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Community of Practice: Co-Constructing Ethnic Studies Content

Join UCHSSP's first community of practice specifically for Bay Area Ethnic Studies educators!

4-6pm - 11/29/22, 12/13/22, 1/17/23, and 1/31/23 (on zoom)

During four sessions, participants will co-construct classroom materials that can be used to teach key Ethnic Studies concepts, with a particular focus on identity and the Four I's of Oppression.  Amidst these discussions of injustice and oppression, we will also discuss how instruction must also connect to the concept of critical hope. 

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Teaching English Learners in the History Classroom

This 4 part online series will focus on how to help ELL students gain access to complex texts in history classrooms. Participants will identify the specific challenges within historical text and analytical writing.The series will focus on centering student experiences, developing scaffolds and strategies for historical sources, bridging reading to writing, and helping students communicate their learning. 

3:45-5:15pm - 11/30/22, 1/18/23, 3/1/23, 4/5/23 (on zoom)

Facilitators: Phyllis Goldsmith and Jason Muñiz

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Justice-Oriented Media Literacies via Social Media: New Spaces of Writing and Design

Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 9:30-12:00  (on zoom)

A half day virtual workshop focused on writing skills in social media spaces like TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and other platforms. The event will feature a keynote by Dr. Cherise McBride and a panel of youth and adult content creators.  Educators will consider how each of these creators approach the composition of multimedia texts, best practices in the genre, and the role of argument and play - before trying it out for themselves. Flier


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Integrated Action Civics Workshop Series

Join us for one or all of our Saturday workshop series to learn about the Integrated Action Civics framework and strategies.

12/10, 1/21, 2/18, 3/25, 4/22

9am - 12pm (via zoom)

This Saturday morning series will introduce educators to multiple change-making concepts and strategies that can provide a unique lenses through which to study course content. We'll explore strategies that help students explore their sense of self, understand power and stakeholders, and identify ways that organizers advocated for and brought about change. 

Although this approach is being adopted by Ethnic Studies and History-Social Studies teachers across the K-12 grade range, this workshop series is especially tailored for 6-12 teachers.

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Building Anti-Racist White (history) Educators - paused

Inspired by the work of the BARWE teacher action group in Philadelphia, UCBHSSP hosts monthly meetings to discuss the action taking required to be an anti-racist educator, in the particular context of history classrooms. 


Professional Development for Educators - ongoing

A number of units across campus offer programs in support of the ongoing learning of classroom teachers. Check out this events calendar and share it with your colleagues in other content areas.

Note on Program Accessibility: If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in a UCBHSSP event, please contact Rachel Reinhard at ucbhssp@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

Contact: ucbhssp@berkeley.edu