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Thursday, March 22
 

11:00am

CUE ROCKSTAR History Teacher Edition (Ticketed Event)
The California Council for the Social Studies is proud to partner with CUE as an educational partner at its 57TH Annual Conference.  CUE inspires innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all.  

CUE (Computer Using Educators) kicks off the CCSS conference on Thursday, March 22, with a full-day "History Teacher Edition" of its popular ROCKSTAR teacher professional development program. Appropriate for 6 – 12th grade teachers, CUE ROCKSTAR History Teacher Edition consists of three 90-minute "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.  There will be one CUE ROCKSTAR faculty member for every 25 attendees (or fewer) to allow participants to get focused support and learn directly from knowledgeable educators.

Registration for CUE Rockstar History Teacher Edition is just $79!! In order to register, you must also register for the full CCSS conference. Additional CUE sessions and "pop-ups" will be held throughout the conference weekend. You'll find the CUE Rockstar event as an "add-on" as you go through the conference registration process. (If you've already registered for the conference, you can add on the CUE event by clicking here.) Discounted conference rates are available for CCSS members, for a total cost less than that for non-members, so join today!

CUE inspires innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all. CCSS is proud to partner with CUE as an educational partner at its 57th Annual Conference!

Speakers
avatar for Ryan O’Donnell

Ryan O’Donnell

Teacher / TOSA, Rocklin Unified School District
My name is Ryan O'Donnell and I am a Technology Teacher on Special Assignment and former high school social studies teacher in Rocklin California. I have been teaching since 1997 and have been an advocate for all things "tech" since I first began teaching. Along with teaching, I've... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Sandoval

Amanda Sandoval

Teacher & Rouge TOSA, Corona-Norco Unified School District
⭐ TEACHING: 11th grade US History & Sheltered Teacher | ⭐ SUPPORTING: ERHS Technology Coach; CUE Lead Learner | ⭐ PASSIONS: Student engagement; real-world application; EdTech | ⭐ CERTIFICATIONS: Level 2 Google Certified | ⭐ AWARDS: CNUSD & RCOE Teacher of the Year; State... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Yung

Stacy Yung

Teacher/TOSA, Irvine Unified School District (Jeffrey Trail Middle School)
Stacy teaches 7th and 8th grade history and is a Technology Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for the district. Stacy provides EdTech training and support for new teachers going through the Induction (BTSA) program as well as their support providers. At her school site, Stacy piloted... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 11:00am - 4:30pm
Balboa Park

3:00pm

Registration
ATTENDEE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

ALREADY REGISTERED BUT WANT TO ADD SPECIAL PROGRAMMING? click here!!

MEMBERS RECEIVE REDUCED RATES -- SIGN UP NOW FOR A SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNT!!
  • Members: $189
  • Retired/Student Teacher/Military Veteran Members: $125
  • Non-Members: $289   (Sign up for CCSS membership at $60 to save $100 on conference registration!)
  • Student Teacher Non-Members: $169  (Sign up for CCSS membership at $35 to save $44 on conference registration!)
  • Lead Presenters/Award Winners/Board Members: complimentary registration
  • Table Talk presenters officially offered acceptance may register at a special rate.  
  • Special group registration rates available: save up to $50/person for groups of 10 or more!
  • Single day passes available
 
As you register, you may wish to sign up for special conference events -- OR, if you've already registered, click here to add one or more of these events to your program!  
  • Administrators' Colloquium and Awards Breakfast: $15 
  • CUE Rockstar "History Teacher Edition": $79
  • Legislative Breakfast: $25
  • Friday Night Social: $10
  • Awards Celebration: $25
  • Field Trips: $25/each (Barrio Logan or "Friendship Park at the U.S./Mexico Border")

Conference registration includes complimentary wi-fi access in all conference areas from Friday through Sunday. We will be providing the Sched app to each conference registrant for use in organizing your conference experience -- so please enter your social media handles (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) as you register, to share with others!

Thursday March 22, 2018 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Golden Foyer
 
Friday, March 23
 

7:00am

Registration
ATTENDEE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

ALREADY REGISTERED BUT WANT TO ADD SPECIAL PROGRAMMING? click here!!

MEMBERS RECEIVE REDUCED RATES -- SIGN UP NOW FOR A SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNT!!
  • Members: $189
  • Retired/Student Teacher/Military Veteran Members: $125
  • Non-Members: $289   (Sign up for CCSS membership at $60 to save $100 on conference registration!)
  • Student Teacher Non-Members: $169  (Sign up for CCSS membership at $35 to save $44 on conference registration!)
  • Lead Presenters/Award Winners/Board Members: complimentary registration
  • Table Talk presenters officially offered acceptance may register at a special rate.  
  • Special group registration rates available: save up to $50/person for groups of 10 or more!
  • Single day passes available
 
As you register, you may wish to sign up for special conference events -- OR, if you've already registered, click here to add one or more of these events to your program!  
  • Administrators' Colloquium and Awards Breakfast: $15 
  • CUE Rockstar "History Teacher Edition": $79
  • Legislative Breakfast: $25
  • Friday Night Social: $10
  • Awards Celebration: $25
  • Field Trips: $25/each (Barrio Logan or "Friendship Park at the U.S./Mexico Border")

Conference registration includes complimentary wi-fi access in all conference areas from Friday through Sunday. We will be providing the Sched app to each conference registrant for use in organizing your conference experience -- so please enter your social media handles (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) as you register, to share with others!

Friday March 23, 2018 7:00am - 5:30pm
Golden Foyer

7:30am

Administrators’ Colloquium and Awards Breakfast (Ticketed Event)
Limited Capacity seats available

(For detailed information about the full Administrators' Colloquium program, please visit the CCSS website.)

School/District Administrators and History-Social Science leaders enjoy a sumptuous hot breakfast and gain insights from experts on how districts are working to implement the newly adopted California History-Social Science Framework:

  • Judith McConnell, Administrative Presiding Justice, California Court of Appeal
  • Nancy McTygue, Executive Director of the California History-Social Science Project
  • Panel discussion of local school principals and superintendents actively working to meet the goals of the Framework.

A presentation of the Diane L. Brooks Award Administrative Award to an outstanding administrator who has contributed significantly to the profession of social studies education will highlight the event.

7:30-7:45 Breakfast
7:45-7:50 Welcome, Colloquium Chairs, Michelle Herczog and Matt Hayes
7:50-8:00 Introductory Remarks, The Honorable Judith McConnell
8:00-8:10 Diane Brooks Award Presentation
8:10-8:20 Introduction to the HSS Framework, Nancy McTygue
8:20-8:45 Panel Discussion: Supporting Implementation of the Framework

Register by Friday, March 19 (deadline extended!) at https://ccss.org/event-2737803

The Administrators' Colloquium and Awards Breakfast is kindly sponsored by the California History-Social Science Project.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Consultant III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Michelle Herczog is the History-Social Science Consultant III for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County. She... Read More →
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Matt Hayes

San Diego County Office of Education
avatar for The Honorable Judith McConnell

The Honorable Judith McConnell

San Diego County
Administrative Presiding Justice for the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District.
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Nancy McTygue

California History-Social Science Project


Friday March 23, 2018 7:30am - 8:45am
Sunset Room

7:45am

First Timers
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome, First Time Conference Attendees!

Enjoy a Continental Breakfast at our 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.

The First Timers Gathering is kindly sponsored by National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning.

Friday March 23, 2018 7:45am - 8:45am
Sunrise Room

9:00am

PLENARY KEYNOTE SPEECH "School: A Place to Protect Students from the Digital World or A Place to Prepare Them to Deal With It?"
In his presentation, Sam Wineburg will argue that our current pedagogies -- even ones his own organization, the Stanford History Education Group, has advocated -- fall short in preparing students to deal with the reality of becoming savvy digital citizens. He will share findings from his latest research that show the depth of the problem and offer a possible way out.

Sam Wineburg's plenary keynote address is kindly sponsored by SocialStudies.com.

Professor Wineburg will be signing copies of his books,  Reading Like a Historian and Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts, from 10-10:30 AM on Friday, March 23 at the SocialStudies.com booths (#500-501) in the Marketplace of Things and Ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Wineburg

Sam Wineburg

Margaret Jacks Professor of Education, Stanford University
Sam Wineburg is the Margaret Jacks Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of History & American Studies at Stanford University. Educated at Brown and Berkeley, he holds a doctorate in Psychological Studies in Education from Stanford and an honorary doctorate from Sweden’s Ume... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Golden Ballroom Stage

9:50am

10:00am

Leadership Matters – Implementing the Goals of the History-Social Science Framework to Meet State Priorities
Limited Capacity seats available

This session, specifically tailored for district and county-level administrators, will focus on the goals of the framework and how it supports broader achievement objectives such as student engagement and literacy development. It will show that while the framework is not proscriptive and does not limit local flexibility, it helps support state priorities within the Local Control Accountability Plan and other statutory requirements like the FAIR Act. The session will discuss how administrators can support teachers in this subject area.

10:00 – 10:40  Creating a Vision for Implementing the HSS Framework (Matt Hayes)
10:40 – 10:50  Aligning the California Dashboard, State and Local Indicators and LCAP to History-Social Science (Michelle Herczog)

Speakers
avatar for Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Consultant III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Michelle Herczog is the History-Social Science Consultant III for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County. She... Read More →
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Matt Hayes

San Diego County Office of Education


Friday March 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Sunset Room

10:00am

Engaging Elementary Global Citizens in Inquiry
Limited Capacity seats available

How can elementary students engage in the exploration of issues and solutions that relate to their local and global communities? In this session, we will examine different inquiry models, including Design Thinking, that support framework- and standards-based Social Studies lessons and develop global citizenship.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Schell

Emily Schell

Executive Director, California International Studies Project/San Diego State University
Emily Schell is the Executive Director of the California International Studies Project, located at San Diego State University.


Friday March 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Esquire Room

10:00am

Got Inquiry?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come see how a teacher has used inquiry as the foundation of her social studies curriculum. Participants will also be introduced to different places where they can find inquiries, as well as a tool they can use to construct their own. Participants will want to bring a tablet or laptop as time will be provided to view inquiries on the Internet.

Speakers
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Tracy Middleton

Hidden Valley Middle School


Friday March 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Pacific Salon 6

10:00am

The Constitution, Civic Learning, and ELD for Eighth Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

There are multiple ways to teach the Constitution and civics to eighth graders (and K-12th graders)! As we continue to innovate these processes, this session will incorporate the ELA/ELD Framework grade eight vignettes and strategies with the History-Social Science and C3 Frameworks, additional resources, and models from the Monterey County Constitution Project to maximize language, literacy, history-social science, and civic learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Elemen, Ed.D

Jennifer Elemen, Ed.D

Educational Administrator, Monterey County Office of Education
Jennifer E. Elemen, Ed.D. serves as an educational administrator at the Monterey County Office of Education; lecturer at California State University, Monterey Bay; president of the Bay Area Council for the Social Studies; and Region 5 representative of the History-Social Science Subcommittee... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Pacific Salon 5

10:00am

It’s Better Together: Groupwork that Provides Problems to Solve
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, you’ll be immersed in a TCI lesson to discover how to design and implement group work activities that are challenging and engaging. Teachers will learn to incorporate the collective genius of all students, inspiring them to use their best critical thinking skills.

Speakers

Friday March 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Pacific Salon 4

10:00am

Water and World History: Integrating Water into the Social Studies Classroom 
Limited Capacity filling up


World History classes routinely touch on the topic of water when examining the early river valley civilizations, but scarcely return thereafter. Yet, with increasing awareness of the critical importance of water and water-related issues today, the social studies classroom has a valuable opportunity to provide increased understanding by integrating the topic more effectively, while still fulfilling required learning objectives. This training provides a model of analysis that can be applied to any region or period.

Speakers
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Matthew Herbst

UC San Diego


Friday March 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Eaton Room

10:00am

(WS) Breakout Edu: Engaging Students One Box at a Time
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Speakers
avatar for Susan Myers

Susan Myers

Teacher, Chaparral High School
I am a 4th generation educator with passions for edtech, history and travel. I have set foot on all 7 continents and in 49 US states - only North Dakota remains!
avatar for Katherine Rand

Katherine Rand

Teacher, Cobalt Institute of Math & Science


Friday March 23, 2018 10:00am - 11:50am
Pacific Salon 7

10:00am

(WS) Disciplinary Literacy Through the New History-Social Science Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers and coaches will learn to teach students close reading strategies for primary as well as secondary sources and utilize those strategies to inform students' writing. These strategies are tied to the updated California Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History and the new California History Social Science Framework.

Speakers
avatar for Don Powell

Don Powell

Administrator I, Riverside County Office of Education
I've spent ten years as a classroom teacher, teaching AP US History, US History, Geography, Academic Success, Speech and Debate, Mock Trial and AVID. I spent 2.5 years as an Assistant Principal and currently work with RCOE supporting sites and districts with History Social Science... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 10:00am - 11:50am
Towne Room

10:30am

Panel Discussion: The Military Experience and the American Family
Military service impacts families in numerous ways, including education, stress on spouses and family members, friendships, and unusual life experiences. Understanding military life and its opportunities and challenges can enable teachers to better serve not only students from military families but all of their students.

The panel discussants will include high school student counselor, a high school student, a military family advisor, and the wife of a former POW.

Sponsored by the USS Midway Museum Institute for Teachers.

Moderators
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Scott McGaugh

USS Midway Museum

Speakers
SH

Sara Hanscom

Director of Education, USS Midway Museum
KM

Kelli May

Regional School Liaison, Office of Government & External Affairs
TS

Traci Shenault

Head Counselor, Serra High School


Friday March 23, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Golden Ballroom Stage

11:00am

Leadership Support Working Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Hands-on technical assistance to develop strategic plans for school districts in their effort to implement the California History-Social Science Framework, meet state and local priorities, and inform LCAP goals.

Speakers
avatar for Avi Black

Avi Black

Executive Director, California Council for the Social Studies
As the History/Social Science Coordinator for the Alameda County Office of Education for ten years, I organized, implemented and facilitated professional development programs for grade 5-12 teachers related to curriculum and pedagogy. My primary responsibility was as project director... Read More →
avatar for Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Consultant III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Michelle Herczog is the History-Social Science Consultant III for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County. She... Read More →
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Matt Hayes

San Diego County Office of Education


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Sunset Room

11:00am

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

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

Speakers
KC

Kristen Cruz Allen

California Department of Education
avatar for Janet Mann

Janet Mann

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
avatar for Kenneth McDonald

Kenneth McDonald

California Department of Education


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Sunrise Room

11:00am

Connecting Kids: Civic Involvement in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Our youngest students understand civic involvement and CAN take informed action! Check out field-tested classroom examples of inquiry-based H-SS lessons promoting interdisciplinary skills, research, and student-centered civic action.


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Brittany Room

11:00am

Crime Scene Investigation: Analyze the Evidence, Solve the Mystery. Help to Engage your Middle School Students
Limited Capacity filling up

Engage middle school students deeply in primary source analysis, with a crime scene twist! This workshop will address key standards from the Common Core ELA/SS Standards in a highly engaging, crime scene, primary source analysis experience. Take away full lesson. Can be applied to World and US History.

Speakers
avatar for Alisa Stevenson

Alisa Stevenson

Curriculum Specialist, Social Studies School Service


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Tiki Pavilion

11:00am

Healthier Alternatives to the 'Prison Model' of Education.
Limited Capacity seats available

This talk has been cancelled. It is hoped it will be presented at a future conference.  Thank you.

Virginia Moran
www.ecooutreachvsm.com


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Eaton Room

11:00am

Increase Student Discourse with Active Classroom Strategies
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn to integrate activities and discussion into your classroom to increase student talk time/collaboration. Develop important critical thinking skills and engage students in close-reading/viewing strategies of multiple sources. Incorporate strategies that emphasize the need for students to think, read, speak, listen and write. Get students out of their seats and their brains engaged by applying Active Classroom strategies!

