Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies
        Bringing Social Studies to Teachers in the Inland Empire

              A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate


    Bringing Social Studies to


A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate                          


IECSS offers information about quarterly H-SS Network meetings, the annual Teachers of Excellence Awards Dinner and other events in which the Council is an affiliate or co-sponsor.  These events have a regional focus and are designed with social studies teachers in Riverside, San Bernardino, and eastern Los Angeles Counties in mind. Other regional and state events are listed in the News section of the website. Please join your colleagues for learning and fellowship.

Upcoming events

    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 AM
    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 PM
    • Riverside County Office of Education Conference Center

    Nominations Now Open for
    H-SS Teachers of Excellence 2017

    To Be Honored at the
    History-Social Science Educators of Excellence
    Annual Dinner

    December 7, 2017
    Riverside County Office of Education
    5:30 - 7:30 pm

    Recognize the achievements of outstanding social studies educators and the value of this work for the entire community. 

    Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies, Riverside County Office of Education, and San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

    Invite you to nominate an outstanding educator to receive the 2017 History-Social Science Educator of Excellence Award

     Someone who . . .

    • Inspires students to perform at high levels and show good citizenship,
    • Uses creative strategies to fully engage students,
    • Demonstrates broad content knowledge,
    • Promotes advanced social-science thinking,
    • Shows leadership beyond school, helping students participate in opportunities such as History Day, living history, service learning, or Mock Trials, and
    • Is a recognized team player.

    Who Can Nominate a Teacher of Excellence?
    Administrators, department chairs and team leaders, fellow teachers, or project leads may submit the paperwork to acknowledge a social studies educator with whose work they are familiar. It is important to compete the paperwork with examples and anecdotes of how this educator fulfills the characteristics above. These will be shared with the audience at the Awards event. All with complete files that address the above characteristics will be honored. We recommend that nominators, administrators, colleagues, and family of the awardees attend the Awards Dinner to join in the celebration of Excellence.

    Nominations must be received by November 1, 2017.

    Awardees will be notified by November 15, 2017.

    Teachers of Excellence will be honored at the Awards Banquet at the Riverside County Office of Education Conference Center December 7, 2017.

    Educators who have received this award in the past three years are not eligible for the 2017 award.

    To submit a nomination, please download and complete the attached form

    IECSS--Awards nomination form 2017(1).pdf 

    Email completed form to:
    Or mail to: Nancy Noble, IECSS President
    c/o Hook Jr. High School
    15000 Hook Blvd. Victorville, CA  92394

    Questions: (760) 955-3360, ext. 43244

    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBA

    HOLD THE DATE - September 30, 2017
    History-Social Science Networking Meeting

    The Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies invites new teachers to come to this session designed set up teacher mentor networks. We want to support new teachers and strengthen the teaching of H-SS by working together in grade level/subject area networks of new educators and teacher leaders. 

     Join us in developing a plan that will work for you in today's over-the-top busy teaching day.

    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Pickwick Gardens, 1001 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506

    Southern California Social Science Association
    invites IECSS teachers to ...
    Our Time is Now:
    SCSSA Annual Fall Conference 2017
    October 7, 2017
    Pickwick Gardens 
    1001 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506
    Register at

    We welcome keynote speaker and renowned author, Dr. Keith C. Barton.

    His pinnacle book,Teaching History for the Common Good, proves to be of great significance and relevance today as we face changes in the world characterized by new levels of complexity and contradiction.  How do we prepare our youngest citizens to adapt and respond? How do we prepare them to participate in a pluralistic democracy? Come hear this dynamic speaker, collaborate, and network with peers and teacher leaders. We have work to do! Our time is now.

    Receive a copy of Teaching History for the Common Good with your registration! 
    ​Breakfast and Lunch also included.

