

Adult Learning Theory: Professional Learning strategies for training your teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

We spend a lot of time talking and working with teachers about the learning needs of students, but what about teachers’ learning needs. Join us as we merge the research and our own background knowledge of Adult Learning Theory into practical implementation strategies.

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Dr. Aaron Willis

Chief Learning Officer, Social Studies School Service
Dr. Aaron Willis is the Chief Learning Officer for Social Studies School Service. When not developing new products he works with teachers across the country to train them on interactive strategies to engage their students.


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
San Jose Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

History-Social Science Framework Implementation Project, Region 5: Inquiry, Civics, and ELD
Limited Capacity full

Dr. Daisy Martin of the new History & Civics Project at UC Santa Cruz; Olivia Santillan, Santa Clara County Office of Education; Mark Gomez, Salinas Union High School District; Teachers and administrators in Region 5. In this session, Region 5 History-Social Science Community of Practice CLIC Project and Civic Learning Partnership Leaders will share their findings from implementing an inquiry-based action civics model that synthesizes the C3 Framework Inquiry Arc Dimensions, research on CA Standards-based history-social science topics and applied literacy skills, supporting English learners/emergent bilingual and all students for academic achievement and deeper learning.

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Jennifer Elemen

Educational Administrator, Monterey County Office of Education
Dr. Jennifer Elemen serves as an Educational Administrator at the Monterey County Office of Education; Lecturer at California State University, Monterey Bay; leader of the Region 5 CLIC (Content, Literacy, Inquiry, and Citizenship) Project, Constitution Project, Count Me In! Census... Read More →
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Mark Gomez

HSS Curriculum Specialist, Salinas Union High School District
Mark Gomez currently serves as the History & Social Science Curriculum Specialist for the Salinas Union High School District. Mark has taught both middle and high school history for the last 15 years. He has also taught within teacher education programs at UCLA, Antioch University... Read More →
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Daisy Martin

Director, UC Santa Cruz History and Civics Project


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

Climate Change: Hoax or a Question of Justice?
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive session introduces a Choices Program unit (provided) that asks students to examine climate change from multiple perspectives. Students practice primary source analysis, weigh fact vs. opinion, and analyze short case studies in order to create a personal, persuasive opinion on climate change. Civic skills are further enhanced when students “create” their own organization to address climate change.

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The Choices Program, Brown University

Professional Development Director, The Choices Program, Brown University
Mimi Stephens is the Professional Development Director at Brown University's Choices Program. For more than 30 years she has been an educator and professional development provider. he holds a graduate degree in International Development and Social Change. Before coming to the Choices... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

Hannibal's Secret Weapon
Limited Capacity seats available

Hannibal led an army with elephants over the Alps in 218 BCE, invading Italy. One of the greatest commanders in history, his tactics are studied worldwide even after more than 2,000 years. Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, Napoleon and Patton are only a few who copied Hannibal's maneuvers, especially his ability to defeat larger armies, using nature as a weapon.

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Dr. Patrick Hunt

National Geographic, National Geographic Learning, Stanford University
Dr. Patrick Hunt is an award-winning archaeologist teaching at Stanford University since 1993. His fieldwork has been sponsored by National Geographic Society and he is a National Geographic Expeditions Expert. Author of 20 books, including the best-selling TEN DISCOVERIES THAT REWROTE... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Cedar Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

Religion and Politics in the Middle East
Limited Capacity seats available

What kind of relationship should religion and politics have? This session focuses on the complex and diverse religious landscape of countries in the Eastern Mediterranean and considers the variety of ways that religion and politics are intertwined. Teachers of World History, Modern History, Global Politics, and Geography will find this session particularly useful, leaving with a classroom-ready, standards-aligned resources.

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Dori Gerber

Trainer & Educator, Institute for Curriculum Services
Dori Gerber is the Southern Region Trainer and Educator for the Institute for Curriculum Services and serves as a resource for teachers and school districts in the region. Prior to working for ICS, she was an educator in both public and private settings for 17 years, most recently... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology allows vast amount of information to rapidly circumnavigate the globe thus making the world seem smaller. While technical advancements have improved society, it has also fostered an atmosphere of isolation and apathy. This session shares strategies on how to build an empathetic classroom where students view history through multiple perspectives, recognize bias, and embrace cultural and social diversity.

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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 →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
San Juan Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

C3 Approaches to WWI and its impact on Women and Music
Limited Capacity seats available

Recent scholarship underscores how WWI transformed American society and why the war is relevant for understanding our contemporary world. Through an exploration of an array of primary sources (music, visuals, and texts), this session will examine two new lesson lesson plans and answer essential questions related to the role of women and the importance of music in warfare.

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Ron Nash

Senior Education Fellow, 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 March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Pine Room Double Tree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

Remembering the Alcatraz Occupation: Supporting historically rooted student action with collaborative technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore a “case study” on the Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island and related current issues. They will also explore World Savvy’s student facing hyperdoc called the “Collaboratory” based in the Knowledge to Action design thinking framework. How can we support historically informed student action through tools and resources with strong technologies, multiple perspectives, and collaborative frameworks?
Please bring a web enabled device (laptop or tablet preferred) if possible!

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Kelsey Larson

World Savvy
Kelsey Larson is a Student Engagement Fellow at World Savvy, an education nonprofit working to integrate global competency into K-12 education. In her role, Kelsey works directly with students and teachers to support student learning and action on local and global issues.
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Nik Evasco

Youth Engagement Fellow, World Savvy


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

Visualize Historical Inquiry with Engaging Tools & Protocols
Limited Capacity filling up

Join me as we explore how to use Iron Chef to cook up some history, reimagine annotating text with Booksnaps, and engage students in the C3 Inquiry with Hyperdocs to inspire creativity and build soft skills within the History-Social Sciences.

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Liz Ramos

Teacher, Chaffey Joint Union High School District
Liz Ramos teaches World History and AP U.S. Government at Alta Loma High School. As an active integrator of technology to help students seek out information and create demonstrations of their learning, she emphasizes media and digital literacies with her students and participates... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Carmel Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

California HSS-Frameworks 101: Integrating Technology and Tradition in Content, Literacy, Inquiry, Citizenship
Limited Capacity filling up

Is it possible for technology and traditional practices to both work in the new frameworks? Yes! Learn how technology and tradition can be leveraged to start a CA HSS Frameworks movement in any school and district. A strategic, research-based set of steps for implementation will be shared, along with 50 frameworks-aligned teacher resources!

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Dr. Chad Mabery

Director, Laguna Beach USD
Dr. Chad Mabery currently serves as a Director for instructional and student services in Laguna Beach Unified School District. He is also the Torrance Education Foundation President, where the top goal is supporting innovative teaching and learning practices. Dr. Mabery received his... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

Using the Inquiry Arc in the high school economics course
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenter will demonstrate multiple ways to use the C3 Inquiry Arc to investigate current economic issues including the economic tea leaves, tariffs, the "decline" of US manufacturing, and immigration.

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Jim Charkins

CCEE
Economics Professor Emeritus, California State University, San Bernardino; Chief Academic Officer, California Council on Economic Education; founding member, California Association of School Economics Teachers; writer/consultant for California Hist-SSCI Standards, California Hist-SSCi... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cedar Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

Instructional Models, Resources, and Strategies for Global Competence.
Limited Capacity seats available

Instilling global competence in all students is a critical twenty-first century skill for success in college, career, and civic life. Inquiry models and processes will be presented as attendees explore Global Competence Indicators and Benchmarks using critical issues from the UN Sustainable Development Goals and culminating in different take-action pieces that could serve as models for developing student agency.

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Barbara Doten

Site Director, California Global Education Project
Barbara Doten is currently the Site Director for the California Global Education Project at CSU Long Beach. Barbara has taught middle and high school history-social science and English for 36 years and served as the Teaching American History Grant Coordinator in the Los Angeles County... Read More →
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Kimberly Waite

Teacher Leader, California Global Education Project


Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

Points In Between: A Podcast Exploration of Migration, School, and Identity
Limited Capacity seats available

Points In Between begins from the premise that U.S. schools are sites of American identity-building. This 10-episode podcast project explores the experiences of 23 newcomer students. Listeners learn about leaving home, first days of school, different teaching styles, learning English, and negotiating with parents. Stories are contextualized using references to current events, World History, and the history of American education.

This session will focus on both the subject of the podcast and on the process of creating it.

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Shane Carter

UC Berkeley/ORIAS, UC Berkeley/ORIAS
Shane is the Program Coordinator for ORIAS (the Office of Resources for International and Area Studies) at UC Berkeley. ORIAS offers educator resources and workshops focused on World History and other international topics. Shane is a former high school social studies teacher and a... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

A System-Wide Approach to Inquiry and Writing through DBQs
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how leaders from several California school districts have used The DBQ Project to infuse questions and inquiry lessons into history and social science. This panel discussion will address the ways different districts have used document-based questions to build a system-wide program that emphasizes evidence-based writing as a hub for instruction and assessment.

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Nina Glassen

History Curriculum Specialist, Capistrano Unified School District
District implementation of DBQs as a common assessment DBQ professional learning#CapoHumanities
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Janeen Zambo

Teacher, Modesto City Schools


Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Pine Room Double Tree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

Using Progress and Decline to understand Westward Expansion
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will examine how to teach students to use historical thinking to analyze progress and decline for peoples living in the West during Westward Expansion. Participants will select events to reveal progress or decline for a particular group during that time period.

