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After School Common Core Workshops

History Blueprint: Cold War
February 24, 2015                   Grades: 10-11
This workshop introduces teachers to an innovative curriculum that combines historical investigation, carefully selected primary sources, activities to strengthen reading and writing, and practice evaluating arguments based on historical evidence.  The day will include a content presentation by a scholar, instruction in the History Blueprint curriculum, and practical examples of Common Core implementation of both reading and writing standards for the history classroom.
Location: San Diego County Office of Education         Cost: $135
To register visit: http://sdcoe.k12oms.org/1014-93414

Common Core Workshop: Using Evidence to Make Claims
March 18, 2015                                               Grades: 6-12
Teachers will consider how to work with students to identify evidence, link evidence to claims, and how to support evidence with analysis. Teachers will receive models for topics under study in the spring.
Location: UCI    Cost: $50      To register email gilbertn@uci.edu

Common Core Workshop: Using Maps to Promote Inquiry
April 22, 2015                                                 Grades: 6-12
Teachers will learn about using maps as both primary and secondary sources along with several lessons and strategies to develop students’ critical thinking skills through the study and analysis of maps.
Location: UCI     Cost: $50     To register email gilbertn@uci.edu
The (Southern) California History-Social Science Project presents
Cold War: Teaching with Primary Sources
from the Library of Congress
May 9th and July 20-July 23                             Grades: 10 -11
Teachers will learn about the many resources on the Library of Congress through hands-on historical investigation activities. Teachers will learn about and implement the History Blueprint: Cold War, a Common Core and content standards-aligned curriculum. Teachers will also increase their content knowledge of the Cold War’s global and domestic impact through readings and presentations by historians. The program kicks-off on May 9th with an overview of the History Blueprint: Cold War curriculum and a content presentation by a leading historian. In July, teachers will receive training to implement strategies to support students to learn history content and academic literacy skills. The program will also include an academic year follow-up meeting in the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016.
Location: CSU Long Beach       Stipend @ program completion
To apply fill out the form at:
You will be notified if you are accepted by April 1.

All of the workshops above take place from 4-6pm.

Full Day Common Core Workshops

Teachers who attend these workshops will learn how to implement the Common Core State Standards in the history classroom. Each session will be organized around a unit question and offer teachers a content presentation from a historian, primary and secondary sources, reading and writing strategies, online resources for student exploration, and time to collaborate with colleagues.

For 6th Grade:
Ancient India - December 2
Mediterranean World - March 4

For 8th Grade:
American West - February 4
Reconstruction - March 19

For 10th Grade:
The end of the Cold War/1989 - January 13

All workshops will be at UCI from 8:45-3:00 each day. Teachers will receive parking, breakfast, and materials, as well as the opportunity to receive UCI Extension Credit. The cost is $125 for each workshop or $300 for all three in the series.

Click here for our registration form. If you have questions, contact Nicole Gilbertson at gilbertn@uci.edu or 949-824-2057.