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The California History-Social Science Project

Area served: statewide

Contact: Nancy McTygue
University of California
One Shields Ave., 663 Kerr Hall
Davis, CA 95616

Description of Organization:
CAHSSP is research-based, standards-aligned professional development with a special focus on ELs and native speakers with low literacy skills and works with districts and schools in partnership approach based upon a common understanding of our shared problem of supporting teachers with underachieving students.

CAHSSP offers customized professional development in:

  • American History
  • World History
  • Academic Literacy
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Geography

Description of Products and Services Available to Schools:

  • Annually updated professional development programs designed to increase teacher content knowledge, improve pedagogy and develop student academic literacy
  • programs created within the context of the California Framework and History-Social Science Standards
  • programs are customized to meet the needs of individual schools and teachers
  • comprehensive American history professional development program for teachers of grades five, eight and eleven, including scope and sequence workshops, summer institutes, book groups, regional conferences
  • standards-based world history programming for teachers of grades six, seven, and ten including content and literacy institute, school year programs for pre-service and in-service teachers, monthly workshops, summer institutes
  • discipline-specific academic language development approach to history instruction program that provides teachers with a grade-level specific approach to curriculum development and instruction for both English learners and native speakers
  • programs in economics, government and geography as well as programming that focuses primarily on historical content development and pedagogy

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