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The Santa Clara County of Education (SCCOE) is Committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
A premier service organization.
Fostering respectful, supportive, and inclusive work environments within and across branches, departments, clusters, and sites.
Welcome to the Santa Clara County History-Social Science & Civic Engagement Program!
Our mission is to provide instructional and other services to improve understanding of economics, geography, world and United States History, and Government, as well as to instill the skills and dispositions of civic learning and participation. We seek to move history-social science education beyond the rote memorization of facts by engaging students in the inquiry of documents and images and engaging with non-fiction text.
Customized professional development services for schools upon demand for all areas of history-social science.
Professional development for choosing and implementing adopted textbooks.
Colonial Williamsburg Teachers Institute
Professional development to assist schools in beginning or continuing the following student competitions sponsored by SCCOE
Curious to know what is new for you in History with the Framework? The State Board of Education, The University of California’s California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP), and the SCCOE are working together to support teachers, administrators, and districts with how to utilize the HSS Framework over time to “design, implement, and maintain a coherent course of study, to teach content, develop inquiry-based critical thinking skills, improve reading comprehension and expository writing ability, and promote an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry in history and the related social sciences.”(HSS Framework Intro pg1).
The documents available to download here will help answer some of the questions you may be having at the moment.
Offered in partnership with the California History–Social Science Project (CHSSP) and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA), these one-day conferences provide a full-day examination of the instructional shifts, updated and expanded content, aligning history–social science instruction with the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework, and inquiry-based instruction across grade levels.
Check out Nancy McTygue's (CHSSP Executive Director) posting:
What You Need to Know about California’s New History-Social Science Framework.