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Mary Robillard

University of California, Berkeley History-Social Science Project's
Mary Robillard teaches 8th grade at Rancho Medanos Junior High School in Pittsburg California. As a teacher leader and participant in the U.C. Berkeley History Social Science Project she has created and developed lessons to implement the new history framework. She is particularly... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

Investigating Today's World With A NBC Journalist
Limited Capacity seats available

Investigator Journalist Stephen Stock will share some of his award winning stories over the past 25 years. He will also address questions regarding the halls of political power today and examples of how we can bring about change.

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Stephen Stock

Investigative Reporter, NBC Bay Area
For 35 years NBC Bay Area Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock has covered everything from hurricanes to space shuttles, Ford truck fires to fracking, day cares to aviation, inmate tax scams to California’s water crisis. Among the awards he’s won are the Peabody, DuPont... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Carmel Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

A Picture Paints 1000 Words: Picture Books for Everyone
Limited Capacity seats available

What fits all sizes, yet comes in a small package? Picture books. From war to science, discover resources for using these concise content packages in this hands-on session. Listen to an author describe his research process. Find lesson plans, booklists, readers theater scripts and more using the CA State Library-funded online resource, TeachingBooks.net.

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Nick Glass

Founder & Executive Director, TeachingBooks.net (a California State Library-provided resource)
Nick Glass has a Master's in educational policy and the history of multicultural education, and runs TeachingBooks.net -- a literacy service that the California State Library has licensed for all schools, libraries, and residents. He has served on a handful of book award committees... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm
San Juan Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

National Geographic's Geo-Inquiry Process in Action!
Limited Capacity filling up

Geo-Inquiry is an exciting new integrated project based, critical thinking skills in action process that connects real-world challenges and National Geographic explorers to the classroom. Educators will leave with GIS, citizen science, storytelling, and visualization tools necessary to immediately implement the process in order to further student's understanding of our planet and empower them to generate solutions for the future.

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Brenda Barr

Director, National Geographic Society
Dr. Brenda Barr was previously the Sr. Director for Educator Networks and Programs at National Geographic prior to moving to the West Coast to oversee the Society’s educational outreach work. Prior to National Geographic, Dr. Barr was a social studies teacher, the Mississippi Department... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Monterey Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop workshop

3:00pm

Bring History Alive! with Primary Sources and TCI (Workshop)
Limited Capacity filling up

Help students engage and analyze rich visual and written primary sources effectively. Bring learning alive with strategies uniquely designed to foster critical thinking and approach learning as an investigative discipline.

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Bert Bower

TCI - Teachers' Curriculum Institute
Bert Bower is the founder and CEO of TCI. For the past 20 years he has been crafting innovative K–12 social studies programs by collaborating with teachers and trying out new ideas in the classroom. His goal is to defeat the "silent violence" of stand-and-deliver teaching that leaves... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm
San Simeon Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop Workshop

3:00pm

For Argument's Sake! Uncover the tricks of the trade!
Limited Capacity seats available

Manipulation happens in our media, news, advertisements, twitter, political cartoons, and history texts. Learn to identify ETHOS, PATHOS, and LOGOS and dissect the hidden manipulation techniques used to move audiences. The session topic is voter suppression and includes practical reading and writing strategies for teachers.

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Tracy Wilson

Coordinator HSS/ELD/ELA, Placer County Office of Education
Avid but skeptical reader. Currently serve as the Professional Development Coordinator for Placer County Office of Education. M.A. Teaching Reading in the context areas and a B.A. in History, University of California Davis. University adjunct experience includes: University of Colorado... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm
San Martin Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop Workshop

4:00pm

Mapping Your Way Through History! Engaging ways to integrate history and geography.
Limited Capacity full

"Engage middle schoolers in history by grounding events in the places they occurred. Integrate hands-on maps for engagement, fun and retention. Apply hands-on, inquiry strategies to consider the impact
 geography had on historic figures, their behaviors, places and the events that unfolded. Strategies are
 applicable to both US and World History."

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Alisa Stevenson

Curriculum Specialist, Social Studies School Service
Alisa has her Masters in Education and spent nine years in the classroom. She enjoys working as a Curriculum Specialist, sharing strategies and tools with social studies educators. Teachers are on the front lines of civilization! She lives in San Diego and loves to jog and watch re-runs... Read More →
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Jennifer Carlson

Director, Social Studies School Service


Friday March 15, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
San Jose Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

4:00pm

Building Community Through Cultural Studies
Limited Capacity seats available

What elements of your culture would you capture to share with future generations? This is the question presented to students who responded with photo essays and letters to a future relative as part of a time capsule project. Learn about this engaging curriculum presented by the Global Oneness Project and the California Global Education Project to build your classroom community.

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Marcus Greene

Teacher, Global Education Project; Global Oneness Project
Marcus Greene is a teacher leader with the California Global Education Project, which provides professional development to K-12 teachers in California with the goal of developing global competency. He is currently an elementary classroom teacher in the San Diego Unified School District... Read More →
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Cleary Vaughn-Lee

Global Education Project; Global Oneness Project


Friday March 15, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

4:00pm

Plan, Assess, Teach, Inquiry and Historical Thinking in YOUR CLASSROOM
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The new California History Framework asks teachers to connect content to historical thinking and foster student inquiry but HOW?? Come learn how to plan, teach, and assess for inquiry and historical thinking. Attendees will experience this process through lesson simulation as well as get multiple resources including unit and lesson plans and a year long inquiry and historical thinking Map.

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Lindsey Heule

UC Berkeley History Social Science Project and Brentwood Union School District
Lindsay Heule is a 6th grade ELA/History teacher at Adams Middle School in Brentwood, CA. She has been teaching for 14 years. She has attended multiple workshops on historical thinking and inquiry pedagogy and has presented at both local and national history conferences. She is excited... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

4:00pm

Practicing Inclusion: Bringing LGBTQ History & Culture to the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Explore best practices for including LGBTQ history into your classroom! Acquire skills, activity ideas, and access to online LGBTQ inclusive lesson plans and primary sources on digital archival platforms. Additionally, you will begin formulating guiding questions for discussions around LGBTQ history that are not available in textbooks. This session aligns with Chapter 16 of the new History-Social Sciences Framework.

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Nick Bihr

ONE Archives Foundation
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ONE Archives Foundation

ONE Archives Foundation
The ONE Archives Foundation, Inc. collects, preserves, and protects LGBTQ history, art, and culture in collaboration with ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. To provide access to the ONE collection, the Foundation presents and supports projects, programs, exhibitions, and education... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

4:00pm

What's New with the State: CDE History–Social Science Projects
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will provide an update on the content standards, curriculum framework rollouts and implementation, statewide assessments, instructional materials, professional learning, and other current projects of the California Department of Education related to history–social science.

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Janet Mann

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
Janet Mann is an Education Programs Consultant in History–Social Science (HSS) and Civics at the California Department of Education. Janet has 25 years as a high school teacher and administrator. Currently Janet supports professional learning for HSS, Civics, Global Education, and... Read More →
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Kenneth McDonald

California Department of Education
Dr. Kenneth McDonald was the project lead for the both the update of the History–Social Science Framework and the 2017 History–Social Science Adoption. He has been with the CDE for 17 years and holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Riverside.


Friday March 15, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Cedar Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

6:00pm

Awards Reception - Sponsored by TCI - Invite Only Event Ticketed Event
Sponsored by Teachers' Curriculum Institute (TCI)
The CCSS Awards Reception will honor twelve colleagues for their contributions to the field of social studies Instruction.
This event is invite only,  limited to  awardees, their families, and invitees.  TIckets and more information at the CCSS Membership booth.

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California Council for the Social Studies

Executive Secretary, California Council for the Social Studies

Sponsors
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TCI

TCI is an award-winning online K-12 publishing company created by teachers, for teachers. For more than 20 years, the company has partnered with the education community to fundamentally change classroom instruction. TCI’s K-12 programs are based on proven teaching strategies and practices... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cedar Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
 
Saturday, March 16
 

7:15am

Governmental Relations Confab
Please join us at the Governmental Relations Committee Confab Session at 7:15 am in the Oak Room for light breakfast snacks compliments of the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Institute. 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 the Honorable Patrick O’Donnell, the Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, with the 2019 Civic Action Award, which recognizes extraordinary leadership in the advancement of social studies education. Assemblymember O’Donnell was chosen for this award thanks to his defense of English learner student access to our core academic discipline via last year’s AB 2735 and his consistent statewide policy leadership.


Saturday March 16, 2019 7:15am - 9:00am
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

8:00am

Cops & Kids: Working Together for Peace on the Streets
Limited Capacity seats available

At a time when police-community relations have taken center stage in communities across the country, Cops & Kids online platform provides middle-school students with the opportunity to have positive interactions with police officers; learn about the scope and limits of police authority; and also helps officers better understand the young people who live in the communities that they serve.

