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Workshop: History/Social Science Professional Learning Community (LA)

Details

Session 1

Date: October 18, 2018
Time: 8:30-12:00
Where: Harvard-Westlake Middle School (map)

Session 2

Date: December 12, 2018
Time: 8:30-12:00
Where: Windward School (map)

Session 3

Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 8:30-12:00
Where: Harvard-Westlake Middle School (map)

Session 4

Date: April 11, 2019
Time: 8:30-12:00
Where: Windward School (map)

Fee: $1050 Members; ($1575 Non-members)

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History/Social Science Professional Learning Community (LA)

Educators who are building a professional learning community recognize that they must work together to achieve their collective purpose of learning for all.

The powerful collaboration that characterizes professional learning communities is a systematic process in which teachers work together to analyze and improve their classroom practice. Teachers work in teams, engaging in an ongoing cycle of questions that promote deep team learning. This process, in turn, leads to higher levels of student achievement.  (ASCD 2014)

This year-long professional learning community will allow history teachers to explore how we expand and diversify our understanding of what it means to teach history. Building connections with the social sciences more broadly, we will explore how our classrooms can be student-centered and intellectually-rich environments focused on developing important critical thinking and communication skills.

By working together on pedagogy and curriculum, we will also build a network of collaboration and support. The focus will be on building the capacity of the group to problem-solve together, using the participants’ own curricular plans/resources and, when available, student data to analyze what works in the classroom and to identify best-practices and proven strategies.

Topics may include an exploration of historical thinking skills, the balance between content and skills, best practices for the use of primary and secondary sources, project- and problem-based learning, research and analytical writing, assessments, and strategies for working within the framework of the AP curriculum.

This program is aimed at middle and upper school teachers.  

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Facilitators

Matthew Cutler

Matthew Cutler

Matthew Cutler has taught history for the last fourteen years at Harvard-Westlake Middle School, an independent co-ed school for grades 7-12 in Los Angeles. Although he now serves as a member of the academic dean team at Harvard-Westlake, Matthew was chair of the Middle School history department between 2013 and 2017. Besides his work at Harvard-Westlake, Matthew also serves as an adjunct assistant professor of history at Los Angeles Valley College.
Daniel Gutierrez

Daniel Gutierrez

Daniel Gutierrez began his secondary teaching career at Windward School in 2008. He's taught AP European History, World History, Human Geography, Economics, and a senior research seminar on Latin America. He currently serves as Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Daniel received his B.A. in History from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.A. in History from Harvard University.
Helen Mendoza

Helen Mendoza

Helen Mendoza has taught history for the last fourteen years at Marlborough School, an independent girls school for grades 7-12 in Los Angeles. Along with teaching history, she is currently the Dean of Faculty at Marlborough and has also served as a Student Dean for the Middle School grades. Helen received her M.A. in History from the University of Birmingham, U.K. and has her Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education from the University of Bristol, U.K.
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