The Social Studies program provides support to districts and campuses regarding the latest scientific research-based principles for social studies instruction for grades Pre-K through high school.
The Social Studies program also works collaboratively with our regional school districts and post-secondary institutes to offer professional learning opportunities and technical assistance that employ research-based best practices to support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR), College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and national standards.
The program also leads a regional advisory committee in Social Studies. The advisory committee ensures local input, feedback and information provided on federal, state and ESC programs and services
Key components of the Social Studies program include professional development allowing educators to enhance their knowledge in the following areas:
- Content specific trainings in all content areas
- Social Studies K-12 TEKS Overview
- Social Studies Grade 8 Academy
- World Geography End of Course Success
- World History End of Course Success
- U.S. History end of Course Success
- Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and Social Studies
- Project Share On Track Courses
Law Related Education (LRE) is coming...
Law Related Education
Being an American Institute: Exploring the Ideals that Unites Us institute during the summer of 2014
‚ÄĘ June 16-17, 2014, 9am/3pm. Lunch will be provided.
‚ÄĘ Secondary SS teachers
‚ÄĘ This twelve-hour institute is for secondary teachers who would like to explore material which focuses on the significance of America‚Äôs founding documents and civic values, as well as the contributions of great Americans who were committed to these principles and exemplified these values. The Law-Related Education, scholars and consultants will guide educators through the five lessons in the curriculum. Educators will receive a copy of the Being an American: What Unites Us curriculum created by the Bill of Rights Institute, lunch each day, and other Law-Related Education materials which will support the curriculum. See the attached flyer for more information.
‚ÄĘ Cost: Free
‚ÄĘ Event # 15089