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Gregorio Medina

Constitutional Rights Foundation
Gregorio Medina is a Sr. Program Director at Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) and has over 20 years of experience with providing program support and professional development to youth, educators, and program staff seeking innovative ways to integrate civic- and law-related activities... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

8:00am

What Do You Know About Democracy?
Limited Capacity seats available

The Center for Civic Education has published a new intermediary text. Two lessons will be shared. The first lesson provides students with the ability to explore their country and state on a map and brainstorm what they ‘know’ about democracy. The second will help students define Democracy and identify why the U.S. is considered a democracy. Free lessons provided.

Sessions
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Center for Civic Education

Center for Civic Education
Maria Gallo is currently the Director of Professional Development & Special Programs for the Center for Civic Education in Calabasas, California. Prior to joining the Center, Ms Gallo was a 20 year veteran of the classroom. She taught most of the disciplines within the Social Studies... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

8:00am

Coffee and Surfboards: Breaking Down Barriers and Addressing the Global Goals
Limited Capacity seats available

Connecting youth in Bogota and Riverside to address cultural misconceptions, breakdown stereotypes, and create a common culture of leadership and economic critical thinking. Teachers will learn strategies of addressing the Global Goals (SDGs) by utilizing P21 skills, project based learning and how to foster critical thinking and solutions based interactions with other classrooms around the world.

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Mandy Bush

California Global Education Project
Mandy has been teaching for 18 years at Norte Vista High School in Riverside, CA and has been the social science department chair for the past 8 years. She is dedicated to connecting her school to the community and to the world. She is a teacher leader with the California Global Education... Read More →
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Sam Boucher

California Global Education Project
Sam has been teaching english and social studies at an international school in Bogota, Colombia for the past two years. Sam is dedicated to global education and connecting his students to others around the world.


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

8:00am

Go Global - Increase the Peace
Limited Capacity seats available

Teach your students how to help prevent WWIII! This session will teach you how to pair up your students with international pen pals online, and then interactively explore the question: "What can we learn from other countries?" Copies of the step-by-step classroom curriculum provided to all attendees. (This curriculum was the winner of the 2015 NCSS "Award for Global Understanding")

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Devin Beliveau

Samuel Academy
Devin Beliveau has been teaching project-based, real world-connected, technology infused high school social studies for 14 years. He is currently the Social Studies Department Chair at Samueli Academy in Santa Ana, CA. His original curriculum has received national recognition, and... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
San Juan Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

8:00am

Not Your Grandfather’s History Class: Shaping Your History Curriculum Thematically
Limited Capacity full

The thematic approach to curriculum design in the history classroom has become a popular alternative to the traditional chronologically way of teaching. A thematic curriculum allows students to examine the timeline multiple times with different lenses. This session will examine the basic ideologies of thematic curriculum design and provide attendees the tools necessary to begin shaping their own curriculum thematically.

Sessions
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Courtney Konopacky

San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Courtney Konopacky has taught 8th grade core at Stone Valley Middle School in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District since 2003. She currently leads the district’s middle school cohort working with the new California History-Social Studies Framework. She created and designed... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
San Martin Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

8:00am

Virtues in Four Worlds: Preparing Students to Embrace the Unknown
Limited Capacity filling up

Enable students to skillfully unpack Ben Franklin’s warning: “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” From ancient to modern history, government and economics, students use Four Worlds (4W) to identify and relate over 100 social science factors. Participants will engage in a 4W analysis, hear feedback from students (grades 6-12) and learn to navigate the database of free materials.

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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 the resources they need to unleash students’ critical thinking. To target critical thinking is to cultivate the unknown. Both teachers and students... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
San Jose Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

8:00am

Gifted, talented and accelerated learning through HSS, way beyond AP!
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Democracy depends on a fully developed citizenry. Our best and brightest students may not excel in a traditional classroom setting. Learn how to approach a topic to promote complex thinking and analysis consistent with the HSS Frameworks and learn how to improve the depth of understanding so that more of our students engage and achieve at higher levels.

Sessions
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Tracy Wilson

Coordinator HSS/ELD/ELA, Placer County Office of Education
Avid but skeptical reader. Currently serve as the Professional Development Coordinator for Placer County Office of Education. M.A. Teaching Reading in the context areas and a B.A. in History, University of California Davis. University adjunct experience includes: University of Colorado... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:00am - 9:50am
San Simeon Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop Workshop

8:00am

A New Nation and Civil War: Exploring all Voices in U.S. History
Limited Capacity full

The narrative of the early years of the U.S. is often told from the elite leaders’ perspectives. Contributions and experiences of countless other groups are often overlooked. Session provides an overview of Choices’ two newest units (provided) -- A New Nation and The Civil War -- and their lessons which bring multiple voices into the “story” of U.S. History.

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The Choices Program, Brown University

Professional Development Director, The Choices Program, Brown University
Mimi Stephens is the Professional Development Director at Brown University's Choices Program. For more than 30 years she has been an educator and professional development provider. he holds a graduate degree in International Development and Social Change. Before coming to the Choices... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:00am - 9:50am
Monterey Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop Workshop

9:00am

How Tech Advancements Are Revolutionizing the Way Field Work Is Done in the Amazon
Limited Capacity seats available

When I say I work in the Amazon it always shocks me how often I am asked, "Oh, like Amazon.com?" The tech world has so infiltrated the empirical world that even in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, terabytes of invisible digital data follow the flow of rivers ridden by shamans writing Facebook updates on their phones. It really is a brave new world! Join us for fresh NatGeo stories straight from the heart jungle for a unique look at how the Boiling River Project is harnessed the Amazon's "techo-sphere" to advance research and conversation.

Speakers
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Andres Ruzo

National Geographic
Andrés Ruzo is a National Geographic Explorer and host of the award-winning NatGeo Latin America show, Misterios del Inframundo (Mysteries of the Underworld). His work has been featured across NatGeo platforms, including the Channel, Magazine, Digital, and other media outlets. He... Read More →



Saturday March 16, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Cedar Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • about Andrés Ruzo is a geoscientist, conservationist, author, science communicator and educator, who became the first scientist granted permission to study the Boiling River of the Amazon in 2011.<br>A tri-citizen, Andrés grew up between Peru, Nicaragua, and the United States, all countries where he now has active projects. He holds degrees in Geology and Finance from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX), where he is currently finishing a Ph.D. in Geophysics. His business-related work primarily focuses on energy and project finance, and most recently, on building sustainable economic systems to catalyze Amazonian conservation. Through his geoscientific work, he has experience in various aspects of energy and resource exploration and development, including work with water quality, building materials, and even jewelry and precious stones. However, his primary geoscientific focus is in the field of volcanology and geothermal studies, looking to understand geothermal systems for academic, conservation, and geothermal energy exploration. Ultimately, he believes that environmental responsibility and economic prosperity can go hand in hand, and uses his work to unite both aims. Andrés believes that education serves as the catalyst to this goal, and he works with elementary through higher education on a weekly basis, giving talks, workshops, and short courses, as well as actively contributing to National Geographic Learning educational materials.<br>He is also the Founder and Director of the “Boiling River Project,” a non-profit dedicated to understanding and protecting the sacred Boiling River of the Amazon (i.e., the Shanay-timpishka Geothermal System) by bringing together modern science, conservation economics, and traditional Amazonian knowledge.<br>Andrés has been a National Geographic Explorer since 2010, receiving multiple grants for his projects in Perú. He has been featured on various NatGeo outlets, including the Magazine, Channel, and Digital Media. He is currently the Partnership Ambassador for the LEGO-NatGeo Partnership (to be released in summer 2017), as well as the host for a show in the works on NatGeo Latin America (Spanish channel).<br>Andrés is a TED Main Stage Speaker and TED Book Author. He has received various awards and recognitions from industry associations and conservation groups, including the Geothermal Resources Council, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and Greenpeace.<br><br>

9:00am

Exhibit Hall/Marketplace
Visit the Marketplace of Vendors

Saturday March 16, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bayshore Ballroom

10:00am

Controversy! Building Common Ground in the Classroom with Civil Conversation
Limited Capacity full

In this session you will learn how to empower students to constructively discuss controversial issues; develop speaking, listening, and close reading skills; and improve understanding of their role in democracy.

Sessions
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Laura Wesley

Constitutional Rights Foundation
Laura Wesley is Associate Director of Program at Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) and brings both a law degree and classroom teaching experience to her role. She has directed and managed various law-related education and civic programs, including mock trial, Civic Action Project... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
San Martin Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

10:00am

The First Amendment Is Your Friend When Teaching About Religion
Limited Capacity seats available

World religions and the influence of religious ideas and groups in history are prominent topics in the Framework. Some teachers find these topics challenging. This California 3Rs Project session will overview religion in the Framework, provide guidelines for teaching about religion in an academic, Constitutional manner, and access both print and electronic resources to support teachers to do both.

