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​​​​​​​​​​May 2024 Model Curriculum Kickoff Webinar Series

When: Every Thursday in May 

May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23 and May 30, 2024

​Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.​

Location: Zoom​

Registration website


In 1992, May was designated as Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month in the United States. This year, OCDE will mark the occasion with a May webinar series to announce the completion of three model curriculum projects: the Cambodian American Studies Model Curriculum, Hmong History and Cultural Studies Model Curriculum, and Vietnamese American Experiences Model Curriculum. Each of these curricula will be made available in September 2024.

The purpose of this free webinar series is to introduce K-12 educators to the topics, themes, and contexts of the model curricula. These webinars will feature presentations by scholarly experts on critical subjects that include ethnicity, language, war, diaspora, and community-building. The lecturers will present attendees with foundational knowledge to prepare them for implementation of the model curricula in their schools, districts, and communities. Lectures will take place from 4-5:30 pm PDT on each Thursday in May 2024.


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

When: August 15, September 26, and October 31, December 5, 2024

January 16, March 13, 2025

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.​

Location: Orange County Department of Education​

Registration website

Flyer​​​​​ pdf file​​

​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. 

​​​Curriculum Collaborative

When:  October​ 2, 2023, October 30, 2023

January 22, 2024, March 18, 2024, and

April 29, 2024​

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free​

Registration​ website

Flyer​ pdf file​​​

The purpose of this collaboration is to share History/Social Science, civics, and ethnic studies curriculum resources and approaches that align with the California Curriculum  Frameworks. Educators will learn about legislative updates and implementation guidelines, as well as, discuss best practices during this online meeting series.​

​​OC Civic Learning Celebration​​

When:  April 25, 2024 - Celebration

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: OC Holocaust Education Center

Cost: Free​

Registration​ website

Flyer​ pdf file

K-12 Orange County educators, students, and their families are invited to participate in the OC Civic Learning Celebration. At the event, students will be asked to share their civic engagement projects. The Orange County Department of Education will recognize students who are receiving the Civic Learning Pathway certificate as well as schools that have earned Civic Learning Awards. This year's theme will be "Local Government." Attendees will learn about the many tangible avenues to affect change in our local communities. This is a FREE event. If you or your students will attend the event, please register for the event HERE [Website]. If you have students who would like to present, please ask students to complete this form HERE [Online Form] 

A​cjachemen/Juaneno History and Cultural Tour for Educators​​​

When: March 30, 2024 - CANCELED

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Village at Putuidem

Registration - Full

F​lyer​​​ ​pdf file​

When: April 27, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Village at Putuidem


F​lyer​​​​ ​pdf file​​

During this tour, educators will explore the history and culture of Acjachemen families, commonly known as the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians. Acjachemen community leaders will present at the Village at Putuidem, the Montanez Adobe, Los Rios, and the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians Tribal office. They will also help participants consider ways to center authentic stories of the Acjachemen in the K-12 classroom. A lunch will be included as part of the tour.

The Mendez Tribute Monument Park Field Trip​

When: September 2024 - May 2025 (dates vary)

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM​ or 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM​

Location: Mendez Tribute Monument Park

Registration website

Flyer​​​​​​​ pdf file​​​

​During this field trip, students will experience The Mendez Tribute Monument Park to learn about the 1946 Mendez v. Westminster case. This experience includes interactive panels and activities for students with an electronic device. Educators will be provided with lessons and activities to implement before and after trips. A law professional will start the visit with a short talk about the case. The ABOTA Foundation will reimburse bus costs. In addition to registration, teachers​ will complete a scheduling form.  ​

Teachers Law School

When: October 1, 2024

Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Orange County Superior Court

Registration website 

Flyer​​​​​​​ pdf file

2024 Teachers Law School - Juvenile Justice: Alternate Courts and Supports.
ABOTA’s Teachers Law School is designed for educators with an interest in law-related
education. Sessions will provide teachers with valuable content directly from legal
professionals. Join us for in-depth content sessions as we visit the Orange County Superior Court and the Old Courthouse. This year’s content will feature presentations on human trafficking, mental health, education of students who are incarcerated and more.

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