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​​​​​​​​​​Southeast Asian Model Curriculum Development

Vietnamese American Refugee Experience Model Curriculum, Download flyer here​ - pdf

Dates |  July 11-14, 2022 and Summer 2023 TBD

Hmong History and Cultural Studies Model Curriculum
Download flyer here​ - pdf

Dates |  July 18-21, 2022 and Summer 2023 TBD

Cambodian Genocide Model Curriculum
Download flyer here​ - pdf

Dates |  July 25-28, 2022 and Summer 2023 TBD

Virtual | Zoom

Time | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Cost | Curriculum writers will be paid at a $40-$50 hourly rate for up to 50 hours per year and will be hired as short-term employees of OCDE. If you are interested in applying, please complete this form HERE or https://tinyurl.com/SEAsianCurr before May 15, 2022.​

​The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) is looking for curriculum writers who will develop the Cambodian Genocide Model Curriculum, Hmong History and Cultural Studies Model Curriculum, and/or the Vietnamese American Refugee Experience Model Curriculum. Writers must be available for a four-day virtual workshop in July to co-construct the curriculum with scholars, community members, and peers, as well as finalize drafts. Curriculum writers will be paid at a $40-$50 hourly rate and will be hired as short-term employees of OCDE. If you are interested in applying, please complete this form HERE or https://tinyurl.com/SEAsianCurr before May 15, 2022.​

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

Date | May 14, 2022

Tour FULL

Time | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Cost | FREE

Download flyer here​  - pdf 

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 (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 92628


​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 next steps in professional development and practice.​​

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

Dates | 2022-23 

October 25, 2022 - Room B 1107

October 27, 2022 - Room B 1107

April 27, 2023 - Room B 1107

Time | 8:0​0 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location | OCDE 200 KALMUS DR COSTA MESA, CA 92628

Cost | TBD​

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. 

Part I: Participants will learn how to support classroom relationships and social awareness.

Part II: Participants will synthesize structures for encouraging academic conversations and speaking skills.

Part III: 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, complete Canvas coursework, and share their Civic Learning Project plan will learn an OC Civic Learning Certificate and a book about classroom applications.

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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​