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Upcoming Events

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Celebrating Democracy in the OC: Articulating Civic Engagement K-12​​

Date April 22, 2021

Time | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

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The Orange County Department of Education is proud to announce the upcoming virtual Civic Learning Partnership event Celebrating Democracy in the OC: Articulating Civic Engagement K-12. Many OC schools have earned Civic Learning Awards and recognition as Democracy Schools. Currently, many districts are developing pathways for students to earn the State Seal of Civic Engagement. During this event, districts will showcase the civic participation of OC students, and participants will access resources highlighting development and implementation of civic projects. Orange County teachers, educational leaders, community members, and business partners are invited to collaborate around waysto develop civic skills for all students K-12.​​

​​​Choices in Little Rock from Facing History and Ourselves

Dates | April 21 and April 28, 2021

Time | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Cost | $100 per individual

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​In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs when they attempted to enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The desegregation of Central High following Brown v. Board of Education ignited a crisis that historian Taylor Branch has described as “the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War."

This online workshop includes two hour-and-a-half synchronous meetings, with opportunities of asynchronous learning in between. It will introduce participants to the Choices in Little Rock unit and help prepare them to teach this unit in their classrooms. They will engage directly with unit materials, explore teaching strategies appropriate for this content, and reflect on ways to adapt and expand on this content with your students.

The first 20 teachers from San Diego, Orange, and Imperial Counties to register will have their registration fees waived and will receive a FREE hardcopy of the Choices in Little Rock book.

​Financial Empowerment For K-12 Teachers: Building Knowledge and Confidence in Personal Finance

Dates | April 9 and April 10

Time | 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost | FREE

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​Build your personal finance literacy; learn how to advocate for personal finance education. An informative, engaging program for teachers to gain a deeper understanding of their own personal finances, thus making them more confident to share financial literacy concepts in their classrooms. Participants will receive $150 to attend both days.​

​​​Exploring the Environment of Civic Action

Dates | March 23 and April 27, 2021

Time | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Cost | FREE

AudienceTeachers, K-5

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​​​The San Diego County Office of Education is pleased to partner with the Orange County Department of Education and the California Global Education Project on this two-part, web-based workshop. Participating teachers will learn about the History-Social Science Framework, and the environmental principles and concepts embedded within. Participants will receive lesson plans and materials focusing on environmental literacy, and they will have time to collaborate to adapt the lesson plans to their own classrooms. After implementing the lessons, they will meet again to discuss how the lessons went and share ideas for how the lessons might be implemented in the future. 

Orange County Social Science Administrators (OCSSA)

Dates | March 23, 2021

Time | 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

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​The OCSSA network is a forum for 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.​

​​​State Seal of Civic Engagement District Collaboration

Date | March 2, 2021

Time | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

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​The Orange County Department of Education, in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education, is proud to announce our second live webinar supporting California's State Seal of Civic Engagement. In this webinar, educators, including school and district leaders, will collaborate around the State Seal of Civic Engagement indicators. Attendees will discuss ideas related to local criteria and resources for implementation.

History-Social Science Community of Practice

Day 3 - Follow-up, February 25, 2021​ | 4 to 5 p.m.

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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 Scholar Series

D​ateFebruary 24, 2021​

Time4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

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​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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