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Dr. Margaret Hill

Ca 3Rs Project
Dr. Margaret Hill, Co-Director CA 3Rs Project, taught high school history 18 years, coordinator of H-SS at San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools 17 years (retired), and currently programs chair for the World Affairs Council Inland Southern California.
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Damon Huss

Senior Editor & Curriculum Specialist, Constitutional Rights Foundation
Damon Huss is the senior editor and curriculum specialist at Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF). He is the editor of CRF’s Bill of Rights in Action quarterly and a contributing writer to CRF’s Criminal Justice in America textbook. He is also director of the California Three... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
San Juan Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

10:00am

C-3 For K-3! Take Action in Elementary Social Studies
Limited Capacity seats available

Teach elementary with primary sources and hands-on experiences through a C3 lens! Session includes
all dimensions of the inquiry arc. Prepare students to be engaged citizens in a way that is hands-on
and fun! We will combine primary sources, hands-on, and even a comic strip covering ELA and critical thinking skills. Free lesson take-away

Sessions
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Jennifer Carlson

Director, Social Studies School Service
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Alisa Stevenson

Curriculum Specialist, Social Studies School Service
Alisa has her Masters in Education and spent nine years in the classroom. She enjoys working as a Curriculum Specialist, sharing strategies and tools with social studies educators. Teachers are on the front lines of civilization! She lives in San Diego and loves to jog and watch re-runs... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
San Jose Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

10:00am

Teacher Reflections on Implementing the H-SS Framework - A Roundtable Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Join a panel of South Bay teachers for a roundtable discussion of their experiences in implementing the California H-SS Framework. Supported by facilitators from the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, these teachers have spent the last several years reorienting their curriculum and teaching approach to emphasize student-centered inquiry, historical thinking skills, literacy integration and civic engagement in the history classroom. The presenting teachers are Evelyn Cervantes and Eduardo Valladares from the San Jose Unified School District, and Cara Appleton from the Los Gatos Unified School District.

Sessions
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Hess, Devin

Academic Coordinator, UC Berkeley History Project


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

10:00am

Teaching the Civil War Amendments in California: No Slavery Here, Was There?
Limited Capacity filling up

Liberate your classroom from an East Coast perspective with California primary sources on the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. Slavery slipped into California through apprenticeship; how did that end? Did our Chinese population influence the 15th Amendment? Using period newspapers and new secondary sources, your Civil War and Reconstruction curriculum can more effectively reach a west coast population.

Sessions
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Robbie See

Teacher, Mendenhall Middle School
Robbie See teaches 8th grade English and History at Mendenhall Middle School in Livermore, California. A devoted user of the literacy strategies developed by the History Social Science Project, Robbie incorporates reading, writing, and historical thinking skills into all of her lessons... Read More →
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Anne Matarrese Everton

retired teacher
Anne taught US History in Pleasanton USD for more than 20 years. She took pride in her ability to engage students with state history standards, and her enthusiasm for the National History Day program continues as she mentors students in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

10:00am

Texts and Technology Bring Historical Voices and Perspectives Alive!
Limited Capacity filling up

In this "hands-on workshop, participants will explore literacy and inquiry strategies, along with technology to engage all learners in talking and thinking like historians through quotes, diaries and speeches of historical figures, paired with historical fiction to understand the past while connecting thinking to actions and decisions in the world today. EL learners will benefit from these language rich strategies.

Sessions
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Nancy Rogers-Zegarra

Editor, The California Reader, California Reading Association
Nancy Rogers-Zegarra is a Past President of the California Reading Association. She started her career with a B.A. in History from Cal and later earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in Education. For four years she was the Director of the Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma Counties Teaching American History... Read More →
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Molly Snider

Education Specialist, Mendocino County Office of Education


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

10:00am

Use Critical Literacy Skills to Empower Active Student Citizens
Limited Capacity seats available

Create confident and independent citizens by applying metacognitive reading strategies to Social Studies texts. Use informational texts and primary sources to practice important critical thinking skills that build content and academic vocabulary development and encourages students to support arguments with evidence. Learn strategies for students to demonstrate understanding through reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the classroom and beyond!

Sessions
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Michele Hines

Curriculum Specialist, Pearson
Michele Widen-Hines, possess 18 years experience in secondary education. She taught language arts, reading intervention, and social science at the middle school level and worked as a social science teacher, academic counselor, and assistant administrator at the high school level... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

10:00am

Patriots from the Barrio: The Story of Company E. 141st Infantry: The Only All Mexican American Army Unit in World War II - Author talk
Limited Capacity full

Based on extensive archival research and veteran and family accounts, Patriots from the Barrio: The Story of Company E. 141st Infantry: The Only All Mexican American Army Unit in World War II brings to life the soldiers whose service should never have gone unrecognized for so long. This beautifully written book is a testament to the shared beliefs of all who have fought for the ideals of the American flag.

Speakers
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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 →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Carmel Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00am

The Great Debate
Limited Capacity seats available

"Historians analyze sources looking for truth or daring to challenge beliefs and form their own opinions
 based on the evidence. We dare our high school students to do the same. We’ll engage deeply in
 primary source analysis in an interactive way then debrief. Lesson take away, including the primary
 sources."

Sessions
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Alisa Stevenson

Curriculum Specialist, Social Studies School Service
Alisa has her Masters in Education and spent nine years in the classroom. She enjoys working as a Curriculum Specialist, sharing strategies and tools with social studies educators. Teachers are on the front lines of civilization! She lives in San Diego and loves to jog and watch re-runs... Read More →
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Jennifer Carlson

Director, Social Studies School Service

Exhibitors
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Alisa Stevenson

Curriculum Specialist, Social Studies School Service
Alisa has her Masters in Education and spent nine years in the classroom. She enjoys working as a Curriculum Specialist, sharing strategies and tools with social studies educators. Teachers are on the front lines of civilization! She lives in San Diego and loves to jog and watch re-runs... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00am

Communicating Climate Change in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Climate change is a human-caused problem that requires human solutions - solutions that involve economics, politics, and other social-science disciplines. Learn research-based framing techniques that will help you and your students understand what is happening, how it is different from historical climate change, and how civic engagement can lead to solutions.

Sessions
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Kathy Schulz

Kathy Schulz has over 20 years experience as a formal and non-formal educator. Throughout her career she has focused on interpreting how people influence natural systems, and vice versa. In 2016, Kathy was selected to participate in a National Network for Ocean and Climate Change... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Carmel Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00am

#Sustainability Goals: Moving Students Beyond the Hashtag through Cultural Connections
Limited Capacity seats available

Students are caught up in a digital world of fake people, news, stereotypes and photoshopping....Let's bring them back to connections through talking face to face, writing and sharing cultures using the tech of today. Teachers will learn about how to connect their students through IEARN, professional networks and traveling. Resources, sample projects/lessons and strategies for connection will be given.

Sessions
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Mandy Bush

California Global Education Project
Mandy has been teaching for 18 years at Norte Vista High School in Riverside, CA and has been the social science department chair for the past 8 years. She is dedicated to connecting her school to the community and to the world. She is a teacher leader with the California Global Education... Read More →
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Allen Witten

Teacher, Orange County Department of Education/ACCESS
Allen Witten is a Social Sciences teacher with OCDE ACCESS for the last nineteen years. He is a teacher at Sunburst Youth Academy for the last four years. He is a Global Education Ambassador for iEARN (International Education and Resource Network). He ​has traveled to India twice... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00am

Religion in the Classroom: Exploring the New C3 Supplement
Limited Capacity seats available

Anti-religious (particularly anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim) sentiment is on the uptick in the United States and Europe. Education about and exposure to the world’s religious traditions is critical for students as they move toward becoming global citizens. Participants will learn about the new C3 Supplement and how to effectively teach about religion in the classroom using Judaism as a case study.

Sessions
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Dori Gerber

Trainer & Educator, Institute for Curriculum Services
Dori Gerber is the Southern Region Trainer and Educator for the Institute for Curriculum Services and serves as a resource for teachers and school districts in the region. Prior to working for ICS, she was an educator in both public and private settings for 17 years, most recently... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00am

Inquiry Learning and Evidence-Based Writing in the Digital Age
Limited Capacity full

For 20 years, the DBQ Project has worked to democratize the DBQ experience, making authentic, inquiry-based learning accessible to all students, grades 4-12. 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.

Sessions
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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 →


Saturday March 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00am

Skills Based Assessment in History/Social Science
Limited Capacity full

Are your assessment practices aligned? Do they support the vision in the revised History/Social Science framework, the California Common Core literacy skills and our statewide Smarter Balanced testing system (SBAC)? In this workshop attendees will see models of skills based multiple choice and short answer questions that align History/Social Science instruction with larger school and state literacy targets.

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Rob Vicario

Rob Vicario is a History/Social Science curriculum specialist in the Irvine Unified School District, and previously was the History-Social Science Coordinator at the Orange County Department of Education.
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Adam Wemmer

Garden Grove Unified/Cal State University Long Beach (CSULB)
Adam Wemmer has been teaching middle school and high school history in the Garden Grove Unified School District for 21 years, and he has been an adjunct instructor in History Education courses at Cal State Long Beach and UC Irvine for the past 10 years. Supporting pre-service and... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
San Juan Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00am

Start with Tolerance: Understanding the Stages of Genocide
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore guidelines for teaching about genocide using the United Nations definition of genocide and the “Ten Stages of Genocide” by Dr. Gregory Stanton. Look at ways to analyze how to approach the subject with youth responsibly and constructively and receive materials and fundamental documents that are paramount in constructing lesson plans on the subject.

Sessions
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Sara Cohan

Other, The Genocide Education Project
Sara Cohan is an educational consultant specializing in genocide education. She works with The Genocide Education Project and has worked for other human rights organizations in the past. Cohan’s background combines research, study, curriculum development, and teaching. Previously... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
San Jose Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00am

You too can infuse economics into your history classes!
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you take economics in college and hated it or did you avoid it like the plague? Then this workshop is for you. Economics is more than supply and demand curves; it's a way of thinking. Learn about the economics in the History Social Studies Framework. Bring your laptop for online lessons/activities and receive a FREE Virtual Economics flash drive.

