CHSSP sites are located in departments of history and education at universities across the state. Scholars and K-12 teachers, current and former, collaborate to lead engaging professional development programs for the teachers in their region.
The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project works with history teachers to strengthen their instructional practice in order to provide meaningful and empowering educational opportunities for all students. Staff: Rachel Reinhard, Ph.D., Site Director. Jason Muniz, Devin Hess, Phyllis Goldsmith, and Ricky Aguirre, Program Coordinators.
The UC Irvine History Project provides an institutional framework for collaboration between the UCI History Department and K-12 history-social science teachers in Orange County. The UCI History Project is dedicated to the mission of providing a space for history teachers at varying points in their careers to engage in high-quality professional development. Staff: Nicole Gilbertson, Ph.D., Site Director. Mariana Ramirez, Associate Director Laura Mitchell, Ph.D., Faculty Advisor. Judy Wu, Ph.D., Faculty Advisor, Ben Wong, Coordinator, Emilee Ramirez, Graduate Student Researcher.
The UCLA History-Geography Project collaborates with educators across the K16 continuum to design and lead professional development programs grounded in anti-racism, culturally responsive pedagogy, updated historiography, and aligned to the instructional shifts outlined in the state’s History-Social Studies Framework. The UCLA History-Geography Project builds leadership capacity among K12 history-social science and ethnic studies teachers so they can create learning opportunities for students that are rigorous and relevant while empowering them to apply their learning in the service of community. Staff: Daniel Diaz, Ed.D., Site Director. Cindy Mata, Associate Director. Amparo Chavez-Gonzalez, Lead Facilitator and Coach.
The History and Civics Project at UC Santa Cruz believes that high quality history and civics education is vital to building a more just society and preparing California’s diverse students to be literate, knowledgeable, and engaged citizens. Staff: Daisy Martin, Ph.D., Director. George Martin, Ph.D., Faculty Advisor.