2018 CONFERENCE

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The ABOTA Foundation is dedicated to preserving our civil justice system and the constitutional vision of equal justice for all Americans by providing quality civics education programs and classroom resources. The California Chapters of ABOTA (CAL-ABOTA) supports the efforts of the ABOTA Foundation in California.

By sharing the big picture and challenging middle and high school students to look at the world from many different perspectives, we hope to inspire a greater love of learning and help them better understand how we got here, where we’re going, and how they fit in. BHP is like nothing else. But if you had to categorize it, you could say it’s a social studies course that runs on jet fuel. Co-created by teachers, students, curriculum experts, and a dedicated team of tech developers, BHP was inspired by the work of David Christian and is supported by Bill Gates. The fundamental goal is to provide a world class, ready-for-the-classroom resource available to everyone, everywhere. For free.


The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) provides economics and financial literacy training and resources to K-12 teachers, students and their parents, throughout California. Our mission is to help California’s students gain a real world understanding of economics and personal finance, so they can make better decisions and compete and succeed in the global economy. We work to provide best-in-class content, curriculum and pedagogy in economics and personal finance so that teachers and students alike engage with the material and transform their communities by being economically and financially literate.


The California History-Social Science Project  is a statewide network of teachers, scholars, and teacher educators dedicated to improving student learning and literacy.  We offer teacher professional learning programs, instructional resources, and most recently, served as the Primary Writers of California’s new History-Social Science Framework. Headquartered at UC Davis, our network also includes five regional sites:  at UC Irvine (serving San Diego and Orange Counties), UCLA and CSU Dominguez Hills (serving the greater Los Angeles region), UC Berkeley (serving the San Francisco Bay Area), and UC Davis (serving Sacramento Valley).


The DBQ Project was founded in 2000 to support teachers and students in learning to read smart, think straight, and write more clearly. As teachers, we believe all students can develop high-level critical thinking skills if they have consistent instruction and a chance to practice. We also believe that when we provide teachers with materials that blend educational best practices  and content-specific questions, we promote and support transformational change in our schools.


Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications, the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.


By integrating the study of history, literature, and human behavior with ethical decision making and innovative teaching strategies, Facing History and Ourselves enable secondary school teachers to promote students' historical understanding, critical thinking, and social-emotional learning. As students explore the complexities of history, and make connections to current events, they reflect on the choices they confront today and consider how they can make a difference. Facing History provides teachers with interactive strategies and curriculum as well as professional development opportunities. Facing History is committed to teachers and students in underserved urban areas, which represent over 60% of our work in schools. By providing content and pedagogy that increases teacher effectiveness and stimulates students to learn at the highest level, Facing History works to bridge the opportunity gap that impedes success for young people in under-resourced communities.


McGraw-Hill Education is the digital learning science company intent on changing the world of education. Drawing on our rich heritage of educational expertise, we offer highly personalized learning experiences that improve learning outcomes for students, educators and professionals around the world anytime, anywhere.  Visit us at mheonline.com.


National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Learning, is a leading educational publisher of PreK–12 School and English Language Teaching. At National Geographic Learning, we believe that an engaged and motivated learner will be a successful one, and we design our materials with a highly interactive storytelling approach which is a great way to invoke these connections. Through our learning programs, we want learners to experience the excitement and joy of learning that National Geographic explorers, scientists, writers and photographers experience. We share real stories from National Geographic that increase learners’ knowledge of the world and everything in it. We illustrate these materials with stunning National Geographic photography, video, and illustrations that bring the world to the classroom and the classroom to life.


Perfection Learning® is a leading publisher of curriculum materials for grades Pre K through 12. Our growing line of social studies programs covers AP® prep—United States, European, and world history; government; psychology; and human geography with newly-revised AMSCO® titles and college-level Oxford University Press titles. Our Literature & Thought and Many Voices anthologies offer selections covering historical events and eras, government, and multicultural literature. Omninox AP® test preparation offers thousands of online questions with powerful analytics to help tailor instruction to your classroom.


At the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, our education programs are dedicated to cultivating the next generation of citizen-leaders. Each year we work with thousands of teachers, and tens of thousands of students from across the country to help foster the engaged and informed citizens that President Reagan knew were so vital to a healthy America.

For over 50 years, we have maintained our commitment to provide the highest-quality core and supplemental materials to assist social studies educators. We pride ourselves in creating resources that challenge students to think critically and interact deeply with content, whether the medium is digital, hands-on, or traditional. SocialStudies.com is also the new home of Nystrom Education, whose 100+ years of experience producing premium educational maps, globes, atlases, has resulted in some of the most creative hands-on, at-level geography and social studies programs. Nystrom programs facilitate greater social studies literacy through content that builds both background knowledge and key skills.


Studies Weekly standards-based curriculum applies a Balanced Literacy approach to education. The combination of printed weekly units and web-based primary source media, audio reader and other features creates a high level of Student Engagement. Teacher-created lesson plans include rigorous and relevant assessment, word study, writing prompts, reading (modeled, shared, guided, and independent) and much more. Our products foster Critical Thinking Skills that help develop a new generation of Responsible Decision Makers. Our products create engaging learning experiences that inspire human hearts and profoundly impact millions of students as they become critically thinking, responsible decision makers.


TCI is an award-winning online K-12 publishing company created by teachers, for teachers. For more than 20 years, the company has partnered with the education community to fundamentally change classroom instruction. TCI’s K-12 programs are based on proven teaching strategies and practices that bring learning alive and achieve consistent, positive classroom results. TCI believes that the best education marries great content, meaningful technology and interactive classroom experiences. The end result: students of all abilities and learning styles succeed. For more information, visit http://www.teachtci.com.


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