Sessions
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Anthony Zambelli

Education Director, San Diego Center for Economic Education
"Anthony Zambelli is Director of the San Diego Center for Economics Education and is professor emeritus at Cuyamaca College where he taught history and economics.  He is a recipient of the Cuyamaca College Award for Teaching Excellence, the Adam’s Apple Award from the California... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:50pm
Monterey Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop Workshop

11:00am

Beyond Anne Frank Integrating the USHMM Website Resources to Teach the Holocaust
Limited Capacity seats available

Lessons from the Holocaust extend beyond Anne Frank or one lesson in 10th grade WWII unit and include the roots and ramifications of prejudice, the dangers of apathy and fragility of democracy. Come experience classroom ready activities culled from the resources of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and learn how to integrate the resources into your traditional Holocaust units.

Sessions
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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 March 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:50pm
San Martin Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop Workshop

11:00am

Teaching CA: Bringing the Archives into the Classroom-World History Grades 6,7,10
Limited Capacity full

This workshop is a joint presentation between the CHSSP and the California Historical Society. Our goal is to empower teachers to engage in inquiry instruction that is aligned to the new H-SS Framework, improves student literacy, and supports civic learning and engagement. Teachers will practice the historical investigation process and hone their skills in crafting inquiry-based lessons.

Sessions
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Shennan Hutton

Program Coordinator, CHSSP
Shennan Hutton has taught world history in high school for 15 years, before entering the graduate program at UC Davis. She earned a Ph.D. in medieval European history in 2006. She teaches medieval, European and world history at various colleges and universities, as well as promoting... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:50pm
San Simeon Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop Workshop

12:00pm

Civic Education On Line
Limited Capacity seats available

The James Madison Legacy Project includes a free video series that enhances knowledge on the content of the U.S. Constitution and its evolution to the present. The video series is divided into small segments, each followed by objective questions and deeper discussion questions. It may be viewed as a self-guided tutorial, or an online course for micro-credentials. Free link provided

Sessions
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Center for Civic Education

Center for Civic Education
Maria Gallo is currently the Director of Professional Development & Special Programs for the Center for Civic Education in Calabasas, California. Prior to joining the Center, Ms Gallo was a 20 year veteran of the classroom. She taught most of the disciplines within the Social Studies... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pine Room Double Tree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

Get On Your Soapbox: Empowering Youth Voice and Action
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In this interactive session, you will learn about how the 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.

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Erik Peterson

Teacher, Action Civics CA/Mikva Challenge
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 5th year doing Action Civics and Project... Read More →
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Siaira Harris

Program Coordinator, Mikva Challenge-ACCA
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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 March 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

It's About People: Building Perspectives & Empathy in the Social Studies Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

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 for Learn strategies that immerse students in primary sources of multiple perspectives & technology to build empathy & understanding.

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Meg Honey

Curriculum Specialist, Pearson Education
Meg Honey is a Curriculum Specialist with Pearson. She taught middle school and high school Social Studies for sixteen years and currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Saint Mary’s College of California. Meg is a regular moderator of the Newmakers Speaker Series and... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

Making History 2.0: Teaching Historical Significance in the Upper Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this presentation, teachers experience the Making History: Historical Significance module. For the pre-lesson, teachers create and analyze personal timelines to examine how historical narratives are created. Then they apply these historical significance skills to a California Gold Rush timeline. Finally, teachers prototype Gold Rush monuments and see student work examples. Teachers can adapt this approach to their own content.

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Phyllis Goldsmith

College/University, CHSSP
Phyllis Goldsmith, as Director of Teacher Development for the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, develops workshops and curriculum to assist K-12 teachers and districts to plan for instruction and implement strategies to promote academic equity while addressing the history... Read More →
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Natalie Davis

Teacher, LAFSD


Saturday March 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
San Jose Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

Simple Tech Tools to Transform Direct Instruction into Interactive Learning Experiences
Limited Capacity seats available

Are they getting it? Are they still with me? What about the ones who never raise their hands? Session participants will learn user friendly tech resources to eliminate the above questions. Go home with tested, social science classroom-ready tools to increase student engagement, encourage active participation from even the most reluctant students, and provide feedback in real time.

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Pamela Akhahon

Teacher
Pamela Akhahon is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator and was named Washington Unified School District's Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2018. She has been on the pulse of education technology in WUSD working with the Innovative Educator 1:1 pilot program and the T3 (Teacher Tech... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

The Delta Narratives: By Teachers, for teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you teach 4th grade? Do you want FREE resources? Come to this workshop to learn all about the importance of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region and it's place in California and world history. These resources, created by teachers, can be seamlessly integrated into your current curriculum and expand students' knowledge of this amazing region of California.

Sessions
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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 →


Saturday March 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

The Four Summits: An Archival Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

The Educators from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute share never before seen documents that take participants on a deep dive into the history of the Four Summits between President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev. This is a hands-on experience to give educators a chance to explore the documentary history of this critical period.

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Anthony Pennay

Education, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
At the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, our education programs are dedicated to cultivating the next generation of citizen-leaders. Each year we work with thousands of teachers, and tens of thousands of students from across the country to help foster the engaged and informed citizens that President Reag... Read More →
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Will Donley

Educator, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
Educator at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Secondary classroom teacher for 35 years, mainly American History. M.A. U.S. History.


Saturday March 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
San Juan Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

Technology Trends in the Social Studies
Limited Capacity filling up

Be introduced to the latest edition of the Social Studies Review, Technology Trends in the Social Studies. Guest editor George Sabato will present highlights of several social studies technology trends. Topics include podcasting, tech tools, tech in geography, using media, virtual museums, simulations, and peer editing. Also learn how to contribute to the Social Studies Review.

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George Sabato

Author--Peason Education, California Council for the Social Studies
George Sabato is the Guest Editor of the Social Studies Review issue on Trends in Social Studies Technology. He is a Past President of the California Council for the Social Studies and currently the Program Author of Pearson Education's myWorld Interactive World History. Having retired... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Carmel Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

Census 2020 Count Me In! Curriculum Coming Soon for Classroom Teachers!
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore lesson plans, resources, and teacher guides designed to infuse both the historical aspects of the US census and the future implications of full participation in the 2020 census and beyond. The initiative is led by the Sacramento County Office of Education in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.

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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 County Office of Education
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 March 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

Covering Controversy: 9/11 and Beyond
Limited Capacity filling up

Explore how iconic magazine covers connected to 9/11 offer entry points into controversial topics, including the balance between civil liberties and national security, the ongoing War on Terror, and the rise of Islamophobia. Discuss how themes connected to 9/11 can be integrated into the study of both historical and current issues facing students and teachers today in this interactive session.

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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 March 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
San Juan Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

Democracy Is A Verb: Where Is It In Your Classroom?
Limited Capacity seats available

Democracy is a Verb is an introduction to having students take responsibility for themselves. In a democratic classroom, students will be vocal, engaged and prepared to be citizens in addition to taking ownership of the classroom and their learning. This session will provide teachers with strategies to begin democratizing their classrooms.

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Erik Peterson

Teacher, Action Civics CA/Mikva Challenge
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 5th year doing Action Civics and Project... Read More →
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Siaira Harris

Program Coordinator, Mikva Challenge-ACCA
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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 March 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

National Geographic Correlated FREE Website for California Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about the amazing new free resource for California middle school educators. Created by National Geographic and reviewed by California middle school educators, the website correlates free National Geographic resources to California SS standards, framework and environmental principles. Experience hands-on activities and reinvigorate your classroom with exciting ready to use resources.

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Brenda Barr

Director, National Geographic Society
Dr. Brenda Barr was previously the Sr. Director for Educator Networks and Programs at National Geographic prior to moving to the West Coast to oversee the Society’s educational outreach work. Prior to National Geographic, Dr. Barr was a social studies teacher, the Mississippi Department... Read More →
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Dr. Thomas Herman

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


Saturday March 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

TAKE A STAND!: ADDRESSING CHALLENGING TOPICS AND CREATING A CULTURE OF INCLUSION
Limited Capacity seats available

Support students in recognizing, analyzing, and assessing critical events and the contributions of marginalized groups while cultivating a classroom that celebrates diversity and representation. Workshop participants will engage Active Classroom Strategies and discuss how they help students connect with challenging content and formulate their own arguments based on evidence.

Sessions
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Meg Honey

Curriculum Specialist, Pearson Education
Meg Honey is a Curriculum Specialist with Pearson. She taught middle school and high school Social Studies for sixteen years and currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Saint Mary’s College of California. Meg is a regular moderator of the Newmakers Speaker Series and... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

Use Genealogy to Engage Students in Historical Inquiry
Limited Capacity seats available

Author Dave Gutierrez shares the genealogy research he conducted when writing Patriots of the Barrio. High School teacher Scott Petri demonstrates how these techniques can be adapted for classroom projects that connect students & their families to historical events.