Speakers
avatar for Keishla Ceaser-Jones

Keishla Ceaser-Jones

National Humanities Specialist, Pearson Education
I am the National Humanities Specialist for Pearson K-12 Learning Services. For nine years, I taught in Social Studies and English Language Arts classrooms serving a diverse range of student needs. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband who is a former secondary Social Studies teacher... Read More →
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Nakeitha Thomas

Other, Pearson Learning Services


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Pacific Salon 4

11:00am

Inquiry and Civil Discourse with DBQ Online
Limited Capacity filling up

Asking questions evokes curiosity and discussion. The DBQ Project's scaffolded approach to teaching DBQs and Mini-Qs pushes students to exchange ideas, debate the validity of claims, and learn to respect the value of measured, in-depth thinking. Learn about how DBQ Online can help build mutual respect as well as important literacy skills and social studies content knowledge.

Speakers

Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Pacific Salon 5

11:00am

Buffalo Soldiers In California
Limited Capacity seats available

Buffalo Soldiers is the name given to African-American soldiers in the United States Army. The first unit was formed in 1866 and continued until the U.S. Army was desegregated. The history and the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers is kept alive by dedicated volunteers across the United States. This breakout session will be co-presented by a member of the local chapter.

Speakers
AZ

Anthony Zambelli

Education Director, San Diego Center for Economic Education


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Dover Room

11:00am

One Person, One Vote: Teach Equality With Primary Sources
Limited Capacity seats available

How has suffrage been both expanded and suppressed in our nation's history? Learn how to engage students in primary source analysis related to voting and equality through reading, writing, critical inquiry, and interactive small-group discussion. Participants will gain ready-to-use lessons aligned to Common Core standards, as well as California History-Social Science Standards and the revised Framework.

Speakers
DH

Damon Huss

Constitutional Rights Foundation


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Pacific Salon 6

11:00am

A Journey from Despair to Hope: The Armenian American Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators will explore the history of the Armenian Genocide through the testimony of Margaret Der Manuelian. As an Armenian American who survived the Armenian Genocide, her story illuminates not only the first modern genocide of the 20th century, but also allows educators to make connections to important current issues including immigration, human rights, and political activism.

Speakers
SC

Sara Cohan

Other, The Genocide Education Project


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Esquire Room

12:00pm

The California History-Social Science Instructional Materials Adoption Toolkit
Limited Capacity seats available

To adopt or not to adopt? That is the question that should spark further questions. Learn how the California History-Social Science Instructional Materials Adoption Toolkit developed by the History-Social Science Subcommittee of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) can help you and your district make important decisions regarding the selection and use of state-adopted and supplemental instructional materials.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Elemen, Ed.D

Jennifer Elemen, Ed.D

Educational Administrator, Monterey County Office of Education
Jennifer E. Elemen, Ed.D. serves as an educational administrator at the Monterey County Office of Education; lecturer at California State University, Monterey Bay; president of the Bay Area Council for the Social Studies; and Region 5 representative of the History-Social Science Subcommittee... Read More →
avatar for Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Consultant III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Michelle Herczog is the History-Social Science Consultant III for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County. She... Read More →
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Susan Smith, Ed.D.

Administrator, Riverside County Office of Education
MH

Matt Hayes

San Diego County Office of Education
avatar for Tracy Wilson

Tracy Wilson

Coordinator, ELD/ELA, Placer County Office of Education


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Sunrise Room

12:00pm

You’ve Got to Be Kidding! Teaching Civility in Uncivil Times
Limited Capacity filling up

This hands-on presentation walks teachers through using the Civil Conversation model from the Constitutional Rights Foundation. Today's students need the skills of civil conversation more and more. Learn how to empower students to discuss controversial issues and develop speaking, listening, and close-reading skills while exploring their role in democracy.

You’ve Got to Be Kidding! Teaching Civility in Uncivil Times

Speakers
avatar for Scott Petri

Scott Petri

History Teacher - John F. Kennedy High School, Los Angeles Unified School District
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 →


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Towne Room

12:00pm

A Quest for Equal Rights: MLK and Hrant Dink
Limited Capacity seats available

Each year MLK’s birthday is commemorated within the same week as Hrant Dink’s assassination (January 19, 2007) providing educators the opportunity to discuss global perspectives on the ongoing struggle for equal rights. The narratives of MLK and Hrant Dink present an opportunity to learn about human rights denied to minority groups in different eras and parts of the world.

Speakers
SC

Sara Cohan

Other, The Genocide Education Project


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Stratford Room

12:00pm

Power of Images: Using California’s Economy to Develop Visual LIteracy
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session participants will take on the role of elementary students as they explore important industries in California and learn how they fuel the economy in different parts of the state. Learn how to implement this dynamic, participatory lesson in your classroom and help students view, interpret and bring to life compelling visuals and discover key concepts.

Speakers

Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Esquire Room

12:00pm

Engaging Students in Local and Global Contexts through Human Geography
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how human geography allows students to interact with local and global contexts, engage in civic learning, practice CC literacy standards, and prepare for future levels of history/ social science. Teachers will showcase how a human geography course was created, its’ thematic overview, example lessons, sample instructional guides, and formative assessments. Find out what 21st century geography is all about!

Speakers
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Bryan Fischbein

Eastlake High School
KL

Kelly León

Sweetwater Union High School District


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Eaton Room

12:00pm

Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore the story behind one of the most iconic moments of the late 20th Century. Up until the last minute, people were still trying to change the words of the speech and President Reagan’s call to “tear down this wall”. In the end, he went with his gut and made one of the most memorable speeches of his career.

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Harding

Rebekah Harding

Associate Director of Learning and Engagement, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
Historical Cats like George Pawsington and Civic Engagement.
avatar for Jeff Lockwood

Jeff Lockwood

Education Specialist, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute
I am a former Air Force officer and High School teacher (AP Government, Civics, Economics). I enjoy reading, traveling, and playing video games. My goal is to take the tremendous resources of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute and those of the Reagan Library to... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Brittany Room

12:00pm

Breaking Up With Lectures
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Middle and high school history classes have for too long modeled their lectures on the college “stand and deliver” approach. This session will focus on how teachers can shift the way content is delivered and processed by students. Participants will see inquiry based lesson design can shift student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan O’Donnell

Ryan O’Donnell

Teacher / TOSA, Rocklin Unified School District
My name is Ryan O'Donnell and I am a Technology Teacher on Special Assignment and former high school social studies teacher in Rocklin California. I have been teaching since 1997 and have been an advocate for all things "tech" since I first began teaching. Along with teaching, I've... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pacific Salon 5

12:00pm

Investigating Social Studies Through Inquiry
Limited Capacity filling up

This interactive workshop will demonstrate how inquiry learning provides students the opportunity to explore Social Studies topics through the analysis of primary & secondary sources to develop and support their arguments with evidence. Inquiry learning leads to the development of important literacy skills in all four communication strands. Participants will learn classroom strategies to incorporate collaborative inquiry learning.

Speakers
avatar for Miss Joi Cotton

Miss Joi Cotton

Curriculum Specialist PK-12, Pearson Education
America's Most Fabulous Teacher!
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Brittany Dean

Publisher, Pearson Education


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pacific Salon 4

12:00pm

An Ordinary Hero: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

What was it like being in on the front line of the Civil Rights Movement? Learn from the 2015 Freedom Award recipient as she shares her remarkable story and clips from the award-winning documentary ("An Ordinary Hero") that the National Civil Rights Museum declared, "... belongs alongside those of other freedom rights champions." An educator for 30 years, Joan will discuss how to make the Civil Rights Movement relevant in today's classroom.

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland's presence at the conference is kindly sponsored by Studies Weekly.

Speakers
avatar for Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

Civil Rights Icon
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, the recipient of the 2015 National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Award, is a Civil Rights Icon who participated in over 50 sit-ins and demonstrations by the time she was 23 years old. She was a Freedom Rider, participant in the Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-in... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Sunset Room

12:00pm

(TT) Bringing Ancient Greece to Life!: A Collaborative, Experiential Day
Incorporating multiple disciplines, this culminating, experiential activity creatively reinforces and applies your studies of Ancient Greece.  From building temples to performing a mini-tragedy, your students will immerse themselves in Ancient Greek culture. Learn all that you need to send your students back in time for a most memorable day in Ancient Greece!

Speakers
avatar for James Swiger

James Swiger

The Pegasus School


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

(TT) Building Community Partnerships through Student-Created Museum Exhibitions
Come and learn how a 5th Grade Teacher and a 10th Grade World History Teacher developed a PBL unit that culminated in a student-created Museum Exhibition. Our unit is aligned to Common Core, History-Social Science Framework, and embedded with strategies to teach research skills, collaboration, creativity, problem solving, and communication. Unit includes careers connected to Museums.

Speakers
LC

Larissa Castillo

Montebello Unified School District
LQ

Laura Quintana, Ph.D

Montebello Unified School District


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

(TT) Civil Discourse with Model United Nations (MUN)
Create your school’s Model United Nations Program motivating your social studies students to take an interest in world issues while developing problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary for success in college.

Speakers
avatar for John Remmell

John Remmell

Model United Nations Director, Santa Margarita Catholic High School


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

(TT) Engaging and Motivating Students To Build Bridges Through Audiovisual Testimony
Educators will interact with our educational webiste IWitness and will be introduced to the multimedia activity “Immigrants and the American Dream”, which includes audiovisual testimonies from survivors and eyewitnesses of genocide. As the testimonies highlight themes of belonging, hope, and resilience, participants will discuss how the use of these unique primary sources in their lessons will elicit critical thinking and civil discourse to build stronger and compassionate communities.
Educators will:
  • Engage with a multimedia activity, “Immigrants and the American Dream” that allows students to critically think about universal themes of belonging, hope and resilience
  • Gain strategies for integrating audiovisual testimony in the classroom to build civil discourse and community
  • Participate in collaborative discussions addressing how testimony can be used across the curriculum

Speakers
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Sedda Antekelian

Education and Outreach Specialist, USC Shoah Foundation
LC

Lesly Culp

Head of Programs, USC Shoah Foundation


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

(TT) Fighting for Financial Fitness - Supporting Financial Literacy in K12 Classrooms
Unfortunately, California has scored an F in financial literacy education. Learn how you can change that by providing students an immersive, interactive learning experience with EVERFI’s online financial education suite complete with courses for elementary, middle and high school students. These free resources educate students on the practicalities of daily financial decisions and the payoffs of long-term planning.

Speakers
avatar for Andee Hugenberg

Andee Hugenberg

Schools Manager, EverFI


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

(TT) Find Interested (and Interesting) Partners to Teach Environmental Topics!
California's Blueprint for Environmental Literacy (2015) includes the Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP & Cs), now part of the new History-Social Science Framework.  Leave this session with an understanding of ready links between curriculum and environmental literacy, a framework of suggestions for identifying FREE partners and resources in your area and key suggestions helpful for your Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jeanne Knapp

Dr. Jeanne Knapp

Executive Director, Just Knowledge, LLC
*Merced Environmental Literacy Collective (MELC): Formal and Non Formal Educators | *Developing Educational Relationships | *Blueprint for Environmental Literacy | *Partnerships around Environmental Literacy | *Environmental Principles and Concepts (E, P & Cs) | *California Environmental... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

(TT) How Did Donald Trump Become President?
If you really want to understand why Trump beat Clinton you may want to check out the economic theory called “public choice.” Come to this workshop and get classroom ready lessons that help your students understand the "Trump Phenomena."

Speakers
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Anthony Zambelli

Education Director, San Diego Center for Economic Education


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

(TT) Inquiry: Geography moves from Map to 21st Century Learner’s World
In a developing world, learners face demands requiring knowledge and skills beyond the scope of standards. Understanding content is simply the starting point for students to analyze, explain, and argue. Discover how inquiry is threaded throughout the chapters of the HSS Framework providing opportunities to think critically, read, write, and communicate, bringing geography instruction beyond the map!

Speakers
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Denise Reyes-Guieb

Professional Development/Instruction, Etiwanda School District
avatar for Brooklin Trover

Brooklin Trover

Professional Development Provider, Etiwanda School District
I am a big picture thinker who will take the time to dig into the details with you! My strength is understanding the literacy components that are necessary for disciplinary literacy in Social Studies and I am very focused on finding more ways to increase student engagement in the... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

(TT) Making Student Historians: National History Day, Inquiry, and Engagement
Learn how and why your students should be learning history by being historians themselves. Bring National History Day into your middle or high school history classroom and watch your students thrive as critical thinkers, creators, and historians. See how you can implement the new History-Social Science Framework, interdisciplinary learning, technology integration, and making by participating in National History Day.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Pang

Heather Pang

Castilleja School
Teaches 8th grade United States History at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, CA.
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Christy Story

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


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

(TT) Revolutionary Ideas on a Revolutionized Website
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello is a little mountain that is home to big ideas. Teachers can bring those ideas straight to their classroom through the NEW, revised Monticello Digital Classroom website and the Slavery at Monticello iOS/Android app. Teachers will leave with materials for classroom use, and learn from a 2014 MTI Barringer Fellow how to interact with the app and website.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Pulido

Robin Pulido

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I've been teaching since 1975, experiencing many changes in education, and have taught grades K-12. I am currently teaching grades K-8 computers, gr. 8 US history, and coaching the gr. 6-8 Academic Decathlon team. I love theatre, music, reading, travel, watching some sports, and learning... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

(TT) YES! The CDE Does Have a Wealth of Resources!
What does the California Department of Education do for you? You might be surprised at all the resources they have! Attend our table talk for an overview of history-social science resources, including resources on the framework, civics, global education, information literacy, financial literacy, State Board K-8 materials, the Recommended Literature List, and more!

Speakers
JH

Jennifer Howerter

California Department of Education


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

*CANCELLED* (TT) No More Tug-of-War! Everyone Wins!
*CANCELLED*
It’s been said that “the best offense is a good defense.” Nowhere is this more true than with classroom management. Come learn the key ingredients of pro-active strategies and techniques that result in mutually respectful outcomes for low-level behaviors. Minimize disruptions in your game plan by eliminating pesky behavior problems. It’s a win/win!

Speakers
JV

Jamie Valenzuela-Mumau, Ed.D.

Chief Academic Officer, Horizon Education


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

Stolen Lives
Limited Capacity seats available

In both the USA and Canada, indigenous peoples were taken away from their families to be acculturated in school. Through primary source material, first-person accounts, and probing questions, consider the devastating effects that the residential schools had, the search for truth and justice in Canada today, and implications for the USA. Access the resource and download it as a free PDF here: https://www.facinghistory.org/books-borrowing/stolen-lives-indigenous-peoples-canada-and-indian-residential-schools

Speakers
avatar for Jason David

Jason David

Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves
Jason David is a program associate with Facing History and Ourselves and a former high school Humanities teacher who has worked in both public and independent school settings. He has taught curriculum focusing on United States and world history through an interdisciplinary lens, led... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves is a nonprofit international educational and professional development organization. Our mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pacific Salon 7

12:00pm

Using the New Framework to Revise the Modern World History Course
Limited Capacity seats available

Working together, a tenth grade team of teachers used the new Framework to revamp their course. In this workshop, we will learn about the new Framework, consider year-long inquiry questions, and see what teachers put into practice.


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pacific Salon 6

12:00pm

(TT) Exploring Social Studies: Building Citizenship, Inquiry, and Literacy Skills
Ignite a passion for history in students while addressing the bedrocks of the NEW History-Social Science Framework for California. Exploring Social Studies: California Edition is a standards-aligned resource with a fresh approach that blends social studies content with Common Core-focused literacy strategies. Students will read books that provide a lively and fascinating perspective on history, complete with the controversies and personalities that shaped California and our country. Engaging primary sources also allow students to access content and experience history like never before. Come learn more about this fantastic new resource and walk away with sample materials.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Brooke

Heather Brooke

Academic Officer, Teacher Created Materials


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

(TT) National Humanities Center Teacher (NHC) Resources to Invigorate Your Teaching!
The National Humanities Center works to provide leadership, training, resources, and partnerships that advance humanities education at the K–16 level. You’re sure to leave this Table Talk with access to plenty of educational resources developed by NHC including: lessons, primary source sets, teacher webinars, and professional development opportunities.  

Speakers
avatar for Tess Kim

Tess Kim

Teacher, Vista Unified School District
If you're not familiar with the National Humanities Center's lessons, primary source sets, and webinar series, you'll want to head over to my Table Talk to find out about their fantastic FREE teacher resources!


