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Upcoming Events


Strategies for Creating a Positive and Reflective Classroom Environment

Date | August 24, 2021

Time | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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The Orange County Department of Education, in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, is proud to announce a webinar to help teachers, including school and district leaders, develop a positive and reflective classroom culture helping students feel valued, seen, and heard. In this webinar, educators will explore creating safe spaces through a focus on community. Participants will consider multiple strategies for creating the space for reflection, including the reflection needed to understand current events. Participants will identify the importance of listening and story-telling in exploring identity and building community, as well as discover specific strategies for bringing diverse experiences and perspective into the classroom.

​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 Teacher Training​

Dat​e | September 15, 2021

Time | 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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​NHD-OC is hosting a Teacher Training for those interested in becoming NHD-OC Coaches and for current Coaches. The Teacher Training will review last year's contest and provide updates to the program and the contest for 2022. This training is mandatory for participation in this year's contest.​

NHD-OC and the State Seal of Civic Engagement

Date | September 22, 2021

Time | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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The Orange County Department of Education is proud to announce a webinar presentation
on supporting California's State Seal of Civic Engagement through National History Day
(NHD). In this webinar, educators, including school and district leaders, will learn about the
ways that the State Seal of Civic Engagement indicators align with NHD. Attendees will access resources for implementation of NHD as a civic action project.

​​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.

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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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