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Common Core Workshops and Institutes

Common Core Workshop: Using Maps to Promote Inquiry
April 22, 2015 - 4-6pm                                                 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

Bowers Educators Open House
May 20th 3:30-7:00
We will tour the Adams, Curtis, and Weston: Photographers of the American West exhibition as well as the permanent collection to identify themes relevant for your classroom instruction. The History Project will work with teachers to consider how to best use photographs as sources for the k-12 classroom.
Location: Bowers Museum      Cost: Free
To register, contact Julie Custer at JCuster@bowers.org

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.

Common Core and World History
June 23-25 and Fall 2015                     Grades 6, 7, and 10
This institute will provide teachers with content knowledge in world history and allow teachers to plan with grade-level colleagues to implement an inquiry-based approach to their curriculum. The institute will bring world history teachers together to learn about inquiry-based instruction, formative and summative assessment, and how to best support English Learner students. Teachers will also participate grade-level historical content presentations by leading historians. Working in grade-level groups, teachers will receive model lessons, learn strategies, and have time for planning to support instruction in history content and Common Core literacy skills.  Teachers will have an opportunity to follow-up with colleagues and teacher leaders to reflect on implementation and consider next steps in fall 2015.
Location: CSU Long Beach                             Cost: $500
To register, contact the person below for the appropriate grade level:
6th grade—Emma Hipolito  hipolito@gseis.ucla.edu
7th grade—Nicole Gilbertson gilbertn@uci.edu
10th grade—Dave Neumann Dave.Neumann@csulb.edu

Common Core Writing in the History Classroom
 June 29-July 2, 2015                           Grades: 6-12
Our institute will provide teachers with comprehensive instruction to teach Common Core writing. Each day will include presentations on a specific type of writing: summary, cause and effect, document-based questions, and compare and contrast. Teachers will receive sample lessons, scaffolds for reading and writing instruction, and support for English Learner students. An important component of each day will include time for teachers to work with colleagues on implementation. Teachers will see models of student work, lessons, and rubrics, as well as receive a copy of Teaching Writing: Planning and Implementing a Standards-based Program.
Location: UCI Cost: $550    To register email gilbertn@uci.edu

Teaching and Assessing in Medieval World History
July 14-16, fall and winter follow-up and support      Grade: 7
This summer institute will provide teachers an opportunity to plan Common Core lessons and assessments. Teachers will work with program leaders and colleagues to develop model Performance-based Tasks aligned to their curriculum. Along with time to develop the assessments, teachers will receive instruction in reading and writing with historical evidence. Working in teams, teachers will receive model lessons, learn strategies, and have time for planning to support instruction in history content and Common Core literacy skills. In addition, teachers will be able to implement the History Blueprint: Medieval World curriculum and receive a content presentation by history faculty.   During the academic year, teachers will have an opportunity to follow-up with colleagues to reflect on implementation, learn additional strategies to support instruction, and consider next steps.
Location: San Diego County Office of Education        
Cost: $600 per teacher in a team, $700 per individual teacher
To register visit http://sdcoe.k12oms.org/1014-94505

1968 Exhibition Workshop @ the Bowers Museum
August 6                                  Grade: 11
This workshop will offer an opportunity to explore and tour the 1968 exhibition (http://the1968exhibit.org/). Teachers will also participate in a content presentation by UCI history faculty, receive teaching materials, and have time to consider curriculum implementation.
Cost: $125                               Location: Bowers Museum
To register email gilbertn@uci.edu