Upcoming Events

Professional Development &

Professional Learning Opportunities

FAIR Education Act: Implications on Classroom Culture and Practice (Two-Days, $100), see attached Flyers

October 10, 2019 and February 13, 2020 OR October 16, 2019 and March 31, 2020                                       The purpose of this professional learning is to understand how to make the classroom a Safe Space with inclusive History/Social Science content for all students. The secondary opportunity is focused on United States History content for grades 8, 11 and 12, and is a best fit for United States history teachers. The elementary opportunity is a best fit for grades K-5 and will include lists of picture books with inclusive content at each grade level.

Community of Practice (Four-Days, FREE), See attached flyer

December 3, 2019 (NEW TO COHORT ONLY), January 28, 2020, February 25, 2020, and March 5, 2020  This year’s CoP will continue its emphasis on inquiry with an in-depth focus on content understanding, literacy, historical/critical thinking and assessment. The content focus will be environmental literacy and fits nicely into History/Social Science Courses, K-12. The opportunity is a best fit for History/Social Science teacher leaders, in formal or informal leadership positions, at the elementary and secondary levels.

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Civic Learning Boot Camp (One-Day, $100), See attached flyer

May 21, 2020, 8:00am – 3:00pm                                                                                                                                 The purpose of this professional learning is to understand how to earn a Civic Learning Award. The opportunity is a best fit for K-12 History/Social Science teachers who implement a research project that they would like to refine.


If you would like to be added to our contact list for news and updates, please send your request to History-socialscience@ocde.us

For additional information, please contact:

Marika Manos, History-Social Science Coordinator        

Orange County Department of Education 

(714) 966-4321    


Learn about OCDE's professional learning opportunities: http://www.ocde.us/PLO/Pages/default.aspx