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

(TT) Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Peace Process
The Arab-Israeli conflict is in the news every day and understanding it is critical to being an informed citizen in today’s globalized world. Using a historical approach with an emphasis on primary sources, this session connects the history of the conflict to the current situation. Through presentation, discussion and work in small groups, participants will develop content knowledge, experience student activities, and receive lesson plans and corresponding primary source materials (and maps).

Speakers
KS

Karla Suomala

Institute for Curriculum Services


Friday March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

1:00pm

Panel Discussion: Veterans' Voices
Hear perspectives on military service from four unique veterans. These veterans have served in war and peace, from World War II to the Global War on Terror. Get involved in the discussion by asking these veterans your questions about the military. Audience will also learn how their students can participate in the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project by interviewing a veteran in their community.

Moderators
avatar for Elliott Powell

Elliott Powell

San Marcos Unified

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Reily, Ed.D.

Patricia Reily, Ed.D.

Commander, USN (retired)
A former Navy Commander, Patricia Reily’s naval career encompassed a wide array of jobs incommand, operations, installations management, human resources, recruiting, programmanagement, education and training. A woman of many “first’s” she attended Officer CandidateSchool (OCS... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Golden Ballroom Stage

1:00pm

Cultivating Environmental Literacy
Limited Capacity seats available

Cultivating Environmental Literacy introduces environmental literacy as an inclusive, relevant strategy to help students in the history-social science classroom think critically, solve problems, and improve their lives and communities. Panelists will share lessons learned from cultivating community partnerships and meeting mainstream educational goals. The session will include examples of how to develop students’ environmental lens – by analyzing the influence of natural resources, geography, and climate – to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the motivations, possibilities, and constraints of different peoples throughout history and today.

Speakers
SB

Shelley Brooks

California History-Social Science Project
avatar for Jose Flores

Jose Flores

Brawley Union H.S.
Civics Teacher with environmental focus, K-12 Civic Learning Task Force Advisor, K-12 Environmental Literacy Advisor, C.D.E. Instructional Quality Commissioner. | Program recognition by Golden Bell, Assembly, Senate, Supreme Court, Congress and White House (President Obama). | State-wide... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Stratford Room

1:00pm

The California Democracy School Initiative – A Statewide Model for Institutionalization
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you build connections, collaboration and civil discourse for ALL students to become responsible, engaged citizens? You need an intentional structural approach that CAN be accomplished using the California Democracy School model. Learn how to make this happen for YOUR school from Democracy School teachers and administrators across the state.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Consultant III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Michelle Herczog is the History-Social Science Consultant III for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County. She... Read More →
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Bea Rulli

Teacher, RTSA Camp Scott


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Esquire Room

1:00pm

Deciding to Decide: How the Supreme Court Sets Its Agenda
Limited Capacity seats available

Why does the Supreme Court take some cases and not others? Review research that has been done on these questions and then work in groups as Supreme Court justice clerks to determine whether or not to recommend certiorari. Leave with Common Core and HSS Framework aligned lesson and classroom ready handouts. Discover more free resources on Street Law’s website.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Martinez

Cindy Martinez

teacher/department chair, San Lorenzo Valley High School


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Pacific Salon 6

1:00pm

Artifact Detectives
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will engage in a strategy for viewing artwork or artifacts that promotes inquiry and historical analysis skills. Integrating art into units of study provides an opportunity for culturally and linguistically responsive teaching as indicated in the History-Social Science Framework and ELA/ELD Framework. This session will use resources developed from a collaboration between the Museum of Ventura County, Ventura County Office of Education and the Creativity at the Core Arts Initiative. The session will also address strategies to promote English Language Development through oral discourse and use of academic language. After attending this session, teachers will be encouraged to incorporate artwork and artifacts into their lessons for English Language Development, literacy, and engage students in historical thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Enriquez

Stephanie Enriquez

History-Social Science/ELD Content Specialist, Ventura County Office of Education


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Sunset Room

1:00pm

Leveraging Storytelling to Engage All Students
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In his highly interactive, fun, and unforgettable session, you will learn to break a historical period down into elements and through use of dramatic techniques, bring it to life. This teaching technique transforms our most difficult, boring, and abstract parts of history into the highlight of the class. Participants will leave with a story they can tell in their classes.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Wadsworth

Jennifer Wadsworth

Center For Teacher Effectiveness
I am a passionate educator committed to bringing practice and powerful teaching and classroom management strategies to teachers. What do we need? More engaging lessons! Consequences that work! Less paperwork! We can have fun lessons that are powerful learning experiences. We can be... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Towne Room

1:00pm

Don’t Have Time? Simple Ways to Bring Inquiry to Lessons
Limited Capacity filling up

While ideally students undertake extensive, authentic inquiry projects and share their findings, inquiry doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Open your practice to these simple suggestions to foster student curiosity and get more students asking more questions. From beginning with an image to compiling artifact folders, adding an element of inquiry can significantly alter student engagement in lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Schaulis

Lynn Schaulis

Instructional coach, Norwalk-La Mirada USD
Content area literacy. Wide reading. Student engagement. Student discourse. Scaffolds for English learners. Teacher-performance expectations. Coaching teachers, coaching teams.


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Pacific Salon 4

1:00pm

Framework Connections: Strengthening Literacy in the Social Studies Clasroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Inquiry based instruction engages students in critical thinking and peer collaboration. Engaging them in this process also provides the opportunity to apply research based literacy strategies to informational text. Participants will engage with scholarly reading, participate in discussion, and be exposed to opportunities to write in a variety of forms.

Speakers
KH

Kelsey Hagan

Publisher, Discovery Education


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Pacific Salon 5

1:00pm

(TT) "Growing Up WILD": College Freshmen Trained and Supported to Teach!
Interested in creating a cadre of mentors for your classroom? Learn about best use of "Collective" partner resources and program implementation focused on environmental education and literacy. During the Summer of 2017 a group of 30 incoming college freshmen received "Growing Up WILD" training. Now, practiced and experienced, these students are positioned for mentor roles. We'll share the process!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jeanne Knapp

Dr. Jeanne Knapp

Executive Director, Just Knowledge, LLC
*Merced Environmental Literacy Collective (MELC): Formal and Non Formal Educators | *Developing Educational Relationships | *Blueprint for Environmental Literacy | *Partnerships around Environmental Literacy | *Environmental Principles and Concepts (E, P & Cs) | *California Environmental... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

1:00pm

(TT) "What Did They Say?" - Using Historical Narratives in the Classroom
In this session we will look at several ways that students can use journals and diaries to connect with different eras of history. Each participant will walk away with (1) a list of strategies for incorporating the use of journals and diaries into their classroom instruction and (2) a set of sample lessons for future application in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Kleinvachter

Ryan Kleinvachter

Teacher, Hemet USD


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

1:00pm

(TT) A Woman Exploited: The Story of Aurora Mardiganian
Aurora Mardiganian, an Armenian Genocide survivor, recounted the horrors she faced during the Genocide in her memoir, Ravished Armenia (1918). The memoir was adapted into a film, in which Aurora played herself. U.S. filmmakers exploited Aurora physically and psychologically for profit. Hear her story in her own words and explore activities that shed light on this disturbing time in history.

Speakers
SC

Sara Cohan

Other, The Genocide Education Project


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

1:00pm

(TT) Assessing Historical Thinking: A Collaborative Approach
This presentation describes in detail how a high school social studies department has partnered with an outside educational organization to build a cohesive, department-wide structure on how to teach, develop, and assess historical thinking skills in all 9-12 grade history classes.

Access all materials: tinyurl.com/collaborate2009

Speakers
avatar for Phil Miller

Phil Miller

Teacher and Department Chair, Carondelet High School


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

1:00pm

(TT) Checking Digital Sources: Media Literacy in Social Sciences
JUST IN - BREAKING NEWS! Take away ideas to ensure your students have the skills to know where to find support and quickly evaluate between what's real and what's fake?

Speakers

Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

1:00pm

(TT) Integrating Ecology In the Classrooms. Get Inspired With These Ideas.
This talk has been cancelled. It is hoped it will be presented at a future conference. Thank you.
Virginia Moran
www.ecoutreachvsm.com


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

1:00pm

(TT) Know Your Neighbor: Pluralism in Social Studies
At a time when interfaith dialogue and religious literacy are more important than ever, this session highlights the multifaith coalition known as Know Your Neighbor and the resources that can help empower educators to teach about diverse faith groups.

Speakers
MB

Murali Balaji

Hindu American Foundation
Murali Balaji, Ph.D. is HAF's Director of Education and Curriculum Reform. A Fulbright Specialist and former journalist, he has taught at Temple University, Penn State University, and Lincoln University, where he served as Chair of the Department of Mass Communications, overseeing... Read More →
avatar for Tehseen Lazzouni

Tehseen Lazzouni

Director, Islamic Speakers Bureau of San Diego
Tehseen Lazzouni is the Director of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of San Diego (ISB), an educational resource organization that educates the San Diego community about Islam and Muslims. Tehseen founded the ISB in September 2000, one year before the tragic events of 9/11. Throughout... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

1:00pm

(TT) Live Theatre for Civil Discourse
Compassion Plays is a touring theatrical program that sparks transformative conversation among audience-participants about prejudice, intergroup conflict and personal responsibility. The program combines high-quality professional theatre with expertly facilitated discussion to make a lasting impact in a single session.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Blake

Lisa Blake

Program Coordinator, Western Justice Center/Encompass
I help coordinate the Compassion Plays Program at Western Justice Center/Encompass. We are able to travel to bring our program to you! Compassion Plays uses live theater and facilitated dialogue to reduce prejudice and inspire transformative conversation. The Compassion Plays program... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

1:00pm

(TT) Project Based Learning (PBL) and Civic Education
Explore a new, highly interactive, online professional development program in which interviews with leading scholars focus upon the strengths and weaknesses of the American political system and means of enhancing the strengths and mitigating the weaknesses. Materials will be available free for professional development and classroom use.

Speakers

Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

1:00pm

(TT) Protecting Native Plant Landscapes Under the SHPO
This talk has been cancelled.It is hoped it will be presented at a future conference.
Thank you.

Virginia Moran
www.ecooutreachvsm.com


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

1:00pm

(TT) Religion in the Classroom: Judaism as Case Study
Anti-religious (particularly anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim) sentiment is on the uptick in the United States and in Europe today's world. Education about and exposure to the world's traditions is critical for students as they move toward becoming global citizens. Participants will develop pedagogic content knowledge including: Teaching about Religion in Public Schools; Jewish History and Practices; and Connections between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Speakers
KS

Karla Suomala

Institute for Curriculum Services


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

1:00pm

(TT) Strategies for Addressing the New HSS Framework through Collaboration
The History Project at UC Davis will share tools for strengthening teacher collaboration from three example projects focused on implementing the new HSS Framework. Examples will explore building facilitation skills, developing common assessments, and mentoring teacher leaders. Participants will engage with these tools and discuss how to apply them to improving collaboration in their own schools and districts.

Speakers
SG

Stacey Greer

The History Project, UC Davis


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Foyer

1:00pm

Teaching the "Other America": Why Mudsill/Redneck History Matters
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop delves into our history of division: recurring white identity movements reacting to urban immigrants, minorities, secularism, changing economy, and feeling ignored and increasingly marginalized. It hears voices of controversial leaders and the disaffected. Activities on epithets and "race" bring awareness for developing a more civil society in an increasingly diverse country. Bridging divisions starts with curiosity and understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Eager

Bob Eager

Director, Own Your History Leadership Course - Reconciliation Education Project
I am developer of a timely and innovative history program, the "Own Your History" Leadership Course (OYHL). So far, we have focused OYHL on middle/high school programs and developed Own It!, an after school program at Boys & Girls Clubs. OYHL is designed to be powerful and flexible... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Pacific Salon 7

1:00pm

Teaching Tough Topics with Tech: Slavery
Mount Vernon has innovative, free tools for teaching the power of George Washington’s eighteenth-century world. During this interactive session, a George Washington Teacher Institute (2015 & 2017) alumna will highlight the resources available on their website to build lesson plans with an emphasis on teaching about slavery.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Pulido

Robin Pulido

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I've been teaching since 1975, experiencing many changes in education, and have taught grades K-12. I am currently teaching grades K-8 computers, gr. 8 US history, and coaching the gr. 6-8 Academic Decathlon team. I love theatre, music, reading, travel, watching some sports, and learning... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Brittany Room

1:00pm

Nigeria: History, Identity, and Change
Limited Capacity seats available

What factors have shaped Nigeria’s complex history, and what will be the country’s path forward?Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the eight largest country in the world, yet most are unfamiliar with its history and culture. Explore the events, people, and ideas that have shaped Nigeria. Examine primary sources, artifacts, literature, and a role-play simulation about Biafran secession. Choices curriculum provided.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Doten

Barbara Doten

Site Director, Calif. International Studies Project at CSU Long Beach


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dover Room

1:00pm

(WS) National Geographic Educator Certification Phase 1 Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will introduce K-12 educators to the National Geographic Teacher Certification            Program. By attending, you will complete Phase 1 of the process, and you will learn the steps                        through which you can become certified and become part of an exciting and rapidly growing                        educator community.  Nat Geo certified educators get preferred access to unique opportunities,                such as connecting your classroom to National Geographic explorers.

Speakers
MJ

Mary Janzen

National Geographic Teacher Certification Program
avatar for Thomas Herman, Ph.D

Thomas Herman, Ph.D

Director, California Geographic Alliance
The CGA works to support high quality geography instruction in California K-12 schools. Over the last 4 years, we have trained over 150 teachers to use GIS in their instruction.


Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Eaton Room

1:00pm

(WS) If They Can Argue Well, They Can Write Well
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive workshop, teachers learn how to teach students to argue intelligently with well-supported arguments. Teachers will learn how to set up simple 8 minute debates in any content area, how to teach students to evaluate what they research on the internet, how to teach logical fallacies and propaganda techniques, and how to transform students’ information into well-written argumentative essays.

Speakers

Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Sunrise Room

1:00pm

*CANCELLED* Exploring Historic Barrio Logan and Chicano Park
Limited Capacity seats available

*CANCELLED*
This field trip will explore one of San Diego's most distinctive and historic neighborhoods and also one of the most spectacular collections of outdoor murals anywhere in the world.  Since 1871, Logan Heights/Barrio Logan has been a distinctive part of San Diego's landscape.  First set aside to attract a railroad and capitalize on the natural deep water port, the area was opened up for residential development before the turn of the 20th century and accommodated a surge of refugees fleeing the Mexican Revolution in 1910. The prime location brought changes and challenges: the expansion of Naval Base San Diego and shipyards along the waterfront; large scale fish canning operations; rezoning to allow for industrial land uses; and construction of the I-5 freeway and Coronado Bridge. The Latino community has remained staunchly committed to the neighborhood, and Chicano Park's spectacular murals are the most visible evidence of the resistance and resilience of the community. We will explore the neighborhood's landscape, history, and culture simultaneously.  Using a geographer's perspective, we will make sense of this fascinating neighborhood with Victorian origins, an uneasy juxtaposition of industrial and residential land uses, rich cultural roots, and more recent traces of an arts scene and gentrification. We will end the tour at the Chicano Park National Historic Landmark, where we will have time to view the many murals and learn about the connections between community activism and the park.
 
We will be walking 2-3 miles and on our feet for up to 3 hours, so dress comfortably and bring appropriate weather protection. Please bring no more than you can easily carry and limit the amount of valuables you bring on the trip to include only essentials. Cameras are recommended for Chicano Park.
Transportation included.

Register for the Barrio Logan/Chicano Park Field Trip while registering for the conference or as an add-on registration at https://ccss.org/event-2784332.


Speakers
avatar for Thomas Herman, Ph.D

Thomas Herman, Ph.D

Director, California Geographic Alliance
The CGA works to support high quality geography instruction in California K-12 schools. Over the last 4 years, we have trained over 150 teachers to use GIS in their instruction.



Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Golden Foyer

2:00pm

Panel Discussion: An Appreciation of Space and Place
A conservation technologist and a travel writer discuss how they look at the spaces people inhabit and how the world today relates to the past, with thoughts on using those perspectives with an eye to improving the future.  National Geographic Explorers Robert Reid and Shah Selbe talk about appreciating, honoring, and conserving communities around the world.

