Teacher Research Group

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Teacher Responses

Teacher Responses, April 2022


The Teacher Research Group meets monthly during the academic year to discuss research and develop instructional strategies in history-social science education.

The 2022-2023 Teacher Research Group will be led by Devin Hess, who has co-developed the Integrated Action Civics Project with classroom teachers and colleauges at the Santa Clara and San Mateo County Offices of Education.

Over the last decade, the TRG has developed and innovated on a number of discipline-specific reading and writing strategies, which have been shared through UCBHSSP programming and the self-published handbook Access for All Learners. In the last few years, the TRG has explored historical thinking, informed by the work of Peter Seixas; civic discourse and fostering controversial conversations in classrooms informed, in particular, by the research of Diana Hess; and Ethnic Studies pedagogy and justice-oriented history instruction informed by the scholarship of Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales and Chris Martell, to name a few. This year's cohort will work on refining and fully integrating into instruction strategies developed in the Integrated Action Civics Project.

In addition to refining instructional strategies, informed through the examination of student work, fellows practice facilitation and presentation skills in order to lead UCBHSSP programming, present at conferences, and serve as ambassadors for history education at their schools and districts. 

Apply to Participate

This year's cohort will be limited to educators who have familiarity with the Integrated Action Civics Project either through participation in past inquiry groups, summer institutes or workshop series, or collaboration with educators who have been formally introduced to the approach and strategies.

If you would like to be considered for participation for the upcoming year's cohort or future years, please complete an application.  

Thank you so much for all that you have offered: a safe space to reflect and grow.
TRG Participant