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Scott 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 State... Read More →

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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 →


Saturday March 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
San Jose Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

Big History Project: That 13.8-billion-year course you keep hearing about
Limited Capacity seats available

Big History students grapple with BIG questions that demand global perspective: What will the future of our universe look like, and what role will we play in shaping its evolution? How will we balance human innovation with protection of our biosphere? Learn how this course—which spans 13.8 billion years of history and reaches beyond earthly borders—transforms students’ ability to analyze and respond to the increasingly complex global issues of our time.
Attendees of this session will be treated to an overview of the Big History Project (BHP) course content and instructional approach, interact with course materials, and evaluate fit for their own classroom/school settings. Topics will include:
·Course content: What does 13.8 billion years cover?
·Core Skills/Concepts: Claim-testing, critical thinking, Origin Stories, scale, causality
·Course material/structure: 10 units, Unit Driving Questions, Investigations. Articles, Videos, activities, etc.
·Approach to literacy: reading, writing, vocab – and supporting resources
·Wraparound support: online training, community, PLCs, etc.

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Bob Regan

Director of Education, Big History Project
Big History examines our past, explains our present, and imagines our future. It's a story about us. An idea that arose from a desire to go beyond specialized and self-contained fields of study to grasp history as a whole. This growing, multi-disciplinary approach is focused on high... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cedar Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

Apple of Gold and Picture of Silver: Lincoln and the Civil War
Limited Capacity seats available

Why did Lincoln resist secession, and what principles did he cite to support his actions? Why not just let the South go? And what, if anything, does this have to do with the American Founding? This lesson explores both a critical moment in history and presents a model of documents-based student-driven inquiry for middle and high school teachers.

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Cathy Alderman

TeachingAmericanHistory.org


Saturday March 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Monterey Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

1:00pm

Prove What You Know: Alternative Assessments in HSS Classrooms
Limited Capacity full

The HSS Framework and CCSS ask students to demonstrate both content acquisition and skill development. HSS teachers can incorporate alternative ways for students to showcase what they know in a digital learning environment. This UCD History Project workshop will highlight classroom-tested alternative assessments to excite your students through a Google Classroom lesson on Reconstruction that’s easily applicable for all grades.

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Katharine Cortes

UCDHP
Katharine Cortes is the Associate Director of the UC Davis History Project with a PhD in History from UC Davis. Her mission at the History Project is to build a community of educators centered on creating rich inquiry-based history-social science instruction.
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Stephanie Kugler

History Teacher, Bridgeway Island K-8
Stephanie teaches 8th grade US History in West Sacramento, CA and is a teacher-leader with the UC Davis History Project. Her students say she is the biggest nerd they know, but also not a bad teacher.


Saturday March 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm
San Simeon Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

Integrating Social Justice Standards and Historical Thinking Concepts Into the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience the process of developing thematic units and year long plans to integrate social justice standards and Historical Thinking Concepts throughout elementary history-social studies and Next Generation Science Science curriculum.

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Brianna Padilla

UC Berkeley History-Social Science
Teacher Research Group participant in the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, current Kindergarten teacher with experience in 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades, passionate about teaching students how to be aware and engaged in their communities.


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

The California High School Economics Institute Teacher Certification Program
Limited Capacity seats available

We will present an overview of an innovative Economics Teacher Training and Certification program. Representatives from both the California Association of School Economics Teachers and the California Council on Economic Education are offering a PD opportunity to help teachers deepen their economic content knowledge and expand their pedagogical repertoire. Training content and certification requirements will be presented.

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Jim Charkins

CCEE
Economics Professor Emeritus, California State University, San Bernardino; Chief Academic Officer, California Council on Economic Education; founding member, California Association of School Economics Teachers; writer/consultant for California Hist-SSCI Standards, California Hist-SSCi... Read More →
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Greg Fisher

CCEE and CASET
Greg Fisher is currently a principal at HArts Academy of Los Angeles and a teacher of Economics for over 25 years. As a board member for both the California Council of Economic Education (CCEE) and California Association of School Economics Teachers (CASET), I have been involved in... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

Going Global with GeoQuest: The Power of Technology for Understanding Our World
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session participants will learn how to harness technology in the classroom to help their students develop global perspectives and geographic thinking skills. The California Geographic Alliance and California Global Education Project will showcase geospatial and storytelling technologies that will excite students of all grade levels and activate global, environmental, and geographic perspectives.

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Dr. Thomas Herman

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


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Cedar Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

Nigeria: History, Identity and Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Nigeria is the eighth largest country in the world. When people think of Nigeria’s past, they often think of slavery, colonialism, ethnic tensions, and Boko Haram. What other factors shaped Nigeria’s complex history? What will be the country’s future? Session examines primary sources, readings, and a role-play simulation about Biafran secession found in the Choices’ curriculum (provided).

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The Choices Program, Brown University

Professional Development Director, The Choices Program, Brown University
Mimi Stephens is the Professional Development Director at Brown University's Choices Program. For more than 30 years she has been an educator and professional development provider. he holds a graduate degree in International Development and Social Change. Before coming to the Choices... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Pine Room Double Tree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

Ready, Set, Go! Incorporating fast-paced, skill-oriented tasks into your classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This Social Studies Skill Builder activity helps students use stimulating resources to complete multiple-ability tasks. Students read, write, speak, and listen while mastering social studies skills in an engaging and meaningful way. Participants receive the materials to teach this and other great TCI lessons to their students.

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Bert Bower

TCI - Teachers' Curriculum Institute
Bert Bower is the founder and CEO of TCI. For the past 20 years he has been crafting innovative K–12 social studies programs by collaborating with teachers and trying out new ideas in the classroom. His goal is to defeat the "silent violence" of stand-and-deliver teaching that leaves... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

The Hand that Holds the Pen Writes History: Teaching Inquiry through Historiography
Limited Capacity filling up

How does the study of history help us live in the present? Learn how to challenge the traditional historical narrative through ethical dimension historical thinking and historiography. Participants will learn about the ethical dimension in history and develop a lesson on identifying the bias of the people who wrote historical narratives and finding the stories that were left out of history.

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Whitney Olson

Coordinator, California Foundation for History Education, National History Day - CA
Whitney Olson is the executive director of the California Foundation for History Education and the coordinator for National History Day in California. Whitney has 20 years experience supporting educators with teaching historical inquiry. Currently, she presents on teaching historical... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

The Lives & Scandals of Washington, Lafayette, and George III
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“Gentlemen” Washington, Lafayette, and George III were ultimate frenemies! This session outlines the interwoven personal and political lives of these infamous American figures. Participants receive a standards aligned unit featuring close reading and writing activities using both primary and secondary sources. The session will also model a modern take on significant events with ready to use technology based lessons.

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Katie Orenberg

Teacher, Pleasanton Middle School
Katie Orenberg teaches history and drama at Pleasanton Middle School in Alameda County. She is also the advisor of an improvisational comedy group in addition to directing a traveling acting troupe. After initially forming a career in policy research, Katie earned her BA in Liberal... Read More →
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Carolyn Rinetti

Teacher, Pleasanton Middle School


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
San Juan Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

Critical Media Studies in Social Science Classrooms
Limited Capacity full

The purpose of this session is to focus on ways of integrating the principles of Critical Media Studies in Social Science Classrooms. How do we use multi-modal literacies to evaluate the ways in which identity and power are reinforced and challenged? Strategies, texts, and applications will be shared so participants leave with a way to implement immediately.

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Chris Lewis

Teacher, Mountain View High School
"Chris Lewis, Ph.D., is a teacher at Mountain View High School in El Monte, CA. He has taught in the English and Social Science departments and AVID for the last 14 years.  He is currently a teacher on Special Assignment supporting English Learners. Chris has presented at a number... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
San Jose Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

2:00pm

Observations: Teaching about Government & Politics
Limited Capacity seats available

Giventer will address Ideas to stimulate interactive teaching of American and California government and politics. Topics will include the use of feature and documentary films, instructor and student-authored PowerPoint presentations, Internet “scavenger hunts,” and group policy analysis projects.

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Dr. Lawrence Giventer

Lawrence L Giventer is Professor Emeritus (retired) of Political Science and Public Administration at California State University, Stanislaus  He is the author of ​Governing California (fourth edition, McGraw-Hill, 2015) and ​Statistical Analysis for Public Administration... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Carmel Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

CCSS Committee Meetings
Limited Capacity seats available

The seven CCSS committees and task forces are the lungs of the organization, breathing life into the policies and plans made by the Executive Committee and Board of Directors to serve our members.  The committees are a great way to meet and work with colleagues in pursuit of worthwhile initiatives, and a step towards taking on a leadership role as part of your professional growth.  Come learn what these important groups do, and see where you can make a contribution to CCSS and to the larger social studies teaching community.  We need your help!


Saturday March 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cedar Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

Civic Hackathons: Hacking for Social Change
Limited Capacity seats available

How can teachers use technology and digital tools to encourage students to become “upstanders”? Learn how Bay Area teachers have used Facing History civic “hackathons” as a way of promoting student voice and civic engagement. In civic hackathons, students identify community problems, apply design thinking skills to brainstorm solutions and design a prototype to address social injustice

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Elaine Guarnieri-Nunn

Facing History and Ourselves
Elaine Guarnieri-Nunn is the San Francisco Executive Director of Facing History and Ourselves, an international professional development organization that equips educators and youth with skills that allow them to wrestle with today’s difficult issues through the lens of history... Read More →
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Eran DeSilva

director of professional development and teacher, Notre Dame High School (San Jose)
Eran DeSilva is Director of Professional Faculty Development and a Social Studies teacher a private Bay Area high school. She holds a MA in Teaching from USF and has been an educator for 17 years. She has twice been awarded the Margot Stern-Strom Innovative Teaching grant. She serves... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

Using YouTube, Comedy Central and Popular TV Shows to Teach Economics
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you know you there are websites with economics lessons from Seinfeld, The Office, and Third Rock from the Sun? Or that you can use I Love Lucy and the Bill Cosby Show to illustrate economic principles? Or that stand-up comedians on YouTube can introduce economics and personal finance topics? Come to this workshop and find out how!

