CGA at CCSS 2022

After going virtual in 2021, the CCSS Annual Conference is back March 4-6, 2022 at the Hyatt Orange County in the city of Garden Grove.

Consider attending these sessions to learn about resources for geography and environmental literacy instruction.

Saturday, Mar 5, 10:10-11:10
Future Imperfect: a podcast to foster youth civic engagement around climate change
The podcast Future Imperfect uses the voices of teens from all over California to explain global climate change on a local scale. Each episode outlines how young people can expect climate change to affect their home communities and provides concrete guidance to understand how local government works and specific, meaningful ways students can get address this global issue locally.

Saturday, Mar 5, 11:20-12:20
Collaborative Conversations with Geography Discussion Cards
In this interactive session, participants will learn how to facilitate collaborative conversations about geography using the San Diego County Office of Education Discussion Cards. After learning about the cards and how they help students deepen their content knowledge and their disciplinary thinking skills, participants will use the cards to explore the geography around them.

Saturday, Mar 5, 1:30-2:30
Encounters and Engagement: Global LA in 21st Century

Participants explore the rich history of global LA, consider issues the city confronts in the 21st Century, and review how these issues could be examined using the instructional shifts of the California History-Social Science Framework culminating in an illustration of student civic action by analyzing the factors which both promote and inhibit growth in the 21st century.

Saturday, Mar 5, 2:40-3:40
Whose Water Is It?

Water is life! It is key to the health and prosperity of all people. This inquiry-driven exploration of the science, history, and social science of water in California will engage with issues of supply and demand, access and equity, and balancing opportunities with responsibilities. As climate change adds to the challenges we face, now is the time for environmental literacy and informed action. Designed for K-12 with a secondary emphasis and alignment to H-SS Framework, NGSS, and Environmental Principles and Concepts.

Sunday, Mar 6, 10:50-11:50
Our Changing State: Accelerating Geographic and Environmental Learning through Atlas Inquiries

This session will introduce educators to the California Geographic Alliance’s updated student atlas of California in print and digital formats. The atlas is closely aligned with 4th grade standards but can be useful for developing map reading and geographic analysis skills in any grade level. All content presented is freely available on the CGA’s website.