CDE to Host Ethnic Studies Webinar


The California Department of Education will host a webinar tomorrow, January 9, 2018, at 3:00 pm to gather public input on the 2020 Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.

Questions to be posed to those joining the call will include:

1. What kinds of course outlines should be included in the model curriculum?

What are the essential components of effective ethnic studies pedagogy?

3. What are some of the current challenges educators are encountering while teaching ethnic studies?

4. How can the model curriculum best support districts, administrators and teachers that are considering offering ethnic studies courses at their schools?

AB2016 (Alejo) was passed to ensure all California high school students have an opportunity to learn about their own or another culture's history and the importance in shaping the state's past, present and future. This webinar, is a vital part of the process in guaranteeing public input from educators and community leaders are at the forefront of any planned curriculum.

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