Panel discussion will be moderated by Peter Paccone.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Reid

Robert Reid

National Geographic Explorers
Robert Reid is the Digital Nomad and editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler. He's been a travel writer, videographer and editor for two decades. For story ideas, his search always begins in the same place: the past. He trolls literature, history, even pop culture to find... Read More →
avatar for Shah Selbe

Shah Selbe

National Geographic Explorers
Shah Selbe is an engineer and conservation technologist who works with communities, NGOs, and developing countries to identify and deploy technologies that can help with their greatest conservation challenges. Past projects have integrated crowdsourcing, smartphone apps, drones, satellite... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Golden Ballroom Stage

2:00pm

Civil Discourse: The Heart of our Democracy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will focus on specific methods for practicing civil ways to state opinions and formulate arguments. Using an actual courtroom case, participants will have the opportunity use their CCSS Speaking and Listening skills. This strategy, when used in a developmentally appropriate manner is effective for all grade levels and connects multiple disciplines.

Speakers
avatar for Fran Chadwick, Ed.D.

Fran Chadwick, Ed.D.

Project Director, CSU San Marcos
Civic education, Literacy and the Law: Mock Trials to Meet the Common Core.


Friday March 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Brittany Room

2:00pm

Connecting Dystopian Novels to Constitutional Principles
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, a social studies teacher and an ELA teacher will share their interdisciplinary unit centered around dystopian novels and United States Constitutional principles. Learn how these two teachers created a highly engaging interdisciplinary unit that became a favorite unit for their students.


Friday March 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Pacific Salon 4

2:00pm

Making Global Connections Using Environmental Principles and Concepts to Inspire Student Action
Limited Capacity seats available

This session showcases the statewide signature program of the California International Studies Project modeling collaborate work across disciplines while integrating Environmental Concepts and Principles. Middle and high school lessons will be demonstrated applying global competencies and culminate in inspired student action in their community. Curricular examples of how to identify local/global challenges and student-designed solutions will be showcased.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Doten

Barbara Doten

Site Director, Calif. International Studies Project at CSU Long Beach
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Michelle Mazzeo

Administrator, California International Studies Project


Friday March 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Dover Room

2:00pm

Unexpected Upstanders
Limited Capacity seats available

News today can be overwhelming. People wonder how to help with the enormous job of bringing about a more humane, just, and compassionate world and a more democratic society. This session presents a range of stories, many from youth, that show the impact individuals can have through art, language, economics, and civic action, concretizing the concept of levers of power.

Speakers
avatar for Sasha Guzman

Sasha Guzman

Social Studies Teacher, Social Justice Humanitas Academy
I am a fourteen year high school veteran teacher in LAUSD. I taught in South Central Los Angeles for ten years before moving to the San Fernando Valley, so I understand the urgent need for curriculum that teaches our young students of color both critical thinking and compassion. As... Read More →
avatar for Mary Hendra

Mary Hendra

Program Director for Southern California and Organizational Innovation, Facing History and Ourselves

Sponsors
avatar for Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves is a nonprofit international educational and professional development organization. Our mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Pacific Salon 6

2:00pm

Effectively Integrate Social Studies into the Literacy Block
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you struggle to find enough time to teach social studies? At this session participants will learn easy-to-use strategies to effectively integrate social studies content into the literacy block and engage students with meaningful texts. Participants will leave with materials that they can use immediately in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Brooke

Heather Brooke

Academic Officer, Teacher Created Materials
avatar for Stacey Kockler

Stacey Kockler

I LOVE to learn! I have spent over 20 years learning, teaching, and sharing with other teachers. My goal is to share my love of learning with others so that our children develop the same love. When we create lessons that are exciting, we hook our students right away! It doesn't have... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Pacific Salon 5

2:00pm

Going Global: Teaching Global Competencies across H/SS, Science, & ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

How are teachers working across content areas to help students practice and showcase global competencies? How do teachers create meaningful learning opportunities that connect to students’ lives? How can we make teaching and learning more innovative in our regular public schools? If these questions interest you, come see how and why teachers in Sweetwater Union HS District are going global!

Speakers
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Kelly León

Sweetwater Union High School District
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Gina Vattuone

Sweetwater Union High School District


Friday March 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Esquire Room

2:00pm

Tearing Down Barriers for ELL's through Problem/Project Based Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session learn a myriad of strategies for helping your English Language Learners' tear down those challenging barriers to better writing, public speaking, collaborative academic discussions and connections to the C3 Framework through Problem and Project Based Learning. Lesson plans and strategies will be presented through Powerpoint slideshow and attendees will have access to sample projects, rubrics and student samples.

Speakers
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Ruth Luevanos

Teacher, John R. Wooden High School


Friday March 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Sunset Room

2:00pm

Using Media to Enhance Learning in the Social Studies Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Students' lives are bombarded with informational text in multiple forms. Teaching them to be critical consumers of all forms of information connects them more fully to the world in which they live. It also provides them the tools needed to analyze and make decisions about the past and their future. In this session, participants will learn how to leverage media to enhance their instruction and student understanding.

Speakers
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Kelsey Hagan

Publisher, Discovery Education


Friday March 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Towne Room

2:00pm

E Pluribus Unum: Evolution of American Identity through Four Worlds
Limited Capacity seats available

Empower students to question the continuity and change of a shared national identity with American individualism! This Four World's unit is a powerful framework that pushes students to analyze what it means to be an American politically, socially, economically, and culturally through continuum analysis, case studies, and a Humanitas culminating task in the free online database!

Speakers
ON

Olivia Naturman

Teacher, ArTES Magnet High School


Friday March 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Stratford Room

2:00pm

Religion in the H-SS Framework: Resources and Best Practices
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 session by the California 3Rs Project will provide an overview of religion in the Framework, guidelines for teaching about religion in an academic, classroom-suitable manner, and access to support resources from the CA3Rs to do both.

Speakers
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Damon Huss

Constitutional Rights Foundation


Friday March 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Pacific Salon 7

3:00pm

Building Capacity Through Inquiry Based Instruction and Informed Action
Limited Capacity filling up

A team of elementary teachers set out to implement the C3 Framework and inquiry-based, student centered instruction. It's year 3! Come learn about the successes, challenges and lessons learned on the road to full implementation, inclusion of the new framework, and specific strategies to guide informed action.

Speakers
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Cathy Lindahl

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

Cathy Marston

Fourth Grade Teacher, Glendora Unified Schools
As a founding member of the Glendora C3 Collaborative, I have successfully implemented the ideologies of the C3 Framework the into my fourth grade classroom. My students tackle complex inquiries using multiple sources and engage in civic outreach to better both our school and community... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Esquire Room

3:00pm

Ethnic Studies: Preparing Students for a Diverse and Interconnected World
Limited Capacity filling up

This past year, the California International Studies Project (CISP) initiated an investigation of materials and resources related to ethnic studies. The guiding question of this investigated: How can we explore current resources, identify gaps, and support educators as they implement an ethnic studies curriculum? Results, teacher assets and resources that prepare students for a diverse global society will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Doten

Barbara Doten

Site Director, Calif. International Studies Project at CSU Long Beach


Friday March 23, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Eaton Room

3:00pm

Identifying and Analyzing Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will share classroom-tested strategies to introduce and develop students' understanding of historical perspective. Beginning with an introduction of tools to unpack perspective, the session will then actively engage participants in a comparison of the Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of Sentiments. Finally, participants will discuss how to transfer tools to unpacking contemporary perspectives as a first step in civil discourse.

Speakers
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Stacey Greer

The History Project, UC Davis
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Siobhan Reilley

Teacher, Sacramento City Unified School District


Friday March 23, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Brittany Room

3:00pm

Introducing – The Civic Learning Compendium for the CA HSS Framework!
Limited Capacity seats available

The updated HSS Framework emphasizes the importance of applying knowledge in the real world today to equip all students to engage in civic actions to solve real world problems through responsible, democratic means. Meet the authors to learn how the official Civic Learning Compendium provides a number of practical, hands-on strategies for students, beginning in Kindergarten to achieve this goal.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Consultant III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Michelle Herczog is the History-Social Science Consultant III for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County. She... Read More →
DH

Damon Huss

Constitutional Rights Foundation


Friday March 23, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Pacific Salon 7

3:00pm

Teachers Law School: Freedom of Speech on Campus
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a crash course on free speech law in schools! We will dissect relevant cases and help teachers understand free speech in the school setting from an education law standpoint, as well as provide a solid content understanding to allow educators to confidently instruct and guide classroom discussions on what is an increasingly controversial topic.

Speakers
SG

Steve Grebing

Managing Partner, Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Juskie, LLP
The San Diego Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is a proud sponsor of the San Diego Civics Learning Partnership and participant in the CCSS event through the ABOTA Foundation. ABOTA is comprised of trial lawyers throughout the United States devoted to the preservation... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Pacific Salon 6

3:00pm

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

Learn to teach economic and personal finance concepts while helping your students evaluate their choices for what path to pursue after high school. 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.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Fukuyama

Daniel Fukuyama

Fed Ambassador Program Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
As a Program Manager in Education & Outreach at the San Francisco Fed. Daniel has the responsibility of overseeing the implementation of the 12th District employee Fed Ambassador Program. In this role, he grows employee engagement, strengthens the Fed’s connections in local communities... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Stratford Room

3:00pm

Student Perspectives on the American Creed
In today's polarized world, is it possible to share an American Creed? During this participatory panel discussion, the audience will have an opportunity to hear student responses to questions raised in the documentary film American Creed, featuring Condoleezza Rice and David Kennedy. We invite you to attend and share your own thoughts and questions before seeing the film!

See the Student Essay Contest for American Creed.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Sadrena Clark

Michelle Sadrena Clark

Project Co-Director, Share Your Learning, Deeper Learning Hub, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation, HTH GSE
Michelle Sadrena Clark is the Co-Director of the Share Your Learning Campaign, Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, Coordinator of HTH submissions to Ed Week's Learning Deeply Blog, and the lead facilitator of the Equity Deep Dive for the Center for Research on Equity and... Read More →
avatar for Mary Hendra

Mary Hendra

Program Director for Southern California and Organizational Innovation, Facing History and Ourselves
avatar for Mari Jones

Mari Jones

Co-director, Share Your Learning
I co-direct a national movement to change the way we teach and learn. We aim to have 5 million students sharing their learning with an audience outside the classroom by 2020. Talk to me about how you can get started having students share their learning!


Friday March 23, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Golden Ballroom Stage

3:00pm

National History Day Uncovered! The All New Teacher’s Guide
Limited Capacity seats available

Preview the new National History Day —California Teaching Historical Thinking Guide and leave with materials you can use in your classroom. We’ll introduce lessons and strategies developed by NHD teachers that focus on both teaching historical inquiry and elements of NHD. From picking a topic to sourcing to revision, teaching historical thinking skills is the key to a successful NHD program.

Speakers
avatar for Whitney Olson

Whitney Olson

Coordinator, National History Day California
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Anne Olson

Menlo-Atherton High School


Friday March 23, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Sunrise Room

3:00pm

Transform Your School with Our Inquiry-Based Approach to Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

This collaborative session connects the purposes of inquiry with literacy learning targets such as critical thinking in an effort to achieve better understanding of a text.

Participants will read a short, complex text to learn how to frame questions that genuinely engage, use follow-up questions to thoughtfully explore students’ ideas, and involve students of all abilities in focused, lively discussions.

Speakers
avatar for David Irons

David Irons

Executive Director, Perfection Learning
Perfection Learning® is a leading publisher of curriculum materials for grades Pre K through 12. Our growing line of social studies programs covers AP® prep—United States, European, and world history; government; psychology; and human geography with newly-revised AMSCO® titles... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Pacific Salon 4

3:00pm

The History of Racism in America and How to Talk About It
Limited Capacity seats available

Join award-winning filmmaker and author Loki Mulholland as he provides helpful insights on how to talk with your students about racism based on the lessons he learned from his mother and Civil Right Icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. Participants will view several movie clips from the feature documentary, "The Uncomfortable Truth" and be guided through discussion and reflection on inherent bias and racism from years past to present day.


The film THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH will be screened in its entirety on Friday, May 23 at 7:00 PM in the Rose Garden. Director Loki Mulholland and his mother, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, will be present to host and answer questions after the screening.

Speakers
avatar for Loki Mulholland

Loki Mulholland

Studies Weekly
Loki Mulholland, a native of Virginia, is an award-winning filmmaker, author and the son of Civil Rights Icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. His documentaries on race and the Civil Rights Movements have won seven Best Documentary awards and the Utah Film Awards... twice. Loki has also... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Sunset Room

3:00pm

“Anyone Who Isn't Confused Really Doesn't Understand the Situation” (Vietnam War 1963-1965)
Limited Capacity seats available

With the possible exception of the Civil War, no event in US history has demanded more soul searching than our engagement in Southeast Asia. The Vietnam War still matters because the essential questions it raised remain with us today. Participants will have the opportunity to actively engage with primary sources that they have not previously used or were not readily available to the public.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Nash

Ron Nash

Senior Education Fellow, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History


Friday March 23, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Pacific Salon 5

3:00pm

(WS) Navigating Through Media and Public Opinion: A Search for Truth
Limited Capacity seats available

As access to news sources changes over time, the skills to analyze the validity of the information continues to becomes more important for today’s student. Join TCI in a technology-based social studies lesson and learn how history can come alive!
TCI immerses you in a hands-on lesson that helps students make the connection between current events and their own lives. Students develop their own solutions to real historical problems, analyze primary source documents, and discuss political issues. Classroom lessons are uniquely designed to foster critical thinking, and approach learning as an investigative discipline.

Speakers

Friday March 23, 2018 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Towne Room

3:00pm

(WS) Humanizing the Refugee Crisis
Limited Capacity seats available

When have you felt morally obligated to forego teaching planned curriculum due to urgent world issues? Learn tools used to draw a humane connection from our students and their communities to the refugee crisis. Use historical documents from pre-WWII to provide context for understanding the critical need for compassion in times of war and/or political turmoil.

Speakers
avatar for Sasha Guzman

Sasha Guzman

Social Studies Teacher, Social Justice Humanitas Academy
I am a fourteen year high school veteran teacher in LAUSD. I taught in South Central Los Angeles for ten years before moving to the San Fernando Valley, so I understand the urgent need for curriculum that teaches our young students of color both critical thinking and compassion. As... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Dover Room

4:00pm

Vendor Raffles
Friday March 23, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Golden Ballroom Stage

4:00pm

Better, Faster, Stronger, and More Civically Aware
Limited Capacity seats available

A strong, active citizenship is not innate, but built through empathetic experiences, opportunities to flex their political voice, and activities that foster civic engagement. This session will stress the importance of laying a strong civic foundation in the elementary grades by demonstrating how our youngest learners can actively tackle learning activities such as Socratic seminar, soapbox speeches, and service learning.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Marston

Cathy Marston

Fourth Grade Teacher, Glendora Unified Schools
As a founding member of the Glendora C3 Collaborative, I have successfully implemented the ideologies of the C3 Framework the into my fourth grade classroom. My students tackle complex inquiries using multiple sources and engage in civic outreach to better both our school and community... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Brittany Room

4:00pm

Who's at the Beach? Environmental Policy and Beach Access Law
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will receive ready to use activities about public policy and beach access law from the California Coastal Commission. The activities focus on the individual’s impact on government policy decisions, civic discourse and academic conversations, and California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts.

Speakers
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Annie Kohut Frankel

Education Coordinator, California Coastal Commission
Annie Kohut Frankel has served as Education Coordinator for the California Coastal Commission’s Public Education Program in San Francisco since 2001. She received her degree in Environmental Sciences from U.C. Berkeley and has been fortunate to work in environmental education in... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Pacific Salon 7

4:00pm

Turn Your Government Classroom into an Engaging Civics Lab!
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
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Gregorio Medina

Constitutional Rights Foundation


Friday March 23, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Pacific Salon 5

4:00pm

Big History: The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth
Limited Capacity filling up

There’s more to the truth than timelines and civilizations. Big History uses engaging teaching tools like historical mysteries to tear down walls between disciplines and uncover causes for historical events. Learn from a veteran BHP teacher about course routines that build critical thinking, literacy proficiency and other vital skills.

