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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Acjachemen/Juaneno History and Cultural Tour for Educators


Date: February 4, 2023

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Time | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost | FREE

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Date: March 4, 2023

Register here

Time | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost | FREE

Download flyer here​​​

​During this tour, educators will explore the little-known history and culture of Acjachemen families, commonly known as the Juaneno Band of Indians. Acjachemen community leaders will guide participants to the Blas Aguilar Adobe Museum and Acjachemen Cultural Center, the Old San Juan Capistrano Cemetery, and the village at Putuidem. They will also help participants consider ways to center authentic stories of the Acjachemen in the K-12 classroom. A light breakfast and lunch will be included as part of the tour. 

NO COST FOR EDUCATORS.

​​​​Orange County Social Science Administrator Network (OCSSA)

Dates | 2022-23 Dates 

August 25, 2022 - Room B1107

September 22, 2022 - Room D1003

October 20, 2022 - Room D 1004

January 26, 2023 - Room B 1107

February 16, 2023 - Room B1107

March 9, 2023 - Room B1107

Time | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location | OCDE 200 KALMUS DR COSTA MESA, CA 92626

​​​Register Here​

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​The OCSSA network is a forum of Orange County principals, teacher leaders, and coaches. This network will discuss best practices and share resources to better History-Social Science teaching and learning. During OCSSA virtual network meetings, we will spend time learning from one another, learning together, and developing ideas for the next steps in professional development and practice.​​​​

​​OC Civic Learning Institute
Event for K-12 Teachers & Administrators

​Dates | 2022-23 

October 25, 2022

October 27, 2022

April 27, 2023

Time | 8:0​0 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location | Building B - Room 1107

OCDE 200 KALMUS DR COSTA MESA, CA 92626

Cost | $50​


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Download Documents​Flyer Here​

During the OC Civic Learning Institute, school teams of educators will broaden their understanding of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions students need to become civic-ready. 

  • Participants will learn how to support classroom relationships and social awareness.

  • Participants will synthesize structures to encourage academic conversations and speaking skills.

  • Participants will develop a civic engagement project for their classroom or school.

By the end of the series, school teams will be prepared for California Democracy School status, Civic Learning Awards, and the State Seal of Civic Engagement, including pathways for elementary and middle school students.

Participants who attend the series and share their Civic Learning Project plan will receive the book, A Civically Engaged Classroom, and an OC Civic Learning Certificate.​

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If you would like to be added to our contact list for news and updates, please e-mail your request to mmanos@ocde.us​

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