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Common Core Workshops and Institutes

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 here:

You will be notified if you are accepted by April 1.

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