Speakers

Friday March 23, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Eaton Room

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 posed to students who responded with photo essays as part of a time capsule project. Learn more about this engaging curriculum presented by Global Oneness Project and California International Studies Project to build community in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Greene

Marcus Greene

5th grade teacher, Penn Elementary School, San Diego Unified School District
avatar for Emily Schell

Emily Schell

Executive Director, California International Studies Project/San Diego State University
Emily Schell is the Executive Director of the California International Studies Project, located at San Diego State University.


Friday March 23, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Esquire Room

4:00pm

Primary Sources: Truth or Dare?
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.

Speakers

Friday March 23, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Sunrise Room

4:00pm

We See It Differently: Inspiring Empathy through Multiple Perspectives
Limited Capacity seats available

How students evaluate and share their perspectives is indicative of their own worldview. In this session, teachers will take away ideas that help to expand that worldview and promote a civil discourse, whether through multiple perspective activities, collaborative projects, simulations, and more, that ensure “informed decision making” and “empathy” work in concert in developing active, ethical, and responsible citizens.

Speakers

Friday March 23, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Sunset Room

4:00pm

Pickles, Pretzels, and Beer: How to Eat History
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will share one way of teaching about immigration at the turn of the 19th century by examining the role food culture played in the development of immigrant identity and subsequent nativist reactions. The content will focus on immigrants arriving on the East Coast, but the ideas can be expanded to include all immigrant groups.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Lewis

Christopher Lewis

Teacher, Mountain View High School


Friday March 23, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Pacific Salon 4

4:00pm

Teaching Grade 8 Social Studies with E Pluribus Unum
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet Mark Jarrett, the author of the book E Pluribus Unum, and have him guide you through this new resource. The book closely tracks California's 2017 History-Social Science Framework with a rich array of primary sources and research-based teaching strategies, providing all the tools you need to teach Grade 8 Social Studies.  Mark will show you how the book and its accompanying resources will meet your needs for content, literacy, inquiry and citizenship.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Jarrett

Mark Jarrett

Author, First Choice Educational Publishing
Mark Jarrett, PhD, the author of E Pluribus Unum, lives in Lafayette, California. He combines his experiences as historian, lawyer and social studies teacher to produce the most carefully aligned social studies resources available.Mark studied at Columbia University (B.A.), the London... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Pacific Salon 6
  • Additional Disciplines Civics

4:00pm

Rivers, Reefs, and Pipelines: Environmental Cooperation in the Middle East
Limited Capacity seats available

When we think about the Middle East and the regional conflicts that are daily played out in our media, we often attribute them to religious extremism, land disputes, or oil. But climate change, land and resource degradation, water scarcity, and crop failure also contribute to instability in the region. In this presentation, experience and apply critical pedagogy around environmental crisis points that are being addressed through peaceful transboundary collaboration and the introduction of new technologies.

Speakers
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Karla Suomala

Institute for Curriculum Services


Friday March 23, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Stratford Room

5:00pm

Friday Night Social (Ticketed Event)
Come join your colleagues for a fun, relaxing and refreshing break after the long first day before heading off for a film screening and/or dinner. Learn about the Big History Project, and record memories with your friends at the complimentary photo booth! Hors d'oeuvres and beverages are included in the low $10 fee for the event.

Register for the Friday Night Social while registering for the conference or as an add-on registration at https://ccss.org/event-2784332.

The Friday Night Social is kindly sponsored by the Big History Project.

Friday March 23, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Lion Fountain Court

6:45pm

The Uncomfortable Truth
Limited Capacity seats available

Winner of four awards including Best Documentary at the National Black Film Festival, "The Uncomfortable Truth" has been called, "Honest, uncompromising and compassionate." When award-winning filmmaker Loki Mulholland (“An Ordinary Hero”) dives into his family history he is confronted with the shocking reality of his family’s true slaveholding past and their deep connection to the roots of American history. Through engrossing storytelling and captivating visuals, Loki Mulholland and Civil Rights Activist Luvaghn Brown take us on a comprehensive, insightful and gut-wrenching exploration of our nation’s past and the way forward.


To see a trailer of the film, click here


Loki Mulholland will also be presenting a session to introduce his film on Friday, March 23 at 3 PM.
His mother, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, will be speaking on Friday, March 23 at 12 PM.

Their presence at the conference is kindly sponsored by Studies Weekly.

Speakers
avatar for Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

Civil Rights Icon
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, the recipient of the 2015 National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Award, is a Civil Rights Icon who participated in over 50 sit-ins and demonstrations by the time she was 23 years old. She was a Freedom Rider, participant in the Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-in... Read More →
avatar for Loki Mulholland

Loki Mulholland

Studies Weekly
Loki Mulholland, a native of Virginia, is an award-winning filmmaker, author and the son of Civil Rights Icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. His documentaries on race and the Civil Rights Movements have won seven Best Documentary awards and the Utah Film Awards... twice. Loki has also... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Sunset Room

8:30pm

American Creed
Limited Capacity seats available

In turbulent times, what ideals do we share in common?

In the documentary film American Creed, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from remarkably different life experiences, backgrounds and points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of a wide range of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America’s promise across deep divides.

After the film screening Facing History and Ourselves will moderate an audience dialogue around freedom, fairness, opportunity and the meaning of citizenship.

Click here to go to the American Creed website


Speakers
avatar for Mary Hendra

Mary Hendra

Program Director for Southern California and Organizational Innovation, Facing History and Ourselves


Friday March 23, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunset Room
 
Saturday, March 24
 

7:00am

Legislative Breakfast (Ticketed Event)
The CCSS Legislative Breakfast will honor Presiding Justice Judith McConnell of the Appellate Court in San Diego as the recipient of the 2018 Civic Action Award.

Register for the Legislative Breakfast while registering for the conference or as an add-on registration at https://ccss.org/event-2784332.

The Legislative Breakfast is kindly sponsored by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.

Saturday March 24, 2018 7:00am - 8:50am
Tiki Pavilion

7:00am

Registration
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  • Administrators' Colloquium and Awards Breakfast: $15 
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Saturday March 24, 2018 7:00am - 5:30pm
Golden Foyer

8:00am

Where Do We Put Racism? Using Continuums as Conceptual Frameworks
Limited Capacity seats available

Empower students to think critically as they cite evidence from writings by historical figures in order to place them on a spectrum that distinguishes views about cultural difference. This lesson introduces continuums as conceptual frameworks intended for "case applications" to a collection of historical policy decisions and NPR cases that track the American journey to achieve "perfect equality".

Speakers
avatar for Christina Goodman

Christina Goodman

Teacher, Northridge Academy High School
Hello! My name is Christina Goodman, I am in my 18th year as a Social Studies teacher in LAUSD. I have my National Board Certification in Social Studies, as well as a MA in Special Education. I have been working with the USC CALIS program since 2005, and utilize the tools such as... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Brittany Room

8:00am

"Fake News" & Civil Discourse, Historically & Today
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will examine the concept of “fake news" looking at historical and current examples. Teachers will participate in, and walk away with, classroom-tested strategies to enhance civil discourse through lessons guiding students to evaluate reliable news.

Speakers
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Stacey Greer

The History Project, UC Davis
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Meghan Selway

The History Project at UC Davis


Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Towne Room

8:00am

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

We will present an overview of an innovative and upcoming Economics Teacher Training and Certification program. Representatives from both the California Association of School Economics Teachers (CASET) and the California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) are jointly offering a professional developmental opportunity designed to help teachers of Economics deepen their economic content knowledge and expand their pedagogical repertoire. The program is a professional certification, specifically designed for both new and veteran teachers desiring to increase their effectiveness in teaching economics in a dynamic and experiential way. Training content and certification requirements will be presented.

Speakers
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Greg Fisher

California Assiciation of School Economics Teachers


Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Dover Room

8:00am

Design Like Disney
Limited Capacity seats available

We, as historians, have amazing stories to share with our students. Why then do we keep hearing that lectures are boring? We need to learn from the best storytellers in the world - the Disney Imagineers! Find out how to apply their techniques to your lessons and lectures so you can make your classroom the most engaging place on Earth!

Here's a link to the presentation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_LeBqE6KPRRZ3V1VUlOdnFDMFE

Speakers
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Kevin Roughton

Teacher, Jurupa Middle School


Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Sunrise Room

8:00am

Elementary Students Take Action with Inquiry Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be engaged in inquiry learning that develops important critical thinking and citizenship skills. Learn to guide students through Social Studies topics by analyzing sources to support arguments with evidence. Inquiry learning supports important literacy skills in all four communication strands. Learn classroom strategies to incorporate collaborative inquiry learning that leads to creative, real-world products and informed action.

Speakers
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Brittany Dean

Publisher, Pearson Education
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Nakeitha Thomas

Other, Pearson Learning Services


Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Esquire Room

8:00am

Hunting for Sources: Tools of Non-Fiction Research
Limited Capacity seats available

Information about the world is gleaned from primary and secondary sources but how does one track down the sources? And separate fake news from real news? Free and easily accessible databases are available through libraries which can be accessed on-line but there's so many other information sites. This session will focus on ways students can track down a story through a variety of sources. A handout suitable for classroom use will be provided that students can use to follow a trail of information from one source to another.

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Susan Casey

Author/Teacher


Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Eaton Room

8:00am

Primary Sources and Web 2.0: Partnering for the 21st Century!
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring primary sources to life with Web 2.0 tools in your classroom. Engage your students using 21st Century tools, and you’ll have them hooked! Leave with numerous ideas to implement tomorrow.

Speakers
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Heather Brooke

Academic Officer, Teacher Created Materials
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Eric LeMoine

Innovation Strategist, Beaverton School District
Passionate about engaging teachers and students so they want to come to school!


Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Pacific Salon 5

8:00am

Teach Listening First
Limited Capacity seats available

Dr. Scott Petri, past President of the Southern California Social Studies Association presents a fast-paced workshop on the importance of teaching listening skills in your Social Studies classroom. Teach Listening First

Speakers
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Scott Petri

History Teacher - John F. Kennedy High School, Los Angeles Unified School District
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 →


Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Pacific Salon 6

8:00am

The Gamelike Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn to play games used in the classroom to replicate aspects of civics and history. Students build their own civilization, experience the oppression of imperialism and foreign invaders and debate the advantages and disadvantages of rebelling or conforming. Students experience life in a warzone and create shared stories of their experiences.

Speakers

Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Pacific Salon 4

8:00am

Teach More, Work Less
Limited Capacity seats available

Walls torn down with high equity, access and inclusion for all students. A comprehensive Common Core approach which embeds integration of the H/SS, ELA/ELD Science Frameworks. Also explaining the nexus between K-12 Civic Learning, K-12 Environmental Literacy and K-12 STEM Blueprints. Teachers will learn how to not just provide knowledge to their students but more importantly the application of knowledge.

Speakers
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Jose Flores

Brawley Union H.S.
Civics Teacher with environmental focus, K-12 Civic Learning Task Force Advisor, K-12 Environmental Literacy Advisor, C.D.E. Instructional Quality Commissioner. | Program recognition by Golden Bell, Assembly, Senate, Supreme Court, Congress and White House (President Obama). | State-wide... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Pacific Salon 7

8:00am

Teaching Against Exclusion: Integrating the Chinese Exclusion Act into the H-SS Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Oakland teachers, in partnership with the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, developed curriculum to accompany the new documentary The Chinese Exclusion Act, co-produced by the Center for Asian American Media. The lessons explore the conditions surrounding the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, resistance and organizing against anti-Chinese ordinances, and the historical contestation over what it means to be American.

You can access our slides at this link.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Humphries

History Specialist, Oakland Unified School District


Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Stratford Room

8:00am

9:00am

PLENARY KEYNOTE SPEECH "Teaching in a Time of Political Climate Change"
The political “climate” is changing dramatically with consequences for social studies teachers and our students. In this talk, Dr. Hess will describe how the political climate is changing and what we should consider doing differently in our teaching as a consequence.

Diana Hess's plenary keynote address is kindly sponsored by The DBQ Project.

Dean Hess will be signing copies of her books, Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion and The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education, from 10-10:30 AM on Saturday, March 24 at the SocialStudies.com booths (#500-501) across from The DBQ Project's booths (#506-507) in the Marketplace of Things and Ideas.

Speakers
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Diana Hess

Dean, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Diana E. Hess is the Dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she also holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. Formerly, Hess was the Senior Vice President of the Spencer Foundation. Since 1997, she has been researching how teachers... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Golden Ballroom Stage

10:00am

California HSS Frameworks 101: Tearing Down Walls of Social Studies
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The new social studies frameworks were just adopted…now what? Learn how one district developed teacher inquiry-based learning expertise by unpacking the new CA History-Social Science Frameworks through a resource “crosswalk” process with the C3 Framework, CCSS for Literacy in HSS, HSS Content Standards of California, TCI History Alive, and a textbook. Receive access to more than 30 inquiry related resources.

Speakers

Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Towne Room

10:00am

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

How can we bring police officers and young people together to improve police-community relations? Learn how to do that while teaching students about the scope and limits of police authority and the rights and responsibilities of citizens to promote public safety in their own communities. Participants will receive access to online lesson materials and inquiry-based learning ideas for students.

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Gregorio Medina

Constitutional Rights Foundation


Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Eaton Room

10:00am

Literacy + Social Studies = Empowered 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!

Speakers
avatar for Keishla Ceaser-Jones

Keishla Ceaser-Jones

National Humanities Specialist, Pearson Education
I am the National Humanities Specialist for Pearson K-12 Learning Services. For nine years, I taught in Social Studies and English Language Arts classrooms serving a diverse range of student needs. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband who is a former secondary Social Studies teacher... Read More →
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Meg Honey

Other, Pearson Education


Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Pacific Salon 6

10:00am

C-SPAN Classroom: Ready to Help You in Your Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Take a walk through C-SPAN’s free non-partisan resources to see how to 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, H-SS Framework aligned lesson plans and see how to use bell-ringers in class or as part of blended learning.

Speakers
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Brad Franca

Edison High School


Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Pacific Salon 4

10:00am

Developing Formative Assessments for AP Exams
Limited Capacity seats available

The presentation is intended to help AP teachers create formative
assessment in Omninox platform: selected responses, constructed responses short/long essays. Understand the pillars of assessment methods and fine tune opportunities for more rigorous interactions in the classroom.
Omninox offers an item bank covering 6 social studies courses with powerful analytics to help tailor instruction to AP classroom. David Palmer, author of AP Human Geography will facilitate the process of creating questions.

Speakers

Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Brittany Room

10:00am

Out of Your Seat Learning Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

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.

Link to presentation and resources: https://goo.gl/YA6fhV
 

Speakers
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Wendy Rouse

Assistant Professor, San Jose State University
Assistant Professor, San Jose State University, Social Science Teacher Preparation Program


Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Sunrise Room

10:00am

Integrating LGBTQ History in the 11th Grade US History Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful Act (FAIR Act) requires teachers to reintegrate the stories of individuals and groups that have largely been excluded from U.S. History textbooks and curriculum. This workshop will highlight the lessons and classroom activities created by the UCLA History-Geography Project with support from the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries. The goal of this curriculum was to support 11th grade US History teachers implement LGBTQ history into their courses so that they adhere to the FAIR Act and align with the new Framework.

For additional lessons on LGBTQ History visit our website: UCLA HGP

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Diaz

Daniel Diaz

Director, University of California Los Angeles
I am the Director of the History-Geography Project at UCLA. We are part of the California Subject Matter Project (CSMP) and the California History Social Studies Project (CHSSP). UCLA HGP provides professional development to K-12 social studies teachers. We emphasize building literacy... Read More →
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Cindy Mata

UCLA History and Geography Project


Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Pacific Salon 7

10:00am

“Internet of Antiquity”: The Silk Road in World History
Limited Capacity filling up

Centuries before the information superhighway, there was the Eurasian superhighway. Get your students excited about this ancient cross-border conduit of commerce, culture, and creeds! Participants will receive and engage in classroom activities covering geography, language, and music. Lessons developed with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project.

Speakers
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Jonas Edman

Co-Presenter
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Rylan Sekiguchi

Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design, SPICE, Stanford University


Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Pacific Salon 5

10:00am

(WS) Environmental Literacy: Content, Inquiry, Literacy, Citizenship in K-12 H-SS
Limited Capacity seats available


Environmental literacy, apart from being required in History-Social Science instruction, supports student engagement as well as understanding of the complexities of human impact in our world past, present, and future. In this session, participants will experience a lesson sequence that exposes educators to the Environmental Principles & Concepts (EP&Cs) and how they can bring out the best in history instruction.

