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Upcoming Events

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

Date | August 24, October 26, 2021, January 18, and March 29, 2022

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

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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 network meetings, we will spend time learning from one another, learning together, and developing ideas for next steps in professional development and practice.​​

NHD-OC History Day "How To"

Date | October 23, 2021

Time | 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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​​​History Day "How To" will introduce students, parents, teachers to NHD research processes and project development. Sessions will include: Doing Online Research, Unpacking this Year's Theme, and Project Category Sessions. During this learning opportunity, participants learn "how to" approach their NHD project.
​​​​OC Civic Learning Network (OCCLN)

Date | November 16, 2021 and December 07, 2021

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

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​The OC Civic Learning Network is a forum of Orange County principals, teacher leaders, and coaches. This network will discuss best practices and share resources to better civics teaching and learning. During OC Civics Learning Network meetings, we will spend time learning from one another, learning together, and developing ideas for the next steps in professional learning and practice.​​

NHD-OC Best Sources Workshop

Date | November 3, 2021

Time | 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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The Orange County ​​Department of Education, in partnership with UCI, CSUF, and Sherman Library and Gardens will host a special FREE workshop designed for NHD-OC participants. Students, parents, and teachers are invited to attend. Research librarians from three institutions will describe resources available online, as well as how to find and access great project sources.​

​​OC Civic Learning Institute

Date | October 20, October 21, & December 14, 2021

Time | 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location | Virtual

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​During the OC Civic Learning Institute, school teams of teachers and leaders will broaden their understanding of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions students need to become civic ready. Participants will synthesize session content and pedagogy by developing a civic action project for their classroom or school. By the end of the series, school teams will be prepared to apply for California Democracy School status, civic learning awards and the State Seal of Civic Engagement. Educators at the elementary and middle school levels will help students earn civic pathway certificates as well as develop civic dispositions and skills.​

​​Using DBQs to Make Elementary Social Studies CLIC

Date | October 13, 2021 & November 17, 2021

Time | 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Location | Romero-Cruz Academy
                   2701 W. 5th Street
                   Santa Ana, CA 92706

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​During this two-part webinar, participants will synthesize the History-Social Science Framework and its instructional focus on content, literacy, inquiry, and civic engagement (CLIC) through document based questions (DBQs). Using a modified lesson study process, educators will implement a lesson series and share their experiences with colleagues. Participating teachers will receive a FREE copy of the DBQ project Mini-Qs in California and American History binder, a $375 value. This professional learning opportunity is being offered through a partnership between the Orange County Department of Education and the San Diego County Office of Education.


 


 


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