Spring Professional Learning Days!

Advancing SDUHSD Social Science Professional Practice

Pertinent Details

This season's Professional Learning is centered around subject-specific teams and is designed to advance our teaching in practical ways. Each day is centered around working in collaboration with teachers at the same level.


All workshops are held at Canyon Crest Academy, in the Learning Commons Annex.

Canyon Crest Academy is at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA, 92130


Workshops begin at 8:00 AM. To avoid the worst of the morning drop-off, we advise arriving between 7:30 AM and 7:45 AM. Workshops end at 2:30 PM. Lunch is on your own.

Professional Learning Dates

Middle School World History: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

High School World History, Gov/Econ, Electives: Thursday, March 24, 2016

High School U.S. History: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Middle School U.S. History: Thursday, April 14, 2016

Planned Activities

7:45-8:00 AM: Get Together and Mingle

This time is set aside for arriving, greeting our colleagues from other sites, and getting settled.

8:00-8:10 AM: Welcome and Announcements

Kick-off of our day; introduce our new coordinator, Tracy Bryant

8:10-9:25 AM: Integrated ELD with Staci Ortiz and Friends!

Staci and Friends will introduce upgrades to monitoring documents, solidify navigation of the ELD Standards landscape, and introduce interactive strategies to use with all learners.

9:25-9:40 AM: Break

This is where we, well, break.

9:40-11:40 AM: Active Learning Strategies in Social Science

Literacy expectations and the introduction of a new Framework are bringing changes to our field. Teachers will learn of field-related options that can be used with an upcoming unit, followed by subject-alike collaboration. Subject teams select an option(s) to align to existing ELOs and develop a mini-Unit Guide that can be implemented soon. (Have access to your department's ELOs for this portion.)

11:40 AM-12:40 PM: Lunch (on your own)

Feel free to explore lunch options at the nearby Del Mar Highlands or at restaurants off of Camino del Sur. Lunch options are also available at Panera Bread Company, at Starbucks, and at Trader Joe's, located right across from CCA.

12:40-2:15 PM: Strategic Formative Assessment Strategies, with Guen and Mark

Guen will start this session by highlighting some of the available options for using formative assessments that align well to the Social Science setting. Course alike groups will then collaborate to use their newly planned mini-Unit Guides to develop an assessment (or assessments, if you're so inclined) that can be used for the upcoming unit.

2:15-2:30 PM: Goal Setting for 2016-2017

This brief session will allow our colleagues to provide input and feedback that chairs will use when planning goals and areas of focus for the next school year.

Please bring your own portable electronic device.

Have access to your course ELO docs for the day.