Here's a link to a shared google folder where we will add the presentation, handouts, and other resources: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TOjbLuoGdYpgyfqD8zbU3WxhWiST10xT

Speakers
avatar for Linda Braatz-Brown

Linda Braatz-Brown

County Office Administrator, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
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Mary Borobia Walls

Action Driven Inquiry
Mary Walls is currently a CREEC Network Coordinator for Region 10 (Riverside, Inyo, Mono, & San Bernardino counties) as well as director of Action Driven Inquiry. She has been in education for over fifteen years. In those years she has taught World Language & English Language Arts... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:50am
Esquire Room

10:00am

Governmental Relations Confab
Please join us at the Governmental Relations Committee Confab session to strategize and organize for a stronger and more effective social studies curriculum at all grade levels. The agenda will include current topics and issues in social studies such as state testing, impending legislation, new resources, and a national social studies update, but the larger part of the special session will be devoted to group discussion, ideas, and planning.

Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:50am
Sunset Room

10:15am

*CANCELLED* Friendship Park/Border Wall Field Trip
Limited Capacity seats available

*CANCELLED*

Up Close with the Border Angels

Join us for an exploration of immigration and social justice issues related to a modern-day wall – the border fence that separates greater San Diego, USA from Tijuana, Mexico.  Tour stops will include Friendship Park at the US/Mexico border within Border Fields State Park at the Southwest corner of the United States. We will benefit from a presentation by a member of the Border Angels, an all-volunteer non-profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to the US-Mexico border.  See the existing border fence for yourself, including the Door of Hope (Puerta de la Esperanza), which is a gate in the fence that is occasionally and briefly opened to allow families separated by the wall a chance to reunite and hug.

To access the park, a 40-minute walk on a trail may be necessary, and could be somewhat muddy with recent rains. Plan to wear comfortable walking shoes (that you don't mind getting dirty). Participants must bring valid US or State government-issued photo identification (and visas if applicable).
 
Transportation included.  Participants should bring money to purchase their own lunch during the trip.

Register for the Friendship Park/Border Wall Field Trip while registering for the conference or as an add-on registration at https://ccss.org/event-2784332.

Speakers
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Thomas Herman, Ph.D

Director, California Geographic Alliance
The CGA works to support high quality geography instruction in California K-12 schools. Over the last 4 years, we have trained over 150 teachers to use GIS in their instruction.



Saturday March 24, 2018 10:15am - 3:15pm
Golden Foyer

10:30am

Panel Discussion: Conversation with the Judges
These two judicial officers are the “movers and shakers” behind civic education in San Diego County.  This panel is a conversation about the civic education movement in San Diego County.  Become aware of ways in which the judiciary throughout the state is partnering with educators ~ and why!

Moderator: Dr. Fran Chadwick, California State University San Marcos, Project Director for Literacy and the Law: Mock Trials to Meet the Common Core.
 

Speakers
avatar for The Honorable Carolyn Caietti

The Honorable Carolyn Caietti

San Diego County
Juvenile Court Presiding Judge for San Diego County
avatar for Fran Chadwick, Ed.D.

Fran Chadwick, Ed.D.

Project Director, CSU San Marcos
Civic education, Literacy and the Law: Mock Trials to Meet the Common Core.
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The Honorable Judith McConnell

San Diego County
Administrative Presiding Justice for the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District.


Saturday March 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Golden Ballroom Stage

11:00am

Active Advocacy for Social Justice and Diversity Through Community Collaboration
Limited Capacity filling up

Come hear a local immigration advocate talk about ways to champion social justice issues that your diverse students are facing in the classroom and in their communities everyday!!! Walk away with various resources, contacts, and strategies you can take back to your school including the Diversity and Social Justice Advocacy toolkit.

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Ruth Luevanos

Teacher, John R. Wooden High School


Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Brittany Room

11:00am

Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
Limited Capacity seats available

News literacy is vital to civil society. In our digital age, it includes reading imagery, asking critical questions of social media, and considering our own opportunities (and challenges) as "citizen watchdogs." Facing History staff and a current classroom teacher will offer ready-to-use lessons and teaching strategies from Facing Ferguson, an 11-lesson unit to help build student skills in these areas.

Speakers
avatar for Jason David

Jason David

Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves
Jason David is a program associate with Facing History and Ourselves and a former high school Humanities teacher who has worked in both public and independent school settings. He has taught curriculum focusing on United States and world history through an interdisciplinary lens, led... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Stratford Room

11:00am

Finding Economics in Everyday Life
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of learning economics is to be able to use economics -- its theories, concepts, principles, and ways of thinking -- in everyday life. Much of the session will be dedicated to explaining the "formula" by which students can learn to find economics in everday life -- in a classroom, in a small town, in giving gifts, in college admissions, on a freeway, and more.

Speakers

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Pacific Salon 4

11:00am

Connecting the Dots on World Population History and Geography
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover a new interactive, online tool and hands-on activities to help students grasp world history and geography (1 C.E. to today) from the perspective of population expansion, the development of societies and technology, and human-environmental impacts. Receive lesson plans matched to the new California History-Social Science Framework. Check out the following resources:
http://worldpopulationhistory.org/
https://www.worldof7billion.org/
https://populationeducation.org/

Speakers
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Helen de la Maza

Helen de la Maza has been an educator for 20 years working in nonformal settings (environmental education) and formal school settings. The integration of history and environmental education helps students understand where they fit into nature and human society.


Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Pacific Salon 5

11:00am

Making History: Helping Students Connect to the Past
Limited Capacity seats available

Making History, a place-based program for secondary students, aims to increase student connection to historical narratives, the history of their communities, and themselves. This model curriculum centers historical thinking lessons as a means of empowering and inspiring students to learn about the past. Participants will examine an overview of this pilot program and experience one of the historical thinking modules.


Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Pacific Salon 6

11:00am

Engaging and Fun Literacy Strategies for Informational Texts
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This interactive workshop will show teachers how to incorporate research-based Fluency, Comprehension, and Vocabulary strategies into their classrooms. Teachers will learn pre-reading strategies that ensure student success in their first reading of the text. They will also learn a variety of during and post-reading strategies, requiring students to reread a text multiple times in order to understand it deeply and retain information.

Speakers

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Towne Room

11:00am

GeoGlobal Book Bags to Enhance Elementary Literacy
Limited Capacity seats available

Invite your elementary students to explore geographic and global themes through age-appropriate picture books and learning activities that are designed for making standards-based connections between the home and classroom. Examine teacher-created book bags that help students investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas, and take action. Take a new lens on literature, geography, and global studies back to your classroom.

Speakers
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Stephanie Buttell-Maxin

Teacher, Kimball School
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Emily Schell

Executive Director, California International Studies Project/San Diego State University
Emily Schell is the Executive Director of the California International Studies Project, located at San Diego State University.


Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Dover Room

11:00am

Making History Come to Life: ThingLink Interactive Virtual Museums
Limited Capacity seats available

Tired of hastily prepared bulky 3-fold presentation boards? Come and learn how to create Virtual Museums (and more) with ThingLink, a platform where students and teachers create interactive images, 360s & videos for the web by linking content in the form of videos, documents, pictures, maps, and more, to tell their story, engage the audience and make history come alive!

Speakers
avatar for Karalee Nakatsuka

Karalee Nakatsuka

Teacher - First Ave Middle School, Arcadia Unified School District
Karalee Nakatsuka is a ThingLink Certified Educator, Flipgrid Certified Educator and Ambassador, and Level 1 Google Certified Educator who has taught U.S. History in the Arcadia Unified School District for 28 years. She is passionate about making history come alive for students, utilizing... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Sunrise Room

11:00am

The Intersection of Media and Community: A Productive Partnership
Limited Capacity seats available

Our Civics Spotlight! speaker.

Speakers
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Marti Emerald

Perryman Fund for the Social Studies
Marti Emerald was a television journalist for 30 years, including 22 years as the "Troubleshooter" (consumer advocate) at San Diego's ABC affiliate, KGTV. Emerald was elected to represent the newly created San Diego Council District 9.  While on the Council, she was chair of the... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Eaton Room

11:00am

C-3 Approaches to Visual Literacy and World War I
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore key aspects of US engagement in World War I. Utilizing visual, literary, musical and other primary documents; teachers will learn how to connect content with literacy strategies.
The intent is to provide teachers with content that is not reflected in the narrative of most textbooks and then connect that content to the classroom by using several literacy strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Nash

Ron Nash

Senior Education Fellow, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History


Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Pacific Salon 7

11:30am

Civic Learning Showcase
Civic Learning comes alive in classrooms all across San Diego County! Join us and meet students and teachers as they demonstrate their Award-winning CIVIC LEARNING activities, and share their success stories with you.

Students will actually “do” civic learning, displaying the products they have created in their classrooms.

Teachers will share their lesson plans for  effective civic learning activities. Sample projects – fruits of their outstanding civic learning time - will be displayed and explained by their creators.

Witness the enthusiasm building as Civic Learning takes on a new dimension in these classrooms right before your eyes!

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
Golden Foyer

12:00pm

No Siesta Needed: Energize Your Class with Simple Energy Exercises!
Limited Capacity seats available

Open to ALL grade levels. Learn simple free techniques to energize and focus students and yourself. Tips to reduce test anxiety and stress. Increase your energy with this Hands-on-Learning

Speakers
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Antonia Vignocchi

Teacher, Cobalt Institute of Math & Science


Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Brittany Room

12:00pm

The Scholars Come to You!
Limited Capacity seats available

The James Madison Legacy Project Video Series is 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 that can be viewed by either teachers or students. Each section is followed by objective questions and deeper discussion questions. Free link provided

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Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Stratford Room

12:00pm

An Introduction to the World of Flipping
Limited Capacity seats available

The flipped learning movement is sweeping the world as passionate educators are increasingly embracing the model. Come learn what the fuss is all about from a Flipped Learning Master Teacher. Also learn how you could receive a check in the amount of $125 if you were to write a 750-word article describing your exploration of the world of flipped learning.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Paccone

Peter Paccone

Social Studies Teacher, San Marino High School
I am the Coordinating Editor for KQED’s In the Classroom blog. I am also a San Marino High School school social studies teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience. I write frequently for many education-related online publications (Edutopia, PBS’s Teacher Lounge, Poll Everywhere... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pacific Salon 5

12:00pm

Boys' Brains Are Not the Same: Teaching Gender to Differences
Limited Capacity filling up

Recent scientific research is illuminating the differences in cognitive development between the male and female brain. This highly entertaining workshop presents the differences in male and female brain development that affect behavior and learning. Teachers will come to understand that most school practices reinforce how girls learn rather than boys; consequently, boys make up the majority of our behavior problems and failures.

Speakers

Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pacific Salon 7

12:00pm

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.

Speakers

Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Sunrise Room

12:00pm

Using Classroom Debate to Break Down Barriers
Limited Capacity filling up

Join the teams from the Annenberg Presidential Learning Center and ProCon.org as we delve into the skills and materials (including resources from ProCon and demonstrations from a nationally-ranked debater) to create dynamic classroom experiences that help students understand the importance of civil debate in our political process. Arguing through debate can be fun and teach us more about ourselves/others.

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Harding

Rebekah Harding

Associate Director of Learning and Engagement, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
Historical Cats like George Pawsington and Civic Engagement.
avatar for Jeff Lockwood

Jeff Lockwood

Education Specialist, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute
I am a former Air Force officer and High School teacher (AP Government, Civics, Economics). I enjoy reading, traveling, and playing video games. My goal is to take the tremendous resources of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute and those of the Reagan Library to... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Towne Room

12:00pm

History is for You! How Students Can Follow Travel Writers And Become Their Own Local Historians
Limited Capacity seats available

With Robert Reid, National Geographic’s Digital Nomad, learn how to engage your students in their own history.  Through travel writing about locations around the world, Robert Reid shows us how to be curious about history, using research, storytelling, and video. Whether traveling to Myanmar, Transylvania or Oklahoma, or to your town square, history is alive and uncovers the answer to any question we have about the world today.  Following this session, teachers will have ideas on conducting a “History is Outside your Window” project to engage students like never before.

Robert Reid will engage in a moderated panel discussion, "An Appreciation of Space and Place", with fellow National Geographic Explorer Shah Selbe on Friday, March 23 at 2:00 PM.

Speakers
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Robert Reid

National Geographic Explorers
Robert Reid is the Digital Nomad and editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler. He's been a travel writer, videographer and editor for two decades. For story ideas, his search always begins in the same place: the past. He trolls literature, history, even pop culture to find... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Sunset Room

12:00pm

A Socio-Political History of Rock 'n Roll: Blues to Hip-Hop
Limited Capacity filling up

Your students and Common Core will come to life through this dynamic standards-based course, which examines the social and political upheavals in America between 1950-2000, as seen through the oral histories, videos, primary sources, and lyrics of the era’s musicians. Participants will receive valuable materials from the unit on the Vietnam War to foster engaging classroom connections, collaboration and discourse.

Speakers
avatar for Teri Gerent

Teri Gerent

Mission Vista High School
I've been teaching high school history for 20 years at a charter school, comprehensive high school, and most recently at a magnet high school. I'm currently finishing up a 2-year teaching gig in CSUSM's School of Education through its Distinguished Teacher in Residence (DTiR) program... Read More →
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Laura Wendling

Professor, California State University San Marcos


Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pacific Salon 4

12:00pm

Putting World History in its Place: Combining History & Geography
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Blending geography and history is essential for providing that “Big Picture” understanding of content. There is power in connecting! Participants will go through cooperative inquiries using hands-on tools to construct their own meanings of a World History topic. Participants will receive take-away materials.

Speakers
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Jennifer Carlson

Social Studies School Service
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Alisa Stevenson

Curriculum Specialist, Social Studies School Service


Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pacific Salon 6

12:00pm

Sailing into STEM
Limited Capacity seats available

During the age of discovery, what did naturalists, exploders, soldiers, astronomers, and missionaries have in common? They traveled the world on tall ships! Using Ocean Institute’s hands on living history teaching techniques participants will learn how to blend STEM, social studies, environmental literacy, and community building to create multidisciplinary social studies lessons that will promote recall and meaning making.

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Dan Goldbacher

Education Director, Ocean Institute
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Nathan Taxel

Education Director, The Ocean Institute


Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Eaton Room

12:00pm

(WS) Economic Forces in High School History
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for ways to infuse economics into your history courses? Then this workshop is for you! You’ll get an introduction to Common Core and High School History Framework with an Economics focus. Bring your laptop for active participation in CEE lessons/activities and receive the FREE Virtual Economics searchable flash drive.

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Anthony Zambelli

Education Director, San Diego Center for Economic Education


Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Esquire Room

12:15pm

Soapbox Speakers
Have something you want to share but didn’t submit a proposal? Come and briefly present your edurockstar lesson, idea or resource in a ‘slam' setting. Come watch to get  ideas from your peers to add to your teaching arsenal.

The Soapbox Speakers program is kindly sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education.

Saturday March 24, 2018 12:15pm - 4:00pm
Lion Fountain Court

1:00pm

Leveraging Environmental Education to Enhance Collaboration Between HSS and Science
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will examine the History–Social Science Framework for grade level examples of Environmental Education connections, be introduced to the Environmental Principles and Concepts and EEI Curriculum, and find cross-curricular connections in the Next Generation Science Standards in order to enhance collaboration with the goal of engaging students in inquiry and civil discourse around environmental issues.

Speakers
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Janet Mann

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education


Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Stratford Room

1:00pm

Getting Help Teaching the Economics of the Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

The California Association of School Economics Teachers (CASET) and the California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) will offer a week long seminar on the teaching of Economics as laid out in the Framework. For interested teachers, the seminar can lead to high school Economics teacher certification by CASET and CCEE.

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Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dover Room

1:00pm

You DECIDE: The Great American Auto Bailout
Limited Capacity seats available

What is the role of government? Help guide students through the economic analysis of the bailout of Chrysler and General Motors utilizing analytical tools and close reading strategies to define and discuss the policies and arguments behind the bailout. Free access to materials you can use immediately and that can be adapted for use with a variety of controversial policies.

