Introductory Workshop

Implementing Choices Program Materials to Meet Curriculum Frameworks

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Sacramento County Office of Education
Sacramento, CA

Our workshops are completely interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!

Participants will be immersed in Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and Immigration and the U.S. Policy DebateBoth units are provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to fit the CA Frameworks for Grades 9, 10, and 11.

During the workshop, you will:

  • Be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues;
  • Examine and work with the Choices units Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate (provided);
  • Learn about other Choices resources that appropriate for geography, history and current issues courses; and
  • Network with exemplary colleagues in social studies education from across the area.


Register $145Per Person

Workshop includes the two curriculum units, Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate, lunch, and a certificate of completion. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers and multiple registrations from the same district. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.


History, geography, current issues, and other social studies educators are the main audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.


Mimi Stephens

Choices Professional Development Director
Mimi is Professional Development Director for the Choices Program and a Research Associate at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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