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

    • 02 Mar 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 02 May 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • March 2 - DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento, May 2 LACOE, May 4, Tulare COE

    History-Social Science Framework Rollouts
    Spring 2017

    California History-Social Science Framework Rollout Events
    Join local teachers, administrators, and teacher educators to learn about the newly adopted California’s History-Social Science Framework. These roll-out events are the result of collaboration between the California Department of Education (CDE), the State Board of Education (SBE), the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA), in partnership with the California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP).

    ALL Rollout Events listed below include include continental breakfast, lunch, materials and workshop sessions on the following topics:
    US History (for 5th, 8th, and 11th grade teachers)
    World History (for 6th, 7th, and 10th grade teachers)

    • K-5 Inquiry
    • 6-12 Inquiry
    • K-5 Literacy
    • 6-12 Literacy
    • Economics
    • Grades K-12 Civics / Citizenship
    • Grades K-12 Geography
    • Grades K-12 Environmental Literacy
    • Ethnic Studies
    • Professional Learning in History-Social Science
    • Assessment in History-Social Science
    • Access & Equity
    • Administrator Session

    Rollout Events hosted by California County Offices of Education at $125 per participant are listed below.

    March 2, 2017
    California Council for the Social Studies Pre-Conference Event
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Sacramento

    May 2, 2017
    Los Angeles County Office of Education

    May 4, 2017
    Tulare County Office of Education

    Learn more and register at:

    • 13 Apr 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Jurupa Middle School, 8700 Galena St., Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

    Imagineer Your Lessons

    Jurupa Valley Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Kevin Roughton

    April 13, 2017

    5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Take a page from the playbook of the happiest place in the world. Back by popular demand, award winning educator Kevin Roughton invites you to plan a lesson with him with the goal of learning plus deep engagement.

    Jurupa Middle School
    8700 Galena St.
    Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

    Space is limited: Register by April 10, 2017

    Download and share the program flier with colleagues.
    IECSS--Kevin Roughtondraft April 13.pdf

    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 30 Jun 2017
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • New York City

    Great Decisions Teacher Training Institute 2017
    Foreign Policy Association

    Prepare your students for the complicated world they are inheriting by introducing the Great Decisions discussion program featuring briefing books on 8 top foreign policy issues each year. 

    The Foreign Policy Association seeks high school teachers with demonstrated commitment to international education to take part in its annual Great Decisions Teacher Training Institute.  Teachers chosen will reflect diverse geographic and demographic high schools from around the continent and will be chosen on a competitive basis.  Join us for three days of:

    • Strengthening skills in teaching global affairs
    • Exploring ways to expand international studies in the classroom
    • Building professional support networks
    • Developing International Studies curricula

    High school educators accepted to the Institute pay no fee for the program, accommodations, or meals.**

    Participants will also receive a reimbursement of up to $300 for travel expenses.

    Space is limited and applicants are chosen on a highly competitive basis. Please give as much detail as possible in your answers.


    Application Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017

    Applicants will be notified by Friday, May 5, 2017

Past events

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?
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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