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Jennifer Osorio

Phineas Banning High School & USC Center for Active Learning in International Studies (CALIS)


Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Eaton Room

1:00pm

The Power of Audio and Podcasting for Telling Your Story
Attendees will learn strategies for integrating audio into the classroom with particular focus on creating podcasts and other audio by teachers and students to develop speaking and listening skills.

Speakers
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Ryan O’Donnell

Teacher / TOSA, Rocklin Unified School District
My name is Ryan O'Donnell and I am a Technology Teacher on Special Assignment and former high school social studies teacher in Rocklin California. I have been teaching since 1997 and have been an advocate for all things "tech" since I first began teaching. Along with teaching, I've... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Golden Ballroom Stage

1:00pm

*CANCELLED* Students Teach Students: A Project-Based Approach to Unpacking a Complicated Text
Limited Capacity seats available

*CANCELLED*
Sharing best practice of getting students to "own" their learning with a focus on student's choice and procedures of how to unpack the unit. Tips on how to support students in presenting key concepts of the chapter and constructing and grading student--made quizzes for peers, plus handful of tips on how to incorporate technology into the classroom from a notice perspective.

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Kelly Le

Teacher, Making Waves Academy


Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Sunrise Room

1:00pm

Juggling the Demands of the Standards with Your ELL Students
Limited Capacity seats available

This session provides a strategy for integrating the demands of the Common Core Standards, History Social Science Standards, and EL standards with your daily instruction. How can you teach history and still incorporate grammar and writing skills? An experienced presenter and curriculum writer will show you how with a proven method. Sample lessons provided for Middle School and high school.

Speakers
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Richard Di Giacomo

Author, Magnifico publiations
Richard Di Giacomo graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Ancient and Medieval history, a B.A. in Social Science and an M.A. in American History. He has been a teacher for over 20 years and has taught in a variety of schools from private and continuation schools to... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Pacific Salon 6

1:00pm

Saving Democracy Through Critical Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

We will learn how political ideologies are formed and changed and also explore strategies and resources for overcoming confirmation bias, having respectful debates, and using critical thinking to improve learning and increase civic engagement. Ties to Common Core in at least 10 places and to all four dimensions of C3 Framework, especially #3 (Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence).

Update on 3/25/18
THANK YOU to the many educators who came to learn more about confirmation bias, the nature vs. nurture origins of political idealogy, the growing menace of partisanhip, and how critical thinking in the form of pro/con discussions and topic explorations (which is not always pleasant; its like a workout) is a terrific antitode to these problems.



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Kamy Akhavan

CEO, ProCon.org


Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Pacific Salon 7

1:00pm

Using Google Apps for Creative Community Collaboration
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn how to use various Google Applications including Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Drive to collaborate with fellow Social Studies and cross curricular colleagues. Attendees will also learn how to have students use these Google Apps to collaborate with each other in the classroom for various World History, US History and Geography projects and homework assignments. Bring your own device.

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Ruth Luevanos

Teacher, John R. Wooden High School


Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Towne Room

1:00pm

AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US: Connecting the Japanese American Incarceration to Current Events
Limited Capacity seats available

AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US brings history into the present. Featuring Star Trek's George Takei and others who were incarcerated, the documentary retells the story of Executive Order 9066's impact through Japanese American activists speaking out against the Muslim registry and travel ban and newly discovered Dorothea Lange photographs. Participants will learn how to use the film and its curriculum tools to teach civics, history, and ethnic studies.


The film AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US will be screened in its entirety on Saturday, March 24 at 6:45 PM in the Sunset Room. Director Abby Ginzberg will be present to host and answer questions after the screening.

Speakers
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Marcia Jarmel

Engagement Coordinator, PatchWorks Films
Marcia Jarmel is an engagement and outreach consultant for documentary filmmakers. She is Engagement Coordinator for Abby Ginzberg’s And Then They Came for Us, supporting community, educational, and organizational uses of the film. In her other life, she directs and producers her... Read More →
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Grace Morizawa

National Japanese Historical Society
GRACE MORIZAWA is the Education Coordinator for the National Japanese American Historical Society. Previously shewas an elementary school teacher in Oakland and principal of Lake Elementary School in San Pablo, CA. Morizawa is aSansei, third generation Japanese American. She is a... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Sunrise Room

1:00pm

Lives and Scandals of Jackson, Clay & JQA
Limited Capacity seats available

“Gentlemen” Andrew, Henry, and John Quincy 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.

Speakers
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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 coach of an improvisational comedy team in addition to directing a traveling acting troupe. After initially forming a career in policy research, Katie earned her BA in Liberal Studies... Read More →
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Carolyn Rinetti

Teacher, Pleasanton Middle School


Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Pacific Salon 5

1:00pm

The Past is Present: Teaching 9/11 in a Changing World
Limited Capacity seats available

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, what feels like yesterday for some is now a historical event for students. How do educators impart the significance of the day to students, while underscoring its ongoing relevance 16 years later? Discover engaging strategies that tackle controversial topics, including the balance between civil liberties and national security and the rise of Islamophobia, while fostering empathy through personal stories. 

Speakers
avatar for Megan Jones

Megan Jones

Senior Director of Education Programs, 9/11 Memorial & Museum
I am the Senior Director of Education Programs at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, where I oversees the Museum's educational programs for school, teacher, youth, and family audiences. I was an inaugural member of the team that conceived, planned, and implemented the education programming... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Brittany Room

1:00pm

(WS) How Can I Plan More Effectively?
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will apply planning tools to design inquiry based units aligned with the new HSS Framework. This introduction to building more effective collaboration time will integrate resources from the CA History-Social Science Project and C3 Teachers and focus on essential questions and formative assessments.

Speakers
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Christopher Lewis

Teacher, Mountain View High School


Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Pacific Salon 4

2:00pm

Breaking the Midterm Barrier: The Importance of Off-Year Elections
Limited Capacity seats available

Mid-term elections. Despite having an incredible effect on the composition and direction of policy from Congress, these elections often see the lowest turnout rate of voters. Why? What can be done about it? Join the team from the Annenberg Presidential Learning Center as we investigate the problem and formulate solutions to impart to our students.

Speakers
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Rebekah Harding

Associate Director of Learning and Engagement, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
Historical Cats like George Pawsington and Civic Engagement.
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Jeff Lockwood

Education Specialist, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute
I am a former Air Force officer and High School teacher (AP Government, Civics, Economics). I enjoy reading, traveling, and playing video games. My goal is to take the tremendous resources of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute and those of the Reagan Library to... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Pacific Salon 6

2:00pm

Tearing Down Walls to Reach the Post Hip Hop Generation
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching Economics to the Post Hip-Hop Generation, including ELL Students, and struggling learners can be daunting and difficult; especially when explaining graphs and terminology that are unique to Economics. Assist educators in developing exciting lessons to inspire students to engage in the study of Economics.

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Ayisha Benham

Teacher, West Contra Costa Unified School District


Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Eaton Room

2:00pm

Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries: A Unified Theory of Argumentation
Limited Capacity seats available

The Common Core calls for teaching students to identify and make “CLEVR” arguments (based on CLaim, EVidence and Reasoning). The nature of argumentation in the core disciplines differs – but what if we reinforced student learning across disciplines with a unified approach?

Speakers
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Avi Black

Executive Director, California Council for the Social Studies
As the History/Social Science Coordinator for the Alameda County Office of Education for ten years, I organized, implemented and facilitated professional development programs for grade 5-12 teachers related to curriculum and pedagogy. My primary responsibility was as project director... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Towne Room

2:00pm

Tear Down Walls and Build Connections: Cross Curricular Collaboration
Limited Capacity seats available

What would you say if your principal told you to take a risk and collaborate across content areas and grade levels? This principal did just that with amazing results. Administrators and teachers come learn how to empower teachers to tear down walls, build connections, merge curriculum and collaborate across grade levels. Teacher panel will share reflections and answer questions.

Speakers
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Semeen Issa

Principal, Arcadia Unified School District
Semeen Issa has been an educator for 30 years, starting her career in Los Angeles Unified School District, and continuing as a teacher and assistant principal at First Avenue Middle School in Arcadia. She is delighted to have successfully completed her first year as the principal... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Pacific Salon 7

2:00pm

Tearing Down Walls with Generation Global: Skills for Navigating Difference
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to engage students in meaningful dialogue through free, facilitated videoconferences and an online platform that supports blogging. Leave equipped to prepare your students with key dialogue skills and ready to transport your class across the world to discuss global issues. Generation Global can easily integrate into existing curriculum while meeting History-Social Science and ELA standards.

Speakers
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Rachel Ambrose

Social Science Department Chair, Analy High School
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Jenna Martin

Middle School Teacher, Feaster Charter School


Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Stratford Room

2:00pm

Conserving Our Planet: Stories from a National Geographic Conservation Technologist
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet National Geographic Fellow and Conservation Technologist Shah Selbe, who will talk to us about how integrated crowdsourcing, smartphone apps, drones, satellite data, and sensors can be used to address conservation issues, including illegal poaching and the monitoring of protected areas.  Shah has traveled to faraway places such as the Okavango Delta in Africa, one of the richest wildlife areas on Earth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  From this amazing savanna, Shah and his team used state-of-the art sensors to record personal data about expedition members, water quality data, and animal and bird sightings.  Mobile computer stations allow sensors to be programmed.

During this session, Shah will talk more broadly about the intersection between conservation and technology and how we’ve made strides in protecting our planet through break-through technology applications.  Shah’s Okavango Delta story, and others like it, are making history.  We are at a very unique time in history, where humans have never had a greater impact on the planet and conservation of its wildlife. The anthropocene has been marked by the largest losses in wilderness in human history and extinction rates that are 1000 times higher than baseline. However, we are also witnessing a phenomenal age of technological innovation. Selbe's work brings the two together to build the field of conservation technology to save some of the greatest species on this planet.

Shah Selbe will engage in a moderated panel discussion, "An Appreciation of Space and Place", with fellow National Geographic Explorer Robert Reid on Friday, March 23 at 2:00 PM.

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Shah Selbe

National Geographic Explorers
Shah Selbe is an engineer and conservation technologist who works with communities, NGOs, and developing countries to identify and deploy technologies that can help with their greatest conservation challenges. Past projects have integrated crowdsourcing, smartphone apps, drones, satellite... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Sunset Room

2:00pm

Immigration and The U.S. Policy Debate
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

How should the U.S. balance its stance on immigration with national security concerns? What does it mean to be an American, and who gets to decide? Session provides a Choices curriculum and videos to help educators place the question of Immigration in historical context and address this contested issue from multiple perspectives.

Speakers
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Barbara Doten

Site Director, Calif. International Studies Project at CSU Long Beach


Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Brittany Room

2:00pm

The American Revolution, America's First Civil War
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn how to engage students with primary and secondary sources as they learn about the people and events of the American Revolution. Students will be able to connect the experiences of those who lived during that time to people who are affected by modern warfare, including combatants, their families and communities. Teachers will be provided with simple and inexpensive hands-on experiences for their students and ideas for higher level thinking combining ELA and social studies.

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Carol Grossi

5th Grade Teacher, Towers Elementary School


Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Pacific Salon 5

2:00pm

Women and Invention in America: How The Brainstorms of Women have Contributed to the Growth of America and the World
Limited Capacity seats available

Inventions propel economies, change lifestyles and customs. Ideas for the windshield wiper, the dishwasher, solar heated homes, solar desalination stills, Kevlar, drugs that fight cancer and other diseases, wi-fi, toys to make life fun for kids, text applications that aid in disaster relief, and strategies used by astronauts to retain their health in space are all ideas that came to women. Hear about how these creative women pursued their ideas and how their inventions have impacted the world.

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Susan Casey

Author/Teacher


Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Sunrise Room

2:00pm

Understanding Global Issues: The Worldwide Refugee Crisis
Limited Capacity seats available

The World refugee crisis continues to grow requiring all of us to gain a deeper understanding of this global issue so that we can make more informed decisions as we attempt to manage this humanitarian crisis. You will learn about the international policies and will explore multiple perspectives and teaching strategies essential for students to wrestle with plausible solutions.

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Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Esquire Room

3:00pm

Vendor Raffles
Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Golden Ballroom Stage

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!

Committees and Task Forces
Curriculum and Instruction
Diversity and Social Justice
Governmental Relations
Membership and Outreach
Professional Standards and Awards
Publications and Technology
Social Media and Networking

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Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Sunset Room

3:00pm

Trade: Free, Fair or Flawed?
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will take part in the simulation "Magic of Markets" which engages students in an activity where they experience increased wealth through trade. Through changes in "The Rules of the Game" students see how government policies can impact trade choices and outcomes and whom those outcomes might benefit.
Instructions for the activity will be made available for participants.

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Debbie Henney

Foundation for Teaching Economics


Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Pacific Salon 7

3:00pm

Exploring the World Through The National Geographic Lens
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wondered what lies beneath the ocean surface? What if you could follow a conservationist as he treks through the Amazon? Prepare your students for an increasingly global future with real life experiences from National Geographic Explorers around the world. There are lots of ways you can bring the world into your classroom. Learn how interactive map activities and other types of digital media support and enhance your World Geography and World History lessons.

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Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dover Room

3:00pm

Best Actor Goes to.. “Act-It-Outs”: Exciting Approaches to California Social Studies
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, teachers bring to life rich human dramas and compelling experiences so that students understand and remember even the highest-level concepts. TCI’s new 2018 California Program has been developed specifically to align with the new State Framework. Participants will be immersed in an experiential exercise activity that makes abstract ideas accessible and meaningful to students.

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Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Pacific Salon 6

3:00pm

Building New Connections to Literacy and History for All Students!
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive session will model literacy techniques that connect students to thinking like a historian and inquiry questions aligned to the California History-Social Science Framework. Participants will practice tools for analyzing primary source text sets, the arts and historical fiction enabling students to understand multiple perspectives. Return to school ready to use the ideas and resources to energize your classroom.

Speakers
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Nancy Rogers-Zegarra

California Reading Association
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Molly Snider

Education Specialist, Mendocino County Office of Education


Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Eaton Room

3:00pm

Find a “Gold Mine” of Internet Based Free Education Resources
Limited Capacity filling up

Discover how to access an extensive collection of free websites featuring American and world history, civics, economics, science, music, art, ELA literacy and research resources. Primary sources, lesson plans and activities, games, PowerPoints, teacher YouTube Channels, and more are just a click away!

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George Sabato

Pearson Education


Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Pacific Salon 4

3:00pm

History's Mysteries and Whodunits: An Inquiry Based Approach
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn creative ways to teach important trials and immerse students in historical events through inquiry. Help students be active participants at key moments in history through inquiry, mock trials, simulations of historic events and more. Lesson ideas, strategies and digital resources will be shared.

Speakers
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Susan Myers

Teacher, Chaparral High School
I am a 4th generation educator with passions for edtech, history and travel. I have set foot on all 7 continents and in 49 US states - only North Dakota remains!
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Katherine Rand

Teacher, Cobalt Institute of Math & Science


Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Towne Room

3:00pm

The Art of Conversation
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore the art of conversation to promote literacy, critical thinking, and historical analysis. Speaking and listening is addressed in the California History-Social Science Framework as well as the ELA/ELD Framework to promote meaning making, effective expression, and content knowledge. Using resources from the National Archives, the participants will engage in two academic conversation strategies from Jeff Zwiers’ Academic Conversation, Choose the Best Image and Opinion Continuum. This workshop will also address strategies to promote English Language Development through meaning making and explicit language instruction for English Learners.

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Stephanie Enriquez

History-Social Science/ELD Content Specialist, Ventura County Office of Education


Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Pacific Salon 5

3:00pm

From Cargo to Citizen
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will explore the American experience of Africans from slaves to citizens. We will focus on issues of race, the notion of freedom and our constitutional transitions from legally sanctioned slavery to freedom during Reconstruction (1865-1877) often referred to as "America's unfinished revolution".

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Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Stratford Room

3:00pm

Who’s All-American? : Changing Perspectives and Outcomes for At-Risk Youth
Limited Capacity seats available

Sixty years after Brown vs. Board of Education, schools in the United States remain separate and unequal. Black and brown males disproportionately populate jails, special education, and suspension rooms. This workshop examines how integration failed because America failed to integrate content. It looks closely at the role of social sciences in transforming self-images, educator perspectives, and our current political climate.