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Anthony Zambelli

Education Director, San Diego Center for Economic Education
"Anthony Zambelli is Director of the San Diego Center for Economics Education and is professor emeritus at Cuyamaca College where he taught history and economics.  He is a recipient of the Cuyamaca College Award for Teaching Excellence, the Adam’s Apple Award from the California... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Pine Room Double Tree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

Connecting Your Students with Real World Solutions
Limited Capacity seats available

Drawing connections between present day news and real historical problems has never been more important. Empower your lesson plans with strategies to help your students analyze and discuss political issues.

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Bert Bower

TCI - Teachers' Curriculum Institute
Bert Bower is the founder and CEO of TCI. For the past 20 years he has been crafting innovative K–12 social studies programs by collaborating with teachers and trying out new ideas in the classroom. His goal is to defeat the "silent violence" of stand-and-deliver teaching that leaves... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

Content, Literacy, Inquiry, Citizenship: A project to help the HSS Framework CLIC
Limited Capacity seats available

You've attended the HSS Framework rollout session, now what? Come learn about the exciting opportunities around Phase II of the rollout, The CLIC Project. Through a series of statewide and regional Communities of Practice, teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals will come together over the next 2 years to dive deeper into the new HSS Framework. Find out how you can connect!

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Charles Gilmore

Curriculum Specialist, History-Social Science, Sacramento County Office of Education
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Michelle Herczog

Coordinator III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles County Office of Education
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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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 →


Saturday March 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

Developing powerful Performance Tasks in Social Studies K-3-K-12
Limited Capacity filling up

Curious of how to create meaningful content driven performance tasks in your classroom to support the rigorous literacy standards of Core? Then please attend a workshop that will help you: navigate the SBAC website for PT examples, look at sample PT's created by teachers, and leave the session with a hyperdoc. sample of how to create your own PT's.

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Nancy Case-Rico

California Global Education Project
"Nancy Case Rico, MA Faculty School of Education NorthBay Regional Director of California Global Education Project. Sonoma State University Nancy has taught history at the high school and college level for 27 years. The last 8 years, she has committed herself to support K-12 teachers... Read More →
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Andy Gibson

High School History Teacher
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Christina Sanders

Sonoma State University/CGEP
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Craig Tierney

High School History Teacher


Saturday March 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
San Jose Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

Teaching Texas v. Johnson (1989)
Limited Capacity seats available

The session will offer several strategies to teaching Texas v. Johnson, the 1989 Supreme Court case that argued whether burning an American flag in protest is protected under the First Amendment. The emphasis in this session is analyzing primary sources and using Equity Maps in a Socratic discussion. Attendees will receive a packet of materials to use in the classroom.

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Julie Kuo

Julie Kuo is a history teacher at The Branson School and a National Board Certified Teacher. Currently, she teaches U.S. history and modern world history, but has also taught ancient world history, journalism, law, media studies and East Asian studies. She holds a B.A. in journalism... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Carmel Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

How Media Choices Matters in the Age of Fake News
Limited Capacity filling up

How do we equip students to evaluate news and become active participants? Using Facing History’s unit, “Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in the Digital Age,” participants will explore ways students’ own media-making skills to help them make effective media choices. We will also explore the roles that identity and confirmation bias play in how we interpret events, news, and information.

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Brian Fong

School Liaison, Facing History
Brian Fong is a School Liaison and Program Associate with Facing History and Ourselves. He supports educators and school districts in developing inclusive learning environments through the study of literature and history. Brian has taught middle and high school social studies and... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm
San Juan Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

3:00pm

Informed Action Civics: Empower Students Through Applied Curriculum and Historical Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

OPEN TO ALL K-12 TEACHERS (Printed program's refernce to High School is in error)
Explore a model of civic engagement through authentic project-based learning that directly extends your course curriculum and is rooted in HSS Framework pedagogical shifts. You’ll have structured time to find connections in your curriculum and explore examples of meaningful civic action projects, emphasizing those that utilize digital tools and social media to communicate and forward the students’ project goals.

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Hess, Devin

Academic Coordinator, UC Berkeley History Project
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Holly Royaltey

Holly Royaltey teaches  at Del Mar High School in Campbell, CA. During her 14 years in the classroom, Holly has taught college prep US History, World History, as well as AVID, IB, and AP courses.  She has a MA in education from UC Santa Cruz and earned her doctorate in Education... Read More →
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Emily Cassie

Emily Cassie graduated with a BA in History from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is currently in her seventh year of teaching high school social studies.  She spent the first six years of her career working in the Mississippi Delta Region of Arkansas, where she taught a variety of 9-12... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm
San Martin Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop WORKSHOP

3:00pm

Teaching Ethnic Studies: Lessons from the Classroom
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Veteran and novice Bay Area Ethnic Studies educators will discuss how they came to Ethnic Studies, how they approach teaching Ethnic Studies, and what they have learned through collaboration, being in conversation with each other, and working within their specific institutional context.

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Rachel Reinhard

Site Director, CHSSP
Rachel Reinhard, director of the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project will facilitate a panel among teachers representing a range of Northern California districts.


Saturday March 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Monterey Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop Workshop

3:00pm

Using PBS LearningMedia Digital Platform to Teach the WWII Japanese American Incarceration
Limited Capacity full

"Explore how to use segments from groundbreaking and recently released films on the Japanese American incarceration experience and Fred Korematsu’s legacy through the digital platform PBS LearningMedia and a demonstration of accompanying lesson plans. Teachers and students will develop an understanding of euphemisms in history and use questions to analyze historical significance.
 
 Receive free curricular resources from the Korematsu Institute!"

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Karen Korematsu

Founder and Executive Director, Fred T. Korematsu Insititute
Karen Korematsu is the Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and the daughter of the late Fred T. Korematsu. Korematsu is a civil rights advocate and public educator who shares her passion for social justice with educators and students across the country... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm
San Simeon Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Workshop WORKSHOP

4:00pm

CCSS Local Council Meet and Greet & CCSS Annual Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

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 Michelle Herczog will offer a glimpse of the organization's health and plans for the coming year.  Get involved!

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California Council for the Social Studies

Executive Secretary, California Council for the Social Studies
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Michelle Herczog

Coordinator III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles County Office of Education
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 March 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Cedar Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

4:00pm

Teachers Law School: Immigration/Violence in schools/Food/Housing
Limited Capacity seats available

The rule of law, due process and the judiciary remain in place in this country. Proper use of technology can aid educators to present core legal issues to teach about longstanding fundamental rights, including immigration, violence in schools, food and housing; all topics regularly seen in the headlines. Lawyers will discuss how to evaluate evidence and arguments from reliable sources.


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Oak Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

4:00pm

Making the Inquiry Process Easy
Limited Capacity seats available

Enriching student inquiry can prove challenging within the classroom. Participants will learn multiple ways to build inquiry and research into their lessons naturally, and leave with the tools and materials to immediately begin incorporating more inquiry into their classroom.

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Bert Bower

TCI - Teachers' Curriculum Institute
Bert Bower is the founder and CEO of TCI. For the past 20 years he has been crafting innovative K–12 social studies programs by collaborating with teachers and trying out new ideas in the classroom. His goal is to defeat the "silent violence" of stand-and-deliver teaching that leaves... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Fir Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

4:00pm

Discovering the Truth
Limited Capacity seats available

The goal of genocide deniers is to cloud historical fact. Turkish Scholar, Taner Akcam, has put to rest the key arguments of the Turkish Government’s attempt to deny the Armenian Genocide in his latest research. Learn about the quest Akcam took to uncover the truth and what he discovered. An inquiry-based activity for classroom use will be distributed.

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Sara Cohan

Other, The Genocide Education Project
Sara Cohan is an educational consultant specializing in genocide education. She works with The Genocide Education Project and has worked for other human rights organizations in the past. Cohan’s background combines research, study, curriculum development, and teaching. Previously... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

4:00pm

Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict with Primary Sources
Limited Capacity seats available

The Arab-Israeli conflict is in the news every day and understanding it is critical to being an informed citizen in today’s world. This session connects the history of the conflict to the current situation using a diverse set of primary sources and a range of source analysis strategies. Participants will develop content knowledge, experience student activities, and receive lesson plans.

Sessions
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Dori Gerber

Trainer & Educator, Institute for Curriculum Services
Dori Gerber is the Southern Region Trainer and Educator for the Institute for Curriculum Services and serves as a resource for teachers and school districts in the region. Prior to working for ICS, she was an educator in both public and private settings for 17 years, most recently... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

4:00pm

Should I Trust This Source?: Media Literacy to Create Skeptics, Not Cynics
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HSS students need medial literacy skills to be conscientiousness consumers of digital information. By spending time in the HSS classroom teaching media literacy, teachers can provide students with essential life skills to discern source reliability. This UCD History Project workshop provides classroom tested strategies and tech-tips for teachers and students on how to be skeptical, not cynical, of media.

