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Professional Development IS available for history-social studies educators. California Council for the Social Studies is the prime source of PD for all branches of social studies, and that is in March. National Council for the Social Studies is an amazing conference for teachers across the nation and will be in CA in 2018. That is a fall conference.

What about locally and at home?


San Joaquin Valley Council for the Social Studies (SJVCSS) meets regularly and schedules tours across the county. We had a teacher meet-up in Visalia which inspired all of us. We will be scheduling more of these. Tulare County Office of Education has a broad assortment of Common Core Social Studies Professional Development (PD), that your district would approve.

But have you considered a webinar?

Here at SJVCSS central, we get notices all the time - opportunities for teachers to educated themselves with top experts across the country. This one  from the Library of Congress caught my eye scheduled December 7 at 4:00 EST, 7:00 PST.

Join Us For Books Go To War: Armed Services Editions in WWII

Join reference specialist Abby Yochelson, of the Library of Congress Humanities and Social Sciences Division, as she discusses “Books Go to War: Armed Services Editions in World War II” based on the Library’s America Reads exhibition.

When the United States entered World War II in 1941, it opposed nations that had banned and burned books. In 1943, the Council on Books in Wartime, working with the War Department, began distributing pocket-sized volumes to every theater of war. Approximately 123 million copies of 1,300 titles in every genre were printed and distributed. The program rescued from obscurity such now-classic books as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn became a national favorite.

Today, the books are loved by collectors, and the Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division has the only complete set. Join us to learn more about this fascinating collection. Register here .

Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

Attend a webinar on your own or with friends


Have your considered having your own meet-up and inviting us? SJVCSS members are all over the Central Valley. If you email us at sjvcss@gmail.com and send us the info, we can create a simple flyer and share it with our Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter followers and our paid CCSS members by email.

Does your principal want you to be a better social studies teacher?

Of course!

Does the school or district have money to bring big speakers to you?

No, they don't, so if you can substitute something else that would meet all of their needs including Common Core, will they support you? You'll never know until you ask. If you want Professional Development that makes sense for YOU, sometimes you have to take an active role to find it. And we can help.

SJVCSS is here to help meet your professional development needs in social studies.

Please help get the word out about the LOC webinar and share this post on your timeline and to your groups. Thanks! 🙂

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