    Download and share the flier
    SCSSA Ad v2.pdf

Past events

06 Sep 2017 Dueling Narratives of U.S. Relations with Iran
24 Aug 2017 North Korea's Military Challenges - Does the World Have a Good Response?
28 Jul 2017 Better Together: CA Teachers Summit
27 Jun 2017 Understanding Global Issues: Conflict and Peace.
26 Jun 2017 Great Decisions Teacher Training Institute
22 Jun 2017 NAFTA Is It Good or Bad for America?
06 Jun 2017 Information Session for Future History Teachers
15 May 2017 Re-Envisioning Refugees: Empowerment Through Education
13 Apr 2017 Imagineer Your Lessons
24 Mar 2017 An Exploration in History & Social Science: A 21st Century Shift
09 Mar 2017 Anticipating Russia’s Next Move: Can We Tame Putin’s Overreach and Avoid Conflict?
02 Mar 2017 History-Social Science Framework Rollouts
21 Jan 2017 Jamboree 2017 - Meet the New H-SS Framework
12 Nov 2016 Women in Archaeology - Archaeology Discoervy Weekend
10 Nov 2016 Educators of Excellence Awards Dinner
22 Oct 2016 Model UN Conference
18 Oct 2016 CHINA TOWN HALL - Local Connections, National Reflections
24 Sep 2016 Successful Assessment Rubrics - The Mark of Good Teaching
01 Sep 2016 WAC Inland Southern California Welcomes Chief Consul of Mexico in San Bernardino Salomón Rosas Ramírez
28 Jun 2016 Project-Based Learning (PBL) for Creating a Global Classroom
13 Jun 2016 IECSS Planning Meeting
07 Jun 2016 Afghanistan: Peace Caught in the Crosshairs
21 May 2016 Model UN Conference
17 May 2016 U.S. – Cuban Relations: Are the Two Nations Ready for a Meaningful Change?
03 May 2016 Climate Change Geopolitics – It’s Happening but How Much Should Be Done & at What Cost?
28 Apr 2016 Dinosaurs of the Lost Continent
16 Apr 2016 Globalizing Your Classroom
12 Apr 2016 United Nations at 70 - New Goals for Development and a New Leader
05 Apr 2016 Discuss the World with Great Decisions 2016
04 Mar 2016 55th Annual CCSS Conference - Social Studies at the Crest
22 Feb 2016 The Empress of the Blues - - Movie & Discussion for Black History Month
16 Feb 2016 Selma - Movie & Discussion for Black History Month
25 Jan 2016 Tour of Patton State Hospital Museum
03 Dec 2015 "Oh, the Places You'll Go," featuring Emily Schell: Educators of Excellence Annual Awards Dinner
18 Nov 2015 Portrait of Turkey - Turkish Culture Day
26 Oct 2015 History-Social Science Network Meeting
29 Sep 2015 Starting a Great Decisions Discussion Group - Ideas, Resources, and Models to Make It Easy and Fun
20 Jun 2015 Living History Adventure on the High Seas
04 Jun 2015 Silver and Silk: Diversity and Resilience Among China's Ethnic Minorities - Opening Reception
27 Apr 2015 3Es of Technology in the Social Studies Classroom - Easy * Engaging * Educational
06 Mar 2015 Bridges to the Future: 54th Annual CCSS Conference
28 Feb 2015 Spotlight on Turkey
31 Jan 2015 Jamboree 2015....History-Social Studies + Common Core
04 Dec 2014 Time Travel with Amy Tyson - Educators of Excellence Annual Awards Dinner
01 Dec 2014 China’s Foreign Policy and the American Response
03 Nov 2014 U.S. Trade Policy – How Do Trade Agreements Impact the Economy?
27 Oct 2014 Food Security and Climate Change
06 Oct 2014 Islamic Awakening - Is U.S. Policy Adapting Successfully to Recent Political Changes?
29 Sep 2014 Israel and U.S. Foreign Policy
20 Sep 2014 Three County Constitution Day!
05 Jun 2014 IECSS Program Planning
28 Apr 2014 H-SS Network Meeting & Tour of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine
03 Feb 2014 H-SS Network Share-a-thon
29 Jan 2014 What Are the Most Important Things Students Need to Learn About Islam and Muslim Societies in Today’s World?
05 Dec 2013 Teach Like a Pirate! Featuring Dave Burgess: Educators of Excellence Annual Awards Dinner
28 Oct 2013 H-SS Network Meeting - Geography to the Core
30 Sep 2013 COMING SOON! Common Core Success through Technology: Social Studies Inquiry and Investigations
15 Apr 2013 H-SS Network Meeting
12 Mar 2013 Missed CCSS? See Highlights Virtually
28 Jan 2013 Inland Empire H-SS Network – Special Session on Social Studies and the Common Core
29 Nov 2012 Making Powerful Connections - Awards Dinner Honoring Social Studies Teachers of Excellence
15 Oct 2012 H-SS Network Meeting
08 Sep 2012 Constitution Day and H-SS Network Meeting
25 Jun 2012 An Introduction to California's Common Core State Standards for Science and History-Social Science
16 Apr 2012 H-SS Network Meeting
02 Mar 2012 CCSS Annual Conference
30 Jan 2012 H-SS Network Meeting
01 Jun 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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