The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project believes that all students deserve high-quality education.
UCBHSSP 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.
Our customized professional development programs respond to the needs of school sites in order to strengthen teacher capacity and increase student discipline-specific literacy and thinking as well as content knowledge. Through institutes, workshops and seminars, and site-based coaching, UCBHSSP facilitators work with teachers to grow their practice. Our 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. This approach is designed through collaboration among university faculty, teacher practitioners, and literacy specialists.