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Stephanie Kugler

History Teacher, Bridgeway Island K-8
Stephanie teaches 8th grade US History in West Sacramento, CA and is a teacher-leader with the UC Davis History Project. Her students say she is the biggest nerd they know, but also not a bad teacher.
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Katharine Cortes

UCDHP
Katharine Cortes is the Associate Director of the UC Davis History Project with a PhD in History from UC Davis. Her mission at the History Project is to build a community of educators centered on creating rich inquiry-based history-social science instruction.


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Carmel Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

6:00pm

CCSS Board Meeting
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California Council for the Social Studies

Executive Secretary, California Council for the Social Studies


Saturday March 16, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Silicon Valley Room
 
Sunday, March 17
 

8:00am

No More Mean Tweets: Engaging in Civil Discourse
Limited Capacity seats available

Can technology enhance civil discourse in the classroom? Don't ignore conflict or disagreements in class, instead come learn the blended formula for discourse including what phenomena to use to start discourse, how to teach digital vs. non digital arguments, and strategies and tools both online and offline to enhance CIVIL debate!

Sessions
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Kendra Tyler

EdTech, History, and ELA Consultant, Tehama County Department of Education
Kendra Tyler is an Educational Technology, ELA, and History Consultant at Tehama County Department of Education and former junior high History teacher. Kendra is a Google Certified Trainer and advocate of using technology to enhance critical thinking, collaboration, communication... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
San Simeon Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

8:00am

Using Public Choice Theory to Explain the Election of Donald Trump
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for ways to get your middle and high school students interested elections? Then this workshop is for you! You’ll get FREE lessons and resources on: public choice theory appliednto voting and elections; the costs and benefits of voting; who is/not likely to vote, and much more!

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Anthony Zambelli

Education Director, San Diego Center for Economic Education
"Anthony Zambelli is Director of the San Diego Center for Economics Education and is professor emeritus at Cuyamaca College where he taught history and economics.  He is a recipient of the Cuyamaca College Award for Teaching Excellence, the Adam’s Apple Award from the California... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
San Martin Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

8:00am

4 Edtech tools 4 the 4 instructional shifts
Limited Capacity seats available

You’ve already learned about the 4 instructional shifts from the new Framework, come learn how 4 edtech tools can support your instruction! Simple to learn and easy to implement with your students! PSSST they are all free!! Plus a few more!

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Luis Carrillo

ToSA: History Social Science, Corona Norco USD
EdTech and History TOSA at Corona Norco Unified School District. 10 years learning experience at the Secondary level.


Sunday March 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
San Juan Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

8:00am

50 Minute Inquiry
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to use the Question Formulation Technique and Listenwise Audio Stories to improve your students' curiosity and integrate technology to conduct inquiry projects in one class period.

Sessions
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Scott 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 State... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
San Jose Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

8:00am

Engaging Students to Be Citizens of the World
Limited Capacity filling up

The challenge for any social studies teacher is to figure out ways to make the past relevant to our experiences today. In this session you’ll learn how to build literacy skills with compelling audio stories about current news and curriculum aligned topics to spark conversations, debates, and analytical thinking with your students. Engage your students with unique and memorable lessons.

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Andrew Garnett-Cook

Curriculum Writer, Listenwise
Andrew Garnett-Cook is a social studies teacher in the Brookline Public Schools in Massachusetts. He teaches Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations and U.S. History. He has served his school as a Disciplinary Literacy team leader, leading inquiry cycles where he explores the role of... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

8:00am

Using Hyperdocs to Support Social Studies Instruction
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How a Social Science teacher may use Hyperdocs to facilitate tech-based blended inquiry learning.

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Clayton Hale

Teacher
US Government and Economics teacher who has an interest in integrating technology in the classroom. I am passionate about using the Hyperdoc and other models to assist instruction in the Social Science classroom.


Sunday March 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

9:00am

Deliberating Democratic Values in U.S. History
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive workshop demonstrates the use of discussion of ethical problems in the context of U.S. history. Specifically, we will introduce participants to a resource for teaching democratic values, Reasoning with Democratic Values 2.0: Ethical Issues in American History and demonstrate strategies for conducting and assessing discussions of ethical issues, using a chapter from the book focused on California history.

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Anne-Lise Halvorsen

Michigan State University
Anne-Lise Halvorsen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Her research interests are innovative social studies curricula, historical inquiry, and project-based learning. In 2017, she was awarded the Michigan Council for the... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:50am
San Simeon Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

9:00am

Envisioning Culture for Equitable & Social Justice Learning K-8 Perspectives
Limited Capacity seats available

In this presentation/workshop, we will be going over how to incorporate Social Justice in the Classroom Across the curriculum. We will be demonstrating lessons that have been done in the classroom and ways to make it a community-based learning model with social justice pedagogy; Workshop participants will have time to create a mini-lesson on a community-topic with technology tools.

Sessions
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Jonathan Ishii

Teacher, Santa Clara University
Jonathan Ishii currently teaches fifth-grade in East San Jose and currently serves as head volleyball coach . He has taught 4th grade and middle school and was a former art teacher/School Art Director. He earned his B.A. in Political Science & Government with an emphasis in international... Read More →
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Adriana Gutierrez

Teacher, Santa Clara University - ExCEL Program
Adriana Gutierrez currently teaches fourth-grade in East San Jose. She has taught fourth-grade for the last four years and served as Lead Teacher. In 2015, she earned a B.S. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Child studies and a minor in Sociology from Santa Clara University... Read More →
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Cynthia Naranjo

Santa Clara University


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:50am
San Martin Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

9:00am

Infographics - Engaged Learning with Interactive, Dynamic Infographics using Google Slides
Limited Capacity full

Infographics are an interesting way for students to present arguments and demonstrate understanding. Adding dynamic elements and interactivity amplifies engagement and interest for the audience and introduces opportunities to extend the presentation material beyond the confines of a single poster. This workshop addresses pedagogy behind the creation of infographics as well teaching the necessary tools and techniques in Google Slides.

Sessions
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Hess, Devin

Academic Coordinator, UC Berkeley History Project
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Debbie Abilock

Debbie Abilock, a Library of Congress American Memory Fellow and award-winning educator, has over 40 years' experience as a librarian, curriculum coordinator, school administrator and grant consultant for history and science as Educational Leadership and Knowledge Quest, she has also... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:50am
Santa Clara Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

9:00am

More Out of Your Seat Learning Strategies
Limited Capacity full

Building community in the classroom is about providing opportunities for students to interact, communicate, and play. Come learn some easy games and movement-based activities to engage your students in the learning process and get them excited about history/social science.

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Wendy Rouse

Associate Professor, San Jose State Univeristy
Wendy L. Rouse is an associate professor in the Department of History at San Jose State University (SJSU). Rouse is a former high school history teacher who presently teaches future teachers in the Social Science Teacher Preparation Program at SJSU.


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:50am
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

9:00am

Students Lives as Historical Evidence in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Student narratives will be read in combination with additional sources to provide a personal and historical context to a contemporary issue. The lesson culminates in the imaging of a more just future. Workshop participants will be provided with an overview of the lesson format and participate in the creation of evidence and the imaging of solutions.

Sessions
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Rachel Reinhard

Site Director, CHSSP
Rachel Reinhard, director of the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project will facilitate a panel among teachers representing a range of Northern California districts.
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Dominique Williams

Teacher, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project
Dominique Williams is an Ethnic Studies in at McClatchy High School in the Sacramento City School District. She is active in Ethnic Studies Now and has worked as a teacher leader with the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project and the History Project at UC Davis. She is originally... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:50am
Monterey Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

9:00am

CUE Rockstar
Limited Capacity seats available

Appropriate for 6 – 12th grade teachers, CUE ROCKSTAR -- History Teacher Edition consists of "Jam Sessions" -- focused, small group workshops using hands-on learning --allowing attendees to "dive deep" by mixing pedagogy and technology to build digital resources that can be used immediately in the classroom. Bring your laptops and come ready to share your best ideas with CUE ROCKSTAR History teachers.

Sessions
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Liz Ramos

Teacher, Chaffey Joint Union High School District
Liz Ramos teaches World History and AP U.S. Government at Alta Loma High School. As an active integrator of technology to help students seek out information and create demonstrations of their learning, she emphasizes media and digital literacies with her students and participates... Read More →
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Scott 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 State... Read More →
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Stacy Yung

Teacher, Irvine Unified School District
I am a Middle School History Teacher, Tech Coach, Google Certified Educator & Innovator, Apple Teacher, CUE Lead Learner, and Flipgrid Teacher. I strongly believe in the power of student voice and am passionate about empowering students to be better citizens in the classroom, community... Read More →



Sunday March 17, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Pine Room Double Tree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

12:00pm

CCSS 2020 Conference Planning Meeting
2020 Conference Planning Meeting

Sessions
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Michelle Herczog

Coordinator III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles County Office of Education
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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Rob Vicario

Rob Vicario is a History/Social Science curriculum specialist in the Irvine Unified School District, and previously was the History-Social Science Coordinator at the Orange County Department of Education.
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California Council for the Social Studies

Executive Secretary, California Council for the Social Studies


Sunday March 17, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Carmel Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110