Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies
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A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate                          

Meet the New H-SS Coordinator at California Department of Education

13 May 2013 9:20 AM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

Stacey Greer has recently joined the California Department of Education (CDE) as a consultant for history-social science (HSS) and secondary literacy in the Professional Learning Support Division. Stacey has been a social studies educator for eighteen years, having taught middle school and high school before focusing on professional development as a program coordinator and Teaching American History Project Director for the UC Davis site of the California History-Social Science Project.


One of Stacey's main tasks is supporting her office's work on the CDE's Common Core Professional Learning Modules. These free, online modules provide information, videos, and models of how to implement the Common Core State Standards into classroom instruction. The office has already published the first four of these modules: an overview, the "English Language Arts: Reading Informational Text," and two mathematics modules. Later this spring the office will publish the "English Language Arts: Writing to Inform, Argue, and Analyze" module. Stacey is working with Los Angeles County Office of Education on the Content Literacy in History/Social Studies, Kindergarten through Grade Five, which will be followed by a similar module for grades six through twelve. To find the modules, visit the Brokers of Expertise Web site .


Stacey also contributes to the CDE's participation in the Secondary Literacy Partnership. This past year the partnership hosted a series of free online webinars "Transitioning to the California Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects." The four webinars are archived at Schools Moving Up. The partnership is planning another series of webinars for 2013-2014 as well as a one-day Secondary Literacy Summit to be held on October 25th at the San Diego County Office of Education.


As the consultant for HSS, Stacey wants to learn about all of the important work being done by social studies organizations and teachers across the state. She hopes to be a resource to the whole social studies community by connecting educators with resources and professional learning opportunities. She manages the Department's HSS professional learning Web pages and has just created a listserv to share new HSS resources and professional learning opportunities with the field. To subscribe, send an email to If you have any news to share or questions about social studies in California, please contact Stacey by e-mail at or by phone at 916-323-5818.

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