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  • 29 Mar 2020 12:25 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    Covid-19 Spread Prevention Nixed This Year's Celebration of Earth Day 50th at Patiot HS, Jurupa Valley USD
    MAKE EARTH DAY PART OF YOUR ONLINE TEACHING

    This Earth Day event hosted by World Affairs Council Inland SoCal, UCR, CSUSB, LLU, La Sierra, and San Bernardin Com. College List., and Patriot HS was advertised to IECSS because there were lots of ideas from teachers and students to share. The current plan is to postpone the event until April 2021 and celebrate then. Below are a couple of ideas for you to celebrate Earth Day online with your students. 

    Nature Lab - Nature Conservancy Educator Resources
    https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/who-we-are/how-we-work/youth-engagement/nature-lab/
    This site provides Sets of materials for K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 educators. Each lesson in a the set has a video, a teacher guide, and a teacher support video

    Cool Davis  Conservation Checklists for the Cool Home
    https://www.cooldavis.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ChecklistFull_8.5x11_v1.4_07JUNE2019.pdf

    Earth Day Activities
    By Publications International 
    https://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/crafts/holiday-crafts/earth-day-activities.htm
    These activités could be done either at home or school.

    12 Meaningful Earth Day Activities for Every Grade
    https://www.weareteachers.com/meaningful-earth-day-activities/
    These creative and informative teaching ideas were written by educators for specific grade levels marked on each lesson.

  • 21 Nov 2019 9:00 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    California Department of Education
    H-SS Statewide Update November  2019

    The monthly state H-SS Newsletter begins with a legislative update, beginning with the Bill updating the Ethnic Studies course. One of the most important legislative articles is on AB852 relating to the update of curriculum standards. There is information on civic education and lists of professional learning resources and professional development opportunities.

    CDEHSS_Nov_2019.pdf




  • 21 Nov 2019 8:08 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    CDE H/SS Newsletter 
    October 2019

    This newsletter, written by the California Departmentof Education provides updates 

    There are updates to bills introduced during the 2019 Legislative Session. October 13 is the deadline for the Governor’s action. There are three pages listing new curriculum resources, most on civic education, and professional development opportunities.

    https://www.ccss.org/resources/Documents/CDEHSS_Oct_2019Final.pdf

  • 02 Sep 2019 7:11 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    What's Happening in H-SS Statewide?


    Legislation on the following topics are included in th updates.

    Assembly Bill (AB) 331 titled, Pupil instruction: high school graduation requirements: ethnic studies

    AB 493 titled, Teachers: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) pupil resources and training

    AB 1036 titled, Elections: civic outreach and voter engagement

     AB 1393 titled, Pupil instruction: model curriculum: Laotian history and cultural studies 

    AB 852 titled, Pupil instruction: academic content standards

    AB 773 titled, Voter registration: high school pupils, 

    H-SS Content and Teaching Support in the Update:

    Content, Literacy, Inquiry and Citizenship Project (CLIC) website https://californiahss.org/ is up and running. Find lessons/resources for teachers and administrators.

    National Constitution Center announces the creation of a new Interactive Constitution: Classroom Edition Launch date is September 17, 2019.


    There is much more in this edition of the H-SS Update


    SIGNIFICANT DATES/UPCOMING EVENTS 

    September 9 California Admissions Day 

    September 11 Patriot Day 

    September 15 National Hispanic Heritage Month 

    September 17 Constitution and Citizenship Day 

    September 16–27 Voter Education Week 

    September 27 Native American Day 

    Download and Share the Update with Colleagues

  • 30 Jul 2019 10:47 AM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    August 2019 - CDE H-SS Update 
    By Janel Mann, CDE History Social Science Professional Learning
    and Curriculum Resources

    IECSS is proud to share the August CDE H-SS newsletter that is written and distributed by Janet Mann, our H-SS representative at CDE. It will bring you up-to-date on legislation related to H-SS in California schools which includes six H-SS related bills at various stages in the legislative process. There is much that potentially will have significant impact in California's classrooms. Note the changes in student voter registration for one. 

