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

DatesJanuary 12, 2021 and  March 23, 2021

Time | 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

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The OCSSA network is a forum Orange County principals, teacher leaders, and coaches to 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.

History-Social Science Community of Practice

Day 3 - January 13, 2021 | 4 to 6 p.m. | Register here​ ​- website.
Day 3 - Follow-up, February 25, 2021​ | 4 to 5 p.m. | Register here​ - website.

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During this year's History/Social Science Community of Practice, teachers study political participation over time and in differing contexts with scholars. In small groups, teachers discuss, implement, and share best practices. Resources developed will help students connect history to the current moment with possible civic applications.

​Ethnic Studies Teacher Leadership Group

DateDecember 9, 2020

Time | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Register here​ - website​.

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Ethnic Studies Teacher Leaders will discuss key strategies and content. During this series, each participant will develop a resource to share with peers in an online course to be developed by OCDE. After submission, teachers will be compensated $500 for their work. To apply, complete this survey by October 14, 2020. As a follow-up, there will be an Ethnic Studies Scholar Series on January 6, January 27, February 10, and February 24, 2021.​

Ethnic Studies Scholar Series

DateJanuary 6, January 27, February 10, and February 24, 2021​

Time4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Register here​ - website.

Download pdf flyer here​.

​Ethnic Studies has been adopted as a graduation requirement by California State Universities and may be a graduation requirement at high schools in many local districts. The purpose of this series is to help educators identify Ethnic Studies approaches and frameworks. Participants will be able to differentiate Ethnic Studies from culturally relevant/responsive practices and multicultural education.​


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