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Introduction to the CA History-Social Science Framework

***This is the same workshop offered last school year. Please choose only one date option as they will be the same information both in November and February.


UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project's (UCBHSSP) will introduce participants to the new History-Social Science framework, which was adopted in July 2016. A central aspect of both efforts is to support teaches in developing inquiry-driven courses that integrate the H-SS Standards (content and historical analysis) and Common Core Standards for Literacy in History while integrating ELD instructional models.


UCBHSSP staff will provide a one-day orientation to the History-Social Science Framework, based on their vast experience working with teachers on integrating new approaches to learning.


Participating teachers will be introduced to:



  • Major shifts in history-social science instruction as is outliend by the frameworks

  • Ways to revise existing courses so they align

  • Examples of Best Practices adn Examples in Instruction.


The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project seeks to bridge the academy and K-12 communities to help teachers strengthen their instructional practice and provide equitable educational opportunities to all students, through a model of learning, practicing, and doing. Through institutes, workshops and seminars, and site-based coaching, UCBHSSP facilitators work with teachers to grow their practice. Their professional development approach includes models and trainings for differentiating instruction to access history, with a specific focus on supporting English learners and low level literacy students.


                        Targeted Audience: Administrators, Coaches, Teachers, & Paraprofessionals


                                                                Cost: $110 per participant 


                                                          Materials and Lunch will be provided


                               Registration fees are non refundable unless a session is canceled.


1. To pay by check or purchase order: Click on Register. To complete your registration, enter the information required in the fields provided and select the offline payment method of your choice from the "Payment Method" menu.



  • Please make checks payable to: Contra Costa County Office of Education

  • Please mail checks to: CCCOE, attention: Christen Schwartz
    77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


2. To pay by credit card: click on the Register button and follow the instructions provided. 


For registration information please contact:
Danielle Low, Administrative Assistant
dlow@cccoe.k12.ca.us
or call (925) 942-3356