    Other stand outs are the Content, Literacy, Inquiry, and Citizenship (CLIC) Project website https://www.CaliforniaHSS.org and the major change in H-SS instruction embodied in the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/modelcurriculumprojects.asp  Take time to review the new Ethnic Studies curriculum and add your input at the public comment section now open on the CDE website until August 15, 2019.

    There is much more included in the newsletter. It is definitely worth downloading it here:
    CDEHSSaugust2019Final.pdf


  • 06 Jul 2019 5:48 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    CDE H-SS Update 
    By Janel Mann, CDE History Social Science Professional Learning
    and Curriculum Resources

    IECSS is proud to share the July CDE H-SS newsletter. It will bring you up-to-date on legislation related to H-SS in California schools. There is much that potentially will have significant impact in California's classrooms. Note the changes in student voter registration for one. 

    Other stand outs are the Content, Literacy, Inquiry, and Citizenship (CLIC) Project website https://www.CaliforniaHSS.org and updated information on the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/modelcurriculumprojects.asp  Public comment is now open until August 15, 2019.

    There is much more included in the newsletter. It is definitely worth downloading it here:

    CDEHSSjuly2019.pdf

  • 30 Apr 2019 10:15 AM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    CDE H-SS Update for May 2019

    Don't miss this terrific newsletter for May researched and written by Janet Mann from the History-Social Science Professional Learning & Curriculum Resources division at the California Department of Education. The Legislative update is particularly informative and shows how much H-SS is the focus of California's legislators. There is also a rich list of teacher professional development programs across California that a merit taking your time to participate.

    Thank you, Janet, for taking time to make this information available to classroom teachers and Councils for the Social Studies in California! 

    Download and share this newsletter with colleagues at the link below:

    CDEHSSmay2019Final.pdf

  • 02 Mar 2019 9:25 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    California Department of Education
    History-Social Science Update
    March 2019

    Produced monthly by Janel Mann, Consultant for H-SS at the California Department of Education, this informative newsletter has four pages with important information for H-SS teachers and administrators at all grade levels. The topic categories for this issue include:
    1) legislative updates the impact H-SS  2) professional learning resources 3) instructional and other resources, and 4) significant dates. We know this newsletter takes lots of time

    Download the H-SS March Newsletter here and share it with colleagues

    CDEHSSmar2019Final.pdf

  • 19 Feb 2019 3:46 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    Globalization and the Environment 
    A Project-based Approach Workshop for Secondary Teachers

    June 26-28. 2019
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    UC Irvine

    This program, offered with support from the Ten Strands, will allow secondary history teachers to learn more about globalization through an environmental history approach.  Teachers will have the opportunity to develop a culminating project-based unit for their students on the topic of globalization. To engage in this topic, teachers will learn from historians of globalization alitzation consider current issues, and work together to create and implement an inquiry based project. This workshop will be hands-on and will support inquiry and creativity through a technology-based approach.

    Register at: https://tinyurl.com/uci-global

    sponsors

    Ten Strands, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, ELSC, CHSSP

  • 16 Feb 2019 1:25 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    High School Teacher Opportunity - Apply Now

    Great Decisions Training Institute
    June 24-28, 2019

    The Foreign Policy Association (https://www.fpa.org) is seeking high school teachers with demonstrated commitment to international education to take part in its annual Great Decisions Teacher Training Institute in New York City.  Teachers chosen will reflect  geographicly diverse high schools from around the continent and will be chosen on a competitive basis.  Join us for four days of:

    • Strengthening skills in teaching global affairs
    • Exploring ways to expand international studies in the classroom
    • Building professional support networks
    • Developing International Studies curricula

    The 2019 Institute will include: 

    • Introduction to FPA’s current Great Decisions teaching materials and resources 
    • Presentations on teaching global challenges featured in Great Decisions materials 
    • Authoritative briefings on global issues from experts and policymakers
    • Workshops and curriculum development sessions with Master Teachers

    APPLY ONLINE

    at

    https://www.fpa.org/features/index.cfm?act=feature&announcement_id=146

    Applications due: Friday March 29, 2019
    Applicants notified: April 12, 2019







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