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History-Social Science Conference: From Inquiry to Action

The History Social Science Conference focuses on taking inquiry to action.

Join hundreds of local educators excited about the History-Social Science Framework on Feb . 8 at the History-Social Science Conference, and learn how to make an impact that will last a lifetime for your students.

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How can we best prepare our students to become active and engaged members of their local, national, and global communities? During this one-day conference, participants will discuss how, through the process of inquiry, students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to succeed.

Learn from teachers, content specialists, and curriculum experts; discuss hands-on and engaging teaching strategies; and share ideas to support students as they access content, develop critical thinking, and prepare for college, career, and civic life

  • When: Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • Where: San Diego County Office of Education
  • Cost: Register now for the discounted cost of $50! (Rate expires Dec. 31)

This year’s featured speaker is Stanford History-Education Group’s (SHEG) Civic Online Reasoning Project Co-Director Sarah McGrew. McGrew was selected as a 2018 National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellow for her research on her dissertation, Teaching in a Post-Truth Era: Supporting Students to Reason about Online Information. Her research focuses on how students interact with online information and how teachers can help them assess the reliability of sources.

Breakout session topics include:

    • Design Thinking: Moving Students through Inquiry to Action! (Secondary)

    • Excuse Me! I Would Like to ADD to the Discussion! (Elementary)

    • Explore the World with Curiosity: Global Book Bags for K-5 (Elementary)

    • Action Civics with Design Thinking! (Elementary)

    • Students + Strategies = Civic Action! (Elementary and Secondary)

    • Promoting Inquiry in 7th Grade History Through Sites of Encounter (Secondary)

    • Using Technology to Organize and Present Research (Secondary)

2017 Conference Resources

Session materials from the 2017 History-Social Science Conference are available here.

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Matt Hayes