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Florence Avognon

Literacy Specialist Teacher, LACOE
Howard University, B.A., Columbia University, M.A.T (Social Studies), California Teacher of the Year 2012, Juvenile Court School Teacher


Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Esquire Room

3:00pm

*CANCELLED* Unconference
Limited Capacity seats available

*CANCELLED*

The CCSS unconference follows a model that includes the following:

  • Schedules are built based on participant interests
  • Sessions offer spaces for educators to engage in participatory and inclusive dialogue and sharing

Resources from throughout the unconference will be curated and shared with all participants and on Twitter using #CCSS18.

Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Sunrise Room

3:00pm

(WS) The American Revolution: Unheard Voices of Rebellion
Limited Capacity seats available

What should the balance of power be between states and the national government? What does it mean to be American? These questions were asked in 1776 just as they are in 2018. Explore the lives, values and interests of people in 1776 who are often excluded from history: enslaved peoples, native groups and colonial women. Choices unit provided.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Doten

Barbara Doten

Site Director, Calif. International Studies Project at CSU Long Beach


Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Brittany Room

4:00pm

Vendor Raffles
Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Golden Ballroom Stage

4:00pm

Creating Original Mock Trials: Justice in Action!
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Litt

Robyn Litt

Teacher on Special Assignment, Encinitas Union School District
Civics is my passion! While I have worked in general education settings teaching across the curriculum, I also have experience in leading statewide professional development specifically in civics for K-12 teachers in conjunction with the California Court Systems, the local bar associations... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Pacific Salon 6

4:00pm

Democracy at Risk: Lessons for Today from the Post-WWI Era
Limited Capacity seats available

How could a society that was politically and culturally liberal fall victim to a government that espoused intolerance and hatred? Using resources from Facing History and Ourselves’ Holocaust and Human Behavior, we’ll explore the fragility of the Weimar Republic and the contrasting moods that characterized its society to draw lessons about what it takes to strengthen our own democracy.

Speakers
avatar for Jason David

Jason David

Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves
Jason David is a program associate with Facing History and Ourselves and a former high school Humanities teacher who has worked in both public and independent school settings. He has taught curriculum focusing on United States and world history through an interdisciplinary lens, led... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Esquire Room

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


Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Sunset Room

4:00pm

Strengthening School Communities through Comprehensive Human Rights Education
Limited Capacity seats available

The session will focus on UHRI's current initiative to implement comprehensive (K-12) Human Rights Education (HRE) in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Particular attention will be paid to the rationale for comprehensive HRE, including its myriad benefits for school communities and civic engagement, and HRE's specific relevance to the CA History-Social Science Framework.

Speakers
avatar for Noah Bardach

Noah Bardach

CTO and Co-Founder, Universal Human Rights Initiative (UHRI)


Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Dover Room

4:00pm

DBQs in the Upper Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Dorothea Lange used photography to help tear down the walls of intolerance. Using the DBQ Project’s inquiry approach, participants will explore what exactly Lange was trying to say through her photographs. DBQ’s have long been used in the upper grades to elicit historical thinking and writing, but with the right documents and scaffolding, they are also ideal for younger students.

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Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Eaton Room

4:00pm

EdTech and History: Ideas You Can Use Tomorrow
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Looking for ways to engage teenagers in historical studies? Content knowledge and literacy skills can be attained by tweaking popular apps for learning. Web 2.0 tools allow teachers to facilitate inquiry, utilize individualized learning, and build community with students. This interactive session will provide participants with ideas that can be implemented in social science classrooms tomorrow. Presentation Link: bit.ly/ccss18rsd

Speakers
avatar for Raquel Solorzano-Duenas

Raquel Solorzano-Duenas

Teacher, Western High School


Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Pacific Salon 4

4:00pm

Implementing Movies and Technology into the 21st Century Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Through proper rigorous lessons, research, discussions, and project-based learning, students will be engaged and motivated with hands on learning through the use of movies, art, technology, and cross-curricular activities. Teachers will learn strategies to help students work collaboratively with their peers.

Speakers
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Sarah Greif

Teacher, Academy for Academic Excellence


Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Towne Room

4:00pm

The Inquiry Arc: Constructing Compelling and Supporting Questions
Limited Capacity seats available

Following a brief review of the California History-Social Science and C3 Frameworks, participants will examine the role of the Inquiry Arc in the social studies classroom and collaborate to construct questions of significance that help frame a unit of study. Participants will leave with promising practices that can be implemented immediately.

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Val Hogwood

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Ashley Nicklas

Senior Content Specialist, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Stratford Room

4:00pm

Understanding History in Context: Gaining Textual Mastery and Historical Empathy
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop provides teachers with tools for greater contextual mastery through decoding primary sources in the history social science classroom. Don’t believe you can teach historical empathy? Want to learn more tools for developing historical empathy? Materials will include an heuristic for decoding documents, sample primary sources, rubrics, and lesson plans to build historical empathy. Workshop will also participate in a role play.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Story

Christy Story

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


Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Pacific Salon 7

4:00pm

The Gals Were There Too: Women of the American Revolution
Limited Capacity filling up

While some women participated in the Revolution as soldiers, spies, defiant defenders of their property, and messengers, others used their pens and positions to influence policy while still others rescued, harbored and aided the troops. In this interactive session attendees will be asked to work in groups and focus on the actions of different women of the Revolution in an activity that can be replicated in any classroom.

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Susan Casey

Author/Teacher


Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Pacific Salon 5

5:00pm

Awards Ceremony (Ticketed Event)
The CCSS Awards Ceremony will honor nine colleagues for their contributions to the field of social studies instruction.

Register for the Awards Ceremony while registering for the conference or as an add-on registration at https://ccss.org/event-2784332.

The Awards Ceremony is kindly sponsored by the Teachers Curriculum Institute (TCI).

Saturday March 24, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Pool Area

6:45pm

And Then They Came for Us
Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times.


To see a trailer of the film, click here.


Marcia Jarmel will also be co-presenting a session to introduce Abby Ginzberg's film on Saturday, March 24 at 1 PM.

Speakers
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Marcia Jarmel

Engagement Coordinator, PatchWorks Films
Marcia Jarmel is an engagement and outreach consultant for documentary filmmakers. She is Engagement Coordinator for Abby Ginzberg’s And Then They Came for Us, supporting community, educational, and organizational uses of the film. In her other life, she directs and producers her... Read More →
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Ken Schneider

Other, PatchWorks Films
Ken Schneider is a Peabody award-winner whobelieves in the power of film to affect hearts and minds.For 25 years, Ken has produced, directed and edited documentaries, focusing on war and peace, human rights, artists’ lives, unearthing buried American history, and contemporary social... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Sunset Room
 
Sunday, March 25
 

8:00am

Beyond Crime and Punishment: Classroom Consequences that Work!
Limited Capacity seats available

Tired of the self-defeating cycle of crime and punishment? In this interactive session, we will review the criteria necessary for effective consequences and powerful methods for delivering these consequences that work brilliantly in all classrooms. We will work through different scenarios and you will leave with a gameplan on how to handle recurring disruptions and bad behavior in your classrooms.

Speakers
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Jennifer Wadsworth

Center For Teacher Effectiveness
I am a passionate educator committed to bringing practice and powerful teaching and classroom management strategies to teachers. What do we need? More engaging lessons! Consequences that work! Less paperwork! We can have fun lessons that are powerful learning experiences. We can be... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Pacific Salon 7

8:00am

10 Tips for Creating Civil Discourse in Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants learn to help students develop their own solutions to real historical problems and discuss political issues. You’ll discover how to teach students the skills they need for engaging in these lively class discussions. You’ll learn effective methods for teaching students to exchange information with one another and to understand different points of view effectively and respectfully.

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Sunday March 25, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Pacific Salon 6

8:00am

Globalizing the Classroom through Project Based Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and learn how PBL creates motivation and passion for global education. Strategies for student engagement, strategies for National History Day, connections to other core courses and making critical thinking visible to others will be demonstrated. Sample global activities grades 6-12 will be presented. Integrate global themes into your classroom teaching using PBL strategies to increase rigor and student outcomes.

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Sunday March 25, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Pacific Salon 5

8:00am

Speak Up and Be Civil
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you handle classroom conversations? What structures are in place to ensure they are constructive and civil, yet promote real learning and growth? How do you invite all voices? What happens when someone states an unpopular opinion? Learn how to guide discussions so students gain deeper academic understandings, strengthen the ability to empathize, and grow as thinkers.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Cargile

Linda Cargile

Assistant Principal, Long Beach Unified
Hello! This is my 18th year as an educator for Long Beach Unified School District. I formerly taught world history to middle schoolers at Bancroft Middle School for 16 years. Currently, I serve as a first year Assistant Principal at Jordan High School and also teach pre-service... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Brittany Room

8:00am

Text Connections Using Google Forms to Enhance Critical Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

Common Core instruction require students to make connections between texts in content disciplines. In this interactive session, the presenter will demonstrate how he uses Google Forms to create collaborative CCSS-based History tasks that students complete digitally. Participants will explore model lessons and receive directions for creating their own lessons. Come explore digital activities you can integrate into your classes tomorrow. Please Bring Your Own Device.

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Speakers
avatar for Chris McLemore

Chris McLemore

Teacher, Robert A Millikan Middle School


Sunday March 25, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Sunrise Room

8:00am

Boundaries and Bridges: Exposing the Past with Primary Sources
Limited Capacity seats available

Social studies teachers face the challenge of how to counteract the assumption that moments in time presented in textbooks, news, and film are concrete facts devoid of any interpretative process.
Using an exhibit on Japanese Americans in WWII and yearbooks, participants wrestle with the importance of context, point of view, and research methods to demonstrate the dynamic nature of the past.

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Sunday March 25, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Stratford Room

8:00am

(WS) Bringing American Creed Into the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we have rich and honest discussions across a polarized divide? After Friday's screening of American Creed, dive into the themes of the film, see and practice classroom lessons for civic engagement and dialogue, and get hands-on experience analyzing student work to concretize how to help students translate academic or private writing for public audiences.

Additional resources at: www.facinghistory.org/american-creed

Speakers
avatar for Mary Hendra

Mary Hendra

Program Director for Southern California and Organizational Innovation, Facing History and Ourselves
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Stan Pesick

Teacher, National Writing Project


Sunday March 25, 2018 8:00am - 9:50am
Sunset Room

8:00am

(WS) Advancing Academic Discourse and Promoting Student Voice
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop includes concrete examples of how to strengthen students’ voice, content knowledge and academic language. Participants will see video clips, receive handouts, rubrics and strategies on how to effectively monitor and evaluate students’ oral language production. Come and learn about research-based practices that support the development of listening and speaking skills via quality interactions.

Speakers
avatar for Olga Loya-Estrada

Olga Loya-Estrada

EL Instructional Specialist for HSS, Sweetwater Union High School District
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Virginia Watson

Teacher, National City Middle School


Sunday March 25, 2018 8:00am - 9:50am
Esquire Room

8:00am

(WS) Coaching Student Research Projects
Limited Capacity seats available

Coaching student research projects can be both efficient and effective. Looking at student work samples from all phases of National History Day projects -- research notes, thesis development, organization, and writing -- participants will learn how teacher questions can raise the level of historical thinking to create a thoughtful project with both analysis and depth.

Please access all handouts here:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PhFUpygbk0ASlfeY5cH1O0wTcSRQAQfs?usp=sharing

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Anne Matarrese Everton

History Teacher, Thomas S. Hart Middle School
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Robbie See

Teacher, Mendenhall Middle School


Sunday March 25, 2018 8:00am - 9:50am
Eaton Room

8:00am

(WS) Innovative Technology Use + History = Real Learning in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Can technology truly engage students? We believe educational technology transforms learning when thoughtfully and creatively partnered with relevant curriculum. This workshop is designed to help teachers integrate technology by providing examples of projects, activities, and lessons using technology. We will also share rubrics to assess both content mastery and analytical skills for your students, plus the process and resources we have used to develop several successful classroom technology integrations.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Story

Christy Story

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


Sunday March 25, 2018 8:00am - 9:50am
Pacific Salon 4

8:00am

(WS) Whose Manifest Destiny? The Untold Stories of Westward Expansion
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, you will learn how to launch a project-based learning history and civics unit called Whose Manifest Destiny? Learn the elements of rigorous project-based learning, engage with colleagues on how to make this transition, and leave with a unit to try in your classroom that will build connections and increase collaboration and civil discourse in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Adrienne Dickinson

Adrienne Dickinson

Curriculum Designer and Professional Learning Specialist, Educurious


Sunday March 25, 2018 8:00am - 9:50am
Towne Room

9:00am

Appy Hour: History Edition
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will be introduced to easy to use apps (most of which work across devices) and how they can be utilized to support student learning in the history classroom.

Speakers
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Amanda Sandoval

Teacher & Rouge TOSA, Corona-Norco Unified School District
⭐ TEACHING: 11th grade US History & Sheltered Teacher | ⭐ SUPPORTING: ERHS Technology Coach; CUE Lead Learner | ⭐ PASSIONS: Student engagement; real-world application; EdTech | ⭐ CERTIFICATIONS: Level 2 Google Certified | ⭐ AWARDS: CNUSD & RCOE Teacher of the Year; State... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Yung

Stacy Yung

Teacher/TOSA, Irvine Unified School District (Jeffrey Trail Middle School)
Stacy teaches 7th and 8th grade history and is a Technology Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for the district. Stacy provides EdTech training and support for new teachers going through the Induction (BTSA) program as well as their support providers. At her school site, Stacy piloted... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Sunrise Room

9:00am

Promoting Inquiry in the Social Studies Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

What is inquiry and how do we effectively integrate this practice in our classrooms? This session will focus on instructional practices and strategies to support students' critical thinking and understanding of social studies content in preparation for civic life and career. Participants will engage with scholarly reading, participate in discussions, and be exposed to opportunities for practical application of these skills.

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Kelsey Hagan

Publisher, Discovery Education


Sunday March 25, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Dover Room

9:00am

Through Textbooks...and Beyond...
Limited Capacity filling up

Content Standards. Skills. Vocabulary. Listening. Speaking. Assessments. Centers. Collaboration. Do you worry about all these and more? "How can I kill eight birds with one stone with activities that work?" Participants will learn and play eight games that engage students, reach a variety of learners, promote listening and speaking skills, where students are learning and having fun!


Sunday March 25, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Stratford Room

10:30am

Gubernatorial Candidates' Forum
2018 California Gubernatorial Forum
Hosted by the California Council for the Social Studies 

Sunday, March 25, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  

Town and Country Resort and Conference Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108 
 

Highlighting the 2018 California Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference will be an exciting, live, in-person forum featuring the leading gubernatorial candidates. These candidates competing for the seat of Governor of California will each be discussing their platforms and positions on one of the three most important issue to the majority of Californians – education. They will be focusing on social studies education and civic learning in particular, along with other important issues regarding the future of California. The forum will be moderated by Matthew Hall,  Editorial and Opinion Director for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

To date, the majority of leading candidates have confirmed their attendance including:


Travis Allen (Republican)
Member, California State Assembly


 John Chiang (Democrat)
California State Treasurer
 


John Cox (Republican)
Business Executive


Delaine Eastin (Democrat)
 Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction


Antonio Villaraigosa (Democrat)
Former Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Registration to the conference includes complimentary preferential seating thanks to our generous and noteworthy forum co-sponsors: the San Diego Union-Tribune, ABC 10News, Luxuria Public Relations, Pearson Learning Services, National Geographic/Cengage, McGraw-Hill Education, the University of San Diego School of Law, and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools. We are grateful to be working with such an esteemed group of media professionals. With this level of publishing talent working with us we have no doubt that this event will not only be carried by a variety of local media, but will likely get picked up by press statewide in media markets large and small across the many regions of our great state.

Register for the conference today at California Council for the Social Studies - Attendee Registration 2018.  We will likely have over 1100 people in attendance, so please register early and secure your seat, it will be a great forum for all of us to be part of!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Consultant III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Michelle Herczog is the History-Social Science Consultant III for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County. She... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Golden Pacific Ballroom

12:45pm

CCSS Conference 2019 Planning Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

The CCSS 2019 conference will be held from March 15-17 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in San Jose. There are dozens of tasks involved in putting on a statewide conference of this quality and breadth; come with ideas and take part in a gratifying and exciting program!!


Sunday March 25, 2018 12:45pm - 2:30pm
Sunset Room