Past Events

Dynamic Technology: Tools for History Research Projects

Research papers & projects are a staple in many history classrooms - and now specifically required by the Common Core Standards. Join us to learn how to use collaborative online technologies that drive student success with reading and analysis skills as well as the research and writing process.

Learn more about our collaboration with tech specialist Devin Hess.

Implementing the Common Core (Advanced)

Take your knowledge of literacy strategies to the next level and develop your skills as a teacher leader! This will be a collaborative institute led by Director of Teacher Development Phyllis Goldsmith. Participants will refine an existing lesson and lead a workshop among institute participants. Previous attendance at our programming and familiarity with our strategies is required. Free for accepted applicants.

Institute focus:

Structured Academic Discussions: Developing Arguments in the American Government Class.

Abstract: Participate in a simulation of a classroom discussion which uses language frames to support all students in developing and presenting arguments concerning students' legal rights in an American Government course.

Objectives: This workshop will present instructional strategies and a model of how teachers can provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of civics while sharpening their critical thinking and analysis skills through presentation of claims from evidence, and provide feedback to their peers.

Created Equal Film & Scholar Series - Freedom Riders

Join us for the final installment of our Created Equal film and Scholar Series at the Oakland Museum of California.

UC Berkeley African American Studies Professor Leigh Raiford, author of Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle, will provide historical and cultural framing for the film and lead the public conversation. Allparticipants will have free admission to the museum and are invited to enjoy the Friday Night at the Museum events.

Sites of Encounter in the Medieval World (History Blueprint) - FULL

Join us at UC Berkeley for an all-day workshop featuring the Medieval History Blueprint, one of three innovative and comprehensive curricula designed by the California History-Social Science Project and California teachers. UCBHSSP teacher leader John Muller, who authored one of the lessons, will walk teachers through discrete pieces of the lesson. Register here.

The History Blueprint units feature:

  • Common Core aligned strategies

Technology and the Common Core

The internet provides countless resources to students but also introduces confusion, overloads and distractions. We’ll explore how to use UCBHSSP writing strategies in combination with collaborative online technologies to drive student success with the research process, including reading and writing strategies. Required: laptop and comfort with the internet and computers. Cost: $100/person.

Register today!

Implementing the Common Core

Join us for this intensive working institute! Participants will gain a toolbox of strategies to address the Common Core Standards and drive student achievement. This institute is designed for educators familiarizing themselves to UCBHSSP strategies and the Common Core. The institute features low instructor to participant ratio, History, English, and Science strands, and participants receive a copy of Access for All Learners and a set of literacy strategies for the classroom. We'll meet from 8:30am to 4:30pm each day.


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